The City of Mechanicville
The Mechanicville City School District has changed from a highly industrial and railroad center to a community which has light industry and is a bedroom community to the Capital District. The school district includes the City of Mechanicville, parts of the Town of Stillwater, Schaghticoke and Halfmoon. The proximity of the district to the capital district, Saratoga and the Adirondack area makes it a convenient location to live and commute to major area employers, such as the State of New York and General Electric.
Mechanicville City School District offers a variety of large school experiences in a small school setting. These experiences, when combined with the strong support of the community, make Mechanicville Schools’ family setting conducive for success.
The community is highly spirited and takes pride in the schools through student scholastic achievement, as well as team sport excellence. Mechanicville is a very open, friendly community that still has a sense of family to it because of its size. In addition, the convenience to cultural, educational and recreational centers allows residents to maintain a feeling of belonging while still being conveniently located. The blend of convenience for transportation, pride in community and strong support of the academic and athletic programs of the school contribute to the positive atmosphere in the school setting.
The academic foundation built for the students in the Mechanicville 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, 6-8 and 9-12 configuration. A new elementary school and middle school wing opened in 2003. A new gym, media center and administrative offices were also recently completed at the high school site.
Recently highlighted on the Times Union blog, Saratoga Seen, the video below was a collaborative effort of the Mechanicville and Stillwater Lions Club and the Mechanicville Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy - the history of Mechanicville and Stillwater.