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About NCSD

The School District

Northville Central School District is a small, central district governed by a five-member elected school board, with each member serving a term of five years.

School enrollment is approximately 450 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12.  All students are housed in a single building.  The district has completed a number of capital projects which have enlarged and modernized its facilities.

The District is organized into an elementary school serving students in grades Pre-K through 5; a middle school serving students in grades 6 through 8; and a high school serving students in grades 9 through 12.  Emphasis is on a mastery of essential academic content and skills.

Staffing includes four administrators, forty-nine teachers and forty-eight support staff employees.

A continuum of services provide varied educational opportunities for students of all abilities. Association with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) provides access to programs on a regional level.  Qualified seniors are eligible for early admission to the local community college, Fulton-Montgomery Community College (F-MCC).

Educational Philosophy

The mission of the Northville Central School District is to assure that all students acquire knowledge and develop the skills and work habits to enable them to become productive members of society.  The Board of Education of the Northville Central School District is dedicated to educating students to understand and appreciate the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, enabling these students to function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society.  The mission is best accomplished when school personnel maintain high expectations for all students, create a positive school climate, ensure a safe and orderly school environment, monitor students' progress on a frequent basis and promote effective home-school communication.

Students must be educated to meet many new challenges which will confront them in a world which is forever changing.  With each student, individual potential and the desire to learn will be considered.  Support services will be provided to promote the physical, mental and emotional attributes of the student.  The entire academic program will promote good work habits, self-discipline, integrity and self-confidence.

School Motto

Expectations, Effort, Excellence.

The Community

Northville is a picturesque rural community located on the Great Sacandage Lake in the southern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  Albany, the state capitol, is 65 miles to the southeast, while Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls are approximately 50 miles distant.  The area is easily reached via the NYS Thruway (exits 27 and 28) and NYS Routes 30 and 30A.

Population of the village is 1,100, with a similar number of residents in the surrounding township of Northampton.  Seasonal residents and vacationers more than double the area's population during the summer months.

Recreational opportunities abound during all seasons of the year.  The Great Sacandaga Lake and numerous streams in the Sacandaga Basin provide opportunities for fishing and other water sports.  Forested uplands provide hiking, cross country ski trails and hunting. Sacandaga Golf Course, a nine-hole course, is located in the nearby Sacandaga Park. Northville is the southern terminus of the Northville-Placid Trail, a 133-mile-long hiking trail that traverses the Adirondack Park north to south and is maintained by the Adirondack Mountain Club.  Nearby on the Great Sacandaga is a municipal beach, a state boat launch and the Northampton Beach Campground, operated by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Village and area businesses provide needed goods and services.  The larger surrounding communities of Amsterdam, Gloversville and Johnstown are all less than a forty-five minute drive away.

Major industries and occupations are largely forest-related, including a district office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, which is located within the village.  The Northville Central School District employs approximately 100 people.  Many area residents commute to employment in other communities, including the General Electric plant in Schenectady and the new Global Foundries microchip plant in Malta.

Teaching is the Core

Northville Central School District is one of the districts involved with the Teaching is the Core grant through HFM BOCES.  This grant provides training and meeting time for a core group of professional educators.  Their task is to review the assessments linked to the APPR Evaluation process for each district and make recommendations to keep, revise or decrease the number of assessments currently used.  This training is a companion to district curriculum work which seeks to offer high quality, rigorous classroom instruction to raise student achievement in the district.  Increasing the quality of assessments to help students understand their learning and adjust studying habits is one part of our overall improvement plan for learning.

Please click here for the district's Teaching is the Core Assessment Review Report.

Please click here for the district's Assessment Review Action Plan Development and Implementation Report.