HW Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Theresa Haley
Vice Principals
Victor Ciciarelli
Michele Zappala

Administrative Intern
Justin T. Petranchuk
DASA Coordinators
Victor Ciciarelli
Allia Abughoush-Williams
Main Office
(315) 435-4490
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4490
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6413
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4494
School Hours 
7:45 AM - 2:15 PM

Half Day Dismissal Time
10:30 AM
School Address 
1130 Salt Springs Road |
Syracuse, NY 13224







Our Mission
To cultivate all students’ academic, social and emotional skills in preparation for success in high school and beyond.

Our Vision
To be highly regarded for academic excellence where every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment.

Highly Regarded: A school where the district and state recognize the progress towards the highest attendance rate, the lowest incidents in discipline, and the highest scores on NYS assessments.

Student Friendly Vision
To become the best K-8 school in Syracuse.


Black History Month Celebration

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This Location offers School-Based Health

FREE medical, dental & mental health care for students

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Important Information
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) 435-4490 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.


News & Updates
NSBE Students Recognized at Regional Competition NSBE Students Recognized at Regional Competition: Students in the SCSD National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) program earned impressive honors at this year’s NSBE Fall Regional Competition and Conference.   In the Ten80 racing challenge, students were tasked with fixing and driving a race car, without crashing, through a rigorous course. Aleda Guerraro (ITC) won first place; Kellen Hicks (Nottingham) won second place; and Adrian Alnutt (Grant) was a runner up. In the Technical Innovations Competition, students were ... more >>
SCSD and Wegmans to Host Several Vaccination Clinics This Fall SCSD and Wegmans to Host Several Vaccination Clinics This Fall: The Syracuse City School District, in partnership with Wegmans, is pleased to offer several vaccination clinics this fall. We hope you will join us! The following vaccines will be offered at each of the upcoming clinics:   COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Pfizer Bivalent Vaccine – Booster dose for 12 years old and older Moderna Vaccine - 3 & 4 year olds Pfizer Vaccine - 1st & 2nd dose for ages 5-11   Flu Vaccine Flu Vaccine 2 years old and up Senior Flu  ... more >>
SCSD Staff Inspired at District’s Version of TED Talks SCSD Staff Inspired at District’s Version of TED Talks: More than 130 staff were inspired by their colleagues at the first-ever Syracuse Excellence and Desire (SED) Talk – an SCSD version of TED Talks – this August. The District’s Coordinating Committee for Professional Development (CCPD) organized the event, which they hope to become an annual occurrence, to help unite District staff in a shared positive mindset as the new school year begins. With the theme “Rekindling Our Purpose: Why We Are Here,” more than ... more >>
Elementary Students Become Published Illustrators through Boundless Books Program Elementary Students Become Published Illustrators through Boundless Books Program: Second grade students at Franklin and HW Smith are now published authors, thanks to the Boundless Books project and their own creativity!   In “Layla The Stripeless Tiger,” HW Smith students in Cathy Kennedy’s class wrote a story about a tiger named Layla. The problem? Layla didn’t have stripes, and she was made fun of as a result.   Working with local author Mark Eischen, each week, students worked together to develop their story – choosing not only ... more >>
HW Smith Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr. HW Smith Presents Its 2022 Spring Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr.: We invite you to Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking. Adapted from Disney's Broadway production ... more >>

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