John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools
475 First Street
Troy, NY 12180


Mission Statement
Troy Schools will provide a strong educational and social foundation to graduate all students, college and career ready.

Holiday Craft Fair - December 3

November 29, 2016 - The Junior/Senior Board will host its second annual Holiday Craft Fair at Troy High School Cafeteria on Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

'Troy effort called a school success,' School 2 highlighted in NYSSBA report

November 29, 2016 - A new report from the New York State School Boards Association highlights Troy City School District's School 2 as proof that the community school model can work. The percentage of School 2 students passing the state ELA and math exams has increased since adopting the model. Times Union

Troy High Football claims Class AA State Championship title

November 28, 2016 - In a 21-20 defeat of Victor High School on November 26, Troy High football is the 2016 New York State Class AA Champion, finishing their perfect 13-0 season. This is Troy High Football's third state championship. The entire Troy City School District is so proud! Troy Record | Times Union | TWC News | WNYT-13






Complete Lead Testing Results

November 28, 2016 - Water quality testing has been completed at all Troy City School District schools in compliance with New York State legislation enacted in September 2016.  Results for each building are now available at and have been communicated to parents/guardians in writing.

Flying Horses head to the Carrier Dome for Class AA State Championship

November 23, 2016 - After beating New Rochelle in the Class AA semi-finals, Troy High Football heads to the Carrier Dome on Satuday, November 26, to take on Victor High School for the Class AA State Championship title. Game time is 3 p.m. and will be aired on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. Heading to the game? Buy tickets here. | Troy Record






Lead Testing Results - TMS

November 16, 2016 - Water quality testing has been completed at all Troy City School District schools in compliance with New York State legislation enacted in September 2016. Results are beginning to come in, starting with Troy Middle School. Results for each building will be posted to and communicated to parents/guardians in writing as we receive them.

Parent workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders - November 15

November 9, 2016 - The Parent Network of the Capital Region and Troy City School Distict is hosting a parent workshop, "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): The Basics," on Tuesday, November 15. The workshop will be held at School 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please see the flier for details.

School 18 is all about RESPECT

November 9, 2016 - School 18, along with Superintendent John Carmello and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Donna Watson, created a rap video reminding us all to respect one another. What a wonderful message! Check it out on the District YouTube Channel.








Troy High School Drama Club presents: 'Little Women' November 18 & 20

Little WomenNovember 7, 2016 - Please join the Troy High School Drama Club on November 18 and 20 as they present "Little Women," a drama adapted by Marisha Chamberlain from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on November 18 and 2 p.m. on November 20 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students 12 and under. See flyer for details.





Troy Football wins Section 2 Class AA Championship

November 4, 2016 - Troy High Football is the 2016 Section 2 Class AA Champion. The Flying Horses beat Shaker at the November 3 Class AA Super Bowl at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy came out of the gate strong and finished with a final score of 33-21. Troy, ranked No. 8 in the state, returns to state Class AA quarterfinal game on November 12 at Kingston's Dietz Stadium vs. the winner of the Section IX title game between Monroe-Woodbury and Newburgh Free Academy. Troy Record | Times Union | WNYT-13 | WTEN-10 | TWCNews - 9




Troy students use technology to cast votes in mock election

student votes in mock election via Google ChromebookNovember 4, 2016 - The students of Troy City School District have spoken. With more than 55 percent of votes, the results of the November 3 district-wide mock presidential election show Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as the winner. Republican nominee Donald Trump came in second with more than 22 percent of votes. The remainder were cast for write-in and third party candidates. Learn more.

Troy Record | WRGB-6 | WNYT - 13 | TWCNews -9







Teachers prepare students for mock election, citizenship

students and teacher create structure using straws and 3D printed materials.November 2, 2016 - At Troy City Schools, students at every level learn about the presidential election. While the vast majority of students are clearly too young to vote on November 8, they will have an opportunity to make their voice heard in a district-wide mock election this Thursday, November 3.  Learn more.  








Troy Middle School students learn about 3D printing

students and teacher create structure using straws and 3D printed materials.October 28, 2016 - 3D Printing has quickly become the must-have technology for so many industries including engineering, design, entertainment and even education.Troy Middle School students learned the reasons for this and also participated in a hands-on activity to increase their interest in the technology. Learn more.







Troy High students participate in National Manufacturing Day

Students in clean room suitsOctober 14, 2016 - The Capital Region is turning into a manufacturing hub, serving as a hotbed for jobs in one of the most in-demand fields. On October 14, Troy High School students visited both Global Foundries and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute as part of National Manufacturing Day to learn about careers in the industry.

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Parent Workshop on Bullying, Students with Disabilities - October 18

October 14, 2016 - Please join us at Troy Middle School on Tuesday, October 18, at 6 p.m. for parent workshop "Bullying and Harassment: Special Considerations for Students with Disabilities." Presented by the Parent Network of the Capital Region, this workshop will provide overviews of bullying in school and special considerations for students with disabilities including prevention strategies used by schools, laws that address bullying, and guidance for parents. Click here for additional information and to register.

Sign up for E-News!

e-newsOctober 3, 2016 - Last week, we emailed the very first issue of the Troy City School District E-News! E-News contains the latest news and events from throughout the District and will be periodically emailed to families and community members. Please click here to check out the latest version or sign up if you did not yet receive it.






Troy High School celebrates Homecoming 2016 with victory over Shaker

Homecoming Football GameSeptember 29, 2016 - On Friday, September 23, Troy High School held its annual pep rally in which the fall sports teams were recognized. Immediately following the pep rally, the Boys Varsity Football team played Shaker in which they won 20-13. In addition, Troy High School senior Hunter Levesque was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime.

Facebook Photo Album | Troy Record | Times Union






CHS participates in BackPack Program fundraiser

September 27, 2016 - Last week, WRGB Channel 6, Fidelis Care, and The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York came to Carroll Hill School to participate in a live telethon to raise money for the Backpack Program. This program provides healthy meals that students can take home each weekend. Please click here to donate.





Troy High student named semifinalist in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

finnianSeptember 22, 2016 - Troy High School senior Finnian Jacobson-Schulte is among the nation’s brightest students and has been named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn more.








Reminder to stay safe

September 22, 2016 - This afternoon around 1 p.m., an adult female victim reported an attempted abduction on Hoosick Street near 25th Street. The victim ran to nearby School 18 for safety and Troy Police were called. No students were involved and the victim is safe. Troy Police are currently investigating and instructed the school to operate as usual. As per District policy, all doors to school buildings are locked at all times. Any non-employee wishing to enter must be granted access by building staff. Read the full letter to School 18 parents here.

Troy Middle School Block Party - September 23 at Prospect Park

Block party flierSeptember 20, 2016 - The annual Troy Middle School Block Party will be held at Prospect Park on Friday, September 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event includes a bounce house, DJ, face painting, food, sports, and more! There will also be a Troy Community Provider Fair to inform parents on services available in the area.







Troy CSD dads come out to school for their kids

Three dads and their childrenSeptember 20, 2016 - On September 20, all five Troy CSD elementary schools participated in the national Dads Take Your Child to School Day. Dads, grandfathers, step fathers, uncles and other male role models brought their children to school and walked them to class. Times Union | Troy Record | Facebook Photo Gallery






Reminder to stay safe

September 14, 2016 - As you may be aware, this morning there were two separate incidents in the neighboring school district of Lansingburgh involving two teenage girls walking to school. Troy Police are currently investigating. Because of the proximity to our school district, we feel that it is important to once again remind your children to stay safe. Please click here for a letter from Superintendent John Carmello that includes safety tips.

Share your Back-to-School photos!

Back to School photosSeptember 7, 2016 - On September 7, students from Troy High School, Troy Middle School and all five elementary schools returned to school for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check out the full photo gallery on our Facebook page! You can also share your photos on Facebook and Twitter using #TroysFirstDay.







Superintendent presents statewide assessment scores and future plans

September 6, 2016 - During the August 31 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent John Carmello and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Donna Watson presented Troy CSD’s results of the Grades 3-8 state assessments for 2015-2016. The results show significant progress with Troy’s scores at or near the statewide results for urban districts with similar needs. In addition, Troy CSD was recognized as a Top 10 Capital Region District for Increased ELA Proficiency. Click here to view the full presentation.

Applications still being accepted for 3- and 4-year-old Pre-K

Pre-K applications still being acceptedAugust 25, 2016 - Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are still be accepted for the 4-year-old Pre-K program. In addition, the District is still accepting applications for the wait list of the 3-year-old Pre-K program. Please visit the Pre-Kindergarten webpage for forms and information.


Carroll Hill School welcomes Principal Roy Stiles; 'Meet the Principal Night' Aug. 25

roy stilesAugust 24, 2016 - Troy CSD’s Carroll Hill Elementary School welcomed new principal Roy Stiles to the building this summer. Mr. Stiles comes to the building from Troy High School where he most recently served as an assistant principal and said he is ready to help guide CHS to greater success. Carroll Hill School will host a "Meet the Principal Night" on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m.

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2016-2017 Bus Routes available

Bus Routes now availableAugust 23, 2016 - 2016-2017 Bus Schedules are now available for both Troy CSD routes as well as private, parochial and charter school routes. Please see our Transportation webpage for details.



Troy CSD mourns the loss of Kevin Ondeje, counseling services available

August 19, 2016 - The entire Troy City School District is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Kevin Ondeje. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time. Kevin would have been a senior this coming fall at Troy High School. He played football and was very well liked by faculty as well as his peers.

Counseling services are available for all students at Troy High School from 9 a.m to 12 p.m beginning on Monday, August 22 through the end of the week. The counseling department is available by calling 518-328-5472. We also ask that you reach out to your child to discuss their feelings on the matter as tragedy can affect everyone in different ways.

As a community we will work together to honor Kevin's memory as well as to help one another heal.

Summer Bridge in full swing for incoming P-TECH freshmen

Students tackle the ropes course at HVCC.August 4, 2016 - Incoming P-TECH freshmen are currently participating in the Summer Bridge program before the start of the school year. With 60 students, this is the largest cohort yet. Students participate in project-based learning, take tours of partner organizations such as GE Health Care and Simmons Machine Tool Corp., and even learn from professors at Hudson Valley Community College. Visit for updates.





School 14 student artwork on display at City Hall

Pirates! The Musical a successAugust 3, 2016 - School 14 student portraits of Uncle Sam are currently on display outside of the Mayor's office at City Hall. On August 3, Mayor Patrick Madden welcomed several students, parents, teachers and Board of Education members for an official unveiling. The artwork will be on display until the end of the month.

Pictured here: Students Daniel Miranda, left, Hassan Thompson, Darian Monroe and Jala-taha Selcuk with Mayor Patrick Madden, left, Troy CSD Board of Education President Jason Schofield, Board Member Anne Wager-Rounds and Art Teacher Joanne Woitkoski.


Ahoy, there! Students learn about theater during ‘Pirates: The Musical’

Pirates! The Musical a successAugust 1, 2016 - Elementary- and middle-school students in the Troy City School District wrapped up their Summer Music Production program with a live performance of “Pirates: The Musical” on Friday afternoon in the auditorium at School 14. Troy Record







School Supply Lists now available

School Supply Lists now available on Parent PageAugust 1, 2016 - The 2016-2017 School Supply Lists for Grades K-8 are now available on each building's webpage. You can also click here for a full list.







School 2 persists as grant dries up; Troy secures $500K to compensate for lost funding

July 25, 2016 - Although the three-year School Improvement Grant has expired, the transformation of School 2 will continue. The district has secured funding of $500,000 for the upcoming 2016-17 school year and $250,000 for the following year. Principal Turner-Hassell will overssee the selction of support programs; return the school to the normal schedule; and continue to develop the supportive atmosphere for students. Times Union.

Students to perform "Pirates: The Musical" - July 29

PiratesJuly 22, 2016 - Please join us at School 14 on Friday, July 29, at 12:30 p.m. for "Pirates: The Musical." This student performance is the culmination of the Summer Music Production program, a free camp for Troy CSD students. A flyer is available here.






THS students join Commissioner Elia to combat cyberbullying

July 8, 2016 - Recently, Troy High School students Emily Kehn, Winnie Li, Dev Holmes and Jewel Evans were invited to have lunch at the State Education building in Albany with Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Assistant Commissioner for Student Support Services Renee Rider. The students and the commissioner held a video conference with other students across the state to discuss the issue of cyber bullying.





Taxpayers see relief thanks to assessment change, District fiscal responsibility

July 7, 2016 - For the first time in 20 years, all taxpayers in the Troy City School District will see their property taxes decrease. This is thanks to the District’s fiscally responsible planning coupled with a growth in assessments in the Brunswick area. Learn more. Troy Record.

Board of Education re-elects three officers

July 7, 2016 - At the July 6 reorganization meeting, the Troy CSD Board of Education re-elected the following officers: President Jason Schofield; Vice President Tom Mayo; and Parliamentarian Anne Wager-Rounds. Upcoming meetings are at Troy Middle School on August 3 and August 31 at 6 p.m. Click here for a schedule of 2016-2017 meetings.

Troy CSD mourns the loss of Schodack CSD Superintendent Bob Horan

bob horanJuly 6, 2016 - The Troy CSD community is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Schodack CSD Superintendent Bob Horan. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Bob’s family and to the entire Schodack CSD community. Learn more.


Summer Food Programs

May 13, 2016 - The Rensselaer County Youth Department sponsors the Summer Lunch Program, providing nutritious free meals for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the City of Troy during the summer while school is out of session. Please click here to find locations. Call 211 for date and mealtime changes. You can also visit the USDA website to find additional locations for free lunches.

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