About Boces

BOCES-at-a-GlancePublicationsParticipating DistrictsBOCES Enrollment 2019-20

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 2021-22

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 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

District-Wide School Safety Plan

Districts in this BOCESWebsiteEnrollment 2020-21
Amityvillewww.amityville.k12.ny.us2993
Babylonwww.babylonschools.org1587
Cold Spring Harborwww.csh.k12.ny.us1588
Commackwww.commack.k12.ny.us5736
Copiaguewww.copiague.k12.ny.us4785
Deer Parkwww.deerparkschools.org3852
Elwoodwww.elwood.k12.ny.us2023
Half Hollow Hillswww.hhh.k12.ny.us7524
Harborfieldswww.harborfieldscsd.net2884
Huntingtonwww.hufsd.edu4433
Kings Parkwww.kpcsd.org2806
Lindenhurstwww.lindenhurstschools.org5564
North Babylonwww.northbabylonschools.net4580
Northportwww.northport.k12.ny.us5075
Smithtownwww.smithtown.k12.ny.us8122
South Huntingtonwww.shufsd.org5686
West Babylonwww.wbschools.org3677
Wyandanchwww.wyandanch.k12.ny.us2735
Total Public School Enrollment
(as of Sept. 2020)
70575
Students are from these DistrictsSecondary Career & Tech Ed.General Career & Tech Ed.Alternative & Coop ProgramsSpecial Education
Amityville112431251
Babylon1913618
Cold Spring Harbor1203
Commack61334635
Copiague1055952147
Deer Park65401040
Elwood2328212
Half Hollow Hills5462042
Harborfields2017310
Huntington88302056
Kings Park4614114
Lindenhurst11141042
North Babylon6616172
Northport5421036
Smithtown8438448
South Huntington67581134
West Babylon8756762
Wyandanch4416050
Itinerant (from all 18 districts)414
Western Suffolk BOCES75
Other BOCES51488
TOTAL11126631791,274