Reopening Our Schools

The East Greenbush Central School District has developed Reopening Plans that include a hybrid model and a full remote option for families. These plans prioritize the health and safety of all students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students while complying with NYS Education Department and Department of Health guidelines.

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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 96% graduation rate
  • Columbia received 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.
  • Columbia received state sportsmanship award from NYSPHSAA in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 out of nearly 800 member schools
  • District saved more than $408,000 last year as part of its energy savings program ($4.1 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 both 2018 and 2019

 

Community Support

The District has an engaged and supportive community. Residents have passed 25 consecutive school budgets (1995-2018) and approved a number of bus propositions and capital projects to protect taxpayer assets.

Community members have also be involved in the District’s $2.3 million Smart Schools Investment Plan, which will enhance educational technology for students and provide wireless Internet in all seven schools.

 

2016 Graduation 3Mission

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.