About Boces

BOCES-at-a-GlancePublicationsParticipating DistrictsBOCES Enrollment 2017-18

The Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides educational programs and opportunities to meet distinct needs within 18 local school districts. One of three BOCES on Long Island, Western Suffolk BOCES provides 70 services to two or more districts more economically and efficiently than one district alone can provide. Western Suffolk BOCES helps school-age children and adults gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workplace.

Western Suffolk BOCES has an elected Board of seven representatives from the 210 square mile area that makes up the western Suffolk County towns of Babylon, Huntington and Smithtown. Board members are elected for three-year terms and are responsible for policy governing Western Suffolk BOCES.

The Boards of Cooperative Educational Services were created in 1948 by the New York State Legislature. Today 37 BOCES in New York serve 721 school districts.

Programs are offered through these main divisions:

  • Special Education
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Instructional Support Services

Other Services:

BOCES also offers many administrative and management services to help school districts meet the needs of their students, staff and communities. BOCES can provide these services more economically and efficiently than one district alone can provide.

Western Suffolk BOCES publications provide up-to-date information about a wide range of BOCES programs and services. Take a look:

Welcome to Western Suffolk BOCES

Shared Services Guide 2017-18

APPR Plan

The NYS Commissioner of Education has approved the Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) submitted by Western Suffolk BOCES as meeting the criteria outlined in the Commissioner’s Regulations.

Report Card

Read the statistics on the programs of Western Suffolk BOCES.

Report Card 2015-16

Report Card 2013-14

Report Card 2012-13

District-Wide School Safety Plan

 

Districts in this BOCESWebsiteEnrollment 2017-18
Amityvillewww.amityville.k12.ny.us3,077
Babylonwww.babylonschools.org1,589
Cold Spring Harborwww.csh.k12.ny.us1,747
Commackwww.commack.k12.ny.us6,146
Copiaguewww.copiague.k12.ny.us4,968
Deer Parkwww.deerparkschools.org4,212
Elwoodwww.elwood.k12.ny.us2,230
Half Hollow Hillswww.hhh.k12.ny.us8,041
Harborfieldswww.harborfieldscsd.net3,103
Huntingtonwww.hufsd.edu4,580
Kings Parkwww.kpcsd.org3,168
Lindenhurstwww.lindenhurstschools.org5,882
North Babylonwww.northbabylonschools.net4,681
Northportwww.northport.k12.ny.us5,337
Smithtownwww.smithtown.k12.ny.us8,968
South Huntingtonwww.shufsd.org5,943
West Babylonwww.wbschools.org3,762
Wyandanchwww.wyandanch.k12.ny.us2,706
Total Public School Enrollment
(as of Sept. 2015)
80,140
Students are from these DistrictsSecondary Career & Tech Ed.General Career & Tech Ed.Alternative & Coop ProgramsSpecial Education
Amityville10947651
Babylon2811515
Cold Spring Harbor1802
Commack45353526
Copiague1177132145
Deer Park6435141
Elwood3720213
Half Hollow Hills4877346
Harborfields3120114
Huntington75302256
Kings Park528618
Lindenhurst13448048
North Babylon8615068
Northport4330038
Smithtown7533352
South Huntington93501742
West Babylon78411359
Wyandanch55172043
Itinerant (from all 18 districts)383
Western Suffolk BOCES91
Other BOCES11066
TOTAL11726881661,226