About the District

The Groton Central School District is located in Central New York State and is situated in northern Tompkins County and parts of Cortland and Cayuga counties.  The school district serves 2,400 Village of Groton residents plus another 2,800 living in the surrounding area.

Groton is a rural community with many farms, rolling hills, and lakes.  This setting combined with the closeness of Ithaca with Cornell University and Ithaca College, Tompkins Community college in Dryden, SUNY Cortland and Wells College in Aurora, creates a unique blend of students with rural and suburban backgrounds.  Syracuse is a short and easy drive to the North.  The Finger Lakes Region of New York State is only a short drive away.

Our school buildings consist of Groton Elementary School which is a Pre-Kindergarten thru Grade 5 building.  The Groton Junior-Senior High School is a Grade 6-12 building.  Groton Central Schools holds firmly to traditional academic standards and maintains a wide range of programs and services to meet the differing interests and abilities of its students. 


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