Mission Statement

"Hartford Central School, a community of educators, students, parents, and friends,

dedicates itself to developing citizens who are productive and compassionate, and who,

through their creativity and responsibility, will be assets to the greater community."

Hartford Central School District

P.O. Box 79

4704 State Route 149

Hartford, NY 12838


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Congratulations to Hartford CSD achieving Principal's List, Honor Roll, or Merit Roll status for the second marking perod of the 2015-2015 school year!

Hartford Central School District FFA Members

Visit Capitol and Meet with Legislators

Monday, February 8 & Tuesday, February 9, 2016 

Hartford Central High School District FFA (Future Farmers of America) members Danielle Aubrey, Gary Burch III, Mackenzie Casey, Winston Getty, and Alyssa Wicks attended the Farm Bureau Governmental & Global Awareness Institute in Albany, NY, over the course of two days. More than 100 FFA members from across New York State convened at the Capitol to meet with legislators and learn how to advocate for agriculture in their schools, their communities and their State.

On Monday, February, 8, 2016, students toured the Capitol building. While touring the Assembly Chamber, they met Assemblyman Bill Magee, chairman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. After the tour, students attended workshop sessions which discussed Agricultural Issues & Advocacy for various issues. The sessions were organized and executed by the State FFA Officer Team. Students also participated in a panel discussion that included an assemblywoman and a nutritionist working for the Beef Council. 

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, students met with Senator Elizabeth Little and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner. FFA members from Argyle, Granville, Greenwich, Hartford, Salem and Schuylerville school districts had the opportunity to tell their legislators how their Agriculture Programs & FFA Chapters have influenced their lives and communities. The FFA members attended a Senate session and were officially recognized during the session by Senator Patricia Ritchie, chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and others who spoke about the leadership and interpersonal skills that FFA allows students to develop, and the positive influence that the FFA has had in their constituent districts. They also attended the press conference held by Senator Ritchie, as she and her colleagues announced the "2016 Planting Seeds" legislative plan.

Hartford Central School District 5th and 6th Grade Teams are 2016 Battle of the Books Champions

Over 350 students from 47 teams competed in the 5th Annual Battle of the Books on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Skidmore College's Palamountain Hall.

Three teams represented Hartford Central School District in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels. The 5th and 6th grade teams took first place and were the only district to claim two victories. The 5th grade team won in dramatic fashion as they headed into sudden death in a three-way tie with Harrison Elementary School/South Glens Falls (placed 2nd) and Warrensburg Central School (placed 3rd). “The team did great under pressure and really pulled together to fight for the win. We are very proud of our three teams in how they prepared and conducted themselves in the competition,” said Monica Pollack, School Library and Media Specialist.  

4th Grade Team Members

Mia Amato

Kira Booska

Nate Fiske

Kassaundra McNall

Isabelle Reynolds

5th Grade Team Members

Sophia Anderson

Jade Booska

Mason Forbes

Kaylin Holcomb

Soleia Lamoureux

6th Grade Team Members

Emmaline Barker

Luke LaRose

Gabby McFarren

Ethan Parker

Emma Wade


How the Competition is Conducted:

Students in grades 3-6 prepare for the Battle of the Books for many months by reading five fiction and five non-fiction books. The teams, which consist of 10 or fewer students each, have tested themselves on every kind of detail imaginable, from the plot to the dedication. During the competition, they will have 20 seconds to answer a recall question, responding in the form of author and title. There are 32 questions per round. 

Each grade level competition is set up in a bracket system, and a first, second, and third place team is determined in the end. Each of the winning teams is awarded a trophy and a banner to bring back to their schools that can be displayed until the following year.