Syosset Central School District
Syosset Central School District has a national reputation for academic excellence. It is ranked by Niche.com as the 23rd best school district in America, and Syosset High School is ranked as the 9th best in the state.
Syosset High School has a 98% graduation rate, with 99% earning Regents diplomas. Average 2018 SAT scores were 620 for evidence-based reading and 660 for math, compared with 530 and 520, respectively, nationwide. The co-curricular program includes musical performing groups, publications, service and subject area clubs and nearly 100 athletic teams.
Each of the three secondary schools—H.B. Thompson Middle School, South Woods Middle School, and Syosset High School--has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” and has received the “No Place for Hate” designation from the Anti-Defamation League.
The District has a commitment to provide a well-rounded education that cultivates inquiry, excitement and innovation in order to amplify students’ intellectual agility and cultural competencies. Syosset is at the forefront of incorporating computer programming into the curriculum with a newly-implemented K-12 coding program and has made significant investments in technology tools designed to enhance students’ learning experiences. The District is piloting flexible learning spaces to meet a variety of learning styles and activities.
Syosset has been named one of the country’s “Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation. The District was included on this prestigious list of the very best music education programs in America for the 20th time in 2020.