About Duanesburg Central School
The Duanesburg Central School District encompasses seven different towns with an enrollment of approximately 740 students in kindergarten through 12th 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.
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The district features two school buildings—an elementary school serving grades K-6 and a junior/senior high school building housing students in grades 7-12. Students are served by a dynamic staff of teachers, non-instructional support personnel and an administrative team working with progressive goals.
The staff totals 153 districtwide and includes 72 teachers, 60 non-instructional personnel, a high school principal, elementary school principal, psychologist, Committee on Special Education chairperson, two guidance counselors and a social worker. To get in touch with a staff member, visit the Contact Us page.
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. To find our campus, visit the Directions page.
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; computer labs; advanced technology 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. The district offers Special Education to meet a variety of student needs.
At the elementary level, students are offered innovative courses and activities, including Computer Aided Instruction and STEM-focused programs.
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. The district’s graduation rate consistently tops 90 percent.
Duanesburg has consistently been ranked among the top school districts in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review and top 100 schools in New York state by Buffalo Business First, which examines the performance of more than 460 districts.
Duanesburg High School’s 2018 graduation rate was 96 percent, and the overall rate for the district was 92 percent.
We endeavor to provide students of every ability with the support, dedication and quality instruction they need as they strive for personal excellence and work to fulfill the dreams and aspirations they have for their future.
We envision Students who enjoy and benefit from an educational experience of the highest quality, full of opportunity and growth
Supported by Families committed to their success and empowered to work in full partnership
With Faculty of the highest quality, who bring caring, energy and knowledge into their lives
Backed by dedicated, professional Support Staff who provide the structure and environment that promotes safety and excellence
All led by a Leadership Team of exceptional administrators who understand their goals and are enabled
By a Board of Education devoted to the success of our students, who provide clear leadership and direction
In making the Duanesburg Central School District a source of pride for all and a school that others seek to emulate and join.