Cicero – North Syracuse High School

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Cicero-North Syracuse High School
6002 Route 31
Cicero, New York, (Onondaga County) 13039
United States
Coordinates 43°10′37″N 76°06′23″W / 43.1769°N 76.1065°W / 43.1769; -76.1065Coordinates: 43°10′37″N 76°06′23″W / 43.1769°N 76.1065°W / 43.1769; -76.1065
School type Public school (government funded), high school
Established 1967 (1967) (Cicero High School)
School district North Syracuse Central School District
NCES District ID 3621210[1]
Superintendent Annette Speach
CEEB code 331378
NCES School ID 362121002997[2]
Principal William LaClair
Faculty 138.43 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Key people Diane Clancy, Executive Secretary
Grades 1012; Ungraded
Enrollment 2263 [2] (2010-2011 school year)
 • Grade 10 785 [2]
 • Grade 11 738 [2]
 • Grade 12 719 [2]
 • Ungraded 21 [2]
Student to teacher ratio 16.35 [2]
Language English
Schedule 7:40 AM - 2:00 PM
Campus Suburb: Large
Royal Blue, Kelly Green and White
Mascot Northstars - Unicorn
Nickname C-NS

Cicero – North Syracuse High School is an American public high school located in Cicero, New York, United States serving tenth through twelfth grade students. The school is part of the North Syracuse Central School District.


Cicero – North Syracuse High School hosts grades 10-12 and serves approximately 2,300 students. The school principal is William LaClair. Cicero – North Syracuse High School is often called C-NS. C-NS hosts many extracurricular activities, such as student clubs and sports teams. C-NS is the home of the Cicero-North Syracuse "Northstars" Marching Band. The school hosts about twenty co-ed sports, with New York State Championship titles in men's cross-country running in 1989, 1995, and 1996, and in girls softball in 1989, 1999, 2004, 2006 and 2013.[3] In 2006, CNS won the Syracuse Area Live Theater Youth (S.A.L.T.Y.) award for best High School Musical with their performance of "The Music Man"[4] During the 2006-2007 school year, the school has hosted two school wide summits, one focusing on dress code.

In 2009, the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Varsity Winterguard were crowned as the WGI SA Class Champions, winning the National Title for the first time, with a nearly perfect score of 97.4. They received a Perfect Score in the Movement Caption.

In 2009, a math teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse was accused of robbing a bank at gunpoint.[5][6][7] He was previously arrested for stolen license plates. He was sentenced to 4 years in jail.[8][9]

In 2010, the Boys and Girls varsity basketball teams became Section 3 champions for the first time in school history.


C-NS faces the problem of overcrowding. As of 2010, the school reportedly served 2,300 students. Although many district restructuring plans have been discussed by the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education, there have been no changes made to accommodate this overcrowding problem.

Although the school experiences overcrowding, over 80% of students have passed all of the New York State Regents exams. As a result, the school was given a satisfactory report.[10]


  • Winterguard
  • C-NS Dance Ensemble
  • Student Government
  • SADD
  • GSA
  • IMAGES (Intelligent Minds Against Growing and Existing Stereotypes)
  • DECA (FBLA and DECA have now combined as of the '07-'08 school year)
  • Science Olympiad
  • Model United Nations
  • Math League
  • National Honor Society
  • Class Of... (Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Years)
  • Year Book
  • Student Engineering Club
  • Newspaper Club
  • Winter Drumline
  • Marching Band (
  • Youth Alive
  • ECOS
  • Insights Literary Magazine
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for North Syracuse Central School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cicero-North Syracuse High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "CNS Softball Record" Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "SALTY Awards 2006", Retrieved July 29, 2008.
  5. ^ "Cicero-North Syracuse teacher accused of Minoa bank robbery had prior arrest". 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Teacher accused of robbery made off with nearly $32,000 : News". 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  7. ^ "School reacts to math teacher's robbery arrest : News". 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  8. ^ "Former teacher Mark Gurniak sentenced to four years for Minoa bank robbery". 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Gurniak sentenced to four years in prison - YNN". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  10. ^ "School Report Card 2008", Retrieved July 30, 2008.
  11. ^ "Extra Curricular". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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