About Us

Schalmont Central School District spans five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings – Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High School.

Jefferson Elementary is split into two houses – one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-4. The Middle School comprises grades 5-8, and is located on the same campus as the High School, which serves grades 9-12.

While academics are at the heart of education, students also enjoy a variety of extracurricular programs that expand the learning experience beyond the classroom and offer unique, creative outlets for expression.

Schalmont produces scholar-athlete teams, accomplished artists, award-winning musicians and civic-minded youth who volunteer their time to help community members in need.

In return, Schalmont has enjoyed the support of active, involved parents, businesses and residents who have been instrumental in developing and maintaining a strong instructional program.

Mission Statement

The staff and community of Schalmont Central School District will provide programs, resources and facilities to foster a positive learning environment. Each individual will be encouraged and assisted to grow emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially to meet the challenges of the future.

Our Name

The district’s name, adopted following a student contest in 1956, was derived from the beginning letters of the three counties it serves: “Sch” for Schenectady, “al” for Albany and “mont” for Montgomery.