About Us

Our Mission 

We will provide students of every ability the support, dedication, quality instruction and experiences they need as they strive to fulfill their dreams and aspirations for the future.

Academic Success at DCS

  • Our graduation rate consistently tops 90 percent. The Class of 2020 graduation rate was 94 percent.
  • Ninety percent of our graduates attend a two- or four-year college. That’s 20 percent higher than similar districts, according to ClearGov. 
  • Nearly 70 percent of our students graduate with college credit. 
  • DCS partners with SUNY Schenectady to offer students an early college program, enabling them to graduate high school with an associate’s degree. 
  • The district is consistently 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.

Our Students & Staff

The Duanesburg Central School District encompasses seven different towns with an enrollment of 664 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The staff totals 136 districtwide and includes a high school principal, elementary school principal, psychologist, Committee on Special Education chairperson, two school counselors and social workers. To get in touch with a staff member, visit the Contact Us page.

Our student-to-teacher ratio is 10.4 to 1. 

Our Community

The district features two school buildings—an elementary school serving grades pre-K-6 and a junior/senior high school building housing students in grades 7-12. It is located in Delanson in Schenectady County. Our students come from nine different towns in four counties. Our close-knit community has a population of approximately 5,000 residents in a geographic area of 60 square miles.

Our Programs

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 STEM-focused programs and a Lego Robotics Club.

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 support students in meeting the state’s learning standards. 

Our Budget

The 2021-22 school budget totals $17,885,000. More than half of our revenue comes from state aid.

Our Priorities

The district’s strategic plan “DCS Forward” has six priority areas: Academic Achievement,  Personal Development, Facilities & Finances, Culture, Partnerships and Communication.