Welcome to Hadley-Luzerne Central School District

Hadley-Luzerne Central School District is located in the Adirondack Park at the confluence of the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers. Noted for its natural beauty and picturesque settings, the area supports significant recreation and tourism throughout the year. Our rivers, lakes, and mountains help define a rich, local heritage whose origins predate the American Revolution.


Historically, education has been a high priority for residents of this district. In the Hadley-Luzerne area, the first schoolhouses were built in 1791, even before the townships had been officially formed. By 1860, the area had at least 31 separate school districts, many of them one-room schools that served only a few students. Around 1925, state legislation encouraged areas like this one to consolidate these small schools in order to offer more programs and opportunities to students. In 1936, the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District was formed to consolidate the schools in Hadley, Luzerne, and all or portions of the six surrounding townships.


Today, HLCSD covers approximately 240 square miles in six townships in Saratoga and Warren Counties, serving a rural population of 6,299. It educates approximately 629 students in two school buildings: students in grades PreK-6 are located in the Stuart M. Townsend Elementary School, while students in grades 7-12 attend the Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School.



The Hadley-Luzerne Central School District, including the Board of Education, staff, students, parents, and community will work together to create a safe, challenging, nurturing and supportive learning environment for all of our students. “Every student will achieve his/her highest potential.”



Hadley-Luzerne Central School District will foster a positive, safe, and healthy environment that will enable every student to achieve his or her highest potential. The district will partner with parents and the community to empower students, celebrate in their successes, and support them along their educational journeys.

view from Potash Mountain


Lake Luzerne