Horseheads Central School District

Horseheads Central School District is a school district in Horseheads, New York. It is one of three districts in Chemung County, located in Upstate New York's Southern Tier Region. The district has an estimated population of 25,000, spanning some 143 square miles. The district serves the towns of Big Flats, Catlin, Cayuta, Erin, Horseheads, and Veteran; the villages of Horseheads and Millport; and the hamlets of Breesport and Pine Valley, all in Chemung County.[4] Thomas Douglas is Superintendent of Schools.

Horseheads Central School District
District information
Motto"Quality Education for All"
GradesPre-kindergarten, K-12
EstablishedApril 27, 1950 (1950-04-27)[1]
SuperintendentThomas Douglas
Accreditation(s)Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools New York State Board of Regents
Budget$73,641,191 (2015-2016 Adopted Budget)[2]
NCES District ID3614850
Students and staff
Student–teacher ratiostudent/teacher: 14.37
Athletic conferenceNYSPHAA Southern Tier Athletic Conference[3]
District mascotHorseheads Blue Raiders
ColorsBlue and White   
Other information

It has been named one of the best 100 school districts in the United States for Music Education in the United States.[5] This program has worked with guest conductors and composers such as Douglas Akey, Frank Ticheli, Andrew Boysen, David Holsinger, Chris Tucker, and Timothy Mahr.[6]

Board of education edit

The board is made up of nine voting members elected by the community and one student representative, a non-voting member appointed by the superintendent. Current board members are:[7]

  • Warren Conklin, President
  • Elizabeth O'Dell, Vice President
  • MaryAnne Corbett
  • Daniel Christmas
  • Kristine Dale
  • Doug Johnson
  • Erin Schiavone
  • Katrina Ungvarsky
  • open seat
  • Anthony Miller, Student Representative

Schools edit

It operates four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.

  • Big Flats Elementary School, Principal - Elizabeth Scaptura
  • Center Street Elementary School, Principal - Patricia Sotero
  • Gardner Road Elementary School, Principal - Patrick Patterson
  • Ridge Road Elementary School, Principal - Anne-Marie Manikowski-Bailey
  • Horseheads Intermediate School (Grades 5–6), Principal - Michael Bostwick
  • Horseheads Middle School (Grades 7–8), Principal - Ron Holloway
  • Horseheads High School[8] (Grades 9–12), Principal - Kris Earl

Athletics edit

Horseheads Schools participate in the NYSPHAA Southern Tier Athletic Conference. The school district has 26 athletic teams, spread out over three seasons.

Fall Sports:

  • Boys Football
  • Mixed Cheerleading
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Swimming
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Volleyball
  • Girls Volleyball

Winter Sports:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Girls Bowling
  • Boys Bowling
  • Boys Swimming
  • Mixed Indoor Track
  • Mixed Cheerleading

Spring Sports:

  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Golf
  • Boys Track and Field
  • Girls Track and Field[9]

See also edit

List of school districts in New York

References edit

  1. ^ "Horseheads Central School District History". Horseheads Central School District. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Budget Edition" (PDF), News...from the Horseheads Central School District, p. 6, May 2013, retrieved May 9, 2013
  3. ^ "Southern Tier Athletic Conference-Conference Info". Southern Tier Athletic Association. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Horsheads Central School District-District Info". Horsheads Central School District. Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Where Are the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" in America?". Yamaha. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "Horseheads Middle School Band". Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Horseheads Central School District Schools". Horseheads Central High School. Archived from the original on May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Horseheads Athletics Sports". Retrieved February 29, 2016.