About Us

Welcome to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District

The History of BH-BL

Learn about BH-BL’s rich history, discover what we offer our students, and hear what it really means to be a Spartan!

Ensuring opportunities for learning, personal growth and social responsibility.

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District is proud to be one of the top performing school districts in the Greater Capital Region of New York State.

Our five schools have achieved an enviable record of pupil performance, staff accountability, and program efficiency. These accomplishments are a reflection of students who are intelligent and willing to work hard, parents who value education and push their children to excel, and a community that demands outstanding schools. These accomplishments are also a reflection of staff who emphasize basic skills and work to improve programs annually, yet recognize the need to work within a limited budget.

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district is a place where:

  • 90-92% of graduates go on to higher education each year.
  • The dropout rate is 1.5% or less each year.
  • Students achieve some of the highest average scores in the region on state exams.
  • The Regents Diploma rate is one of the highest in the region, and the majority of students go beyond state Advanced Regents diploma requirements and pass even more courses and exams to earn a BH-BL Merit Seal on their diploma.
  • Planning to improve programs and meet changing needs takes place year-round.
  • Parents & residents are involved in decision making at every level.
  • Programs are designed to support all students, from those who struggle to master the basics to those heading for prestigious colleges.
  • Disciplinary codes are clearly spelled out and consistently followed.
  • A reputation for excellence and stability consistently attracts top job candidates.

Test Scores & Other School Data

A summary of the latest test scores, graduation rates and other data in the New York State School Report Cards can be found on the State Education Department’s website (Note: BH-BL is listed under Saratoga County.)