Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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About Us

Students conduct science experimentsEast 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.

  • District ranked 9th among 84 Capital Region school districts (1st in Rensselaer County) by the Albany Business Review
  • Columbia High School has a 97% graduation rate
  • 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
  • District avoided costs of more than $550,000 last year as part of its energy savings program ($5.4 million since inception in September 2007)
  • Alternative programs offered to at-risk students in high school and middle school
  • Students may earn college credits through District 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 28 consecutive school budgets (1995-2021) 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.