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Niskayuna Schools > About Us

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about us

The Niskayuna School district enjoys an outstanding reputation for a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum. With a tradition of more than 90% of students attending college, the Capital Business Review regularly rates Niskayuna as one of the top school districts among the 85 in the Capital Region. The Niskayuna School District is comprised of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school in the towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park and Colonie. The student population is approximately 4,100 students. The district employs approximately 800 full- and part-time employees, including about 365 teachers. The district has a school budget of approximately $78 million, and is one of the larger employers in Schenectady County.

Superintendent: Dr. Cosimo Tangorra Jr., (518) 377-4666, Option 4,

  • The first school district recorded in Niskayuna was started in 1813. This district, with its one-room wooden school house, was joined by three others in the Town of Niskayuna and two more common school districts in the Towns of Clifton Park and Glenville. Read more


School district profile

This document contains information about our schools and community, our academic program, and notable achievements. View the District Profile [PDF]


School Zones & enrollments


District Accomplishments and Community characteristics

Niskayuna schools are located in a thriving and growing area for culture and technology. The world-renowned GE Global Research Center and Knolls Power Laboratory are both located in Niskayuna. read more


District strategic plan

The Board of Education has spent 2016-17 developing a strategic plan that focuses on three major areas: Curriculum & Programs; Student Culture & Environment; and Partnerships. View the document [PDF]


district diversity goals

The district developed a set of diversity goals in the spring of 2016. View the document [PDF]


Fast Facts

District enrollment: Approximately 4,200

  • Elementary enrollment: 1,703
  • Middle School enrollment: 987
  • High School enrollment: 1,402

Number of schools: 8 (five elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12).

Towns encompassed by the district: Niskayuna and portions of Glenville, Colonie and Clifton Park

Town of Niskayuna population: About 22,000