The Office of Elementary/K8 Education provides operational and instructional support to nearly 10,000 students in 21 elementary and K-8 schools.
The Syracuse City School District elementary and K8 schools are committed to all students meeting and exceeding the New York State Learning Standards and provide daily instruction in:
- Reading, writing, listening and speaking across all content areas
- Mathematical thinking, problem solving, and skill acquisition
- Content and procedural instruction in science, social studies and health
- Higher-order thinking skills integrated across content areas
Special subject areas are an integral part of the elementary school experience. Instruction in vocal music, instrumental music, art and physical education provide a well-rounded experience for all students. In addition, student-centered Library Media Centers in each school, staffed by licensed professionals, serve as a focal point for literacy.
Average Class Sizes
- Primary (K-3) 24:1
- Intermediate (4-5) 27:1