• Welcome to Deerfield Elementary!




    Deerfield Elementary is one of four elementary schools nestled in the Whitesboro Central School District, in Central New York. Recently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Deerfield is a neighborhood school loved by students and their families.  Together, with the support of community members and families, the Deerfield faculty and staff create a safe and nurturing learning environment for students to grow. The mission is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning that ensures each student's academic success as well as physical, social, and emotional well-being in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment.

    Deerfield’s student-centered culture focuses on the whole child. The instructional team pro-actively implements data-driven instructional practices designed to teach the Common Core Standards to ensure that all students are college and career ready. Teachers effectively collaborate in professional learning communities to share best practices, analyze data, and plan instruction. English Language Arts, math standards and technology are infused into all other content area instruction. Furthermore, we are committed to daily uninterrupted blocks of direct English Language Arts and math instruction, ranging from sixty to ninety minutes.  Each student’s progress is closely monitored through daily performance activities, benchmark assessments, and New York State assessments. Standards-based performance criteria are established. Students who perform below the set standards receive research-based interventions through our Response to Intervention (RTI) process and are closely monitored by our Teacher Support Team. Our student-centered learning environment and data driven philosophy ensures that each child is provided the necessary support to maximize his or her highest potential. We take pride in fulfilling Whitesboro’s tradition, commitment to academic excellence.

    Please enjoy our website and if you have any questions contact me.


    Ms. Kelli McGowan, Principal

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