About Us

Welcome to the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District

Home of the Indians

three middle school students at desks smiling

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District encompasses Coeymans and parts of the towns of Bethlehem, New Scotland and the Greene County town of New Baltimore. The district serves approximately 1,900 students in grades Pre-K through 12 at its four schools: A.W. Becker Elementary, Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary, RCS Middle School and RCS High School. The district offices are located in the Village Offices, 15 Mountain Road, Ravena.

School functions form the heart of this friendly and rural community. There are many opportunities for parents/guardians to become an active part of their child’s education and for residents to get involved by watching school plays and attending academic and athletic competitions regularly throughout the school year.

RCS students excel on and off the field. The school is home to championship athletes, talented musicians and academic scholars each year.

The entire RCS school community is proud of the work it does together to continue “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.”

Vision Statement

All students will be challenged to reach their full potential. As a district, we will provide the breadth and depth of experiences that will excite our students and prepare them to excel as citizens in a global community.

We will demonstrate empathy, compassion, civility and foster respect for self, others, property and the environment. We are committed to open communication with all stakeholders.

Our district will be a place where staff and students will be successful. The community will support the educational process and take pride in our schools, and in the work and accomplishments of our students and staff.

Mission Statement

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District strives to be an exemplary 21st-century learning community whose graduates are well-prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected and changing world.


  • Students are our future and will be given the tools they need to reach their full potential.
  • Teachers are leaders and role models who foster learning and inspire students to reach their full potential.
  • Principals are educational leaders who promote success.
  • All support staff are essential partners in providing a safe and healthy school learning environment.
  • The superintendent is the district leader whose responsibility is to help the district and community realize the vision.
  • The board of education are the community members responsible for setting policies that are consistent with district beliefs.
  • Parents are essential partners in their children’s education.
  • The community is our partner in these endeavors, supporting our work, providing suggestions and ideas, and fostering citizenship, character and school pride.