Welcome to the North Colonie Central School District, where we believe education is one of the best investments you can make. Our school district is renowned for the outstanding academic achievement of its students, as well as the superior financial management provided by its administrators and Board of Education. The district holds its faculty, staff members, and students to high performance standards, resulting in one of the Capital Region’s best quality educations, graduating some of the area’s brightest students.
North Colonie’s student population is comprised of 5,400 children. Students Kindergarten through sixth grade attend one of our six elementary schools, move on to Shaker Junior High School for grades seven and eight, and Shaker High School for grades nine through 12. In 2015, 94 percent of students graduated within four years of beginning high school, 98 percent of students received a Regents Diploma, and 66 percent received an Advanced Regents Diploma.
We believe you will find the North Colonie community and school system an excellent environment in which to raise and educate your children. Because your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated, never hesitate to call or send an email when you need information or wish to discuss something related to your child’s education. Welcome to our school community!
What Makes North Colonie a Great School District?
About the Shaker Clock
Formed in 1958, Shaker High School derives its name from the early Shaker communities that flourished in this area of New York State. Located in the center of the original Shaker society, Shaker High School recognizes its cultural and historical heritage, with the recent installation of the Shaker clock represents a project that originated in the school community in 2008. Click here to read more about the Shaker Clock Project.
About the North Colonie Veterans Memorial
The North Colonie Central School District is proud of its rich tradition of honoring our veterans. Truly humbled by their many sacrifices and service to the ideals of character, commitment and courage, we have honored our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Marines at the annual Veterans Day Celebration. The November 2, 2011 groundbreaking dedicated the area as a more lasting tribute, a tribute worthy of the unwavering dedication of our brave service men and women. Click here to read more about the Veterans Memorial.