The Phoenix Central School District, in Central New York, is located 15 miles northwest of Syracuse and 18 miles southeast 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 state Route 481, making it accessible to many fine parks, shopping facilities and restaurants.
The district serves nearly 1,850 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. Administrators and school faculty/staff are committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students.
Our district believes 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.
The Phoenix Central School District is dedicated to educating students to develop desired moral, ethical, and cultural values, to stimulate and expand a continual learning process and to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, which will enable them to function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society.
The Phoenix Central School District is committed to a challenging educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students. Each student will become a confident, productive, responsible individual with a strong academic foundation, and the ability to make positive ethical choices. Our goal is to cultivate a sense of pride, character, and accountability in our students and community. The Board of Education, staff, parents, students, and community share responsibility for this mission.
The Phoenix Central School District community is located in the geographic center of New York State on the banks of the Oswego River. The District encompasses parts of seven townships located mainly in southern Oswego County and a small portion of Onondaga County. The area is rich with history and character with residents enjoying the breathtaking beauty of all four seasons.
A short commute to the south offers the conveniences of shopping centers, fine dining, theater, symphony, opera, as well as college and minor league professional sporting events. Heading north, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the serenity of Lake Ontario, world-class fishing, apple picking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Major employers in the area include Anheuser-Busch, Crouse-Hinds Company, Lockheed Martin, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Bank of America, Novelis and National Grid.
Parents/guardians play a significant role in a child's education. The partnership between parents/guardians and the school district helps create a positive, complete learning experience for each child. Parents/guardians are expected to recognize that the education of their child(ren) is a joint responsibility. To help ensure each student reaches their maximum potential, parents are asked to:
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