Award Year: 2020

Clayton A. Bouton High School

432 New Salem Road
Voorheesville, NY, 12186-0527

(518) 765-3314

Mrs. Laura Schmitz, Principal at time of Nomination

Voorheesville Central School District

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Voorheesville's mission includes high quality instruction and increased academic achievement for all students, improved district communications with all stakeholders, and effective stewardship of community resources.

Student Demographics
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Clayton A. Bouton High School, Voorheesville, NY

Clayton A. Bouton High School, Voorheesville, NY

Clayton A. Bouton High School, with a 99% graduation rate (97% Regents diploma, and 63% Advanced Regents), was awarded "highest graduation percentage" of schools in more than ninety districts in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review, 2019.

Our students' success is a tribute to the entire, positive, supportive Voorheesville learning community that fosters close, trusting relationships which create a safe, caring environment for personal growth and intellectual development throughout their school years. Voorheesville schools are deeply intertwined with and supported by the Voorheesville community. Everyone at Clayton A. Bouton High School develops partnerships with families and the community to maximize students' achievement.

The entire high school staff collaborates to help all students become responsible, lifelong learners who are healthy, caring, creative, and intellectually reflective individuals, willing to take safe academic risks and to stretch beyond their comfort zones.

Staff members and family members unite to strive for our young adults to develop into independent, intellectually curious, and civically responsible doers, both as active participants in their microcosmic community and as global citizens, prepared for the rigors, challenges, and opportunities of life beyond high school.