ABOUT OUR DISTRICT
A place where everyone learns, everyone teaches, and everyone belongs. Spartan STRONG! Show self-control, Take Action, Respond respectfully and responsibly, Offer empathy and acceptance, Never give up, Grow together.
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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 theUniversity 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.
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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 135 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. Adjacent to our school campus, Community Partners of Greenville (www.cpog.org) works with the school and the town to provide for recreational activities in the adjacent Vanderbilt Park as well as organizes music, carnival and art events for the school's rural communities.
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 September, 2022 Greenville Central School District has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Enrollees attend:
Scott M. Ellis Elementary School
Kindergarten through Grade 5
Greenville Middle School
Greenville High School
Greenville Central School District has a rich history as an extension of one of the earliest chartered schools in New York State. The Greenville Academy was established by the Regents of the University of the State of New York on February 27, 1816. Although the Academy served local students, many students boarded with area families in order to complete their studies. Martin Van Buren, who would later become the President of the United States, made similar arrangements for his son to attend the Greenville Academy.
Greenville Central School District, the first centralized school district in Greene County, opened its doors to students in 1932. This historic event took place at the height of the Great Depression, and allowed 458 students, who had previously attended one-room school houses, access to modern learning opportunities.
The words to the Greenville Central School's Alma Mater was written by Annella (Dinnel) Ingalls and Helen (Potter) Hoker, both from the Class of 1931.
In among the pleasant valley
We see our school so dear,
It will stand for truth and wisdom
Throughout the coming years.
Through the four long years of high school
Midst the scenes we know so well
And our love for Alma Mater
in our thoughts will ever dwell.
We will think of Alma Mater
In every act and deed,
While we work for dear old Greenville
No honors will she need,
Our colors stand before us,
They signify our might,
And recall the days of gladness
‘Neath the old Maroon and White.
The Board of Education, faculty, and staff recognize the exciting history of the school district and the community and are committed to preparing students for the 21st century.
Click the button below to read the Chapters of A History of the Greenville Central School District.
The communities of our Greenville Central School District have a rich history of support for our youth and for the School District. With the proud involvement of our residents in our schools, the ongoing connections between the District and our graduates, and the many community groups that utilize our facilities for meetings, recreation programs and for continuing their own education, our unique campus setting provides a welcoming and central location for these programs and events throughout the year. The links to the various towns which comprise our school district are provided for your information.