Welcome to the Commack School District: A Message from the Superintendent
On behalf of the entire Commack community, I am pleased to welcome you to the Commack School District. Our school district is high performing, expresses high standards, and has had a great deal of success with educating students in over 100 years of service. We have four primary (grades K-2) schools, two intermediate (grades 3-5) schools, one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). Class sizes at the elementary level are generally no larger than 25 students, and can be slightly larger at the secondary level. The high school is comprehensive, offering more than 100 electives for students in virtually every area. It also boasts one of the largest International Baccalaureate enrollments in the nation. More than 96% of Commack’s graduates move on to some form of post high school education.
Each of the district’s schools has an active Parent Teacher Association, with a districtwide SEPTA for parents of special education students. Please take the time to acquaint yourself with the PTA officers in your child’s school. Our PTAs provide important information about school events on almost a daily basis, and membership in the PTA is a good way to meet new neighbors who share a common interest.
The hallmark of a quality school district is the quality of its teachers. Each of our teachers is fully certified, with several having obtained distinction with National Board certification. Recently selected Teachers of the Year have been finalists in the New York State competition. You will find that your child’s teachers are uniformly caring and devoted to providing the best possible education to their students.
We are proud of the accomplishments of our students. Each year we have the opportunity to recognize literally hundreds of individual students who have distinguished themselves through academic or athletic prowess. We know that your child will find the same kind of success that all of our students have achieved over the years. Best wishes for a highly successful school career in Commack!
Donald James, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools