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The Schoharie Central School District enrolls approximately 900 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and is known for its small-school, caring atmosphere and proud, close-knit community.

While 91 percent of the district is falls within the Schoharie County towns of Schoharie, Wright and Esperance, Schoharie schools also serve students living in Middleburgh and Carlisle in eastern Schoharie County; Berne, Knox and Westerlo in western Albany County; Charleston in Montgomery County and Duanesburg in western Schenectady County.

The Schoharie Central School District campus is located on State Route 30, south of I-88, near the village of Schoharie.

The main district building features an interconnected elementary, junior/senior high school and central administrative office. The elementary school includes pre-K through 6th grades; the high school grades 7 through 12, and the administrative office the superintendent, business office and related staff.

A separate transportation building and variety of athletic fields and facilities round out the campus.

The center of a caring and proud community

Schoharie schools are the truly center of the community in good times and bad. Schoharie schools offer many opportunities for parents and guardians to become involved in their children's education and for local residents to enjoy activities from school musicals and plays to sports and community events.

Following tropical storms Irene and Lee, the district served as an emergency operations center, providing shelter for local government offices and first responders and functioning as a central resource point for services for community residents.

Faculty and staff

Schoharie Central School District's instructional staff includes 91 teachers, as well as teaching assistants and teacher aides. Students are also served by school psychologists, a social worker, school counselors, nurses and non-instructional staff including transportation, food service and buildings and grounds maintenance.

School administration includes the superintendent, school business official, high school principal, assistant high school principal/athletic coordinator, elementary school principal and director of curriculum and pupil services.

Small schools, big learning

Numerous college-level courses

At the high school level, Schoharie offers college-level Advanced Placement (AP) and University in the High School courses that allow students to build knowledge, their transcripts and earn valuable college credits. Such courses include:

  •  Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry

  • AP English Literature

  • AP Psychology

  • University in the High School (UHS) Pre-Calculus

  • UHS Calculus I

  • UHS Spanish IV

  • UHS Financial Accounting

  • UHS Micro Computer Applications

  • UHS Business Law

  • UHS Statistics

  • UHS English Composition

  • UHS Readings in Literature

  • UHS History I & II

  • UHS Chemistry

  • UHS Multimedia Applications

Agricultural education

In addition to traditional academic offerings, the district offers unique programs such as agricultural courses, which benefit not only Schoharie students, but also those from other schools who take the SCS classes through distance learning. An active Schoharie Valley FFA chapter provides opportunities for students from SCS and surrounding districts to put their knowledge into practice while acquiring leadership and networking skills and exploring college and career options.

Career and pre-college study opportunities

Schoharie High School students seeking challenging study of the medical and legal fields may enroll in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions programs, college-level courses for high school seniors. A wide array of career and technical education (CTE) programs, from foundational courses through advanced, national certification and college-level study, are available to students through the BOCES CTE schools.

New elementary curricula

At the elementary level, new math and English language arts curricula provide all types of learners with engaging learning programs. History, the arts, physical education, health - all are taught by a talented instructional staff that gets to know each student in our small school community.

STEAM, electives and more

At all grade levels, curricula and activities bolster learning in - and enjoyment of - science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Elective courses, the performing arts, athletics, clubs and a variety of afterschool activities offer students the opportunity to pursue further interests as well as grow their interpersonal and social skills.

Afterschool activities

A wealth of afterschool offerings including clubs, performing arts, sports teams and athletic activities keep students of all ages engaged and involved. Opportunities for parental and family involvement include elementary and high school PTSOs, a sports booster club and more.

Quality education for all

Schoharie Central School District focuses on preparing students to meet New York State Regents graduation requirements and provides assistance to students struggling to meet the state's learning standards. A small school atmosphere, caring faculty and staff and an involved community serve students well from pre-K to graduation.

Mission Statement

Learning is the mission of Schoharie Central Schools. The successful completion of this mission depends on the sincere efforts of all those involved in the educational process: students, staff, family, and community. With an emphasis on the value of acquiring and using knowledge for the betterment of both the individual and society, students should graduate as self-confident, conscientious, contributing individuals who will continue as life-long learners.

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