Northern Adirondack central school district



Located in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, the Northern Adirondack Central School District consists of a two-building campus, located in Ellenburg, New York, approximately 25 miles northwest of Plattsburgh, 25 miles east of Malone, and 25 miles west of Lake Champlain.

Our district has approximately 795 students -- 370 in grades K-5, 201 6-8, and 224 9-12.  We are a rural community of 8200 persons and cover 378 square miles, encompassing portions of Bellmont, Ellenburg, Altona, Beekmantown, Mooers, Churubusco, West Chazy, Lyon Mountain, Standish, Merrill, Dannemora, Chazy and Saranac. The district is the 4th largest geographic district in the state. Farming, the school, family-owned businesses, and a correctional facility are the main employers within our district.

We foster a family-oriented climate where the school is the hub of activity for our community.

Core Values

Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Tolerance, Self-Control

Our mission in partnership with family and community, is to educate students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Our vision is to provide a quality educational experience for students in a safe environment that emphasizes achievement, positive self-esteem and high moral character. School, family, and community will foster the essential foundation to prepare students educationally and socially to succeed in our diverse society.


Superintendent's Message

I am very excited to be at Northern Adirondack Central for the 2019 – 2020 school year, my first as your Superintendent.  It is my pleasure to work with you in the pursuit of greatness for our students and the entire school community.  

The 2019 – 2020 school year will be exciting for all, with some new staff members and the continued advancement of technology.  We must continue to work together to pursue high levels of academic excellence, and strive to be one of the best districts in Clinton County and the entire North country.  This is only possible with the continued efforts of our dedicated Board of Education, our positive leadership from our Administrators and their support staff, as well as the committed teachers and other staff who support and challenge our students on a daily basis.  

I am looking forward to experiencing the collective teamwork and sense of community that encourages the We Are NAC Strong motto which promotes great progress and opportunities for our students.  

Education is the primary foundation for everything.

Mr. James C. Knight, Jr.  Mr. James C. Knight, Jr.

Superintendent of Schools