Greenville Central School District is located between the historic Hudson River, the spectacular Catskill Mountains and the growing Tech Valley region.
The Greenville Central School District serves students who reside in Albany and Greene Counties with the school campus, centrally located in the Town of Greenville, on the northern edge of Greene County. The school district, which encompasses eleven (11) townships, is approximately 120 square miles in area.
The location of 22 miles south of Albany, the Capitol of New York State, 135 miles north of New York City and 182 miles west of Boston provides many opportunities for the Greenville School Community. The proximity to these areas provides easy access to many cultural opportunities for our students, their families, and faculty. The Town of Greenville is accessible via the New York State Thruway and County Route 81 and Route 32 provides convenient access from western Albany County.
Our communities, with roots in agriculture, are well known for their rich history, as a tourist destination, and for those seeking the beauty of a natural setting.
Greene County is a place of planned growth. Current objectives of the Greene County Economic Development Plan include: expanding recreational opportunities and facilities to serve residents and their children, identifying industries in which Greene County has an economic advantage in attracting new businesses, and broadening and enhancing programs that support a tourism industry renaissance.
In addition, technology industries continue to grow in Albany and Greene Counties. Easily accessible via Route 32 will be the Vista Technology Campus which is recommended to include the 1.4 million square feet of building space for research, technology, and office space. Secondary uses will include a hotel, medical office building, banking, and opportunities for retail and restaurant spaces.
The surrounding area boasts of a unique variety educational and cultural enrichment sites. The Rensselaerville Institute is a residential learning center that provides our community and school with nationally recognized educational opportunities. Adjacent to our school campus, “All Arts Matter” provides access to art shows, theater performances, craft classes and other cultural events.
The natural beauty and artistic richness of the region provides community members a wide range of outdoor and cultural activities throughout the year. Current enhancements in access to technology, recreation, and employment opportunities provide continued reasons to celebrate the region for its many opportunities.
As of October, 2007, Greenville Central School District has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Enrollees attend:
Scott M. Ellis Elementary School Kindergarten through Grade 5
Greenville Middle School Grades 6-8
Greenville High School Grades 9-12
The mission of the Greenville Central School District, with vital community partners, is to present the world with a gift of well-educated graduates who will forge ahead as confident thinkers, empowered learners, and compassionate, responsible leaders by ensuring superior instruction with total support for excellence and vision.
Greenville Central School District was identified by Regents Chancellor Robert M. Bennett and State Education Commissioner Richard Mills as a “High Performing/Gap Closing District” in New York State. As one of the 288 school districts identified in New York State, Greenville Central School District was recognized by the University of the State of New York, the State Education Department May for this honor in May 2007.
A “High Performing District” recognized for achievements in the 2005-2006 school year met all applicable State standards for English and mathematics and also made “Adequate Yearly Progress” in English and mathematics for two consecutive years.