McKinley-Brighton Elementary

Mayra Ortiz
Interim Principal


Eric Patterson
Vice Principal

Sophia Burden
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
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 >>
OCC Professor Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Create Journals: “Repeat after me,” Meredith Cantor-Feller instructed. “If I write it down, I’m one step closer to getting it done!”   The Coordinator of the Onondaga Community College Photography Program and Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts met with third graders in Ms. Keesler’s third grade class to help them make their own journals.   Students selected a colored paper for their journal’s cover, and then decorated it with drawings ... more >>
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2015-16 School Review Report
Back to School Supply List 16-17
McKinley-Brighton Support Staff


2016-17 District-Led Review
Barnes and Noble Bookfair
McKinley Supper Program 2016-17
October Supper Menu
McKinley-Brighton School Comprehensive Education Plan