About Us

The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville Central School District (OESJ CSD) was formed in the 2013-2014 school year as a new school district after the December 2012 merger of the rural Oppenheim-Ephratah school district and suburban St. Johnsville school district.

OESJ CSD encompasses approximately 117 square miles and is located in the Mohawk Valley of New York State, between Albany and Utica, at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The district is rural in nature and the focus is on school and community activities. There is no major industry in the area, with the school district being the largest employer in the area.

Demographic information about OESJ:

  • Enrollment PK-12 – 726
  • Teachers – 79
  • Support staff – 82

OESJ Vision

The OESJ School District seeks to provide the best possible education for every student. We strive to maintain an excellent learning environment to ensure every student graduates from high school prepared for college and career success.

OESJ Mission

The mission of the OESJ Central School District is for every student to experience an enriching environment where they will master the skills necessary for 21st century learning and reach their full potential for applying knowledge. All OESJ students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful and authentic learning through teachers’ use of research-based, innovative instructional practices. We will educate our students to become lifelong learners, cooperative workers, quality producers and outstanding citizens.