Memorial Day Recess

All East Greenbush CSD schools will be closed starting Friday, May 24 through Tuesday, May 28 due to unused snow days and Memorial Day.

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About Us

Times Union Best of Capital Region logo 2024East Greenbush Central School District is a high-achieving public school district in the Capital Region, located five miles from Albany, N.Y. The District serves approximately 4,000 students in seven schools – one high school, one middle school and five neighborhood elementary schools.

East Greenbush is consistently ranked among the region’s top school districts.

  • Voted ‘Best School District’ in the Capital Region in the Times Union Best of the Capital Region (2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Columbia High School has a 94% graduation rate
  • District ranked 9th among 84 Capital Region school districts (1st in Rensselaer County) by the Albany Business Review
  • Columbia was named a Recognition School (2019 and 2020) and a Reward School in 2018
  • Columbia received state sportsmanship award from NYSPHSAA in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 out of nearly 800 member schools
  • Howard L. Goff Middle School is ranked the #1 middle school in the Capital Region (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Two elementary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (Red Mill in 2011 and Green Meadow in 2021)
  • The district has saved an estimated $6.7 million through its energy conservation program since its inception in 2007
  • Alternative programs offered to at-risk students in high school and middle school
  • Students may earn college credits through partnerships with Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oswego, Schenectady County Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology
  • East Greenbush CSD was named a Top Workplace by the Albany Times Union in 2018, 2019 and 2021

Community Support

The District has an engaged and supportive community. Residents have passed 29 consecutive school budgets (1995-2023) and approved a number of bus propositions and capital projects to protect taxpayer assets.

Jenna Almon holding diplomaMission

To make available to all students, a safe learning environment that affords academic excellence in all its programs; provide dedicated and supportive staff; and work in partnership with family and the community with the intent to set up all students for success with their future endeavors.