McKinley-Brighton Elementary

Mayra Ortiz


Eric Patterson
Vice Principal

Janel Milana
Administrative Intern

DASA Coordinators:

Eric Patterson
Suzanne Creekmore

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4605
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4000

School Address:

141 West Newell Street
Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

School News
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 >>
You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to host a series of Kindergarten Information Sessions! If you are a city resident with a child who will be five years old by 12/1/18 (born between 12/2/12 and 12/1/13), you are invited to attend. Information Sessions are an opportunity to meet the principal and school staff, tour a kindergarten classroom and learn about our Personalized Learning structure, discuss the kindergarten schedule, learn about school resources and Family Engagement practices ... more >>
OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools: In the 2016-17 school year, Onondaga Community College announced a partnership with McKinley-Brighton Elementary. OCC staff visited the school to help students make journals, create spin art to learn about centripetal force, create personal superheroes that are now on display in the new OCC Coulier Library and more. Students took field trips to the OCC campus to see what college life will be like one day. Both sides expressed appreciation for the partnership.   This year, OCC announced ... more >>
Boys Academy Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Develop Character Boys Academy Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Develop Character: Each morning, third through fifth grade boys at McKinley-Brighton break out by grade level to meet with Vice Principal Eric Patterson for a few minutes for a short lesson in character building. Students talk with Mr. Patterson and other adult male role models about discipline, dedication, self-motivation and what it means to be a positive male role model.   “We say our man creed, which is about pride, our future, our community and ourselves,” third grader Denim Hightower-Torrence ... more >>
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses and a cake.   “I like reading big chapter books,” LeMoyne summer school student Debora Yangwa, now a 6 th grader at Grant Middle School, said. “Reading helps my fluency ... more >>

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Important Information

Important Information for Parents
Please note that for the 2017-18 school year, there will be one Single Point of Entry at the Main Entrance of the Building on West Newell Street. School Doors open at 7:45 a.m. 


McKinley-Brighton Support Staff


School Improvement Plan 2017-18
Mckinley Brighton SIG Continuation Plan 2017-18
Mckinley-Brighton 2017-18 DTSDE Report