Voters Approve School Budget and Other Propositions

East Greenbush Central School District residents approved all three propositions on this year's Budget Vote and Board Election ballot, including a $104,840,470 budget for the 2022-23 school year, the purchase of eight school buses from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund and the establishment of a new Capital Reserve Fund. More than 84% of voters approved of the school budget, which maintains all programs and has no tax levy increase.

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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 98% graduation rate, which is 2nd best in the Capital Region
  • 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
  • Two elementary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (Red Mill-2011 and Green Meadow-2021).
  • 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.