About Our School

Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School is home to approximately 340 students in seventh through twelfth grades. Students can choose from nearly 100 course offerings ranging from traditional courses to more unique opportunities, such as distance learning and college-level work through Advanced Placement, University in the High School and Project Lead the Way courses.

Juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in education may participate in the district’s full-year Basic Education for Student Teachers (BEST) program, which places students into an elementary-level classroom five times per week where they gain hands-on experience with a certified teacher. Students may also choose to participate in BOCES Career & Technical School.

Classes run on a six-day cycle and meet as often as every day or as little as once in a cycle. All subjects are graded numerically with a passing grade of 65 percent.

The student’s class average is calculated by the mean of all courses attempted, passed and/or failed. All classes are weighted equally; grades are not.

In addition to the wide array of academic programs, the district offers a full breadth of extracurricular activities, including nine sports teams and about 25 fun and interactive after-school clubs.


  • Sports teams consistently earn the NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete Team Award for having a set number of members who carry a GPA greater than 90.
  • The district’s graduation rate is the among the highest in the region and significantly higher than the state average.
  • Duanesburg is consistently ranked high among 85 school districts in an 11-county area in an analysis performed by the Albany Business Review newspaper. These rankings are based on graduation data and results on state tests in English, math, social studies and science. 
  • More than 90 percent of students on average go on each year to post-secondary education, with about half headed to 4-year colleges.

Alma Mater

Oh, Hail to Alma Mater
Dear Mother of us all.
We sing thine every glory
within their ivied walls.
We love thy hallowed places,
revere thine honored goals.
Oh, dear Duanesburg Central and the Purple and Gold.

Safety drills are routine and important

Fire drills, lockdown drills, go-home-early drills: all are a routine but important part of keeping students and staff prepared and our school safe. Practicing for emergencies is key. A set number of drills is required by the state, and drills are held throughout the year, not announced ahead of time and coordinated with local fire, emergency and law enforcement agencies.