Welcome back, William Floyd

District begins school year


At the William Floyd School District, all students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 31, for grades K-9. The first day served as a Freshman Only Day at the high-school level, allowing ninth-graders who are new to the building the chance to get acclimated to their new building. Grades 10 through 12 returned to school today, Thursday, Sept. 1.

This summer, the William Floyd School District completed several successful programs, including enrichment programs for elementary and middle-school students, music and athletic camps, Regents review prep sessions, and high-school summer school. The summer ended with the summer school graduation and celebration of the final group of senior members of the Class of 2022 on Friday, Aug. 26.

This year, 2022-23, with the Governor announcing the relaxation of COVID-19 requirements in schools, the district is expecting the return to a normal school year that gives students and their families an extremely positive experience.

“We have great programs happening across our district including our academics, career and technical education, extracurricular activities, music, sports, clubs and more,” said superintendent of schools Dr. Kevin Coster. “We look forward to a great school year!”


Approximately 8,700 students attend five elementary schools, two middle schools and a senior high school. In an effort to prepare students to be career and college ready and competitive in a 21st century global environment, according to the superintendent’s message, William Floyd has a wide array of offerings including a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program with academies in the fields of automotive technology, building trades & construction, business, cosmetology, hospitality services (culinary arts) and medical assisting; a science research program; a top notch fine arts program; a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Distinguished Unit and much more.

The high school also offers curriculum with honors and advanced placement courses in: Advanced Art, Biology, Calculus (AB & BC), Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Physics B, Spanish Language & Culture, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, and World History.