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
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: 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 >>
McKinley-Brighton Students Improve Literacy, Flexibility with Mindfulness Grant: Last year, select fourth graders at McKinley-Brighton received a set of yoga mats and enjoyed six weeks of yoga lessons – thanks to a  SCSD Education Foundation grant. The program was so successful that Speech-Language Pathologist Megan Luton decided to apply for another grant this year, with the hope of exposing more McKinley-Brighton students to the mindfulness, peace and focus that yoga can provide.   Thanks to the new grant’s funding, this year, a group of second ... more >>
Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes: Among the entire SCSD, Danforth Middle School saw the most reductions in chronic absences and office referrals in the first half of the 2016-17 school year. Principal Gene Jones attributes these improvements largely to the school’s use of data to target at-risk students and implement early interventions.   “We’ve used data to see where we need to make improvements, where our challenges are and where our strengths are,” Mr. Jones explained. “We also use data ... more >>
SCSD Students Named ‘Youth Unsung Heroes’: “He refuses to give up, and constantly challenges himself to be better.”   “Her love of learning is magnetic.”   “He has a positive attitude that is infectious.”   “She is an extremely positive role model for her peers.”   “He is a peacemaker who has a big heart.”   “She is genuine and takes pride in herself.”   “He is always willing to jump in and help his classmates.” ... 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