About Our School
The Voorheesville Elementary School is dedicated to high academic standards while nurturing the total child. With the support of a knowledgeable administration, faculty, and staff and small classes averaging 20.9 students per class, our students will be better prepared to participate in the 21st century.
The curriculum is regularly analyzed and updated to keep current with the latest academic research. The school’s results on the Grade 4 English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Exams given by the State Education Department are indicative of the rigors of the academic program and the teamwork of parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
Voorheesville Elementary School consistently scores in the top 10 of all the schools in the Capital Region. Each classroom has 5 computers with Internet access and e-mail. There is a science lab and computer lab that classes use weekly.
Special subjects (art, music, physical education, library) are 45 minutes in length and further enhance the total program. All classes are considered an integral part of the child’s total education. Chorus and Band begin in fifth grade and 90% or more of the students participate in one or both of these performing groups.
The Voorheesville Elementary School believes parents play an important part in their child’s education. Ninety-five percent of parents attend Open House annually in September, and all parents conference with their child’s teacher in November. The PTA helps to support various activities such as the Drama Club, the Elementary School Yearbook and the Fun Festival. A school Improvement Council, made up of administrators, teachers, staff and parents meets monthly.
Elementary School Activities
Intramural Sports, Student Council, Fifth Grade Band and Chorus, Drama Club, BOCES Spelling Bee, Activity Nights and Science Fair.