Thank you, Spackenkill Community. Unofficial vote results: Budget Proposition passed: Yes, 674; No, 141. Congratulations to Daniel Koehler, newly elected Board Trustee. Thank you, Board Candidate Vickie Setzer.


The Spackenkill School District is conducting a search for a Superintendent of Schools. The position is effective July 1, 2020.

Please click here or on the image below to view, download, and print the Superintendent Search brochure.

superintendent search brochure

About Us

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 High School has been ranked #3 out of 450 upstate districts for highest SAT scores, according to a report in in April 2019.

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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Meet the Candidates
Posted on 05/15/2019
A seat is available on the Board of Education beginning July 1, 2019 for a five-year term ending June 30, 2024. There are two candidates:...
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The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows...
Board & Annual Vote Updates
Posted on 05/14/2019
The Board of Education's upcoming meeting agenda is as follows......
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Todd sweeps Music in the Parks competitions!
What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 05/03/2019
Dear Spackenkill Community, Next Tuesday school districts across NY State will hold their annual budget vote. ...
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Food service opportunities
Earn While Your Children Learn
Posted on 04/30/2019
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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science research symposium
Come to the Science Symposium
Posted on 04/09/2019
The Science Research Symposium is coming!...
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accepting tuition students
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
Jazz Night Is April 10th!
Posted on 01/01/2019
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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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Additional Info



Click here for information about upcoming vote

Click here to download Absentee Ballot Application

Click here for a list of Spackenkill High School Class of 2019 College Acceptances


STAR Exemption Update

STAR exemption updateIf you currently receive your STAR benefit as a reduction on your school tax bill (the STAR exemption), you may receive a greater benefit if you switch to the STAR rebate check.  Click on this government link to learn more. If you have questions, please call the Town of Poughkeepsie Tax Collector’s Office: (845) 485-3611.

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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.

Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Schools

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