Syosset Central School District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Syosset Central School District serves the inhabitants of Syosset, a suburb in Nassau County, New York. It also serves the suburbs of Woodbury, parts of Plainview, Jericho, Oyster Bay Cove, and even very small parts of Hicksville.

The Syosset Central School District operates ten schools.

70 South Woods Road Syosset, NY 11791

  • South Woods Middle School-One of two middle schools

99 Pell Lane Syosset, NY 11791

  • Harry B. Thompson Middle School-one of two middle schools

98 Ann Drive Syosset, NY 11791

  • Village Elementary School-One of seven elementary schools

90 Convent Road Syosset, NY 11791

  • Berry Hill Elementary School-One of seven elementary schools

181 Cold Spring Syosset, NY 11791

  • Robbins Lane Elementary School-One of seven elementary schools

157 Robbins Lane Syosset, NY 11791

  • South Grove Elementary School-One of seven elementary schools

60 Colony Lane Syosset, NY 11791

  • J. Irving Baylis Elementary School

580 Woodbury Road Plainview, NY 11803

  • Walt Whitman Elementary School

482 Woodbury Road Woodbury, NY 11797

Village Elementary school was visited by politician Hillary Clinton in 1999, giving a speech to the school's students in the gym / theater area. She followed up her appearance with a personal tour of the White House for the 5th grade class of 1999 on their field trip to Washington DC. The class was thrilled to have the privilege to walk through the Rose Garden.

Village Elementary School was recognized as a 2006 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Village Elementary School was one of only fourteen schools in New York State to receive this recognition. In the 1992-1993 school year The Syosset High School was recognized as a U. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Harry B. Thompson Middle School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1996-1997. South Woods Middle School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1999-2000. Almost 7,000 students were enrolled in Syosset schools in 2012, making it one of the largest school districts in New York State. This district specializes in the arts with well recognized programs in art, voice, cooking, dance, theatre, band, orchestra, and photography. Syosset schools participate it county and state programs for voice and art. It also has 2008 state 3rd place winners in National History Day state competitions as well as first place prizes in regionals. It also has an intensive mandatory foreign language program with Kindergarten Russian, 1st grade Chinese, grade 2-4 Italian, Spanish, or French, and grade 5 Latin. In middle school (grades 6-8) students choose from Spanish, Italian, and French. In high school (grades 9-12) students stick with their first language (Italian, French, or Spanish) and can take an additional language, including Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and American Sign Language.

Syosset was rated 4th best school district in New York state and 16th overall in the nation.