The Horseheads Central School District includes approximately 4,400 students in five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The district is located in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier Region, north of Elmira and east of Corning. It is less than 30 miles from the Finger Lakes Region and ten miles north of the Pennsylvania border.
The school district was centralized in 1950 from 36 former union free and common school districts. Today, the district covers approximately 143 square miles with an estimated population of 25,000. Municipalities include the Town and Village of Horseheads, Big Flats, Veteran, Baldwin, Cayuta, Erin, Millport, and Catlin.
The Horseheads Central School District is highly respected for quality in every aspect of education. Excellence in education is the highest priority. High standards are set for students, then they are provided with the tools to be successful. Initiatives that enhance educational opportunities include
- Curriculum mapping
- Full-day kindergarten
- Elementary character education programs
- Intermediate school (grades 5 and 6) to provide a transition to the secondary grades
- Middle level education using the team concept
- Our own alternative/transitional high school
- Intensive scheduling at the high school level
Intensive scheduling allows high school students to spend more time in class while concentrating on fewer subjects. Similar to a college class schedule, students take four 80-minute classes each semester. Since instituting the schedule, the high school has seen an increase in students taking higher level courses, a decrease in discipline referrals, and an increase in the total number of credits students earn.
The opportunities offered in academic areas and technology are strong and improving each year. Each of the schools in the district has at least one computer lab with the most up-to-date equipment and software possible.
Arts and athletics programs are among the best in the state. Music and sports teams consistently bring home regional and state honors, and the drama program stages high quality performances each year.
In addition, each of the schools has a Site-Based Team made up of teachers, school staff, parents and community members. Site teams meet during the summer and throughout the year to work on action plans to increase student achievement.
Each of the elementary schools has hard-working parent organizations that provide valuable resources to the schools. Parents at the secondary level are involved in education as well, with parent support groups for choir, band, and athletics, and a Project Graduation committee that provides a safe celebration for seniors at graduation.
- Big Flats Elementary School (grades K-4)
- 543 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY 14814
- Center Street Elementary School (grades K-4)
- 812 Center Street, Horseheads, NY 14845
- Gardner Road Elementary School (grades K-4)
- 541 Gardner Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
- Ridge Road Elementary School (grades K-4)
- 112 Ridge Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
- Horseheads Intermediate School (grades 5–6)
- 952 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
- Horseheads Middle School (grades 7–8)
- 950 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
- Horseheads High School (grades 9–12)
- 401 Fletcher Street, Horseheads, NY 14845
- District Administration: (607) 739–5601
- One Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845
One Park Place
Elmira NY 14901
Admissions: (800) 935–6472
Operator: (607) 735–1800
Elmira College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college emphasizing both general and professional education in the belief that this provides the best preparation for responsible global citizenship and a lifetime of careers.
Each academic program is built upon strong general education in the liberal arts and sciences, with special attention given to the development of communication skills and the exploration of world cultures. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field experience projects related to career goals, and the College provides an unique range of other off-campus learning options, including a community service requirement.
Elmira College offers baccalaureate degrees in various fields including Business, Education, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Literature, Psychology, Political Science, Accounting, Theatre, History, Speech and Hearing, and several other fields of study in the sciences and social sciences. Elmira also offers Masters degrees in Education and Advanced Certificate Programs in Mark Twain Studies and Training of Trainers. In addition, the college provides courses during weeknights, weekends, and during the summer for Part Time or Continuing Education students.
The Elmira College campus is located on the North side of the City of Elmira and consists of over 40 acres and 25 buildings for instructional, residential, social, and cultural programs. Elmira College is also home to the Mark Twain Study, an octagonal study in which Mark Twain wrote some of his most famous works, including “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, and “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”. It is the home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies and includes the Mark Twain Exhibit in Hamilton Hall.
1 Academic Drive
Corning NY 14830
Admissions: (607) 962–9220
General: (607) 962–9011
Corning Community College offers an extensive yet affordable range of educational, cultural, and social opportunities to a diverse population of Full and Part Time learners. CCC focuses on student achievement by stressing quality teaching and personal attention. An emphasis on high standards of quality and technological advancement provides a flexible learning environment in which students are prepared for a life of service to their professions and their communities in a globally interdependent society. CCC promotes intellectual and personal growth, meets the educational needs of the community through transfer, career, certificate, and training programs, and enhances economic development.
The main CCC campus is located about 10 miles from Horseheads on Spencer Hill in Corning, New York. CCC also has a branch campus at Airport Corporate Park in Big Flats and a Criminal Justice Center featuring the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy in East Corning.
CCC offers over 45 programs of study in fields such as Business, Computers, Health Services, Human Services, Protective Services, and Technologies. CCC graduates earn a two year Associates Degree or certificate that prepares them for successful careers in Law Enforcement, Business, Auto Mechanics, Computer Repair, or as an Emergency Medical Technician.
303 N. Main Street
Elmira NY, 14901
Elmira Business Institute is a privately owned business college offering degree and certificate programs that focus on providing career training for fields such as Medical Assistant, Accounting, Legal Office Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Business Accounting. The mission of EBI is to enhance the ability of each student enrolled through career education.
EBI offers several student support services including a Career Placement Office that provides career placement assistance to EBI graduates for life. Other services include housing assistance, child care referrals, internship programs, and academic support.
Located in Langdon Plaza in Downtown Elmira, EBI may be the jumpstart you need to begin your career.