Just nineteen miles south of Albany, the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District offers the beauty and relaxation of rural living in an area that has easy access to the immediate Capital District as well as to New York City to the South and Boston and other intermediate points to the East.
Recreational opportunities abound in this community nestled along the shores of the Hudson River. For Winter sports enthusiasts, a thirty-five minute drive provides access to the celebrated ski resorts of southern Greene County!
Coxsackie is an area "on the move" and, as such, is proving attractive to various new commercial ventures. A new business and technology park hosts major distribution centers for the Save-a-Lot grocery corporation, Empire Merchants wine and spirits, Essendix office supplies and Ferguson Plumbing as well as a production center for Serta Mattress. Other new businesses are also emerging in the Coxsackie and Athens area, which is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for vacation travelers as well as for those seeking to relocate. A wide variety of housing, from historic Victorians to contemporary chalets can be found throughout this 75+ square miles encompassed by the school district.
The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District enrolls approximately 1400 students in grades K-12. Coxsackie Elementary School (Grades K-4), Coxsackie-Athens Middle School (Grades 5-8) and the High School (Grades 9-12) all share one campus in the Village of Coxsackie. Edward J. Arthur Elementary School, also a K-4 building, is in the Village of Athens. The district boasts outstanding facilities and will be embarking on a $16 million renovation in the next three years.
Technology is the backbone of much contemporary learning, and the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District offers a technology infrastructure which supports many innovative initiatives. The district offers each student in grades 7-12 with a mobile device and many classrooms are now paperless. Students have access to additional courses via three distance learning labs.
Coxsackie-Athens offers a variety of instructional opportunities, including advanced placement and college credit courses in up to nine disciplines, an environmental science course which literally uses the Hudson River as its "classroom," Project Lead the Way courses, advanced manufacturing pathway, a robotics-based middle school technology program, and the highly competitive New Visions programs for upper level students seeking a unique opportunity to work in medical, technological, arts-based, or communications fields in a career-shadowing model that has been replicated throughout the state. We currently have students enrolled at Tech Valley High School, a regional high school sponsored by the Capital Region and Questar III B.O.C.E.S., at which students will engage in project – based learning with real world applications. We also offer a comprehensive extra-curricular program and a broad spectrum of interscholastic sports, including football. As part of our future renovations our track and field stadium will be modernized.
We are proud of our district and of our students. Well over 87% of our graduates attend two and four year colleges, and C-A graduates can be found at some of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities. Coxsackie-Athens is place that inspires all learners to achieve extraordinary success.