Award Year: 2017

Clinton Senior High School

75 Chenango Avenue
Clinton, NY, 13323-1395

(315) 557-2233

Dr. Matthew T. Lee, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Clinton Central School District

School Website


Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 23%
Students performing in the High School Musical Over Here

Students performing in the High School Musical "Over Here"

Clinton Senior High School's foundation is built upon a culture that embodies the benefits of a tightly knit community to help foster and support student learning. At the heart of our success is our student body, which is comprised of a group of highly motivated, hard working, and deeply compassionate individuals who contribute to Clinton's welcoming, safe, and effective learning environment where all students can flourish. In addition to rigorous course selections, students dedicate countless hours after school to participate in numerous extracurricular activities that include athletic teams, competitive academic teams, extracurricular clubs, and performances in the arts. Clinton's students are also exceptionally service-oriented, with at least 25 percent of each graduating class recognized at commencement for completing over 150 volunteer hours in the community during their four years in high school.

Our students' dedication and commitment to their education is matched by the passion our faculty and staff members have for teaching and learning. Clinton teachers are lifelong learners who continually strive to perfect the art and science of effective instruction through job-embedded professional development and the implementation of best practices. In addition, teachers, counselors, and support staff take the time to truly know their students and use this knowledge to develop individualized academic plans that address the needs of the whole child. While teachers treat each student as an individual, they hold all students to highly rigorous standards and provide necessary supports, including differentiated instruction and additional time to ensure they reach essential learning goals. Through mutually collaborative relationships, students have the opportunity to enroll in dual credit courses with area colleges or enroll in classes on their campus. Focusing on each child's success in conjunction with a dedicated faculty focused on student learning, helps enable every student to pursue their chosen path, realize their potential, and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.