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About Us

The Community
Bloomfield is located in central New York State, in Ontario County. The school community includes several townships which are a mix of residential, rural and suburban in makeup. The district is home to a community of approximately 6,000 residents. Bloomfield is located 10 miles from the city of Canandaigua, and 15 miles from Rochester. Major employers in the area include the school district, Kodak, Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, Frontier, Crosman Air Guns, and Terphane. In addition, a number of colleges and universities are located nearby.

The School District
The Bloomfield School District is 60 square miles and serves approximately 1,010 students. The district houses two buildings, a K-5 elementary school and 6-12 middle/high school. More than 85% of the high school’s graduates continue on to higher education. Almost all special education students are served in the district. Approximately 3% of high school students are enrolled in occupational education programs through the cooperation of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). The administrative team consists of nine administrators including the Superintendent, Business Administrator, High School Principal, Middle School Coordinator, Elementary Principal, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, and Director of Pupil Personnel Services. In full-time equivalents (FTEs), the district employs approximately 112 teachers and 92 support staff.

Elementary School
Bloomfield Elementary School serves a diverse population of approximately 460 students in all, Universal Pre-K through Grade 5. Depending on the configuration of the population by age and needs, there can be three to five sections per grade level. The average class size is approximately 20. Students are heterogeneously grouped for instruction. Remediation is provided in consultation with classroom teachers and Academic Intervention Support teachers. These services are provided in the classroom and on a pull-out basis, depending on the needs of the individual students. Special education services are also available for those who meet specific criteria and are provided by special education teachers, teacher assistants, and related service providers. These services are provided to meet individual student’s needs both in the classroom and on a pull-out basis. The Elementary School operates on a 6–day special subject schedule cycle. We are currently in application to become recognized as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School.

The goal of the elementary school program is to develop literate students who read for multiple purposes, interact with literature to learn about themselves and the world, and communicate their learning with others in order to make a positive difference in the world.

Middle School
Bloomfield Middle School was formally established in the fall of 2004, creating a separate school entity focused on middle level education within the secondary building. Bloomfield Middle School serves approximately 235 students in Grades 6 through 8.

High School
Bloomfield High School, established in 1938, is a public high school serving approximately 325 students in Grades 9 through 12.

Accreditation:
Bloomfield Middle/High School is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

Schedule:
The school year consists of 2 (two) twenty–week semesters. Bloomfield MS/HS operates on an AB rotation cycle, with many classes meeting every day, and some meeting every other day. Each day has 8 (eight) forty–five minute periods and 1 (one) thirty-three minute lunch.

Rank and Average:
Each student’s rank and average is calculated at the end of the fall and spring semester. All courses with a numerical grade are used in calculating the weighted rank and weighted average.

Grading:
Most courses are graded on a numerical scale with 65 being the lowest passing average and 85 indicating mastery of the subject area. Students who have an overall average of 84.5 or better are named to the Merit Roll; 89.5 or better are named to the Honor Roll; 94.5 or better are named to the High Honor Roll. Weighted grading for rigor: AP Courses 1.05, IB Courses 1.05, Gemini Courses 1.05, and Honors Classes 1.025.

Special Programs:
One of the major objectives of the Bloomfield Central School District is to develop the strongest support programs possible for our students through partnerships between our parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, social worker, therapists, support staff and students. Pupils with educational needs requiring additional instruction or support services may find them through referral to our district’s Instructional Support Teams, one of which is located in each of our schools, or through identification by our Committee on Special Education.

Special Education Program
The District provides a spectrum of services, from speech, occupational and physical therapy to academic support, provided for eligible students through our Special Education Program. Many children who receive special education services continue full-time in their general education classes with consultant teacher support or receive related services such as speech therapy from a therapist. Some students receive supplemental academic support from a special education teacher, while other students require specialized direct instruction. Many services are provided in the general education setting, but if appropriate, a “pull-out” program is provided. The Bloomfield Central School District makes every effort to provide services within a district setting; however, if a student’s academic, physical, or social needs require a more specialized program than can be provided in the district, a student may attend a program located in another district or at a BOCES site.

Points of Pride
  • Highly dedicated staff
  • Initiated an International Baccalaureate Program 2006
  • All school programs at or above No Child Left Behind (NCLB) yearly progress requirement
  • Broad range of Advance Placement courses
  • Only High School in NYS to install and utilize a robotic CNC machine (makes 3 dimensional parts) as an integral part of the technology center and Computer Assisted Design program
  • Student Median SAT scores: Reading 517, Writing 476, Math 524
  • Almost all special education students served in-district
  • New Performing Arts Center
  • State champions in Girls Soccer, Girls Cross Country, Girls Track, Boys/Girls Bowling, Boys Baseball