Known for its long tradition of excellence and high standards, the Spackenkill Union Free School District is a K–12 public school district located in the western part of Dutchess County, New York. It was established in 1866 and has grown from a one-room schoolhouse to four schools serving some 1,500 students. The district prides itself on being a small community, where families know each other, enhancing the spirit of a shared vision.

Spackenkill is one of the 14 best places to live in Dutchess County according to Hudson Valley Magazine. In recent Niche ratings, SHS was rated #1 out of 13 high schools in Dutchess County. Todd was #1 out of 15 county middle schools. Nassau was rated #1 elementary school in Dutchess County, followed by Hagan at #2 in a list of over 40 elementary schools.

Spackenkill students advance to state and national levels in such competitions as Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, American Computer Science League, American Mathematics Competition, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and Mathcounts.  Our students have also placed in the top levels of the Siemens Competition, Regeneron, and ISEF Awards.

Mission Statement:
Inspired by a tradition of excellence and a spirit of continuous improvement, the Spackenkill School District will provide all of our students with the academic and social skills necessary to pursue their goals and become responsible citizens in an interdependent global community.



District Office
Phone: 1-845-463-7800
Fax: 1-845-463-7804

Spackenkill High School
Phone: 1-845-463-7810
Fax: 1-845-463-7826

Todd Middle  School
Phone: 1-845-463-7830
Fax: 1-845-463-7832

Hagan Elementary School
Phone: 1-845-463-7840
Fax: 1-845-463-7881

Nassau Elementary School
Phone: 1-845-463-7843
Fax: 1-845-463-7842

Recent News

Upcoming Board Meeting will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 26th.
Upcoming Board Meeting
Posted on 02/06/2019
The Board of Education ...
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accepting tuition students
Now Accepting Tuition Student Applications
Posted on 02/01/2019
The Spackenkill Union Free School District approved an out-of-district tuition program two years ago. Tuition students are accepted on a limited basis...
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Cast and crew of The Lion King
What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 01/04/2019
Dear Spackenkill Community, You may have noticed for the last several issues we’ve provided a link to the Enhanced STAR Tax Relief because of changes ...
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Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement
SHS Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 11/30/2018
Spackenkill High School has been named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School!...
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Adopt a Family
Leo Club's Adopt a Family Returns
Posted on 11/05/2018
Leo Club is collecting items for its annual holiday drive....
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flu prevention
Flu Clinic Scheduled
Posted on 09/13/2018
Spackenkill School District in conjunction with Rite Aid Pharmacy will be offering a flu vaccine clinic for adults and for children ages 5 and up....
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Take the Parent Satisfaction Survey
Posted on 09/10/2018
Please take a few minutes and complete the Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide feedback....
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BOCES Capital Plan
BOCES Proposes Capital Plan
Posted on 09/05/2018
Don't forget the Dutchess BOCES Capital Project vote on December 11th. For more information please visit
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Food service opportunities
Earn While Your Children Learn
Posted on 07/30/2018
The Food Service Department is accepting applications for part-time substitute work and permanent work. ...
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Additional Info


Beginning with applications for 2019, senior citizens must apply separately for the Enhanced STAR (School Tax Relief) exemption by March 1. 

Transportation Requests

school bus transportationParents and guardians must have requests for private providers for the 2019-20  school year to the Spackenkill UFSD Transportation Department by April 1, 2019. Requests must be filed every year. For more information, please call Doreen Wright, Director of Transportation: 463-7800.


Medical Kit.pngRead a letter from the school nurses about when to keep a child home from school.

New York State now requires all physicians and schools to use a uniform physical form. Click Here to download Health Exam Form.


Please click here for information from the NYS Department of Health 12/5/18

Please click here to learn three steps you can take to combat the flu. 12/4/18

Flu Guide for Parents (English version)

La influenza: Una Guía para los padres  (en Español)

Please click on this link to read information in English and Spanish about head lice.

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Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Schools

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