About us

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The academic foundation built for students in the Mechanicville City School District is designed to include a mastery of basic skills, as well as to provide skills that can be used successfully upon graduation in post-secondary education and/or in the job market. The school district is divided into a K-5 and 6-12 configuration as a result of a consolidation of the former middle school joining with the former High School to form a Jr./Sr. High School. 

A large percentage of graduates from Mechanicville Jr./Sr. High School pursue higher education. Approximately 85% of graduating seniors go on to further their education at the college level. Mechanicville graduates have a history of attending the Air Force Academy, Yale, Harvard, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany Pharmacy, SUNY campuses and other credentialed institutions. The community takes great pride in these achievements and is aware that the youth are valuable resources for the future.

The elementary school has a total enrollment of approximately 640 students. Kindergarten classes are conducted in full-day sessions. All kindergarten classes are self-contained with a full time teacher and aide working with each classroom of students. The students in grades 1-5 are heterogeneously grouped with some homogeneous regrouping for instruction in reading and mathematics.

The Jr./Sr. High School is comprised of grades 6-12 with an approximate enrollment of 690 students. The junior high school curriculum is planned through a collaborative, common team approach. The high school offers a comprehensive instructional program. In addition to the instructional program, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities including athletics; the arts; clubs that are specific to a cause, such as SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions); and clubs that develop students’ interests such as the Drama Club.

Jr./Sr. High School Hours

  • Student Arrival: 7:55 am
  • Classes Start: 8:10 am
  • Dismissal: 2:37pm

Elementary School Hours

  • Student Arrival: 9:10 am
  • Classes Start: 9:15 am
  • Dismissal: 3:30 pm

Mechanicville Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

We will create a positive culture by empowering staff to focus on learning in a collaborative environment to achieve agreed upon results while celebrating student and staff success.

Culture

We will create a culture of mutual respect and accountability in all district instructional and work spaces.

Student Performance

We will maximize individual student achievement and individual teacher performance to improve district results.

Student Performance Slideshow

District Facilities

We will provide learning and work spaces necessary to engage and educate today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Communication

We will provide consistent, transparent, purposeful, and timely communications to all school community members regarding district business with special focus given to district goals.

Communication Slideshow

Fiscal Responsibility

We will exercise fiscal responsibility on a district-wide level while prioritizing resource allocations be directed at achieving district goals.

Annual Budget Vote and Election Results

 
Thank you to all the Mechanicville Community that came out to vote in support of our 2022 School Budget, Board Election and Bus Garage Referendum. We are pleased to announce that the budget passed with 327 “Yes” votes  to 94 “No” votes.

We are also pleased to announce John Bove, John Taglione and Nichole Gorsky will be serving three year terms on the Board of Education, beginning on July 1, 2022- June 30, 2025.

Lastly, thanks to the voters for passing the Transportation Garage Resolution by the following votes:  297 “Yes” votes to 123 “No” votes.

It is only by the support of this great community that we will remain #RedRaiderStrong!

Vision Statement

We will become a Community of Learners, utilizing a best practice approach based on research to maximize our impact on student learning!

District Priorities and Values

Priorities

  • Culture
  • Student Performance
  • Facilities/Environment
  • Communication
  • Fiscal Responsibility

Values

  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Pride