Syracuse City School District

The Syracuse City School District is a public school district based in Syracuse, New York (USA).

Syracuse City School District
Syracuse City School District main office, Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
Central New York
District information
GradesPre-kindergarten, K-12
Established1848; 173 years ago (1848)
SuperintendentJaime Alicea [1]
AccreditationNew York State Board of Regents
Schools5 high schools
6 middle schools
7 K-8 schools
14 elementary schools
4 alternative schools/programs
BudgetDecrease US$364.9 million (2010–2011)
Students and staff
Students22,865 K-12 students[2]
1,253 prekindergarten children (2011–2012)
Teachers1,794 teachers
814 teaching assistants (2010–2011)
Other information
UnionsNYSUT, Syracuse Teachers Association


The former Syracuse Central High School, home of the Institute of Technology

High schoolsEdit

Middle schools (6-8)Edit

  • Clary Middle School
  • Danforth Middle School
  • Expeditionary Learning Middle School
  • Grant Middle School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Westside Academy at Blodgett Middle School
  • Bellevue Middle School Academy (Now closed)
  • Levy Middle School (Now closed but has recently housed two schools)

Elementary schools (K-5)Edit

  • Bellevue Elementary School
  • Delaware Elementary School (Currently being phased out)
  • Dr. King Magnet School
  • Dr. Weeks School
  • Franklin Magnet School
  • Hughes Magnet School (Currently being phased out into Syracuse Latin)
  • LeMoyne Elementary School
  • McKinley-Brighton Magnet School
  • Meachem School
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Salem Hyde School
  • Seymour Dual Language Academy
  • VanDuyn School
  • Webster School

K-8 schoolsEdit

  • Aria S. Huntington School
  • Edward Smith School
  • Frazer School
  • H.W. Smith School
  • Roberts School
  • Frank C. McCarthy School (Closed)

Alternative schoolsEdit

  • Elmcrest School
  • Syracuse Renaissance Academy at Carnegie
  • William R. Beard School

Other campusesEdit

  • Central Technical Vocational Center
  • Early Childhood Program
  • Johnson Center

Say Yes to EducationEdit

"Say Yes to Education" signage, Syracuse Airport

The Syracuse Say Yes to Education and Economic Development program is a district-wide collaboration between Say Yes, Syracuse University, and the Syracuse City School District aimed at bridging the achievement gap between urban and suburban children by focusing on academic, social-emotional, health, and financial obstacles facing low-income students.[3] The following support systems are offered through the Syracuse Say Yes to Education program: annual and regularly reviewed individual student growth plans; tutoring; identification of strengths and weaknesses through student diagnostic testing; inclusive settings, curriculum, and support for students with disabilities and English language learners; after-school and summer school programs; counseling and family engagement; research-based academic programs such as International Baccalaureate often found in suburban schools; financial aid and college selection counseling; and mentoring.[3]

The Syracuse Higher Education Compact is a partnership between private and public institutions to "collectively provide the opportunity for Say Yes graduates in the city of Syracuse to attend college with tuition, fees, and books paid for."[3] As of February 2018, more than 100 colleges and universities were promising Syracuse City School District students free college tuition.[3]


  • Smith, Edward. 1893. A History of the Schools of Syracuse from its Early Settlement to January 1, 1893. Syracuse: C.W. Bardeen, p. 330. Available at Google Books


  1. ^ "Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea,' Syracuse City School District website. Accessed: 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ NY State Education Department, Special Education School District Profile, 2011-2012. Accessed: August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Syracuse University"[permanent dead link], Say Yes to Education, accessed November 17, 2010.[dead link]

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