Syosset Central School District

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The Syosset Central School District serves the inhabitants of Syosset, a suburb in Nassau County, New York. It also serves the suburbs of Woodbury, and parts of Plainview, Jericho, Laurel Hollow, Muttontown, Oyster Bay Cove, Hicksville and East Norwich.

The Syosset Central School District operates ten schools.


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Harry B. Thompson Middle School
    98 Ann Drive
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • South Woods Middle School
    99 Pell Lane
    Syosset, NY 11791

Elementary schools[edit]

  • AP Willits Elementary School
    99 Nana Place
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • Berry Hill Elementary School
    181 Cold Spring Road
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • J. Irving Baylis Elementary School
    580 Woodbury Road
    Plainview, NY 11803
  • Robbins Lane Elementary School
    157 Robbins Lane
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • South Grove Elementary School
    60 Colony Lane
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • Village Elementary School
    90 Convent Road
    Syosset, NY 11791
  • Walt Whitman Elementary School
    482 Woodbury Road
    Woodbury, NY 11797

Academic Performance[edit]

The Syosset Central School District is consistently ranked among the top performing school districts in the United States. As of the 2018-19 school year, Syosset CSD was ranked 4th in New York by Niche[1]. In this school district, 82% of students are considered proficient in Reading and Writing, and 89% are considered proficient in Mathematics.[2]

Board of Education[edit]

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Board of Education includes[3]:

  • Tracy Frankel, President
  • Rob Gershon, Vice President
  • Carol C. Cheng, Trustee
  • Christopher Di Filippo, Trustee
  • Andrew Feldman, Trustee
  • Anna Levitan, Trustee
  • Susan Parker, Trustee
  • Thomas A. Rotolo, Trustee
  • Chris Ulrich, Trustee

Early Regents Exams[edit]

In most schools throughout NY state, the NYS Regents Exam for Algebra 1 is administered in 9th grade. However, this test is administered in 8th grade for students in Syosset and some other districts in NY State. This practice gives pupils more time to study for the SAT's and for College.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1992-1993: Syosset High School recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[4]
  • 1996-1997: Harry B. Thompson Middle School recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[5]
  • 1999-2000: South Woods Middle School recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[6]
  • 2002: School district named winner of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award for excellence in arts education.[7]
  • 2004: Syosset High School named a Grammy Signature[8] for its music programs in orchestra, band and chorus.
  • 2006: Village Elementary School recognized as No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.[9]
  • 2008: New York State History Day Contest winners: Third place, Junior Group Performance; First place, Senior Historical Paper[10]
  • 2009: Two semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search[11]
  • 2019: Syosset CSD was ranked 4th in New York[12]

General Information[edit]

6386 students were enrolled in Syosset schools for the 2014-2015 school year.[13] The district specializes in the arts with well recognized programs in art, voice, cooking, dance, theatre, band, orchestra, and photography. Syosset schools participate in county and state programs for voice and art..

The Syosset Central School District 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, French or Chinese. 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, or American Sign Language.

First Lady Hillary Clinton visited Village Elementary School in 1999.

External links[edit]


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  4. ^ "BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002" (PDF). Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002" (PDF). Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Honors and Awards". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "GRAMMY Foundation Announces 2004 Signature Schools". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network KCAAEN and NSBA Award Winners 2001 - 2015". The Kennedy Center. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "2006 Blue Ribbon Schools" (PDF). Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "2008 National History Day". Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "2009 Semifinalists". Society for Science and the Public. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
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  13. ^ "Syosset Central School District". Newsday. Retrieved August 18, 2015.