School Profile

Sackets Harbor Central School

P.O. Box 290

Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Phone Number: (315) 646-3575


CEEB Code: 334975


2020-21 School Profile

Superintendent……………………………………………………………………Jennifer Gaffney

Building Principal…………………………………………………………….Amy Fiedler-Horack

School Counselor……………………………………………………………………...Ryan Tastor


School and Community Description


The Sackets Harbor Central School District services a small, rural community in upstate New York, one hour north of Syracuse and fifteen minutes west of Watertown located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Our School District has been rated as one of the most highly performing educational institutions in the North Country by The Business First Journal. All students in this school district are educated in one PK-12 building. The school district encompasses students from the Village of Sackets Harbor, the outlying Town of Hounsfield, and a small portion of the Town of Adams. The Village of Sackets Harbor itself is known for the important role it played in the defense of the northern frontier during the War of 1812. Today the Village is a summer tourist attraction known for its fine restaurants and boating.


Enrollment: 2020-2021


K-12th grade – 389 students


Seniors’ Post High School Education Plans


Class of 2021 (27 in class)

Four Year College                  59 Percent

Two Year College                  26 Percent


Academic Periods:


Seven per day - 38 minutes in length


Requirements for Graduation – Class of 2021


Course Requirements:                      English            4 credits          Social Studies           4 credits

                                                         Science            3 credits          Mathematics             3 credits

                                                         Health             ½ credit           Art/Music                  1 credit

                                                         Spanish           1 credit            Phys. Ed.                   2 credits

                                                         Career & Financial Mgmt.     ½ credit

Competency Requirements:   All students who are candidates for graduation must prove academic competency in the areas of math, reading and writing, science, and social studies. This is accomplished by having students take N.Y.S. Regents Examinations in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

A total of 22 credits including the above must be accumulated for graduation.


Grading System


A+ = 97-100               A = 93-96                    A- = 90-92

B+ = 87-89                 B = 83-86                    B- = 80-82

C+ = 77-79                 C = 73-76                    C- = 70-72

D+ = 67-69                 D = 65-67                    F – Below 65


·      The lowest passing mark is a 65 and the highest passing mark is a 100.


COVID-19 Grading System for the 3rd and 4th Quarters of the 2019-2020 School Year


3rd quarter grades were based on grades earned by Friday, March 13th, 2020.

4th quarter grades were issued as follows: 64= completed no schoolwork, 75= minimal schoolwork completed, 85= schoolwork completed at a satisfactory level, 100= schoolwork completed at a high level of achievement


College Course Offerings


College Credit courses through Jefferson Community College are offered to our students. Those courses are: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1, English Research and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Elementary Spanish 2, Elementary Conversational Spanish 2, Macro-Economics, Introduction to American Government, and Human Biology.


AP Course Offerings


AP United States History and AP Computer Science Principles


High School Course Offerings


English:  English 9, English 10, English 11, English 11 Honors, English Research and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Multi-Media Communications (this class creates our yearbook amongst other activities)


Social Studies:  Global History & Geography 9, Global History & Geography 10, Global History and Geography 10 Honors, United States History and Government, AP United States History, Economics, Government, Social Advocacy


Mathematics:  Fundamentals of Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Applied Math, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus


Science:  Exploring Physical Science, Earth Science, Living Environment, Human Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics


LOTE:  Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Elementary Spanish 2, Elementary Conversational Spanish 2


Fine Arts:  Studio Art, Band, Chorus


Health:  Health, Nutrition, Physical Education


Business & Computer Technology:  Computer Software Applications, Career & Financial Management


Graduating Class of 2020


Size: 37 students

Attending 4-year colleges and universities: 12

Attending 2-year community colleges and technical schools: 10

Military: 2

Employment/Other: 13

Number of the Various Diploma Types Awarded to our Class of 2020 Graduates


Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors with Mastery in Math & Science: 1

Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors with Mastery in Science: 2

Advanced Regents Diploma with Mastery in Science: 3

Advanced Regents Diploma with a Technical Endorsement: 4

Advanced Regents Diploma: 5

Regents Diploma with Honors with a Technical Endorsement: 1

Regents Diploma with a Technical Endorsement: 4

Regents Diploma: 12

Local Diploma: 4

CDOS Credential: 1


Class of 2020 SAT/ACT Averages


SAT                                        ACT

Total Score: 1113                   Composite: 24


Colleges Attended by Recent Graduates


Alfred State College, Binghamton University, Bowling Green University, CUNY Queen’s College, Eckerd College, Elmira College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jefferson Community College, King University, King’s College, Le Moyne College, Nazareth College, Pomeroy College of Nursing, Queen’s University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY Canton, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, The College at Brockport, The Culinary Institute of America, The United States Military Academy, University at Buffalo, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Utica College









































Updated on 9/29/2020

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