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About Us

Our school district, nestled in the rolling farmlands and hills of the historic Mohawk Valley, covers approximately 57 square miles and serves parts of the towns of Minden, Palatine, and Canajoharie in Montgomery County; part of the town of Danube in Herkimer County; and part of the town of Ephratah in Fulton County.

The Fort Plain Central School District, formed in 1951, serves approximately 850 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. FPCSD students are housed in two buildings. Pre-K through sixth grade are in the Harry Hoag Elementary School. Seventh through 12 grade are housed in the Jr./Sr. High School, which is ranked as a Silver Medal school by the U.S News and World Report.

We are proud of our excellent student performance, which can be attributed to up-to-date programs and the district’s capable staff, who are dedicated to the belief that all students should be given the opportunity to learn and become productive citizens.

Our district offers a comprehensive educational program from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, responding to the needs of all students by building a foundation of basic skills and emphasizing academic achievement. Our district offers a large number of extracurricular activities to students both through our own staff and facilities and through merged activities with our neighboring school district, Canajoharie Central School.

The Fort Plain community is committed to a holistic approach to academic excellence by relying on the district to develop multi-dimensional individuals – people of reason, responsibility, compassion and character. Our community has demonstrated this commitment by passing referendums for new construction and renovation, thereby ensuring that our students can achieve academic success in technologically current, safe facilities.

We hope you will visit our school to see the wonderful accomplishments of our students and staff. The meaning of partnership in our educational community is evident every day to those to live and raise families here. It’s woven into the fabric of the Fort Plain community and has enhanced the education of our students.

Mission Statement

The Fort Plain Central School District will provide each student with the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically in a safe, orderly and positive environment. Our goal is to enable each student to successfully compete in a rapidly changing global community.

Alma Mater (Original)

Words by Robert Minnich
Sung to the tune of Cornell’s Alma Mater

In the valley of the Mohawk,
Stands the school we love;
Royally she greets our coming
From her hill above.

When the sun’s replaced by darkness
And the shadows fall;
Proudly do the stars salute her,
Answering her call.

Years will go, but we’ll remember
Pleasures had while here;
And we will be always loyal,
Alma Mater dear.

In the version sung today, the third verse is omitted and the following refrain is sung after the first and second verses:

Flag we love, float for aye,
Old Fort Plain o’er thee,
We will fight to earn thy blessing,
Till Eternity.