The Phoenix Central School District, in Central New York, is located 15 miles north-west of Syracuse and 18 miles south-east of Lake Ontario. Phoenix is primarily a rural community, situated at Lock 1 of the Oswego River and Oswego canal, making it the southern gateway to Oswego County. It is conveniently located near Route 481, making it accessible to many fine parks, shopping facilities and restaurants. The Phoenix Central School District serves nearly 2300 students housed in three school buildings - Michael A. Maroun Elementary School houses grades K - 4, Emerson J. Dillon Middle School houses grades 5 - 8 and John C. Birdlebough High School houses grades 9 - 12. The Phoenix Central School District is committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students. The district’s belief is that each student will become a productive, responsible, confident individual with a strong academic foundation and the ability to make intelligent choices. Our staff and a close-knit community supportive of its students are our greatest asset in this endeavor.