Joanne Harlow


Leanna Kirch
Vice Principal

Dr. Cindy Watkins
Vice Principal

Daniel Evans
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Joanne Harlow
Mandy Richter

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4565
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4565
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4420
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-6517
Nurse's Fax: (315) 435-4470

School Address:

400 Sunnycrest Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13206

School Hours:

8:00 AM-2:50 PM
Middle School 

9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Elementary School


Our mission, as the HUNTINGTON PreK-8 School, as an educational center, is to ensure that all students work cooperatively to problem-solve, embrace diversity, master defined skills and demonstrate perseverance and personal accountability. This is accomplished by providing equitable opportunities through excellence in teaching and learning with a collaborative effort among students, staff, parents and community, in a safe, supportive environment.

Climate Survey


June 1, 2017
Dear Huntington Families,
As we near the end of the 2016-2017 school year, our teachers and support staff are working hard to ensure that students finish out the year successfully.  We are in the process of completing all of our required post-tests and state assessments (Science), preparing for Regents exams, registering for summer school, and planning end-of-year activities.   We are wrapping up units of study, planning for new curriculum in social studies and science, looking at student achievement data, and reviewing/revisiting our school-wide discipline and student support structures.  Staff are finishing out the year identifying strategies for improving instruction through Personalized Learning, and already planning for next year to ensure we return to our highly successful AVID programming in our middle school.  AVID helps us close the achievement gap for all students and put students on the road to college and career.  Our 21st Century After-School Program is coming to an end for this year, and thankfully we are in the planning stages for another year of partnering with the Boys’ & Girls’ Club for the 2017-2018 school year.

A major initiative successfully launched this year was, and continues to be, aimed at ensuring that ALL students are successful, no matter race or ethnicity.  At Huntington, building-wide and classroom culturally responsive practices support the achievement of all students.  We are excited to be embarking upon a unique collaboration with our ENL families by establishing a parent advisory group that meets monthly and engages in on-going dialogue and reciprocal communication.  The Huntington school community will continue to promote cultural responsiveness and appropriate responses to individuality and differences, as reflected in our policies, programs, and practices.

We also recently completed our yearly school review.  While we still have much work to do, the process highlights the school’s strengths and accomplishments.   For example, the rate of achievement of our ENL students surpassed that of our non-ENL students in several grades; the number of referrals and suspensions decreased significantly compared to last year for all sub-groups, especially for our students with disabilities.  Our systems such as PBIS, Class DOJO, and BIC have helped make this happen.  Our technology inventory doubled, and currently all classrooms have iPads or laptops and a large choice of digital tools for Personalized Learning, interventions, and progress monitoring.   Our students are highly engaged in this classroom model that meets the specific needs of students through differentiated support and learner-centered instruction.

As always, we greatly appreciate your commitment to your child’s education at Huntington.  We are partners and collaborators, and your child’s success depends on your involvement and support.  We look forward to next year with excitement and hopes for even greater success.  Have a safe and happy summer, and watch for our August newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and check out the PTO website for important information and dates as we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year!

Joanne Harlow, Principal
School News
Wegmans Partnership Brings Farmer’s Markets to SCSD Schools: Students in SCSD elementary schools recently had the opportunity to shop for their own produce, thanks to Farmer’s Market stands provided by Wegmans and the SCSD Department of Food & Nutrition Services.   The stands allowed students to pick fruits and vegetables to try for themselves and bring home to their families.   “The students loved having the opportunity to try different fruits and vegetables,” Huntington Principal Joanne Harlow said. “They especially ... more >>
Please Join Us for a Family Discussion!: You are cordially invited to dinner and a discussion with staff from the Office of Student Support Services, Office of Family Engagement and the Chief Ombuds Officer. The discussions will be guided by a series of questions about student support, discipline, the Code of Conduct,  and school climate and culture. All feedback from families and students will be recorded by table facilitators.   All families are invited to attend ANY of the sessions regardless of where your child attends ... more >>
Huntington Students Vote in ‘Battle of the Books’ Competition: First graders at Huntington experienced a unique way to make their voices heard – as well as a deepened interest in reading—thanks to a project led by Library/Media Specialist Denice Buchanan.   Selecting sixteen children’s books that the students had read in kindergarten or that she planned to read to them during their weekly library visits, Ms. Buchanan created a ‘Battle of the Books’ contest. All sixteen book covers were displayed on a bulletin board in ... more >>
Student Test Scores Show Increase in Achievement: SCSD students made strong gains in the first half of the school year, according to new data highlighting student growth on the STAR ELA and Math Assessments.   The STAR assessments are administered to students in kindergarten through 11 th grade each year in September, December and May and are a screening and progress monitoring tool, showing teachers and school staff students’ baseline knowledge, as well as areas for intervention, remediation or acceleration.   ... more >>
SCSD Students Learn to Value Each Other through Positivity Project: “What does perseverance mean?” Roberts fifth grade teacher Cheryl Coir asked her students. One by one, students called on each other to respond.   “Pushing yourself toward your goal!”   “That you keep doing what you’re doing, even if it’s hard.”   “You never give up!”   For about fifteen minutes a day, Pre-K through eighth grade students at Roberts form circles within their classrooms to discuss a weekly ... more >>

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