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The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High School.

Jefferson is a large building, split into two houses—one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-4. The middle school comprises grades 5-8, and is located on the same campus as the high school, which serves grades 9-12.

Schalmont also operates an alternative education program in a former school building, earns rental income from another unused property and currently has a third building listed for sale.

Students consistently meet or exceed state standards for academic performance. In 2014, Schalmont ranked 14th out of 85 area school districts in the Albany-based Business Review's annual school district rankings. In 2005, the district was ranked 49th.

While academics are at the heart of education, students also have access to a variety of extracurricular programs that expand the learning experience beyond the classroom and offer unique, creative outlets for expression.

Schalmont produces scholar-athlete teams, accomplished artists, award-winning musicians and civic-minded youth who volunteer their time to help community members in need.

In return, Schalmont has enjoyed the support of active, involved parents, businesses and residents who have been instrumental in developing and maintaining a strong instructional program.

In recent years, district officials have made difficult decisions and initiated a variety of cost-saving measures, including closing two elementary schools, to address declining enrollment, decreasing revenues and increasing costs. At the
same time, the percentage increase of the school tax levy has been reduced. The district stayed under its tax levy limit for the past few years, and had no levy increase in two out of the last three years before that.

Schalmont Schools At-A-Glance

  • Student enrollment: 1,877
  • Teachers: 179
  • Support staff: 217
  • Administrators: 11
  • 2016-17 budget: $46,570,427
  • Of the Class of 2016, 87 percent went on to a two- or four-year college or university,   3 percent went on to employment, 4 percent went on to the military, and 5 percent moved on to trade school/adult programs.
  • In addition to the state-required core curriculum, students have access to a pre-engineering program and more than 20 honors, advanced placement and college-level courses.
  • As part of a $9.7 million capital project, approved by voters in 2007, high school students have access to a state-of-the-art multimedia suite featuring 21st-century
    courses integrating technology in a project-based learning environment.
  • The district is fortunate to operate the grant-funded Schalmont Teachers’ Institute, which is largely responsible for providing professional development activities.
  • Students are led by a talented and experienced management team as well as a cadre of highly involved instructional staff.

 

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Mission Statement

The staff and community of Schalmont Central School District will provide programs, resources and facilities to foster a positive learning environment. Each individual will be encouraged and assisted to grow emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially to meet the challenges of the future.

Our Name

The district's name,
adopted following a student
contest in 1956, was derived from the beginning letters of the three counties it serves - Sch for Schenectady, al for Albany and mont for Montgomery.

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