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Superintendent of Schools


Robert J. Edwards

Superintendent of Schools 

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

P: (607) 758-4100 ext. 2202
F: (607) 758-4109


Our District is composed of five schools: F.S. Barry Primary School (K-2), F.E. Smith Intermediate School (3-4), Randall Middle School (5-6), the Junior High School (7-8) and the Senior High School (9-12). Approximately 2400 students are educated and prepared for life by a dedicated and committed faculty and staff.

A strong reading and literacy based program at the elementary level provides students with comprehension and vocabulary skills, while matching students to text at their instructional level. The math program provides students with New York State Standards-based hands-on opportunities that result in increased skill levels.  Students also receive instruction in special area courses, as well as many extra out-of-the-classroom learning experiences. The elementary schools receive strong parental support. Many volunteers assist with classroom activities and parent organizations at each school provide generous financial support for programs and activities not covered by the district budget.

Students receive meaningful instruction in each of the core area subjects at the junior high and high school levels.  Instruction is skills-based and aligned with the New York State Standards.  Students are also provided with opportunities to receive instruction in a wide variety of special area subjects such as:  Family & Consumer Sciences, Technology Education, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.  Cortland is an active participant in BOCES programs such as Career and Technical Education and the Seven Valleys New Tech High School. Seven Valleys offers an interdisciplinary, project based learning environment.  These courses provide students with a well-rounded education in our district. 

The district is quite proud of its progress with Information Technology.  The entire district also has wireless capability.  Our District Technology Plan identifies Professional Development, Curriculum & Instruction, Planning/Communication/Evaluation, Attitudes, Resources (Human & Technical), and Funding as its goals.  Students are provided with interactive instruction at all grade levels. Our strong performing arts, award-winning music, and athletic departments, and many others provide extraordinary co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students.  Over 90% of our teams are scholar-athlete teams.

I would invite you to visit each of our school's web pages to learn more about our district and all that we offer here at the Cortland Enlarged City School District.

Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent of Schools

Video Blasts
2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
9/15/20  9/10/21 - Barry Kindergarten  
9/22/20 9/17/21 - Barry Social Distancing  
9/30/20 10/1/21 - Randall, CER Learning  
10/7/20 10/8/21 - Junior High Science  
10/16/20  10/15/21 - CHS Business Class  
10/22/20 10/22/21 - Barry, Math  
10/27/20 10/29/21 - Smith Intermediate Art Class  
11/4/20  11/5/21 - Randall Book Fair  
11/12/20 11/12/21 - Mr. Gambitta's History Class  
11/17/20  11/19/21 - Seniors give advice.  
11/19/20 11/24/21 - Montage of Thankfulness  
11/25/20 12/3/21 - Barry Food Services Staff  
12/3/20 12/10/21 - Mr. Edwards Takes the Camera at CHS-TV.  
12/10/20 12/17/21 - Smith School Holiday Writers  
12/18/20 1/7/22 - Visit to the Tiger Tech Department  
1/7/21 1/14/22 - Life Skills Class  
1/15/21 1/21/22 - CJSH Library  
1/20/21 1/28/22 - Barry Music Department  
1/26/21 2/4/22 - Winter Sports  
1/28/21 2/11/22 - Smith Gymnastics  
2/8/21 2/18/22 - Peer Editing, Smith School.  
2/17/21 3/4/22 - Randall Writers  
2/23/21 3/11/22 - 8th Grade French Class  
3/08/21 3/18/22 - CJSHS P.E. Spring Sports  
3/15/21 3/25/22 - Barry Primary  
3/22/21 4/1/22 - Mrs. Drake's Sewing Class  
3/29/21 4/8/22 - Smith Endangered Species  
4/12/21 4/22/22 - Randall Amazing Race  
4/19/21 4/29/22 - 8th Grade TV Production Crew  
4/26/21 5/13/22 - CHS Trip to Europe.  
5/03/21 5/20/22 - 2nd Graders moving up.  
5/10/21 5/26/22 - 4th Graders moving Up.  
5/17/21 6/10/22 - 7th Grade Moves to JH.  
5/24/21 6/17/22 - Senior Thoughts  
6/01/21 6/24/22 - Transportation  

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Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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