Phoenix Central School District

Cultivating Student Success

Welcome

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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.

For Community

  • Welcome to our Community

     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.

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For Parents

  • Parents are Essential Partners

     

    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: 

    • Send their children to school ready to participate and learn.
    • Ensure their children attend school regularly and on time.
    • Ensure absences are excused.
    • Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.
    • Help their children understand that in a democratic society appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.
    • Know school rules and help their children understand them.
    • Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.
    • Build good relationships with teachers, other parents, and their children’s friends.
    • Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.
    • Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
    • Provide a place of study and ensure homework assignments are completed.

     

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