Peekskill School District:

    Our mission is to educate and empower all students to strive for excellence as life-long learners who embrace diversity and are contributing members of a global society.

    Peekskill High School:

    Overarching goal for the 2019-20 school year - To increase the overall graduation rate and improve student's performance on the New York State Regents Exam by 5%. 

    Performing Arts:

    The mission of the Performing Arts Department is to provide a personalized learning environment to foster meaningful cultural experiences in the performance, understanding, and appreciation of the discipline and art of music.


    1. Affirm integrity as represented by and in the performance of music, as an example of the highest in human aspiration and artistic truth.
    2. Develop an analytical, creative, and intuitive understanding of music as a universal, pan-cultural language.
    3. Develop an understanding within students of the value and inspiration that music provides in supporting cultural and societal unity, and enhance the ability of students to develop critical cognitive skills.
    4. Afford students opportunities for cultural and aesthetic experiences through active participation in music which will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the arts.
    5. Enhance cultural and aesthetic experiences for the School, Community, and the Region through the development of excellence in the field of music teaching,