Fonda-Fultonville Central School District serves about 1,300 students in Montgomery County, New York, nestled near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and divided by the Mohawk River.
Academic Excellence at FFCSD
- FFCS’s graduation rate is 97 percent. This is the highest graduation rate of all 80+ districts in the Albany Business Review’s most recent school rankings. FFCS was ranked No. 15 overall, the highest ranking in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery region.
- Our elementary and high schools were named Recognition Schools, defined as among those in New York State that have high academic achievement, growth and graduation rate, and have made strong progress. Just 13 percent of New York State public schools have earned the distinction.
- The district’s Regents passing rate is 92 percent, which is 20 percent higher than the state average.
- Fonda-Fultonville High School is a nationally-recognized bronze medal school, as ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.
- Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.
- More than half of the high school student body was enrolled in college credit–bearing courses during the 2018-19 school year.
- Forty-eight percent of the Class of 2019 graduated with a Regents diploma with advanced designation, compared to the state average of 31 percent.
- Eighty percent of the Class of 2019 is attending either a two- or four-year college; 4% enlisted in the military and 16% pursued employment.
- The high school was named a Scholar Athlete School of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for the 2018-19 school year. Sixteen of the district’s 18 athletic teams earned Scholar Athlete status. To qualify, three-quarters of the team’s roster must have a GPA above 90 percent.
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.
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.
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.
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.