Clary Middle School


Doug Kasouf
Vice Principal

Lessie Williams
Vice Principal

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.



School News
SCSD to Host JSCB Phase 2 Meetings (Updated): Parents and guardians, as well as the general public, are invited to provide comments on Joint Schools Construction Board (JSCB) Phase 2 Tranche 2 projects. A meeting will be scheduled at each school that is being renovated. Meetings will consist of a brief presentation by the architect and Turner Construction, which will cover basic needs of the building and an overview of the design process. Attendees will then be asked to provide comments and questions about the particular building. ... more >>
Clary Garden Partnership Teaches Students Life Skills: In partnership with Cornell Master Gardeners, Clary sixth graders have been working on a special project: growing a garden, complete with orchard, beside the school.   There, they have planted lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes… even several trees and bushes that will grow plums, apricots, mulberries and more.   “We’re going to be growing foods that we can use for cooking and stuff,” Corlito Walls said. “I made a garden at my grandma’s house, ... more >>
Cougar CafĂ© Helps Students Gain Job Readiness Skills: Each Thursday, during all three lunches, Clary students have the opportunity to purchase a snack that gives back, thanks to the Cougar Café!   Funded by a SCSD Educational Foundation grant, the Cougar Café was created to empower students with the social, work-based and organizational skills needed to help them become college and career ready. In preparation for the café’s opening, students selected a logo, chose the name and identified the skills they would ... more >>
Clary Students Visit Zen Center, Find Inner Calm: Seventh graders at Clary started the year off with an English Language Arts unit on short stories that taught life skills, with a focus on the theme of developing inner strength. One story in particular, ELA teacher JoAnn Cooke explained, detailed a Samurai who had extraordinary inner strength and would only fight if it was absolutely necessary.   To bring the lesson to life, Ms. Cooke arranged for students to earn points for good behavior in class – with top point earners being ... more >>
SCSD Educational Foundation Announces 2016-17 Grant Recipients: The Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of more than $53,000 in grant funding for the 2016-17 school year. Thanks to the funding, 20 projects in 14 SCSD schools will now be possible, exposing students to unique activities in science, business, the arts and more.   A few of the projects funded this year include:   An English as a New Language (ENL) lending library at Dr. King Elementary, intended to help raise ENL students’ ... more >>

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Clary Links

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