Averill Park Central School District

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Averill Park
Central School District
146 Gettle Road
Averill Park, NY 12018
Type Public school district
Superintendent Dr. James D. Hoffman [1]
Staff 131[1]
Faculty 269.6 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades K12[1]
Number of students 3447[1]
Student to teacher ratio 12.9[2]
Color(s) Blue and gold          [citation needed]
Mascot Warrior[citation needed]

Averill Park Central School District (APCSD) is a rural fringe[2] public school district located east of the city of Rensselaer in south central Rensselaer County, New York. The district has five operating school buildings: three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district is a member of the Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), known as Questar III.


Map of Averill Park CSD[3]

The district serves ten towns in Rensselaer County and encompasses roughly 120 square miles (310 km2)[4] in the towns of Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Nassau, North Greenbush, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schodack, and Stephentown. The district is bordered by Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District to the north; Berlin Central School District to the east; New Lebanon Central School District to the south; and East Greenbush Central School District, Wynantskill Union Free School District, and The Enlarged City School District of Troy to the west.[3]


Board of Education[edit]

The Board of Education (BOE) is the authoritative legislative body of the school district. It approves policy and funding; sets committees and district priorities; and approves employment (including the Superintendent) within the district, among other things. The BOE is made up of seven members. Until 2006-07-01, each member served for five years. Members elected after that date now serve three-year terms.[5]


Dr. James D. Hoffman is the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent is the Chief Administrative Officer of the district and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district in addition to administering policies of the Board.[6]


The district is served by three elementary schools: Miller Hill,[7] Poestenkill,[8] and West Sand Lake Elementary Schools.[9] The former George Washington[10] and Sand Lake[11] Elementary Schools were closed in June 2010 amid budget difficulties. Algonquin Middle School (grades 6-8), named by student Lori Herman,[12] and Averill Park High School[13] are the lone middle and high schools of the district, respectively.[14] Each building has its own building principal.[1]


The District Offers competitive sports for grades 7 to 12 with levels modified, junior varsity, and Varsity. Sports Include Baseball, Football, and Volleyball. The district-wide team name is The Warriors.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The New York State District Report Card: Averill Park Central School District" (PDF). State of New York Education Department Office of Information and Reporting Services. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "District Detail for Averill Park Central School District (2005-2006 School Year)". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b "American Fact Finder Reference Maps (Make Your Own)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Averill Park Football: About the School". Retrieved 2008-12-28. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "AVSCD Board of Education Policies §2100: School Board Legal Status" (PDF). Averill Park Central School District. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2008-12-29. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Employment Agreement Between APCSD and Josephine P. Moccia: §1(a)" (PDF). seethroughny.com, originally Averill Park Central School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-12-29.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ 42°38′17″N 73°32′35″W / 42.63806°N 73.54306°W / 42.63806; -73.54306
  8. ^ 42°41′24.5″N 73°34′11″W / 42.690139°N 73.56972°W / 42.690139; -73.56972
  9. ^ 42°38′30″N 73°36′34″W / 42.64167°N 73.60944°W / 42.64167; -73.60944
  10. ^ 42°42′46.5″N 73°38′20.7″W / 42.712917°N 73.639083°W / 42.712917; -73.639083
  11. ^ 42°38′12″N 73°32′41″W / 42.63667°N 73.54472°W / 42.63667; -73.54472
  12. ^ 42°39′50″N 73°34′55.5″W / 42.66389°N 73.582083°W / 42.66389; -73.582083
  13. ^ 42°38′41″N 73°34′21″W / 42.64472°N 73.57250°W / 42.64472; -73.57250
  14. ^ "Averill Park Central School District Homepage". Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-29.