New Baltimore Schools
The Path Toward Centralization

Contributed by Clesson Bush, New Baltimore Town Historian


Riding the crest of New York State's original involvement with the common school, the Town of New Baltimore, only two years old, created  9 school districts in 1813, expanded up to 17 in 1866, contracted down to 11 when the State's consolidation frenzy began around 1930 to none today. The following is a summary of how New Baltimore's schools came to be part of the centralized school districts in surrounding communities.  Several of the schools continued to operate after consolidation.  By the mid-1960s, though, all had been closed.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS CENTRAL SCHOOL 
Central School District No. 1 of the Towns of Coxsackie, Athens, New Baltimore, Cairo, Greene County - Began Operating: School year 1947-48

Included Effective June 30, 1947:

      Common School District # 2 - New Baltimore (ROCKY STORE)

      Common School District # 7 - New Baltimore (LOWER STANTON HILL - not operating 1947)

      Common School District # 3 - New Baltimore, Coxsackie (ROBERTS HILL)

      Common School District # 11 - New Baltimore, Coxsackie (OTTER HOOK - not operating 1947)

GREENVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL
Central School District No.1 of the Towns of Greenville, Durham, Coxsackie, New Baltimore, Cairo, Greene County; Coeymans, Westerlo, Rensselaerville, New Scotland, Albany County - Began Operating: School year 1930-31

Included Effective May 13, 1930:

      Common School District # 7 - Greenville, Coxsackie, New Baltimore (in Greenville)

      Common School District # 10 - Greenville, Coxsackie, New Baltimore (in Greenville)

      Common School District # 5  - New Baltimore, Greenville, Coeymans (STACO)

      Common School District # 6 - Greenville, New Baltimore, Westerlo, Coeymans (in Greenville)

Included Effective October 21, 1946:

      Common School District # 4 - New Baltimore (GRAPEVILLE)

Included Effective June 10, 1948:

      Common School District # 6 - New Baltimore, Coxsackie (MEDWAY)

Included Effective October 22, 1952:

      Common School District # 10 - New Baltimore, Coeymans (UPPER STANTON HILL)

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CENTRAL SCHOOL 
Central School District No.2 of the Towns of Coeymans, New Scotland, Bethlehem, Albany County; New Baltimore, Greene County - Began Operating: School year 1955-56

Included Effective June 22, 1955:

      Central School District # 1 - Coeymans, New Scotland, New Baltimore

Included Effective June 21, 1949: (to form Central School District #1 of Coeymans, New Scotland, Albany County; New Baltimore, Greene County)

      Union Free School District #3 - Coeymans, New Baltimore (RAVENA)

      Union Free School District #1 - New Baltimore (VILLAGE - grades 1-6)

      Common School District # 12 - Coeymans, New Baltimore (AQUETUCK)

      Common School District # 9 - New Baltimore (SANDBANK - not operating 1949)

      Common School District # 8 - New Baltimore, Coeymans (DEAN'S MILLS - not operating 1949)

Several of the New Baltimore schools continued to operate after consolidation.  By the mid-1960s, though, all had been closed.

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