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
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 >>
Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9) Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9): The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold a Community Engagement Forum on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13207 . The public is invited to attend.   There will be a brief presentation, followed by an open question and comment period.  The Board particularly invites comments and questions regarding School Climate, Culture, and Safety.   Documents which will be the ... more >>
SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th: The Syracuse City School District and Syracuse Police Department invite you to join a forum on the topic of safety and security in all of our schools. The forum will be facilitated by District staff and Syracuse Police. We hope you will join us for a discussion on this important topic. The forum will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 6 - 7:30 pm at Henninger High School (600 Robinson Street). All SCSD families are invited to attend. 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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McKinley-Brighton Support Staff
Staff Calendar


Student Support Protocol 2017-18
Staff Handbook 2017-18
Master Schedule 2017-18
Duty Schedule 2017-18