The mission of the New York Mills Union Free School District is to help students become motivated, responsible, caring individuals by providing resources and a safe, supportive environment, which encourage students to pursue excellence.

NYM Cafeteria Construction Resumes

  • We are pleased to announce that construction of our new cafeteria and kitchen will resume on Monday, November 21. Due to construction activity and the equipment necessary for this phase of our capital project, there will be limited parking in front of the school building near the construction site. In addition, fencing will be moved forward to accommodate construction and orange cones will be positioned on the driveway to block affected parking spaces. Buses and cars will still be able to drive through, but will be unable to use the parking spaces that are adjacent to the construction site. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward to complete the construction of our long-awaited new cafeteria and kitchen.

NYM UFSD Designated as Focus District

  • This identification action is in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver that New York State (NYS) received from the United States Department of Education in June 2015. New York State is required to identify new Priority Schools, Focus Districts and Focus Schools no later than March 1, 2016. The 84 Focus Districts were identified because of low performance and lack of progress in ELA and Math, combined, or graduation rates for one of more accountability groups (racial/ethnic groups, low-income students, English language learners, and students with disabilities).Although we have been communicating with parents and stakeholders regularly since the New York State Education Department informed us of our preliminary designation as a Focus District, federal law requires us to provide official notification to parents regarding our accountability status. This letter outlines for you the system of accountability for the public schools of New York State, the status New York Mills Union Free School District, and our plan to address this designation through work at the district and building levels. New York State has identified schools and districts based on their rank in the State regarding student performance on State assessments. This system identifies schools in the following categories: Reward, Good Standing, Focus and Priority schools. The lowest performing 5% of schools are considered Priority Schools. The next category is Focus Schools, which either have the lowest achieving students or the lowest graduation rates for a particular subgroup or subgroups. New York Mills has been identified as a Focus District due to our subgroup of students with disabilities not achieving proficiency on the grades 3-8 State assessments.