Clary Middle School


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Lisa Costanzo
Vice Principal
Jason Rutkey

Administrative Intern
Jonathan Hawa
DASA Coordinators
Jason Rutkey 
Lindsey Baracco 
School Hours
7:50 AM - 2:00 PM
100 Amidon Drive 
Syracuse, NY 13205
Main Office
(315) 435-4411
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4053
Guidance Office
(315) 435-5177





                   Leap into your potential;
                   you've got this,
                   PAWS down!

Clary Middle School Mission Statement

At Clary Middle School, we promote intercultural understanding and build inquiring, knowledgeable young minds.  Clary Middle School students are active, honest, compassionate, life-long learners preparing for high school, college, careers and beyond, in order to compete in an ever-changing global society.
Our Vision

At Clary Middle School, we prepare and inspire all students to identify their unique path in order to achieve their greatest potential. Students, please remember to be Safe, Responsible and Respectful.

Core Beliefs and Commitments

All students can learn and achieve at high levels.
Teachers have the greatest impact on student achievement.
Positive, supportive cultures are created by the actions of each of us and are essential to teaching and learning.
News & Updates
Clary Middle School Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: Aladdin, Jr. Clary Middle School Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: Aladdin, Jr.: Join Aladdin, Jasmine, and the fast-talking, wisecracking Genie as they discover mystical caves, take magic carpet rides, and outwit the evil sorcerer, Jafar. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite Alan Menken songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” and “Prince Ali,” as well as wonderful new songs added for the Broadway production. With new, colorful characters and nonstop adventure, Aladdin Jr. is sure to be a crowd-pleaser ... more >>
Clary Staff Engage in Important Dialogues Thanks to “The Talk” Clary Staff Engage in Important Dialogues Thanks to “The Talk”: In 2019, Clary Middle School students had questions. Why are they killing black people for no reason? Why is everyone so angry? Who was George Floyd and why does everyone talk about him?   “These questions are so steeped in a historical context that it seemed a daunting task for adults to address personally within their comfort zones, let alone something to be discussed through the awkward interface of Zoom in the early days of virtual learning,” Clary ELA teacher Alyssa McCray ... more >>
Join Us For a Participatory Budget Virtual Community Meeting! Join Us For a Participatory Budget Virtual Community Meeting!: The Syracuse City School District has awarded $5,000 for several school communities to spend through Participatory Budgeting (PB).   Students and their families will vote to decide the winning project!   If your child attends Clary, Lincoln, Roberts, Nottingham, Seymour, Bellevue or Corcoran,  please click here to share your feedback !    more >>
Receivership Hearings Scheduled for Clary, Lincoln Middle Schools Receivership Hearings Scheduled for Clary, Lincoln Middle Schools: School Receivership Information Sessions have been announced for Clary Middle School and Lincoln Middle School. Attending these meetings will help families better understand how receivership will impact the operation of their child's school and will allow families to ask any questions they may have.   Both meetings will be held virtually, with Clary scheduled for Monday, November 1st at 5pm and Lincoln for Wednesday, November 3rd at 5pm. Families interested in joining the virtual hearings ... more >>
SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th: October 8, 2021 Dear Syracuse City School District Families, Since the start of the school year, First Student, which provides transportation services for Syracuse City School District students in grades K-8, has been unable to maintain a sufficient number of bus drivers to adequately service the number of bus routes for our students. First Student has gone through an aggressive recruiting campaign to try to attract new drivers by offering increased wages and sign on bonuses; however, ... more >>

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Student and Family Supports are Available!
The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-4411 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

Clary Links

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Clary 2021-22 Receivership Report Q2