District Office

District Office

james bennefield

It is with great pleasure that I begin the school year as the new superintendent of the Argyle Central School District. I was drawn to this district because of its reputation as a close knit community that is very supportive of the school district and its programs, educational initiatives and athletics.           

I began my career in education by teaching grade 5-8 social studies at the St. Mary’s School of Ticonderoga.  I then went on to work as a high school social studies teacher and then the middle school assistant principal at Attica Central School near Rochester, NY.  Most recently I have been at Hudson Falls Central School; eight years as the middle school assistant principal and twelve years as the high school principal. 

My wife, Renee and I live in Kingsbury and have two daughters, Sydney and Faith. When I am not at work or with my family and friends you can find me on my motorcycle! 

The most important goal I have for the upcoming school year is to have our student body attend school on time and on a regular basis. Did you know that when students miss a day of school it actually puts them two days behind their classmates? Students with good attendance generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more. 

I speak for the faculty, staff, and administration when I say we are dedicated to working with all families to assist you in getting your student(s) to school on a regular basis. Our partnership is vital and we have ways and resources to assist you. We all want to see our student body be successful and that starts with good attendance.  

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you as we embark on a great year here at Argyle Central School. 


Jim Bennefield

Superintendent of Schools