Chemung County Schools,Schools,STEG

New York State has always ranked among the top in the nation in providing students with a quality education.


A Strong Pre-K–12 System

New York State has always ranked among the top in the nation in providing students with a quality education. In fact, College Board reports that the state led the nation in the percentage of high school students to pass Advanced Placement tests at a level of mastery in 2004.

Chemung County has three public school districts and numerous parochial and private schools that serve pre-K through 12 students and their families and adhere to the state’s rigorous standards. For a comprehensive comparison, visit 

Chemung County Schools


Elmira City School District

Finn Academy Charter School 

Elmira Heights Central School District

Horseheads Central School District

Notre Dame High School


High Quality Higher Education

In and around Chemung County are a dozen colleges and universities that provide plenty a diverse range of career and professional development opportunities.

Cornell University
An Ivy League School in Ithaca, New York with full-time student enrollment of 19,000 and one of the largest and fastest supercomputers in academia.

Alfred University
Located in Alfred, New York, the university collaborates with regional industry leaders through its research programs, especially the School of Ceramic-Engineering and Materials Science.

Elmira College
A liberal arts college in Elmira, New York that adds approximately 300 graduates to the job market each year.

Corning Community College
This two-year college in Corning, New York focuses on extensive corporate partnerships to ensure not only a plentiful supply of job-ready graduates, but also to provide ongoing training for employees.

The College Center of the Finger Lakes
A unique consortium of colleges that offers courses, degrees and certificates, including an MBA from Syracuse University, a BS in mechanical engineering from Alfred, and graduate engineering courses from National Technological University.

Binghamton University
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005 states that “Binghamton has become the premier public university in the Northeast because of its outstanding academic programs”.

Syracuse University
Located in Central New York, Syracuse University is one of the finest teaching and research universities in the nation.

SUNY Geneseo
Considered to be SUNY’s Honors College, Geneseo offers a professionally focused education that’s comparable in quality to the educational experience available at many of the nation’s finest private colleges and universities.

University of Rochester
Home of the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. is one of the nation’s leading private universities.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Founded in 1829, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education enrolling more than 15,000 students in eight colleges. It is also home to NTID, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Ithaca College
With a full-time enrollment of 6,000 students, Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York offers the perfect blend of liberal arts education and professional preparation.

Mansfield University
Located just south of Elmira in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, this small state-owned university combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a comprehensive university.