South Glens Falls Central School District embraces the best of both worlds—all the advantages of a large school district with a small community feel.
The South Glens Falls Central School District was formed in 1945 through the consolidation of 15 rural schools, and was the first chartered school district in Saratoga County by the New York State Board of Regents. It covers 70 square miles in Saratoga County, serving approximately 20,000 residents in the Village of South Glens Falls and towns of Moreau, Northumberland and Wilton. The total district enrollment is about 3,200 students.
The district comprises four neighborhood K-5 elementary schools, one middle school and one senior high school. Class sizes average 20 students. A professional staff of 485 provides a high level of instruction that is creative, challenging and responsive to student needs.
Considered the “Gateway to the Adirondacks,” South Glens Falls is situated on the south bank of the Hudson River across from the City of Glens Falls. It is home to Cooper’s Cave, which was used as a setting in James Fenimore Cooper’s historical novel, “The Last of the Mohicans.”
Located approximately 40 miles north of Albany at the northeastern tip of Saratoga County, South Glens Falls is centrally located between Saratoga Springs and Lake George. It is in close proximity to area attractions, recreational opportunities, historical sites and cultural events.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the Betar Byway biking/walking path along the Hudson River and the Historical Park that is right in the village. Lake Champlain and Lake George provide countless opportunities for boating, sailing and aquatic adventures. Area ski resorts – Gore Mountain and West Mountain – are popular for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. There are numerous places to kayak, whitewater raft, hike and bike. In the winter, Crandall Park and the Saratoga Spa State Park are perfect places to cross country ski or snowshoe.
Historical sites such as Fort Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry and the Saratoga Battlefield are nearby. The Glens Falls Symphony, Glens Falls Civic Center, Lake George Opera and Saratoga Performing Arts Center provide cultural enrichment, and there are several museums in the area including the Chapman Historical Museum and the Hyde Collection.
The close-knit, family-oriented community supports several seasonal events such as the Adirondack Theater Festival every summer at the Charles R. Wood Theater, the Adirondack Balloon Festival every fall, the South High Marathon Dance the first weekend in March and the South Glens Falls Holiday Parade that makes its way through the village the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.