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Welcome to the Phoenix Central School District

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.

Our Vision


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.

Our Mission


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.

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July 2, 2024

Summer Meal Program

Our FREE summer meals program runs July 8 through Aug. 16 in the MAM intermediate cafeteria. Enter using the student drop-off entrance! . . .

July 2, 2024

Welcome to Parent Square

Dear Families, We're super excited to share that we've introduced a new way for schools and families to stay connected at Phoenix Central School District! It's called ParentSquare, and it's all abou . . .

June 27, 2024

Hats Off to the Class of 2024!

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