• Welcome to the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District. 

    The APW School District serves approximately 1,200 students that reside in a 180 square mile area.  We have been in the business of providing quality education to our community since 1956 and will continue to develop all our students to their highest potential to produce successful, innovative citizens and leaders for tomorrow's world.

    Located on the Southern side of the Tug Hill Plateau in Oswego County, the APW School District is nestled in the center of some of the most beautiful country Central New York has to offer. Our area is known for its access to hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and snowmobiling. Racing enthusiasts are only minutes from a variety of tracks.  Skiers and snowboarders are within half an hour of challenging slopes, and those who enjoy water sports have a number of lakes and rivers to choose from. In fact, the Salmon River is famous for both trophy fishing and world class white water kayaking. Although ideal for those who love country living, APW is centrally situated only 30 minutes from the cities of Syracuse, Oswego, Rome, and Watertown; perfect for commuters and shoppers.  We are a great place for families to live and learn; we are A.P.W. and

     We believe that....

    1. Everyone must have a passionate commitment to academic excellence through high standards.We will set standards and establish environments that create high-performing schools where everyone is accountable and responsible for maintaining academic excellence.
    2. Relationships of students and adults must show empathy, care and trust.We will build relationships that enhance each student's opportunities to excel in a rigorous curriculum regardless of their ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or special needs.
    3. Compassion, conviction, and intense dedication to student success should stand as our hallmark.We will ensure that effective teachers and principals lead each classroom and school environment with academic excellence and innovative teaching praactices.
    4. A professional teaching environment must be collaborative, innovative, and progressiveWe will foster collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, mastery of content, personal growth, and a school-wide learning culture among students and teachers alike.
    5. Data is a means to provide feedback to students, refine instructional practices, and drive intervention decisions.We will use data and program evaluations to determine student, teacher, school, and district gains in student achievement.
    6. Connections within the community will help enhance student engagement.We believe responsible citizens are the foundation of our society, and that comprehensive learning must take place at home, in school, and in the community.
    7. Technology skills are essential in today's global economy.We will provide our students with opportunities to acquire the technological skills necessary to compete in the local and global workforce.