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Our Mission

We will challenge all learners and work in partnership with students, parents and community to achieve high standards.

Our Vision

Every employee of the District plays a vital role in the success of our students. With uncompromising commitment in the pursuit of excellence, we will meet the unique needs of every student, regardless of social advantage, race or gender and ensure he or she has a safe learning environment and acquires necessary foundational skills. We will promote healthy habits and provide challenging, real-world learning experiences. We will cultivate student ownership for goal-setting, learning and citizenship by partnering with families and community groups. We will promote a learning environment of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, self-direction and collaboration in order to maximize each student’s ability and potential to succeed in an ever-changing, highly technical and diverse world. Together, we will develop and maintain the highest level of ethical and professional practice, demonstrating a culture of respect, cooperation, and pride, with care and dignity for all.

Our Beliefs and Core Values

Challenge and learning are the goals and rewards.

We are all leaders and role models.

Everyone is treated with dignity and contributions are heard, valued and encouraged.

Open and honest dialogue ensures that we are all working towards a common goal.

Working together is critical to our success.

We are all accountable for continually improving our practice.

We are responsive to the needs of all students.

We seek out educational opportunities within and beyond the walls of our school.

We use our resources responsibly.

We respect ourselves, each other and our school.

General Information About Our School

Manchester -Shortsville Central School, also known as Red Jacket, is a progressive school district located 30 miles southeast of Rochester at New York State Thruway Exit #43, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. The Thruway exit near the geographic center of the school district provides easy access to the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the cities of Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo.

The District includes a K-5 elementary building and a 6-8 middle school and 9-12 high school on a centralized campus. Recognizing the changing nature of education and the need to utilize modern research, technology and learning theory, Manchester-Shortsville is committed to a strong and active program of staff development encouraging professional growth.

Red Jacket draws its students primarily from the villages of Manchester and Shortsville. These villages, in central Ontario County, are located near the northern shore of Canandaigua Lake with its beautiful parks and recreation facilities.

To contact us:
1506 State Route 21, Shortsville, NY 14548
(585) 289-2160 (District Office)

District is 25 Square Miles
* All K-5 students are transported
* High School students beyond 1.5 miles are transported

Alma Mater

Red Jacket Central to thee we hail;
Our pride and glory in thee will not fail.
Hope and courage to us you bring;
Our Alma Mater, to thee we sing.

And though we leave your guiding ways;
Your teachings lead us through our days.
As we look up to the red and white;
Red Jacket Central, our shining light.