About Us

Fonda-Fultonville Central School District serves about 1,425 students in Montgomery County, New York, nestled near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and divided by the Mohawk River.

Academic Excellence at FFCSD

  • Fonda-Fultonville High School is a nationally-recognized bronze medal school, as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • In 2017, the Albany Business Review ranked FFCS 13th out of 84 schools, the highest ranking in the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES.
  • Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.
  • FFCS’s graduation rate is 88%.
  • The district’s Regents passing rate is 93%, which is 20% higher than the state average.
  • Fifteen of the district’s 18 athletic teams earned Scholar Athlete status during the 2016-17 school year. To qualify, three-quarters of the team’s roster must have a GPA above 90%.

A great place to live and learn

The nearby river, rolling farmland, lakes and mountains provide four-season recreational activities including boating, skiing, hiking, and golfing. It is an easy commute to New York State’s Capital Region and other regional areas providing additional access to employment, art and culture, education, recreation and historical sites.

Institutions of higher education in the region include Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Union College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Oneonta, Russell Sage, RPI, Siena, St. Rose and Skidmore.

Mission

At the heart of our schools is a mission rooted in partnership with our community in order to empower and challenge every student to become a lifelong learner and responsible citizen. We aim to promote a culture that fosters excellence and innovation.

At FFCSD, we believe:

  • In a learning community that promotes positive character and good citizenship.
  • In learning communities that support students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.
  • That an emotionally and physically safe environment is most conducive for effective teaching and learning.
  • In celebrating our student and staff successes.
  • In high expectations for all students and staff.
  • In a commitment to continuous improvement through professional reflection and relevant data analysis.
  • In providing the programs and resources necessary to support our educational mission while respecting the financial commitment of our taxpayers.
  • In long-term fiscal planning to support financial stability.
  • That open and honest communication with all stakeholders will lead to the best decisions for students.
  • That children benefit when their parents are active participants in their education and that all students benefit when community members are involved in the governance of their schools.

History

The district’s history stems back to the late 1700s, when student in both Fonda and Fultonville were educated in privately-owned brick buildings. Around the year 1800, two formal school districts for Fonda and Fultonville were formed and operated for the next 150 years. In 1953, Fonda and Fultonville schools merged to form the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District.