The Duanesburg Central School District encompasses seven different towns with an enrollment of approximately 870 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
School functions form the heart of this friendly and rural community. There are many opportunities for parents/guardians to become an active part of their child's education and for residents to get involved by watching school plays and attending academic and athletic competitions regularly throughout the school year.
The district features two school buildings—an elementary school serving grades K-5 and a middle/high school building housing students in grades 6-12. Students are served by a dynamic staff of teachers, non-instructional support personnel and an administrative team working with progressive goals.
The staff consists of 75 teachers, 78 non-instructional personnel, a high school principal, middle school principal, elementary school principal, a psychologist, Committee on Special Education chairperson, two guidance counselors, a social worker, and a part-time student assistance counselor and school resource officer.
The district is located in a scenic, close-knit community with a population of approximately 5,000 residents in a geographic area of about 60 square miles. It is located at the western end of Schenectady County—about 20 miles west of Albany on Route 20.
In addition to traditional academic courses, the district offers a
number of unique programs. For example, at the high school level,
Duanesburg offers the Project Lead the Way program; distance learning
courses; advanced placement classes; three computer labs; advanced
industrial arts classes such as Production Systems, Video Editing and
Special Education inclusion programs. Focus is also placed on Response
to Intervention (RtI) in English, math and social studies.
At the elementary level, students are offered innovative courses, including Computer Aided Instruction and the Morning News Broadcast program.
District priorities concentrate on preparing students to meet New York State Regents graduation requirements and providing additional assistance, such as Response to Intervention (RTI) to students who are struggling to meet the state's learning standards.
To be a socially responsible school community where learning and the pursuit of excellence are valued.
The district's mission statement, which was created in 2002 through a collaborative process with the Board of Education, teachers and staff, parents, students, community members and other stakeholders, strongly reinforces our goals as a school community.