The Corning-Painted Post (NY) Area School District, as it exists today, was formed in 1954 when 61 separate school districts merged into an enlarged city school district. It encompasses an area of 237 square miles mainly in the eastern section of Steuben County. The greater Corning area includes the villages of Painted Post and surrounding townships of Erwin, Lindley, Caton, Corning and Hornby. In 2000-2001, Corning has an enrollment of 5,840 students and 498 teachers Pre-K through 12. They are housed in eight elementary schools, two middle schools (6-8), and two high schools. A district-sponsored Early Childhood Education program serves 146 preschoolers in an elementary building used as an Early Childhood Center. About 60% of district students are bussed to school. Average SAT scores annually exceed state and national norms. Nearly 85% of Regents exams written in 2000 were of passing quality.
The active, growing Corning Area offers the corporate headquarters of two Fortune 500 companies: Corning, Incorporated and Dresser-Rand, excellent medical care facilities, a variety of shopping and live entertainment and the major tourist attractions of the Finger Lakes Wineries and Corning Glass Center. Residents enjoy museums, an Arts Council and Center, many area musical and theater performing centers, and the cultural benefits of a number of nearby colleges and universities including Cornell and Alfred Universities and Ithaca and Elmira Colleges. Also:
*Variety of diverse cultural offerings, attractions, & outdoor recreational activities
*Within two hours of Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse; 4 ½ hours west of New York City
*Nationally competitive salary schedule
*Extensive employee benefits, and ongoing professional development
*Total quality management for shared decision-making
*Comprehensive and progressive academic program
Corning-Painted Post Area School District is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 13
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