The Onteora Central School District encompasses approximately 300 square miles, serving 45,000 residents in the townships of Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, West Hurley and parts of Marbletown and Lexington. The District has three elementary schools and one 7-12 grade middle/high school complex. Approximately 1200 students attend the schools including approximately 600 in the Middle/High School, approximately 200 in Bennett Elementary, approximately 200 in Phoenicia Elementary, and apporximately 200 in Woodstock Elementary.
Socio-economic factors vary from one end of the district to the other. Woodstock, within its environs, is a renowned center for cultural experiences in fine arts, music and theatre groups where many have migrated from New York City. In the mountainous environs of Shandaken and Pine Hill, less employment exists. The mix of social and cultural diversity forms a stimulating educational environment for students to grow and learn.
Onteora Central School District is an equitable learning community cultivating health, knowledge, skills, and values for productive global citizenship.
Our Onteora schools exist to educate and nurture the children of our diverse community. Our mission is to create an engaging and healthy learning environment that empowers all students to pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and contribute thoughtfully to the global community.