Award Year: 2017

Red Creek High School

6574 South Street
Red Creek, NY, 13143-0190

(315) 754-2040

Mr. Timothy James Gaffney, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. David Scott Hamilton, Current Principal

Title I School

Red Creek Central School District

School Website


To support all students in achieving their highest learning potential by providing the whole child with the opportunity, environment, and encouragement to meet these goals.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 53%
Red Creek, NY High School Faculty, Administration, and Staff

Red Creek, NY High School Faculty, Administration, and Staff

The Red Creek Central School District serves a rural, upstate New York community situated on the southeast shore of Lake Ontario. The district is among the neediest in the state with over 50 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch, 25 percent of our children living below the poverty line, and approximately 20 percent of Students with Disabilities. Despite these constraints, Red Creek families have always placed a high value on education. Our well maintained campus features a state of the art recreation center used by students and community members of all ages.

Red Creek has a tradition of academic excellence consistently ranking in the top 10 of 431 districts in Upstate New York on Buffalo's Business First Achievement Index which takes into account poverty and achievement. Students are given the opportunity to self-select challenging AP and college courses. Our 1-to-1 Chromebook program gives every student access to their teachers and online tools to support success. Red Creek is known statewide for winning athletic teams, particularly soccer. Our Envirothon and Science Olympiad teams are perennial state contenders. Students regularly win State and National Awards in music, literature, and art. Red Creek is also unique in the region for welcoming a large number of International Students from widespread countries such as China, Brazil, Italy, and Thailand.

At Red Creek we make learning personal. Our small size and single campus allows us to develop strong lasting relationships between our students and the educators who work every day to help make their dreams come true!