Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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2017 Albany Business Review Schools ReportEast Greenbush Central School District is ranked 6th in the Albany Business Review’s 2017 Schools Report rankings, which were released last week.

The annual report ranks all 84 K-12 public school districts in the 11-county Capital Region based on state test results and graduation rates from the New York State Education Department.

East Greenbush CSD has been ranked in the top 10 each of the past eight years.

Top 10 Capital Region School Districts

RankSchool DistrictCountyNeeds
4North ColonieAlbanyLow
6East GreenbushRensselaerAverage
9Saratoga SpringsSaratogaAverage
10Burnt Hills-Ballston LakeSaratogaLow

In addition to the overall rankings, districts were scored by subject area, based on statewide assessments from the elementary Common Core exams to high school Regents exams. East Greenbush CSD ranked 3rd in English and 5th in Math.

Among the Capital Region high school rankings, Columbia placed 8th, improving one spot from last year.

And East Greenbush elementary schools excelled as Red Mill (4th), Bell Top (9th) and Green Meadow (10th) made the top 10 among all Capital Region elementary schools. No other school district had three elementary schools in the top 10. Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School showed tremendous improvement, moving up 29 spots from last year to rank 19th overall.

“The success of our students reflected by these rankings is a credit to the continued collaborative efforts of our teachers and support staff, guided by the administration and the Board of Education, and supported by exceptional parents, families and community members,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons.