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Whether you’re interested in making BING home or just finding your way around, these resources offer vital information for our great community.

Education

Broome County enjoys one of the best public school systems in the nation. Full-day Kindergarten programs are offered in most school districts, as are pre-kindergarten programs. Daycare options are plentiful and reasonably priced.

For information and daycare/preschool referrals call the Family Enrichment Network, Inc. at (607) 723-8313, or on the Internet at https://familyenrichment.org/.

Broome-Tioga BOCES offers vocational/alternative high school programs. The Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is a unique and innovative educational institution established through state legislation to help public schools share services. One of 38 statewide, the BOCES operates as an extension of the local school districts and serves as liaison to the State Education Department. Broome-Tioga BOCES provides cost-effective services tailored to fulfill specialized needs. Phone: (607) 763-3300.

If you are interested in home schooling, call your district office for information or the state’s Non-public Schools Unit at (518) 474-3879.

The Greater Binghamton Area workforce is on average more highly educated than the nation.This commitment to education begins in high school where Greater Binghamton’s students are less likely to drop out than are students elsewhere. Dropout rates are as follows:

Low dropout rates and high quality schools lead to higher SAT scores. On average, Greater Binghamton Area high schools lead state and national averages. The average SAT scores are as follows:

This high commitment to education continues throughout the student’s educational career. Educational attainment from the 2000 Census is as follows:

Binghamton University

www.binghamton.edu

Binghamton University is one of four university centers within the State University of New York system. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005 calls Binghamton the “premier public university in the northeast.” Binghamton enrolls nearly 14,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.

Binghamton University participates in Division I athletics and opened its $33.1 million Event Center in 2004. The 156,000 square-foot Events Center boasts a contemporary design and covers more than one acre. At its highest point, the three-level Events Center measures 65 feet. Seating capacity is 6,000 – 8,000, depending on the event.

Freshman Profile of the Class of 2008:

SUNY Broome Community College

www.sunybroome.edu

SUNY Broome Community College is a comprehensive community college supervised by State University of New York and sponsored by the County of Broome.

BCC generally enrolls 6,000 full and part time students in its credit programs. Those programs are divided into the following areas: Liberal Arts, Human and Public Service, Business, Office and Information Management, Health Services and Technology-Engineering-Computing. The College is a member of the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools. Its curriculums are registered by the State Education Department and, accredited, where appropriate, by specific career-accrediting organizations.

Additionally, the Center for Community Education registers thousands of area residents each semester in both vocational and recreational non-credit courses. The Corporate Service office regularly sponsors skill updates to employees of area business and industry.

BCC is also home to the Greater Binghamton Area’s newest community asset, an Ice Center, completed in the fall of 2002. The Ice Center will be home to the BCC Hornets Hockey team, Southern Tier Hockey Association, Broome County High School Hockey Association, Binghamton Area Girls Hockey Association, and the Binghamton Figure Skating Club. The rink will also offer public skating sessions and lessons. The 758-seat hockey arena also includes: The Blue Line Cafe, a Video Lounge and an Events Room.

SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Binghamton Clinical Campus

www.upstate.edu

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., one of only 130 academic medical centers in the country, established a branch campus in Binghamton in 1976.

Every year, about 80 third-year and fourth-year medical students from SUNY Upstate live in Binghamton where they study and hone their clinical skills. Students also work alongside local physicians, nurses and other health professionals at hospitals and clinical sites throughout the Southern Tier. Following graduation several stay to serve the region as doctors.

For more information on SUNY Upstate and its Binghamton campus, go to www.upstate.edu/.

Public School Districts

  • Binghamton City Schools
    (607) 762-8100
  • Chenango Forks Central
    (607) 648-7543
  • Chenango Valley Central
    (607) 779-4710
  • Deposit Central
    (607) 467-5380
  • Harpursville Central
    (607) 693-8101
  • Johnson City Central
    (607) 763-1230
  • Maine-Endwell Central
    (607) 754-1400
  • Susquehanna Valley Central
    (607) 775-9100
  • Union-Endicott Central
    (607) 757-2811
  • Vestal Central
    (607) 757-2241
  • Whitney Point Central
    (607) 692-8202
  • Windsor Central
    (607) 655-8216

Private School

  • Catholic Schools of Broome County
    (607) 723-1547
  • Central Baptist Christian Academy
    (607) 648-6210
  • Hillel Academy of Broome County (Jewish Academy serving pre-K to 8)
    (607) 722-9274
  • The Rainbow School
    (607) 723-3193
  • The Susquehanna School Southbridge
    (607) 723-5797
  • Tioga Center Christian School (K-12)
    (607) 687-5269

Hospitals

Health care is a major strength in the Greater Binghamton area, with two major hospital systems. Both provide primary care clinics, physician networks, wellness programs, and home health care/long term care alternatives.

Lourdes Hospital

(607) 798-5111
www.lourdes.com

Lourdes Hospital is a 277-bed hospital in Binghamton. It is a member of Ascension Healthcare. A Catholic institution, Lourdes Hospital has provided compassionate care to those in need since 1925. The main hospital campus includes a Hospice program, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and a Regional Cancer Center. Reaching beyond these boundaries, Lourdes has established a network of primary care physicians at convenient sites throughout the region.

The “Mission In Motion” program, which provides primary care and cancer screening services through two mobile medical vans, makes health care accessible to rural populations.

United Health Services Health Care System

www.uhs.net

UHS Provides care at two hospitals: the 280-bed Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, (607) 763-6000, and the 236-bed Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton, (607) 762-2200. UHS also operates Family Care Centers in Binghamton, Johnson City, Deposit, Windsor and Candor, as well as nursing facilities and home care in Endicott and Vestal. UHS Stay Healthy in Johnson City’s Oakdale Mall provides health information, classes, screenings and consultations with registered nurses.

The health care system is affiliated with United Medical Associates, P.C., a 125-member, multi-specialty physician group with practices throughout the area.
UHS serves as a regional referral center for patients in need of heart surgery, brain and spinal cord surgery, traumatic brain injury, renal dialysis, trauma care, neonatal intensive care, cancer care, high risk obstetrics, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitative medicine, mental healthcare and chemical dependency treatment.

Broome County Preventive Health Clinic Services

(607) 778-2833

Offers programs designed to assure the provision of personal health care when it is otherwise unavailable.

Important Numbers

Emergencies

911

Ambulances

Binghamton:
(607) 723-7475

All others:
(607) 778-1911

Poison Control Center

Binghamton:
(800) 252-5655

Fire Departments

Binghamton:
(607) 723-7475

Endicott:
(607) 757-2466

Johnson City:
(607) 797-2311

Vestal:
(607) 754-1313

All others:
(607) 778-1911

Sherriffs Department

Broome:
(607) 778-1911

Local Police

Binghamton:
(607) 772-7077

Endicott:
(607) 785-3341

Johnson City:
(607) 729-9321

Binghamton University:
(607) 777-2393

Vestal:
(607) 754-2111