Phoenix schools earn national honor for music education

The Phoenix Central School District continues to earn national recognition for its rich music tradition and dedication to music education. For the 14th consecutive year, the district was named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education.”

The designation is given annually by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) to school districts for the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders and their support for music education as part of a well-rounded education for all children.

“Your collective efforts have been instrumental in making music part of a well-rounded education for every child,” said a NAMM spokesperson. “We applaud your community's unwavering commitment to creating an environment where each child can learn and grow with music.”

Phoenix Central School District was recognized as one of 975 school districts across the country to earn the distinction for 2024.  

“This is the 14th consecutive year we are celebrating this honor, which is a testament to our music educators, our students and our community,” said PCSD Superintendent of Schools Christopher Byrne. “Congratulations to everyone for their dedication to make this award a reality year after year.”