Syracuse City School District

725 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13210-2395
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Syracuse City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public elementary schools serving 13,153 students in Syracuse City School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New York.
Public Elementary Schools in Syracuse City School District have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the New York public elementary school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New York public elementary school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
31 Schools
3,684 Schools
# Students
18,742 Students
1,759,927 Students
# Teachers
1,563 Teachers
151,317 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Syracuse City School District, which is ranked #1004 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 64% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#1005 out of 1020 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Syracuse City   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Syracuse City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Syracuse City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
77%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Syracuse City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.70
0.72
# American Indian Students
246 Students
13,510 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
1,198 Students
172,217 Students
% Asian Students
6%
10%
# Hispanic Students
2,748 Students
516,527 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
29%
# Black Students
8,971 Students
293,377 Students
% Black Students
48%
17%
# White Students
4,025 Students
701,079 Students
% White Students
22%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
4,063 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,534 Students
59,143 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
912
54,907
# Students in K Grade:
1,318
172,061
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,314
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,299
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,306
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,388
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,336
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,314
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,407
164,449
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,434
164,890
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,389
23,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,330
22,793
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,262
20,701
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,463
20,324
# Ungraded Students:
270
27,391

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,076 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $28,985 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$526 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Syracuse City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$543 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Syracuse City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$28,076
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Syracuse City   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$28,985
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Syracuse City   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Syracuse City School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Syracuse Latin School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
345 Jamesville Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 435-4606
Grades: PK-8
| 672 students
Rank: #22.
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4942 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13205
(315) 435-6416
Grades: 6-8
| 177 students
Rank: #33.
Lemoyne Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1528 Lemoyne Ave
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 435-4590
Grades: PK-5
| 369 students
Rank: #44.
Edward Smith K-8 School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1106 Lancaster Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 435-4650
Grades: PK-8
| 687 students
Rank: #55.
Huntington K-8 School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Sunnycrest Rd
Syracuse, NY 13206
(315) 435-4565
Grades: PK-8
| 883 students
Rank: #66.
Salem Hyde Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Durston Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 435-4570
Grades: PK-6
| 495 students
Rank: #77.
Grant Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Grant Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 435-4433
Grades: 6-8
| 653 students
Rank: #88.
Porter Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
512 Emerson Ave
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-4625
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #99.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
428 S Alvord St
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 435-4550
Grades: PK-5
| 687 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Bellevue Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
530 Stolp Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207
(315) 435-4520
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Van Duyn Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Loomis Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207
(315) 435-4660
Grades: PK-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1212.
Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1130 Salt Springs Rd
Syracuse, NY 13224
(315) 435-4490
Grades: PK-8
| 813 students
Rank: #1313.
Webster Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Wadsworth St
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 435-4670
Grades: PK-5
| 641 students
Rank: #1414.
Frazer K-8 School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
741 Park Ave
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-4555
Grades: PK-8
| 819 students
Rank: #1515.
Lincoln Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1613 James St
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 435-4450
Grades: 6-8
| 553 students
Rank: #1616.
Clary Middle School
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Amidon Dr
Syracuse, NY 13205
(315) 435-4411
Grades: 6-8
| 307 students
Rank: #1717.
Mckinley-brighton Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
141 W Newell St
Syracuse, NY 13205
(315) 435-4605
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #1818.
Roberts K-8 School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
715 Glenwood Ave
Syracuse, NY 13207
(315) 435-4635
Grades: PK-8
| 596 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Meachem Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
171 Spaulding Ave
Syracuse, NY 13205
(315) 435-4610
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Steam At Dr King Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
416 E Raynor Ave
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-4580
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #2121.
Syracuse Stem At Blodgett
(Math: 2% | Reading: 9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
312 Oswego St
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-4386
Grades: 6-8
| 371 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Brighton Academy
(Math: 2% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1607 S Geddes St
Syracuse, NY 13207
(315) 435-4535
Grades: 6-8
| 360 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Dr Weeks Elementary School
(Math: 2% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
710 Hawley Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 435-4097
Grades: PK-5
| 745 students
Rank: #2424.
Delaware Primary School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 3%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 S Geddes St
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-4540
Grades: PK-6
| 473 students
Rank: #2525.
Seymour Dual Language Academy
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: 2%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
108 Shonnard St
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 435-4645
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 31 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 18,742 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : 77% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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