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May 21, 2018
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Stillwater News

Stillwater achievements: Success in the classroom and beyond

May 13, 2014 – At a proposed $22.8 million spending plan for next year, the school budget is the biggest investment the community makes with its tax dollars. The following student and staff achievements are just a sample of the return on this community investment:


  • In 2012-13, Stillwater’s graduation rate was 88 percent; in June 2011, the state average was 74 percent (the most recent data available).
  • Last year, 84 percent of Stillwater graduates went on to a two- or four-year college.
  • Stillwater High School offers five Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and 12 college-level courses. Seventy percent of Stillwater students who take Advanced Placement (AP) exams score at a level 3 or better (level 5 is the highest possible score).



  • The artwork or writing of four Stillwater High School students has been selected for publication in the 2014 WSWHE BOCES regional art/literary magazine. Over 341 pieces were submitted to the annual contest, with only 50 pieces chosen for publication.
  • In early April, five works by Stillwater High School students were accepted into a regional juried art show at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. More than 950 entries were submitted collectively from area schools, with only 100 pieces selected. Moreover, one of the Stillwater works was selected as "Best in Show."
  • Thirty-seven choral students in grades 3-12 (32 MS/HS students; five elementary students) participated in New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solos this spring. Seventeen band students in grades 6-12 participated in NYSSMA this year.
  • Thirty band and choral students were accepted into various All County Festivals this school year.
  • Fifty-five students in grades 4 and 5 participate in chorus before school.


Extracurriculars and Athletics

  • Approximately 75 percent of students at Stillwater High School participate in an interscholastic sport or after-school club.
  • Approximately 63 percent of students in grades 7 and 8 participate in a school sport or after-school activity.
  • So far for the 2013-14 school year, 11 Stillwater teams received New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Awards. To achieve this, team members must collectively have a grade point average of 90 percent or higher.
  • The Stillwater Varsity Boys' Soccer Team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Gold Team Ethics Award for completing the entire 2013 fall season without receiving either a yellow or red card. They were one of 16 high school teams—and one of only three boys teams—in the country to receive this honor.
  • For the first time in Stillwater history, the Girls’ Indoor Track Team captured first place at the Wasaren League championships. For five straight years, the Boys’ Varsity Indoor Track Team claimed the Wasaren League championship title.
  • Nearly 50 Stillwater students in grades 2-5 participated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  after-school enrichment opportunities in cooperation with WSWHE BOCES.
  • Four Stillwater High School students participated in the Regional Qualifier of the Chemistry Olympiad at the Albany College of Pharmacy. Two of the Stillwater students advanced to the Chemistry Olympiad National Qualifier.
  • On average, 20 Stillwater residents work out in the school fitness center each night, Monday through Friday.


School Services

  • 580 computers district-wide, SMART Boards in every classroom, 75 Chromebooks, and more than 540 iPads for students in grades K-7 support 21st-century learning.
  • The district runs an average of 21 buses each day— traveling over 300,000 miles a year. Approximately 1,300 public school students and many private and parochial students ride Stillwater buses daily.
  • On average, the district serves over 415 lunches and 170 breakfasts to students in grades K-12 each school day.


Community Service

  • The 4th-annual Warrior Walk, sponsored by Stillwater Middle School’s Friends of Rachel Club, brought in $2,200 in donations. Club members chose to donate the Warrior Walk proceeds to the Stillwater and Mechanicville food pantries, two local families in need, and to the widows and children of September 11, specifically designated for Scholarship America’s Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.
  • For the fourth year in a row, members of the Stillwater High School freshman class headed out into the community for a day of service during the school’s “SHS Gives Back Day.” One group of students worked with senior citizens at Beacon Pointe Memory Care Center to help residents with their daily memory exercises and to serve snacks. The second group of students raked leaves for community members throughout the Village and Town of Stillwater.
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