About Boces

BOCES-at-a-GlancePublicationsParticipating Districts

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:

Shared Services Guide

Each year, Western Suffolk BOCES prepares the Shared Services Guide for component school districts. The guide outlines the programs and services available in the areas of special education, career and technical education, instructional support and business services. Click the link below to access the guide.

Shared Services Guide 2023-24

Shared Services Guide 2024-25

Adult Course Brochure

Western Suffolk BOCES offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for adults, including full-time career programs that can lead to professional licensing, literacy and high school equivalency courses and part-time offerings that allow adult students to pursue their interests. Each fall and spring, Western Suffolk publishes a brochure that outlines the programs currently available. Click the link below.

Adult Spring 2024 Course Brochure 


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 2022-23

Report Card 2021-22

Report Card 2020-21

Report Card 2019-20

Report Card 2018-19

Report Card 2017-18

Report Card 2016-17

Report Card 2015-16

Report Card 2013-14

Report Card 2012-13

2023-24 District-Wide School Safety Plan

Districts in this BOCESWebsiteEnrollment 2023-24
Cold Spring Harborwww.csh.k12.ny.us1563
Deer Parkwww.deerparkschools.org3959
Half Hollow Hillswww.hhh.k12.ny.us7158
Kings Parkwww.kpcsd.org2624
North Babylonwww.northbabylonschools.net4708
South Huntingtonwww.shufsd.org5748
West Babylonwww.wbschools.org3620