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These Are the Top Public and Private School Districts in the Hudson Valley

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Plus, find out how our private and public school districts stack up across New York State according to Niche’s 2021 report.

Top Public School Districts

New York State has a total of 732 school districts and 4,422 public schools. Here is a look at the top three school districts in each Hudson Valley county, and how they stack up statewide, according to the Niche website.

Albany

North Colonie Central School District, 36th
Bethlehem Central School District, 43rd
Voorheesville Central School District, 87th

Columbia

Kinderhook Central School District, 216th
Chatham Central School District, 248th
Germantown Central School District, 417th

Dutchess

Spackenkill Union Free School District, 67th
Arlington Central School District, 110th
Rhinebeck Central School District, 131st

Greene

Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District, 294th
Greenville Central School District, 314th
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, 400th

Orange

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, 86th
Cornwall Central School District, 88th
Warwick Valley Central School District, 102nd

Putnam

Carmel Central School District, 99th
Haldane Central School District, 127th
Putnam Valley Central School District, 140th

Rensselaer

East Greenbush Central School District, 76th
Schodack Central School District, 192nd
Averill Park Central School District, 199th

Rockland

Clarkstown Central School District, 46th
South Orangetown Central School District, 49th
Suffern Central School District, 53rd

Ulster

New Paltz Central School District, 130th
Onteora Central School District, 213th
Marlboro Central School District, 235th

Westchester

Scarsdale Union Free School District, 3rd
Byram Hills Central School District, 8th
Bronxville Union Free School District, 9th

For methodology, go to www.niche.com/about/methodology/best-school-districts/.


Emma Willard School in Troy / Photo by Erin Schaff

Top Private High Schools

The following schools are in the Top 100 on Niche’s list of Best Private High Schools in New York.

7 – Rye Country Day School, Rye
12 – Hackley School, Tarrytown
18 – French-American School of New York, Mamaroneck
19 – Emma Willard School, Troy
31 – The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
44 – School of the Holy Child, Rye
47 – The Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson
57 – Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling
58 – The Leffell School, Hartsdale
63 – The Albany Academies, Albany
66 – Millbrook School, Millbrook
69 – Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle
74 – EF Academy New York, Thornwood
77 – The Ursuline School, New Rochelle
79 – The Darrow School, New Lebanon
84 – The Doane Stuart School, Rensselaer
85 – The Harvey School, Katonah
96 – Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie
98 – The Montfort Academy, Mount Vernon
99 – Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge