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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 the Hudson Valley’s private and public school districts stack up across New York State, according to Niche’s 2022 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

Bethlehem Central School District, 30th
North Colonie Central School District, 37th
Voorheesville Central School District, 81st

Columbia

Kinderhook Central School District, 206th
Chatham Central School District, 223rd
Germantown Central School District, 400+

Dutchess

Spackenkill Union Free School District, 71st
Rhinebeck Central School District, 100th
Arlington Central School District, 140th

Greene

Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District, 344th
Catskill Central School District, 356th
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, 359th

Orange

Cornwall Central School District, 56th
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, 91st
Cornwall Central School District, 98th

Putnam

Haldane Central School District, 83rd
Carmel Central School District, 135th
Mahopac Central School District, 149th

Rensselaer

East Greenbush Central School District, 73rd
Averill Park Central School District, 153rd 
Schodack Central School District, 234th

Rockland

South Orangetown Central School District, 47th
Suffern Central School District, 54th
Nanuet Free School District, 68th

Ulster

New Paltz Central School District, 130th
Onteora Central School District, 197th
Marlboro Central School District, 253rd

Westchester

Scarsdale Union Free School District, 4th
Bronxville Union Free School District, 8th
Pelham Union Free School District, 15th

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
13 – Hackley School, Tarrytown
16 – French-American School of New York, Mamaroneck
18 – Emma Willard School, Troy
26 – The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry
42 – The Storm King School, Cornwall-on-Hudson
59 – Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling
60 – School of the Holy Child, Rye
61 – The Leffell School, Hartsdale
62 – Millbrook School, Millbrook
65 – EF Academy New York, Thornwood
66 – The Albany Academies, Albany
67 – The Darrow School, New Lebanon
70 – Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle
76 – Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie
79 – Hoosac School, Hoosick
85 – Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie
86 – The Montfort Academy, Mount Vernon
88 – The Ursuline School, New Rochelle
95 – Northern Academy of the Arts, Middletown
96 – The Doane Stuart School, Rensselaer
97 – New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson

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