District Overview

Our Schools

According to the New York State Education Department, 5,033 students attended the district’s seven schools during the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Circleville Elementary School, (pre-kindergarten-5)
  • Edward J. Russell Elementary School, (pre-kindergarten-5)
  • Pakanasink Elementary School, (pre-kindergarten-5)
  • Pine Bush Elementary School, (pre-kindergarten-5)
  • Circleville Middle School, (6-8)
  • Crispell Middle School, (6-8)
  • Pine Bush Senior High School, (9-12)

Our Community

The Pine Bush Central School District  spans 109 square miles, in three counties and seven towns: Crawford, Montgomery, Gardiner, Shawangunk, Mamakating, Mount Hope and Wallkill. The landscape of the district is predominately rural, with the unique Shawangunk Mountains a scenic backdrop. Family farms dot much of the countryside, while some areas of the district include more suburban and urban areas.

Hikers, climbers  and  outdoor enthusiasts find a haven in the area’s Minnewaska State Park and the quartz Shawangunk Mountains that rise 2,000 feet above.   

The Pine Bush area has several large community celebrations each year.

Each May, locals and visitors gather for the UFO Fair, a gathering to celebrate all things paranormal. This family-friendly event attracts folks from near and far to enjoy a parade, live music, craft and food vendors and speakers.

In June, the community gathers at the high school track to support Relay for Life, one of the biggest fundraisers for the National Cancer Society.

With September comes the annual Harvest Festival, an event that showcases  local non-profit groups, community health programs, a farmers market as well as entertainment and vendors.

The tractor parade in December is a unique event for Pine Bush residents as locals decorate and light up their tractors then parade them through town, ending at the community tree lighting.

    Pine Bush Central School District
    State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
    Phone: (845) 744-2031
    Fax: (845) 744-6189
    Tim O. Mains
    Superintendent of Schools
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