Mexico Academy and Central Schools covers an area of approximately 100 square miles and includes the towns of Hastings, New Haven, Mexico, Palermo, Parish, Richland, Scriba and Volney.
Mexico Central Schools serves approximately 2,100 students housed in five buildings: Mexico High School, grades 9-12 (680 students); Mexico Middle School, grades 5-8 (630 students); and Mexico Elementary, New Haven Elementary and Palermo Elementary, grades K-4 house a total of approximately 800 students for the three elementary schools. In addition, the district has a Universal Pre-K program in all of the elementary buildings.
Significant features of the high school include comprehensive programs in all core subject areas, foreign language opportunities in French, German and Spanish, including college level credits. Career and technical courses, access to BOCES Career and technical programs and New Visions programs in Education, Public Justice and Allied Health are also offered. In addition, programs are available in the study of music, art, health and Marine Corp Junior ROTC. Advanced Placement courses are available in Calculus, U.S. History, European History, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. College credit is also available in Psychology, Foreign Languages, Computer Applications and Pre-Calculus. The High School also offers Project Lead the Way courses in Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
The middle school operates on a block schedule. The Tiger Pride Pass Program offers a variety of middle level enrichment opportunities and mentoring, as well as extra help for all students, during 10th Period. In addition, credit-bearing courses in Studio Art, Foreign Language, Algebra, Biology and provide advanced opportunities for our students.
At the elementary level, each building features the Leader in Me program, which helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. In short, The Leader in Me helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.