About Boces

BOCES-at-a-GlancePublicationsParticipating DistrictsBOCES Enrollment 2018-19

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 2019-20

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 2017-18

Report Card 2016-17

Report Card 2015-16

Report Card 2013-14

Report Card 2012-13

District-Wide School Safety Plan

Districts in this BOCESWebsiteEnrollment 2018-19
Amityvillewww.amityville.k12.ny.us3054
Babylonwww.babylonschools.org1575
Cold Spring Harborwww.csh.k12.ny.us1719
Commackwww.commack.k12.ny.us5982
Copiaguewww.copiague.k12.ny.us4952
Deer Parkwww.deerparkschools.org4127
Elwoodwww.elwood.k12.ny.us2085
Half Hollow Hillswww.hhh.k12.ny.us7851
Harborfieldswww.harborfieldscsd.net3024
Huntingtonwww.hufsd.edu4484
Kings Parkwww.kpcsd.org3030
Lindenhurstwww.lindenhurstschools.org5684
North Babylonwww.northbabylonschools.net4717
Northportwww.northport.k12.ny.us5213
Smithtownwww.smithtown.k12.ny.us8667
South Huntingtonwww.shufsd.org5773
West Babylonwww.wbschools.org3754
Wyandanchwww.wyandanch.k12.ny.us2830
Total Public School Enrollment
(as of Sept. 2018)
78521
Students are from these DistrictsSecondary Career & Tech Ed.General Career & Tech Ed.Alternative & Coop ProgramsSpecial Education
Amityville10437249
Babylon2913714
Cold Spring Harbor2503
Commack43414532
Copiague1176236155
Deer Park5741536
Elwood2812210
Half Hollow Hills2971040
Harborfields2614112
Huntington98342252
Kings Park3315314
Lindenhurst10938042
North Babylon7425172
Northport4324038
Smithtown7943452
South Huntington90511032
West Babylon92471565
Wyandanch69122155
Itinerant (from all 18 districts)412
Western Suffolk BOCES84
Other BOCES61671
TOTAL11286701801,256