Clary Middle School


Lisa Costanzo


Doug Kasouf
Vice Principal

Alison Dupree
Administrative Intern

DASA Coordinators:

Julie Daughton
Liz Strodel

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4411
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4413
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4053

School Address:

100 Amidon Dr
Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

7:50 AM-2:26 PM




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Clary Middle School Mission Statement

At Clary Middle School we instill in all students that they can and will learn. All students will grow academically, emotionally, physically, and culturally through a curriculum that is equitable, rigorous, and aligned to the instructional standards and assessments.
All students and staff will function in a safe, healthy, enriching, and culturally diverse environment where needs are addressed and met to the best of our ability.
Our Vision
At Clary Middle School, we demonstrate high expectations, collaboration, and great care to all scholars, staff, and families.

  • All students will engage in Higher Order Thinking questions, Personalized Learning strategies, and Small-Group Instruction in order to improve academic success
  • Students will take Cornell Notes across all content areas to improve note-taking skills as well as engage in Binder Checks to stay organized
  • Teachers will use Data Driven Instructional protocols in order to provide students with equitable access to rigorous curriculum that is aligned to the CCLS 
  • Teachers will assist students in Progress Monitoring their own academic growth using assessment data
  • Teachers will work to become Culturally Responsive Educators through professional development in order to meet the diverse needs of our students
  • Teachers will utilize the Classroom Hierarchy in order to promote progressive discipline and restorative practices to lower referral and suspension rates


School News
SCSD Students Attend NSBE National Convention SCSD Students Attend NSBE National Convention: Students from Clary, Corcoran, Ed Smith, ELMS, Grant, Henninger, Huntington, HW Smith, ITC, Nottingham, PSLA and Roberts recently attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. There, they had the opportunity to compete in hands-on engineering and science activities, hear speakers and take part in workshops to help expose them to the possibilities of a career in engineering.   Many were recognized with honors, as our students won in six ... more >>
Clary's Literacy Corner Clary's Literacy Corner: At Clary, our teachers, administrators and staff are focused on helping all students become more proficient in reading. We are determined to help our students become active, engaged, skilled learners and critical thinkers. We have some building initiatives and strategies that are aimed at helping our students do just that. We are continuing with our  Read to Succeed program  which challenges students to read 1,500 books by the end of the school ... more >>
Reminder From Clary School Nurse Reminder From Clary School Nurse: All 6th graders MUST NOW have their Tdap shots to stay in school. The rule used to wait for the 11th birthday but this in no longer the case-. ALL 6th graders must have Tdap to be in school. They must also have 2 Varicella shots ( chickenpox)  After this year, there are no more exceptions .   All students in 7th and 8th grade must have Physical exams on file in order to play sports. The physicals must include Ht, wt, Vision exams ... more >>
Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9) Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9): The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold a Community Engagement Forum on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13207 . The public is invited to attend.   There will be a brief presentation, followed by an open question and comment period.  The Board particularly invites comments and questions regarding School Climate, Culture, and Safety.   Documents which will be the ... more >>
SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th: The Syracuse City School District and Syracuse Police Department invite you to join a forum on the topic of safety and security in all of our schools. The forum will be facilitated by District staff and Syracuse Police. We hope you will join us for a discussion on this important topic. The forum will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 6 - 7:30 pm at Henninger High School (600 Robinson Street). All SCSD families are invited to attend. more >>

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Clary Clubs & Advisors
Yearbook – Mr. Wade                                                            
School Newsletter – Mr. Wade and Mrs. Downs           
WEB – Mr. Wade and Mrs. Downs                            
Student Council – Mr. Downing
Rocket Club – After-school program (Mr. Wade)
National Junior Honor Society – Ms. Kilpatrick
Chorus – Mrs. Pena
Musical Club – Mrs. Pena
Drumline- Mrs. McCoy

Clary Links

Clary Support Staff
Mrs. McCoy's Band Room
Peaceful Schools


Clary School Improvement Plan 2017-18
Clary DTSDE School Visit Report