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, 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 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

basketball team raises money for cancer
What's Right with Spackenkill!
Posted on 01/04/2019
Dear Spackenkill Community, Woven into Spack’s educational program is service learning. ...
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Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement
SHS Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 12/14/2018
Spackenkill High School has been named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School!...
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Upcoming Board Meeting
Upcoming Board Meeting
Posted on 12/01/2018
The Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7 pm in the Todd Middle School Library. ...
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Adopt a Family
Leo Club's Adopt a Family Returns
Posted on 11/05/2018
Leo Club is collecting items for its annual holiday drive....
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flu prevention
Flu Clinic Scheduled
Posted on 09/13/2018
Spackenkill School District in conjunction with Rite Aid Pharmacy will be offering a flu vaccine clinic for adults and for children ages 5 and up....
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Take the Parent Satisfaction Survey
Posted on 09/10/2018
Please take a few minutes and complete the Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide feedback....
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BOCES Capital Plan
BOCES Proposes Capital Plan
Posted on 09/05/2018
Don't forget the Dutchess BOCES Capital Project vote on December 11th. For more information please visit
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Food service opportunities
Earn While Your Children Learn
Posted on 07/30/2018
The Food Service Department is accepting applications for part-time substitute work and permanent work. ...
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summer meal program
Summer Meals for Kids and Teens
Posted on 07/11/2018
The summer meal program is a great way to ensure that kids get the healthy food they enjoy during the school year even when school is not in session. ...
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Additional Info


Beginning with applications for 2019, senior citizens must apply separately for the Enhanced STAR (School Tax Relief) exemption by March 1. 

Read about the Red Cross Smoke Alarm Program.

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.

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Dr. Mark Villanti, Superintendent of Schools

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