The Mexico Academy and Central School District is located in the geographic center of New York State on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario. The district is set in a beautiful rural setting of farms and orchards, but is only 38 miles north of the metropolitan area of Syracuse, New York; with its shopping malls, fine dining establishments, theater, symphony, opera and much more. Syracuse University offers many cultural opportunities as well as major college basketball, football and lacrosse teams. Minor league teams in baseball and hockey are also an integral part of the athletic events offered in the Syracuse area.
The State University College of New York at Oswego is located in the nearby city of Oswego. The city of Oswego, located on the mouth of the Oswego River, also hosts many cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities, including world class salmon and trout fishing.
LeMoyne College and Cayuga Community College are also within a short commute of the Village of Mexico.
Major industries in the area include the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant, Sunoco Ethanol Fuel Plant, Novelis and Fulton Boiler Works.
Several hospitals are in the area. The airport includes major airlines such as American, Delta, Jet Blue, United and Northwest.
Mexico and the surrounding hamlets have continually offered strong support for the schools.