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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Columbia graduates holding their diplomasEast Greenbush Central School District’s four-year graduation rate improved to 96% in 2019, giving it the third best graduation rate of all school districts in the Capital Region, according to NYS Education Department data released on Thursday.

“We continue to be proud of the excellence our teachers, administrators and support staff provide our students in the classroom,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “Our Board of Education’s emphasis on continuous improvement and the strong parental and community support received by our schools ensures the right atmosphere for continued growth and success.”

The District continues to outperform the rest of the state by a large margin, which had an 83.4% graduation rate in 2019.

Other bright spots for East Greenbush CSD included an increase in students earning Regents Diplomas and an 11-point improvement in graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students (77% to 88%).

Visit the NYS Education Department website to view this data.

Capital Region Graduation Rates

97%
Hoosic Valley
Voorheesville

96%
Bethlehem
East Greenbush

95%
Averill Park
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Guilderland
Niskayuna