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, the district was rated #13 of all upstate districts, with a grade of A+. 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  was also ranked #3 out of 450 upstate districts as the best place to teach.

Seven-year winner of Best Communities for Music Education Award from the NAMM Foundation.

For the 2018-2019 school year, Spackenkill's STEM program was rated #31 in the nation by US News. The District was also in US News top 1000 nationally.

Spackenkill High School  SAT scores are #3 out of 450 districts in upstate New York, according to CollegeBoard data. 

Spackenkill High School is the recipient of the US Department of Education 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award. SHS is the first high school in Dutchess County to receive the award since its inception in 1982. Among 130,000 schools nationwide, only 349 received this coveted honor in 2018. Of that number, 62 are high 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

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Summer Food Service Program
Posted on 06/20/2019
In 2018, the USDA's summer food service program provided more than 1.5 million nutritious meals and snacks to children when school was not in session...
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Class of 2019
What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 06/11/2019
Dear Spackenkill Community, The close of every school year is bittersweet....
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The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows...
Board Meeting Updates
Posted on 06/04/2019
The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows......
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Earn While Your Children Learn
Posted on 05/01/2019
Applications are being accepted for part-time food service workers beginning in September 2019....
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Summer Jobs Program
Posted on 04/12/2019
SUFSD is now accepting applications for student summer jobs....
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Sophomore Car Wash
Posted on 04/09/2019
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Come to the Science Symposium
Posted on 02/12/2019
The Science Research Symposium is coming!...
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Accepting Limited Number of Tuition Students
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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Jazz Night Is April 10th!
Posted on 01/01/2019
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Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Schools

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