McKinley - Brighton Elementary School


Mayra Ortiz


Eric Patterson
Vice Principal

Janel Milana
Administrative Assistant

DASA Coordinators:

Eric Patterson
Suzie Creekmore

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4605

School Address:

141 W. Newell street

Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

8:00am- 2:00pm


Our Vision

Create a whole-child centered school community of scholars. Where each scholar has a desire to:
  1. Continually improve their academic success.
  2. Build a collection of problem solving skills.
  3. Be mindful of their personal wellness upon leaving McKinley Brighton. 

Our Mission

McKinley-Brighton will provide a safe, supportive learning environment, with multiple personalized learning opportunities and partnerships with community organizations for each scholar to develop and strengthen the skills and knowledge to become a lifelong learner that is caring, respectful, safe, and responsible. 

Our Motto

“Our School, Our Family, Our Future” 

School News
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments and offices have compiled their most frequently asked questions - with answers - relating to the back-to-school season. Please see below for these questions, separated by department. If you have ... more >>
Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success: The Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy (SALA) started in 2013-14 with the goal of building internal leadership capacity within the SCSD. Rather than hiring external applicants for administrative and leadership roles, SALA was intended to help train leaders who are already engaged with – and passionate about – Syracuse City Schools.   This past school year, the 2017-18 cohort continued the program’s record of success.   “The most unique aspect of SALA is ... more >>
KiloWatch Program Helps SCSD Students Learn About Energy Savings KiloWatch Program Helps SCSD Students Learn About Energy Savings: This year, students at Ed Smith, ELMS, Frazer, HW Smith, McKinley-Brighton and Roberts have had the opportunity to help their teachers, classmates and custodians save energy and money in their respective buildings, thanks to the KiloWatch program.   “To me, KiloWatch is a chance to do some good,” Ed Smith sixth grader Arlo Milstein said.   At Ed Smith, one class continually pushes the limits of middle school innovation. Marc Hamernik’s class went beyond the program’s ... more >>
Upstate Oasis Program Brings Mentors to SCSD Schools Upstate Oasis Program Brings Mentors to SCSD Schools: “Which do you like better… reading or coloring?” Oasis tutor Rosalind NaPier asked a first grader at McKinley-Brighton as the youngster colored in an ‘About Me’ book. “Hmm…” the student pondered as she completed a crayon drawing of a monkey, her favorite animal. “I like reading better!” Thanks to a partnership with Oasis Tutoring through Upstate Medical University, first and third grade students have built a love of reading ... more >>
Classroom Energy Challenge Expands to Three New SCSD Schools Classroom Energy Challenge Expands to Three New SCSD Schools: By Nate Kennedy, Sustainability Programs Associate for Energy Training Solutions   The Classroom Energy Challenge, a program intended to help students learn about reducing energy consumption, has expanded to reach new students! Created in 2014 by the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board and Energy Training Solutions, the Classroom Energy Challenge engaged students in HW Smith, Frazer, Roberts and Danforth last year. This year, it is at work in McKinley-Brighton, ... more >>

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