Clyde–Savannah Central School District

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Clyde-Savannah Central School District
Clyde, New York
United States
District information
Type Public (government funded)
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established 1966 (1966)
Superintendent Michael Hayden
Schools 3
District ID 3607860[1]
Students and staff
Students 870
Teachers 73.35
Student-teacher ratio 11.86:1
District mascot Golden Eagles
Colors Purple and Gold          
Other information
Assistant Superintendent - Curriculum & Instruction Belinda Crowe
Assistant Superintendent - Business Mary Beth Uetz
Website Clyde-Savannah Central School District

Clyde–Savannah Central School District is a public school district in New York State, USA that serves approximately 870 students in the villages of Clyde and Savannah in Wayne County.[2][3]

The average class size is 17 students (all grades).[4]

Michael C. Hayden is the Superintendent of Schools.[2]

Administration/Board of Education[edit]

The Board of Education (BOE) consists of 9 members who serve rotating 3-year terms. Elections are held each May for to vote on board members and the School District Budget.

  • Sandi Bastedo, President
  • Richard Drahms, 1st Vice President
  • Veronica Dapolito, 2nd Vice President
  • Fred Baker
  • Barbara Caprilla
  • Holly Drahms
  • David Secor
  • John Sloan
  • vacant[5]

Former superintendents[edit]

  • George Batterson–?-2001
  • Paul R. Doyle–2001–2004
  • Richard A. Drahms–2004–2006
  • Marilyn Barr–2006–2009
  • Theresa Pulos 2009-2014


The District's 82% graduation rate exceeds the State Standard of 55%.[4]

Clyde-Savannah High School[edit]

Clyde-Savannah High School
215 Glasgow Street
Clyde, NY 14433
School code 331405
NCES School ID 360786000559[6]
Principal Craig Pawlak
Teaching staff 21.61
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 273 (2013)
Student to teacher ratio 12.63:1
Hours in school day 7
Athletics conference NYSPHSAA
Team name Golden Eagles

Clyde-Savannah High School, formerly Clyde-Savannah Junior/Senior High School, is located at 215 Glasgow Street and serves grades 9 through 12. The current principal is Dr. Craig Pawlak.[7]


Until fall 2011, the high school served grades 7 through 12. After the closure of the middle school building, the middle school moved to the high school building and the 7th and 8th grades were then considered to be part of the middle school.

Selected former principals[edit]

  • Anthony J. Patanzo–?-2005
  • Matthew Motala–2005–2006

Selected former Dean of Students/Athletics[edit]

  • Kevin Rhinehart–2006-2007
  • Larry Hartwell– ?-2011

Aerial View[edit]

Clyde-Savannah Middle School[edit]

Clyde-Savannah Middle School
215 Glasgow Street
Clyde, NY 14433
NCES School ID 360786006290[8]
Principal Jennifer Kelly
Teaching staff 12.91
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 184 (2013)
Student to teacher ratio 14.25:1
Hours in school day 7

Clyde-Savannah Middle School is located in the same building as the high school.


The Middle School, formerly known as Savannah Elementary School, originally served grades 5 and 6 and was located on School Street in Savannah, New York. The Middle School building closed in 2011, moving 5th graders to the Clyde elementary building and 6th graders to the high school building. The middle school was then redefined to consist of grades 6 through 8, and to exist within the same building as the high school. The current principal is Jennifer Kelly.

Former principals[edit]

Reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Lynne Baker-Osserman–?-2004 (named Director of Special Education - Waterloo Central School District)
  • Belinda Crowe–2005-2014 (named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction)

Clyde-Savannah Elementary School[edit]

Clyde Elementary
212 East DeZeng Street
Clyde, NY 14433
Type Public, Coeducational
NCES School ID 360786000558[9]
Principal Kathryn Lumb
Teaching staff 32.01
Grades Pre-K-5
Enrollment 413 (2013)
Student to teacher ratio 12.9:1
Hours in school day 6.5

Clyde-Savannah Elementary School, formerly Clyde Elementary School, is located at 212 East DeZeng Street and serves grades Pre-K through 5. The current principal is Kathryn Lumb.


The elementary school originally served kindergarten through 4th grade. After the closure of the middle school building, 5th grade was moved to the Clyde elementary building.

Selected former principals[edit]

  • James Sebring–?-2000
  • William Schmidt–2000–2009
  • Tom Castellano– 2009-2014

Other information[edit]

In April 2008, the district won a Safety Excellence award from the school system's prime insurer, Utica National Insurance Group. Of 340 schools, 54 of them –including Clyde-Savannah– received Titanium Plus status and a $500 award. To earn the award, the district documented 124 safety-related items. Dean of Students Larry Hartwell says, "We've practiced just about everything in the emergency handbook...." The state-mandated Emergency Management Plan includes detailed procedures for bomb threats, chemical spills on the railway in Clyde and severe weather. Clyde-Savannah schools have been set up with the Red Cross to act as emergency centers. If the schools must be evacuated, the district would set up a command post in the bus garage, sending all phone lines through there. If a chemical spill were to occur, the schools can immediately close all air-circulation systems that draw in outside air.[10]


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