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The Baldwinsville Central School District is the third-largest suburban public school system in Onondaga County, covering approximately 75 square miles and serving about 6,000 students in eight buildings. About 900 instructional and support staff work in our facilities. The district offers a wide range of programs and services, as well as cutting-edge technology, a widely respected special education program, and numerous extracurricular activities.

The district continually strives for excellence in education so that all students may reach their full potential. We are proud of our students’ and staff members’ accomplishments. On this page we list the district’s most notable highlights in academics, the arts, athletics, and staff and district achievement for the 2018-2019 school year. Please come back often! The page is updated on a regular basis to provide the community with the latest information on student and staff achievement. 

These accomplishments would not be possible without the efforts of the entire school district community. Thank you for your support!

Academic Achievement

National Merit Scholarship Winner

Thomas Grindle

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National Merit Commended Students

David Teska, Lauren Lammers, Margaret Wiegand, and Ryan Micho
two male students and two female students hold certificates

AP Scholars Awards

Eighty-four Baldwinsville students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievements on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. Students took AP Exams in May 2018 after finishing their studies in college-level courses at Baker High School.


NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Maura Bartell
Owen Bauer
Elizabeth Mautz
Cooper Pyle
Mackenzie Randolph
Iham Rodriguez
Abigail Scherfling
Mitchell Stables
Jason Steiger
Stephanie Stroup

2019 Perennial Math Competition

3rd Place, Elden Elementary School Fourth Grade Team: Victoria Lee, Aaron Watson, Cory Young, Brayden Mooney, and Madelyn Lester

3rd Place, Elden Elementary School Fifth Grade Team: Isabella Cerro, Sawyer Barr, Anderson Beck, and Frank Manzi 

2nd Place, Elden Elementary School Third Grade Individual:  Emily Diep

3rd Place (tie), Elden Elementary School Fourth Grade Individual: Aaron Watson

3rd Place (tie), Elden Elementary School Fifth Grade Individual:  Aidan Griffin

1st Place (tie), Elden Elementary School Fifth Grade Individual: Isabella Cerro

a girl and a boy hold a sign that says 1st place a girl holds a sign that says 2nd place two boys hold a sign that says 3rd place

Students Published in Young Writers' “Stranger Sagas.”

Baker High School students Rachel Blake, Elizabeth Mautz, Rory Mastine, Cara Weaver, and Jason Skiff

Two male students and a female student standing with a female teacher

Baldwinsville Ranked Among Best 50 School Districts in Upstate New York for 2019 has ranked the Baldwinsville Central School District #49 on its list of best 50 school districts in Upstate New York. The website looked at factors such as test scores, graduation rates, and college readiness.


Baker High School Named a 2018-2019 NYS Recognition School


2019 Scholastic Writing Awards - Northeast Region

Gold Key - 4
Silver Key - 7
Honorable Mention - 21


2019 National Scholastic Writing Awards

Sophia Simone - Gold Medal


SkillsUSA State Competition

2nd Place, Medical Math - Declan Coe

Snap-On Tools for Success Award

Daniel Burko - Automotive Collision Technology
Vincent Cosme - Automotive Technology


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Presented by the CNY Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Baker High School Chapter of the National Honor Society
two boys and two girls stand with two women. One woman is holding an award.

Wegmans Health & Wellness Award

Ryan Micho


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Certificate of Excellence

Ryan Micho


Artistic Achievement

The NAMM Foundation has recognized the district for its outstanding commitment to music education with a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation! This is the 10th consecutive year that the district has received the designation.

2020 Rose Parade

The Baldwinsville Central School District marching band, the Marching Bees, has accepted an invitation to participate in the 131st Rose Parade, January 1, 2020, in Pasadena, California. Baldwinsville is the first New York State band selected for the Rose Parade in over thirty years! Only 15 high school bands from around the country are invited to participate in the parade each year. 
a male and a female hold roses and also hold a sign that says Rose Parade 2020

2018 NYSSMA All-State Music Conference

Six students were selected to perform and two students were selected as alternates for band, chorus or orchestra.
Two gilrs are standing and a boy and a girl are sitting at a piano
a boy holding a trumpet stands in front of a brick wall
A girl and boy holding violins and a boy with a cello

2018 Jr. High Area All-State Music Festival

Twelve students were invited to perform in the festival in the band or the orchestra.
A boy is smiling
A boy holding a cello is smiling
A boy and a girl hold a French horn and two boys stand next to them
six girls hold violins



2019 Jr. High All-County Music Festival

49 Students were selected to perform

2019 Senior High All-County Music Festival

44 students were invited to perform at the festival.


2019 OCMEA Elementary All-County Musical Festival

45 students were selected to perform.


Gold with Distinction Rating, Level VI - NYSSMA Major Ensembles Festival

Baker High School Chamber Choir


Mid-York Color Guard Championships 

Varsity Guard - Gold Medal in the Scholastic Class 2 (SA2)


2019 Darien Lake Music Festival

1st Place
Baldwinsville Marching Bees

Outstanding with Distinction Award
Ray Riffers (vocal jazz)
Ray Bee Sharps (jazz strings)
Ray Katz Pajamaz (jazz band)

Grand Sweepstakes Award
Baldwinsville Marching Bees
Ray Middle School


2019 CNY Scholastic Art Awards

Gold Keys - 11
Silver Keys - 13
Honorable Mention - 39


2019 National Scholastic Art Awards

Katrina Hays-Peterson - Silver Medal


CNY Art Guild 2019 Annual High School Senior Show and Competition

Anna Cutie - Second Place
Holly Abbott - Aqua Media Award
Dana Prokop - Honorable Mention


Storr All High Photo Show

Gavin Burns - Best Documentary/Photojournalism Photo
Natalie Doback - Merit Award

Athletic Achievement


2019 Best High Schools for Athletes in NYS, Niche. com

Baker High School - #5 in Upstate NY, #7 overall in NYS


All-America Honors

Nate Hanna - Boys Soccer
Kelsey Delola  - Girls Soccer 
Spencer Wirtheim - Boys Lacrosse
Hannah Johnson - Girls Lacrosse


2018 United Soccer Coaches Fall Boys High School All-East Region Team

Nate Hanna
Joshua Price


2018 United Soccer Coaches Fall Girls High School All-East Region Team

Kelsey Delola


All-State Teams

Kelsey Delola - Girls Soccer, 1st Team
Nate Hanna - Boys Soccer
Rileigh Kimball - Girls Volleyball, 2nd Team
Summer McClintic - Girls Volleyball, 5th Team
Hannah Mimas - Girls Soccer, 4th Team
Simone Neivel - Girls Soccer, 4th Team
Joshua Price - Boys Soccer
Katie Welcher - Girls Volleyball, 3rd Team


2018-19 CNY Coach of the Year

Coach Mary Jo Cerqua - Girls Volleyball


Fall 2018 Believe to Achieve Barbara Henderson Female Team Award

Girls Varsity Volleyball


2019 All-CNY High School Awards

Nate Hanna - Boys Soccer
Kelsey DeLola - Girls Soccer
Spencer Wirtheim - Boys Lacrosse
Katie Pascale - Comeback Athlete


Career Wins

Coach Mark Lloyd, Boys Varsity Hockey - 400th Win, 12/29/18 vs. Mohawk Valley


2018-2019 Section III Champions

Boys Varsity Soccer
Girls Varsity Volleyball
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Boys 400 Meter Hurdles (spring) - Sam Kellner
Girls 400 Meter Hurdles (spring) - Justus Holden-Betts
Girls Pole Vault (spring) - Ella Smith

Regional Champions

Boys Varsity Soccer
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Lacrosse


State Competition 

Girls Cross Country - Justus Holden-Betts, 39th Place, and she was part of the Section III team that won 1st Place

Girls Crew, Senior Boat 4 - State Champion
five girls wearing medals

 The Finger Lakes Board of Officials 2018 Sportsmanship Award

Girls Varsity Field Hockey

2018-2019 NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team Award

Fall 2018
Girls Soccer   GPA:96.61
Girls Tennis   GPA: 96.50
Girls Cross Country  GPA: 95.70
Girls Volleyball  GPA: 95.42
Girls Field Hockey  GPA: 95.20
Boys Cross Country  GPA: 94.70
Girls Gymnastics  GPA: 94.01
Girls Swimming  GPA: 93.94
Boys Golf  GPA: 93.50
Boys Soccer  GPA: 93.00
Boys Volleyball  GPA: 92.40
Cheerleading  GPA: 90.11

Winter 2019

Girls Basketball           GPA: 95.65
Girls Indoor Track        GPA: 94.71
Girls Bowling               GPA: 94.12
Boys Swimming          GPA: 93.67
Boys Indoor Track       GPA: 93.63
Boys Ice Hockey         GPA: 92.34
Boys Basketball          GPA: 91.91
Boys Wrestling            GPA: 91.43
Cheerleading              GPA: 90.62

Staff Achievement


New York State Master Teachers

Erin Robertson and Kristin Zimmer

AHPERD 2019 Central North Zone Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Candace Sweeney


Utica National Insurance Group 2019 School Safety Excellence Award - Titanium Level with Honors