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History of the Minisink Intermediate School

The Minisink Valley Central School District opened its doors to students in September of 1958. It currently enrolls approximately 4400 students from the surrounding towns of Minisink, Greenville, Wawayanda, New Hampton, Mt. Hope, Mamakating, and Wallkill.

Located in western Orange County, seventy miles northwest of New York City, the district incompasses 115 square miles of rolling hills and valleys. Although primarily rural in nature, the area has seen an increasing mix of suburban growth in recent years.

The MV Intermediate School is located on the main campus on Route 6, in Slate Hill. It was formed in 1991, in the original middle/high school, and includes grades 3 through 5 with approximately 600 students. There are 8 sections of 3rd grade, 8 sections of 4th grade, and 8 sections of 5th grade. 

The Minisink Valley CSD is located in an area of rich history.  Originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape, native Algonquin nations members, it derives its name from the Native American word for the area, "minisink". Early inhabitants also included Iroquois Native Americans. An area of rich farmland and wooded hills, it played an active role in Revolutionary War battles.