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About Us

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.

For the 2017-18 school year, 94 percent of students graduated within four years of beginning high school, 32 percent of students received a Regents Diploma, and 62 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!

District Mission Statement

All students are provided the opportunity and necessary support to engage in relevant, challenging work which contributes to their academic and social growth and development. All staff, teachers and administrators are part of a larger learning community working together to build collective capacity in order to provide a high-quality, relevant, equitable education for all.

District Accolades

  • Voted the “#1 Times Union Top Workplace for Large Employers” in 2016
  • Voted “Best Communities for Music Education” for nine consecutive years
  • Transportation Department achieved a 100% passing rate for DOT bus inspections for the fifth consecutive year
  • Shaker High School named a “Rewards School” by the NYS Education Dept. in 2017