Enlarged City School District of Middletown
High expectations are meaningless without rich opportunities
Personalizing education... not standardizing it

Welcome to the Enlarged City School District of Middletown

  • Mission

    The Middletown school district strives to provide fiscally sound educational opportunities in a safe environment that continuously supports our diverse student population. Our mission is to enable all students to graduate, to reach their full potential, to become life-long learners, and to be competitive, productive members of society.

Who We Are

Logo: Digital Promise

Member of the League of Innovative Schools

The Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools is:

  • A network of superintendents and district leaders leveraging technology to improve student outcomes
  • A national coalition of public school districts partnering with entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers
  • A testbed for new approaches to teaching and learning
  • A representation of the diversity of public education in the U.S.

Members of the League of Innovative Schools are selected once a year through a peer-reviewed application process supported by Digital Promise. 

Project Lead the Way

Logo: Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum in Engineering and Biomedical Science allows our students to get a head start in STEM education.


Blended Learning

Logo: Education Elements

National Leader in Blended & Personalized Learning

Middletown received a federal Race to the Top: District grant in 2012, from which we began the Blended Learning initiative in grades K-7. 

Syracuse University Project Advance

Logo: Syracuse University Project Advance Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) is a cooperative program between Syracuse University and Middletown High School that allows high school students to enroll in Syracuse courses.

Middletown Schools Validated

  • Middletown's validation study

      The Enlarged City School District of Middletown (ECSDM), in Orange County, New York, enrolls more than 6,800 students in seven schools and employs more than 1,000 teachers, administrators and staff. The Hispanic portion of the district’s enrollment has grown from 38% in 2003-04 to 47% in 2010-11, and the White portion of the enrollment has declined from 34% to 23% in the same period. Over the period examined in this report, the district’s population of students eligible for free and reduced meals has increased from 59% to 73%. Middletown’s current leadership also inherited several exceptionally challenging circumstances.

      Despite increasing challenges from the changing student enrollment and other significant barriers to success, Middletown has improved academic achievement, graduation rates, and other indicators of student and school success. Middletown differs from the national trends that associate low-income family status with low student achievement. This report documents the multiple accomplishments of the district by comparing several performance indicators over time, by comparing Middletown’s performance to other similar school districts, and by describing the programmatic and organizational changes the district has used to leverage improvement.

     Read the study, titled "The Successful Turnaround of a High Poverty-High Minority School District."

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