We are a rural community in the finger lakes region of New York state. The communities that make up the South Seneca School District are located within approximately one hundred and fifty square miles of picturesque countryside.

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, SSCS is proud of its heritage. On May 1, 1968, voters approved the merger of the Interlaken and Ovid Central Schools to form South Seneca Central School District. Since that time, the school district has expanded greatly to meet the educational needs of the children of this area.


The mission of South Seneca Central School District is to create and maintain an environment that ensures that every student reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of social, emotional, and academic support to assure this outcome.


Grade 6-12 Vision Statement

We will strive to create a culture of continuous growth that enhances our students’ opportunities for success. We are dedicated to creating a school community that will challenge and encourage young people.

High School Mission Statement
Our high school focuses on a strengths-based learning environment that fosters exploration, passion for learning, perseverance, collaboration, resourceful problem-solving, self-esteem, and civility that ensures students are ready for the future of their choice.


  • Maximize the success of each student in reaching academic goals
  • Position our school for the highest possible performance in all areas
    • Develop annual action plans for each level
    • Strive for excellence
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Foster positive relationships with the community we serve


Please ask legislators to remember South Seneca when setting annual state budgets; we simply ask that state aid is funded fairly so that high needs districts like South Seneca are not negatively impacted by unequal and outdated distribution formulas.

Contact our State Representatives!

STEPS program:
Find out more about STEPS and the great initiatives happening in the neighborhood!