COVID-19 Updates and Information

The Rensselaer County Health Department is hosting Pfizer Vaccine Clinics on Wednesday, May 12 (1-8 p.m.) and Thursday, May 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College for individuals ages 16+. No appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome! Please bring photo ID and insurance cards to the vaccine clinic.

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U.S. News silver medal logo 2018Columbia High School received a Silver Medal ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools list, placing it among the top 13.2% of schools in the country.

“We are proud that our community offers one of the best high school educational experiences in the nation,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “This is a testament to our teachers and staff from kindergarten up through 12th grade, as well as our students and their families.”

More than 20,500 public high schools were ranked with a College Readiness Index score out of 100, based on state assessments, graduation rates and college readiness for the 2016 cohort (students who entered 9th grade in 2012-13).

Columbia ranked 8th in the Capital Region, 207th in New York State and 2,472 in the country, according to the list.