The district is generally residential and agricultural. Settled in the late 1700's and early 1800's, the Addison area is comprised of rural communities that have maintained their charming identity and quaintness in the rolling hills of New York State's Southern Tier.
The area is noted for its outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, camping and boating. There is a nine-hole golf course within the district and several 18-hole golf courses nearby. Pinnacle State Park and forest preserves are within district boundaries and NYS Finger Lakes are within reasonable proximity.
Major shopping areas are within a 40-minute drive in the greater Corning-Elmira area. The district is a 10 minute drive from the Corning Museum of Glass, one of New York State's largest tourist attractions. Many cultural opportunities are available in the Corning and Elmira area.
Several higher education institutions are nearby, including Cornell University, Ithaca College, Elmira College, Binghamton University, Corning Community College, Keuka College, Alfred University and Alfred State College. Our proximity to scenic waterways, major interstate highways and regional airports add to the convenience of finding us, visiting us and living with us.
Addison Central School is a rural district serving 1,279 students in one Pre-K-6 Elementary School, one Pre-K Early Childhood School and one 7-12 Middle-Senior High School. The teaching staff is composed of 126 full and part-time teachers and teaching assistants. There are 117 support staff members. The administrative team includes the Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Business Administrator, Supervisor of Special Education, Senior High School Principal, Elementary School Principal, along with a Secondary Dean of Students and an Elementary Dean of Students.