Clary Middle School


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Lisa Costanzo
Vice Principal
Doug Kasouf
Administrative Intern
Alison Dupree
DASA Coordinators
Doug Kasouf
Lindsay Thompson
School Hours
7:50 AM - 2:26 PM
School Address 
100 Amidon Dr. |
Syracuse, NY 13205
Main Office
(315) 435-4411
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4053
Guidance Office
(315) 435-5177





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Clary Middle School Mission Statement


At Clary Middle School, we promote intercultural understanding and build inquiring, knowledgeable young minds.  Clary Middle School students are active, honest, compassionate, life-long learners preparing for high school, college, careers and beyond, in order to compete in an ever-changing global society.
Our Vision

At Clary Middle School, we prepare and inspire all students to identify their unique path in order to achieve their greatest potential. Students, please remember to be Safe, Responsible and Respectful.

  • 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
Clary Students Organize Peace Rally to End Community Violence Clary Students Organize Peace Rally to End Community Violence: In one of her daily homeroom restorative circles, a Clary 8 th grader shared the news that her cousin had been killed. She was distraught, and her classmates wondered what they could do to help.   “We feel like the violence needs to stop,” Iyanla Jennings said. “It can be a domino effect – where one person shows kindness and that spreads.”   The class brainstormed and came up with many ideas, eventually settling on the concept of a Peace Rally.   ... more >>
SCSD Receivership Public Hearings Announced SCSD Receivership Public Hearings Announced: School Receivership Information Sessions have been announced. Attending these meetings will help you better understand how receivership will impact the operation of your child's school and will allow you to ask any questions you may have.    School Date/Time Location Dr. King Elementary January 29, 5:30 pm Dr. King Cafeteria Westside Academy at Blodgett January 31, 5:30 pm WSA Cafeteria ... more >>
Partnership with 4-H Program Teaches Middle School Students Healthy Living Partnership with 4-H Program Teaches Middle School Students Healthy Living: One day a week, students in the after school program at Clary, Danforth and Roberts enjoy lessons from the 4H Program from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, as part of Syracuse University's Liberty Partnership Program. Through this programming, students are engaged in hands-on life lessons focused around STEM, healthy living and civic engagement.   All of the lessons are hands-on, interdisciplinary, and cover a diverse range of skills and topics. This year, students ... more >>
Clary Students Learn Coding at Destiny USA Apple Store Clary Students Learn Coding at Destiny USA Apple Store: “I have a question,” Clary sixth grader Khaiam Cosby said to an Apple Store employee as he played with a drawing app on an iPad. “Can I take this home?”   Sixth grade students had the opportunity to visit the Apple Store at Destiny USA one morning – before it opened to the public! Employees showed students how to use a drawing app on the store’s iPads, make beats in GarageBand, code a video game and play with an Impossible Game Ball, featuring 20 challenges ... more >>

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No Uniforms
Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, Clary Middle School will no longer be a uniform school. However, we will still have a strict dress code and you can click the link at the top left to read our new policy.

Clary Links

Good Life Foundation Parent Climate Survey
Good Life Foundation Teacher Survey
Good Life Foundation Student Climate Survey
Good Life Foundation Non-Instructional Staff Survey
7th Grade Pride Survey
Clary Support Staff
Mrs. McCoy's Band Room
Peaceful Schools


2018-2019 Supply List
Clary DTSDE School Visit Report