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Nyack Public Schools
13A Dickinson Ave    
Nyack, New York  10960  
Public School District
12 2700 students


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Welcome to Nyack Public Schools!

We are Building Bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with Equity, Innovation and Optimism.

Our commitment is to embed 7 core competencies - Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Content Mastery and Cultural Awareness - into the Profile of a Graduate for Nyack Public Schools. Nurturing these competencies in each student begins at birth and extends into each classroom to prepare our students for success and wellness beyond graduation on a global platform.

Our School Community

Situated twenty miles north of mid-Manhattan, just over the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Nyack School District encompasses eight square miles of beautifully diverse culture and community.  A primarily residential location in the lower Hudson Valley region of Rockland County, Nyack's approximately 23,000 residents live in six villages and hamlets:  Central Nyack, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Grandview, Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage.  

Along the banks of the Hudson River, the District is distinguished not only by geographic proximity to New York City but also by a charming downtown area of shops and restaurants; small communities with local business owners; vibrant venues for music, visual and performing arts; two major shopping malls;  picturesque park lands and hiking trails; a major hospital; a variety of housing options; and easy access to major transportation modes leading to a host of academic and cultural resources.  Visit the Village of NyackOpens in a new browser tab, "Art & Soul" of the Hudson, for more information.

The District proudly serves an involved, innovative and unique school community. Nyack's rich blend of races, cultures, religions and socio-economic groups form a population mix that is both a genuine source of pride and valuable educational resource.  The Nyack/Valley Cottage school community is truly a microcosm of the United States and thus provides both challenge and opportunity for focus on equity, innovation and optimism to benefit students, families, staff and the vast variety of sectors across the district. Community participation is invited for advocacy and accountability via task forces, planning committees, cultural activities and building level equity teams.  Community forums, focus groups, monthly meetings and events provide consistent opportunities for engagement, both virtual and in-person. 

All three elementary schools and the middle school have Family Resource Centers that have fostered a history of engagement and facilitate critical connections for families, students and staff. Community Liaisons specialize in outreach to families who speak Spanish and Haitian Creole.  Partnerships with our local community-serving organizations and key stakeholders provide a network for building trust and relationships that support a common vision and ultimately shape a dynamic future for students and residents.

We are Nyack-Strong and RedHawks-Proud.

Enrollment Total as of June 2022: 2730


  • White: 41%
  • Latinx/Hispanic: 30%
  • Black: 15%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Multi-Racial: 7%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: <1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%

Average Class Size:

  • (K-5) 21; (6-12) 24

Transportation Eligibility:

  • 1 mile or more for students gr. K-8
  • 1.5 miles or more for students gr. 9-12

Fiscal Facts:

  • 2022-23 Budget: $100,159,000
  • Students with Free/Reduced Lunch: 38%

Achievement Highlights for 2022:

  • 94% 4-Year Graduation Rate, Class of 2022
  • 1:1 Computer Devices for 100% of K-12 students
  • National Merit Scholarship Achievements - 3 Finalists; 11 Commended Students in 2022
  • 41 HS/27 MS students honored for Black Achievement & Hispanic Heritage Awards in 2022
  • 19 Advanced Placement Courses; 92 AP Scholars in 2022
  • NPS Dual Enrollment Program - 24 College Courses; 7 College Partners: SUNY Albany, SUNY RCC, STAC, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse Univ., University of New Haven, Wentworth
  • 20 Students in 2022- NYS Seal of Biliteracy  with demonstrated proficiency in at least 2 languages
  • 17 Athletic Teams - NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Awards  (team members had combined academic averages of over 90%)
  • National award-winning HS Literary & Art Magazine: Dimensions
  • Celebrated Visual Arts Department and DaVinci Center for Film
  • NEW Global Learning Commons, fully renovated, state-of-the-art libraries, in all five schools
  • 40% of staff & 100% BOE have attended Undoing Racism Workshop with The People's Institute for Survival & Beyond or Getting to the Root with Center for Safety and Change as part of the District's Racial Equity Plan
  • National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Digital Media Award for Distinguished Achievement: Strategic Plan for Excellence Through Racial Equity Visual Synopsis
Diversity Mission Statement
Mission Statement

We, the students, parents, community and staff of the Nyack School District VALUE: the pursuit of scholastic excellence; the richness of our diverse community; harmonious relationships among individuals and groups; partnerships among students, staff, parents, and community; respect for self, and others; responsible ethical behavior that engenders trust; individuals who think critically and creatively; ongoing involvement in local and global issues; development of essential skills and attitudes for a productive life; a safe and nurturing environment.

To embody these values, we ENVISION:  A community, proud of its traditions, that uses the richness of its diversity to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for a rapidly changing world. In a spirit of collaboration, we provide an environment that fosters scholastic excellence, cultural appreciation, and ethical behavior.  Nyack is a community of lifelong learners, encouraging new ideas to shape a positive future.

Guided by our values and vision, we will STRIVE to:

Nurture a love of learning
Yield positive outcomes
Appreciate diversity
Care for each other
Keep on the path to excellence