Dear Leyden Community,
It is with great pride that I have served as the superintendent of the Leyden High Schools since 2013. Between our two schools, we have approximately 3,400 students and we work every day to meet the needs of each and every student. We want them to maximize their potential and reach for dreams they didn’t even know were possible when they came to Leyden.
Our high schools are truly comprehensive, meaning that we have something for everyone as they work towards the next phase of their lives. We offer a robust system of supports to address any academic, social, or emotional needs. The district provides a variety of career pathways that lead to job-ready certifications. Leyden has been recognized for our outstanding Advanced Placement program that allows our students to earn college credit in our classrooms and with our teachers. Nearly limitless clubs, activities, and sports are available to allow students to connect with their classmates and with their school community.
Leyden is an award-winning district that has a national reputation for innovation and educational technology. Over 2,000 educators from across the country have visited Leyden to learn about teaching and learning in the digital age. Our staff and students have been recognized by national organizations for curriculum design, career readiness, and academic performance. More information on those awards is available on our website.
If you ever want to know what is happening at Leyden on any given day, you can log on to Twitter and follow #leydenpride. That is where our students, staff, faculty, administrators, and School Board members provide a wealth of information about the great things happening here every day. Our schools belong to our students and our community. We all appreciate the opportunity and responsibility to make high school the best experience possible for our students while they are here and after they graduate.
With Leyden Pride,
Dr. Nick Polyak