The Schenectady City School District has a
population of nearly 10,000 students in grades Pre-K
through 12. The teaching staff includes 62 National
Board Certified Teachers, which is more than any
other district in the state with the exception of
NYC. Among the teaching staff is the 2012 New York
State Teacher of the Year.
Schenectady is second to none when it comes to
programs and opportunities. The high school offers
hundreds of courses and programs including the
rigorous International Baccalaureate program, Smart
Scholars, JROTC, Robotics and certification programs
such as CISCO Networking, A+ Certification, IT
Essential and more. Schenectady offers more than 30
University in the High School courses in which
students earn college credits at SCCC and U-Albany.
We have a national award-winning fine arts
program and the Sayles School of Fine Arts with a
Black Box Theatre, dance studio, video production
studio, media arts lab, piano lab, music studio, art
studios and art gallery.
Schenectady offers a diverse population with
schools filled with culture and richness. The
student body is 35% black, 15% Hispanic, 15% Asian;
and 35% white, with a free and reduced lunch rate of
The Schenectady City School District has 19
schools including two early childhood education
centers, nine K/1-6 neighborhood elementary schools,
four K/1 -8 schools, one middle school and one high
school with a main campus and a satellite location.