• Why York?

    • We have one of the highest graduation rates in the State (average of 94% over the past five years).
    • We offer 10 Advanced Placement Courses.
    • We offer up to 64 college credits through dual-credit courses.
    • We are fiscally responsible.  The average tax levy increase over the past three years has been 0.91%.  We have been below the rate of inflation and the NYS tax cap all three years as well.
    • We focus on character education and good citizenship through our Golden Knights’ Way.
    • We offer 11 different interscholastic sports for girls and boys at the modified, JV, and Varsity levels.
    • We offer a full slate of extracurricular club opportunities including a world-class Odyssey of the Mind program.
    • Our fine arts and drama departments offer outstanding courses, plays, and musicals.
    • Our campus has wireless Internet access and all students have a tablet or laptop computer assigned to them.
    • Our buildings, grounds, and transportation fleet are safe, clean, and well maintained.
    • Our school nutrition program has high participation rates due to the quality meals prepared with care by our staff.
    • We have a dedicated PTA providing many student activities.
    • You will receive personal attention in a tight-knit school community.

    This is the Golden Knights’ Way


    The Community:

    The 67-square mile York Central School District is located amid the lush farmland of northwestern Livingston County, about 35 miles southwest of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. Included in the district are the hamlets of York, Leicester, Cuylerville, Fowlerville, Piffard, Retsof, Greigsville, Wadsworth, and Linwood. Major sources of employment include dairy and crop farming, Tabtronics, Atofina, Arkema, American Rock Salt, and CPAC. Many area residents commute to Rochester for employment.

    The area offers a multitude of cultural and educational benefits. Colleges and universities serving the region include the University of Rochester, St. John Fisher and Nazareth Colleges, Rochester Institute of Technology, the State University College at Brockport, and the State University at Geneseo, located just five miles to the east.

    York's location provides easy access to the recreational opportunities of the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley, including nearby Letchworth State Park, home of the magnificent Genesee River gorge known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."  York School District is also home to the Abbey of the Genesee where Monks' Bread is made.


    School Facilities, Programs, and Staff:

    York Central School District, covering a geographical area of roughly 67-square-miles, serves approximately 735 students in a single Pre-K-12 complex that includes two cafeterias, two libraries, three gymnasiums, and a newly renovated 500-seat auditorium.  We offer 10 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and several dual college-credit courses through agreements with GCC and Alfred State.

    Approximately 90 full-time faculty and 65 support personnel make up the staff at York Central. The district's administrative team includes the Superintendent of Schools, Elementary Principal, Middle/High School Principal, School Business Administrator, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Pupil Personnel Services Director. Other professional and support personnel include: three school counselors, one full-time school nurse (R.N), one part-time school nurse (L.P.N.), one library media specialist, director of instructional technology, director of food service, director of buildings and grounds, and director of transportation.