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About SCSD

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The Area & Community

The Saugerties Central School District is located approximately 100 miles north of New York City on the west bank of the Hudson River. The District, with a population around 19,000, is comprised of the Town of Saugerties and parts of the Towns of Woodstock and Ulster. It is a rural/suburban area with many of its residents employed in the Poughkeepsie-Kingston corridor. Saugerties, off of Exit 20 of the New York State Thruway, is a thriving community with easy access to the surrounding Hudson Valley and its many educational, cultural, recreational, and economic and business opportunities.

About Our Schools

Saugerties Central School District is a Pre-K through Grade 12 public school district that consists of three elementary schools, a junior high school, and senior high school. It is the third largest school district in Ulster County, New York.

The District, fully accredited by the New York State Department of Education as well as the Middle States Schools Association, offers an excellent elementary school program, which emphasizes early literacy achievement for students. The Saugerties Junior and Senior High Schools offer strong core and interesting elective programs and students can enroll in 11 different AP (Advanced Placement) courses and 14 college courses. Saugerties offers a robust Career & Technical Education program with 26 different career pathways through Ulster BOCES. 

The District has implemented a 1:1 Chromebook program for every learner. In 2023, Saugerties offered nearly $169,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and boosted a 91% graduation rate. Its minority enrollment is 28% of the student body.