About Us

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.  Some highlights include:

  • Half-day UPK 3-yr old and Full Day UPK 4-yr old programming

  • Early College High School Designation

  • Innovative STEAM programming K-12

  • Over 100 college credits available in dual enrollment course work through Tompkins Cortland Community College

  • 21st Century Learning Center after-school and summer enrichment programming

  • Multiple clubs and extracurriculars available for students

  • Highly engaged FFA chapter for students in grades 6-12

  • Career Center available for students in grades 6-12

Full Steam ahead photos

The Groton community has invested over $21 million dollars in the past ten years in upgrades to its facilities. These upgrades include a new, state-of-the-art STEAM learning center at both the Jr-Sr High and the Groton Elementary schools, as well as a new multi-purpose turf field at Ross Field.