Nestled at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains approximately 20 miles west of the Hudson River and 75 miles north of New York City, the Pine Bush Central School District covers seven towns located in portions of Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties.
Established in 1938, the district is composed of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. It has a student enrollment of approximately 5,000 and a budget of $128.76 million.
By the Numbers: Academic Excellence and Exceptional Support Services
- Ninety four percent graduation rate placed Pine Bush High School on U.S. News & World Report list of top high schools in the nation.
- Thirty opportunities for students to earn college credits while still in high school.
- Odyssey of the Mind teams from elementary and secondary schools compete on the regional, state and world levels.
- Twenty-one Academic Intervention Services teachers provide direct support to elementary and middle school students struggling with ELA and/or math.
- Six summer academy programs serve more than 240 high school students, some with college credit opportunities.
- Two summer academies – Agriculture and Human Rights – serve approximately 50 middle school students who participate in cross-curricular activities. In addition, there is a STEAM academy for outgoing eighth grade students.
- Ten quality full-day pre-kindergarten classes serve 180 students, all of whom will attend kindergarten in the district.
- Two full-time elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) coaches provide professional development and support for the implementation of “Engineering is Elementary” science kits in grades 1-5.
- Four Engineering Adventures after-school clubs are featured in each elementary school.
- Three eight-week sessions provide engaging science activities for students in grades 3-5.