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John Dittmann, Jr.

Kathy Lent


573 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13202


Main Office: (315) 435-4135
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4866


The Johnson Center's mission is to provide our students with the opportunity to learn a skill that can support them for life. We will accomplish this through our continued effort to keep our programs current and aligned with industry standards and post secondary educational opportunities.
School News
SCSD Ropes Course Offers Unique Teambuilding Experience: Have you ever wanted to try out a zip line? How about a giant ladder or a balance beam elevated 30 feet in the air?   SCSD students, faculty and community groups longing for adventure need to look no further than our own schools! Thanks to indoor ropes courses at Frazer and Corcoran and an outdoor course behind ELMS at Meachem Field, the SCSD community has access to these activities and more. At Fowler, a course is currently being rebuilt and will soon feature a rock wall.   “The ... more >>
SCSD Graduates Pursue Medical Careers at Upstate College of Medicine: Birx Allen (Corcoran ’08), Julio Chanelo (Corcoran ’08) and George Thatvihane (Fowler ’09, pictured left, with his mother) are making history at Upstate Medical University, where staff said the trio is the first group of three SCSD graduates to enter a College of Medicine class! The SCSD alumni will be graduating in Upstate’s Class of 2019 with their Doctor of Medicine degrees.   George, who gave the commencement address at Fowler’s graduation in May, obtained ... more >>
2nd Reading on 2015-16 Code of Conduct Scheduled: The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 4:30 p.m . at the Syracuse City School District Board Room.  The Special Board Meeting will include a 2nd Reading on the proposed revisions to the Code of Conduct, Character and Support .  The public is invited to attend. Documents which will be the subject of discussion during the meeting, if any, will be available prior to the meeting, at ... more >>
WEB Program Helps Rising Students Ease into Middle School: With new teachers, new friends and a new building to get acclimated to, the transition from elementary to middle school—and middle to high school—can be overwhelming.   To help students ease into the change, several SCSD schools have created transition programs. At the high school level, new 9 th graders at the Public Service Leadership Academy (PSLA) and the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) have the opportunity to participate in transition or bridge programs ... more >>
Bring the News to Life with NBC Learn: NBC Learn K-12  is an online resource with thousands of videos from NBC News that you and your students can use in classwork, homework, presentations and instruction. The Syracuse City School District has had access to NBC Learn since 2013, thanks to a donation from Syracuse University. We’re now happy to report that the district is making NBC Learn available to you through June 2016! Besides the historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive, NBC Learn ... more >>

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NYS School Review Report


Student Support Services Organizational Chart
Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D.
Superintendent Of Schools

Central Offices
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone: 315.435.4499

High Schools
Institute of Technology at Central
PSLA @ Fowler

Alternative Education Programs
Johnson Center/Adult Education
McCarthy @ Beard
MS Program @ Phoenix Ctr.

Middle & K-8 Schools
Clary Middle School
Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
Grant Middle School
Huntington Pre-K-8 School
HW Smith Pre-K-8 School
Lincoln Middle School
Roberts Pre-K-8 School

Elementary Schools
Delaware Elementary School
Delaware Primary
Dr. King Elementary School
Dr. Weeks Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Hughes Elementary School
LeMoyne Elementary School
McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
Meachem Elementary School
Salem Hyde Elementary School
Syracuse Latin
Webster Elementary School

Innovation Zone Schools
Bellevue Elementary School
Danforth Middle School
Frazer K-8 School
Porter Elementary School
Seymour Dual Language Academy
Van Duyn Elementary School
Westside Academy at Blodgett

The Syracuse City School District hereby advises students, parents, employees and the general public that it is committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, programs and educational opportunities, including career and technical education opportunities, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, Native American ancestry/ethnicity, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. More info