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The Cambridge Central School District (CCS) is a district of nearly 800 students set in the bucolic backdrop of the Cambridge Valley of upstate New York near the Green Mountains of Vermont. The district’s students are divided into an elementary school for grades K-6 and a secondary school for grades 7-12. The district serves a 104-square mile territory including parts of eight townships.

The CCS educational program and aspirations go well beyond what can be measured. Our students demonstrate their talents in the arts, sports, special events and academics. The school ranks well academically in the Capital Region and remains a focal point of the community.

Mission Statement

In order to encourage the scholastic and personal growth of all students:

We are committed to helping each other realize passions, pursue purpose and celebrate individuality.

Vision Statement

We will cultivate a community where our students are motivated, inspired and equipped to adapt as lifelong learners.

Core Values

  • High expectations foster success
  • Students have an inherent desire to discover, learn and create
  • Students have a right to a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment
  • Continuous improvement leads to greater growth
  • Trust, mutual respect and communication build productive relationships

A Rich History

After a devastating fire, the school was rebuilt in 1950 and relocated to the site it sits today. The school was the site of the Norman Rockwell painting “Triumph in Defeat” which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 23, 1953.

In many ways, the Cambridge of Rockwell’s image is the same today. The rolling hills and rich farmland of the Cambridge Valley have changed little. While the school remains central to the community of residents, a friendly blend of artists, craftsmen, small business owners and farmers display a sense of regional and global citizenship by engaging in initiatives that work toward the betterment of the Cambridge area.

About Us Links


Ken Facin
Interim Superintendent of Schools
518-677-2653, ext. 1010

Michele Hogan
School Business Administrator
518-677-2653, ext. 1016

Kate Canini
District Clerk/Secretary to the Superintendent
518-677-2653, ext. 1010

Jerry Gibson
Elementary Principal
518-677-8527, ext. 1416

Caroline Goss
Secondary Principal
518-677-8527, ext. 1413

Kathy Fields
Interim Director of Pupil Services
518-677-8527, ext. 2472