F-M High School Profile

2023-24 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Profile

8201 E. Seneca Turnpike
Manlius, NY 13104-2139
Phone: 315-692-1801; Fax: 315-692-1036
College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Code:#331-895


The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is located in a suburban community of approximately 25,000 people and serves the villages of Fayetteville, Manlius and the surrounding areas. It lies 10 miles southeast of the city of Syracuse in Onondaga County. A residential community exemplifying a high socio-economic level, residents demonstrate strong support for all aspects of the school system. Fayetteville-Manlius is also one of only 20 public school communities in the country that hosts an ABC (A Better Chance) program for young women of color from New York City.


  • Dr. Craig J. Tice, Ph.D. Superintendent
  • Mr. John Durkee, Interim Principal
  • Dr. Karen Liparulo, Ed.D.,  Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Lis Benavides, Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Paula Kopp, Interim Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Mary Ann Murphy, Interim Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Elizabeth Wheeler, Dean of Students
  • Ms. Heidi Green, Director of Counseling Services
  • Mr. Scott Sugar, Director of Physical Education and Athletics

F-M High School

At Fayetteville-Manlius High School, we strive to help our students become effective communicators, global learners, critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens. The high school program focuses on preparing students for higher education.

  • Size: 1,370 students in grades 9-12
  • Senior class: 334
  • Staff: 120 faculty members
  • Accreditation: New York State Board of Regents


A student is assigned to a counselor upon entering ninth grade and remains with that counselor throughout high school. In addition to working with students in one-to-one and group settings, the counselors educate students through the F-M Guidance Curriculum. Students meet with their counselors in a series of grade-level seminars throughout the year. Post-secondary school planning and introduction to Career Center resources are important aspects of this program.

Counselors: Alphabetical Split

Students are assigned alphabetically to a counselor and will remain with that counselor throughout high school to assure a better understanding of the individual student and provide continuity in the student’s program.

That information can be found on page 80 of the Student Handbook.

Grade point average

All credit bearing courses, with the exception of private music lessons, are included in a student’s grade point average (GPA). Both a weighted and unweighted cumulative grade point average are calculated at the beginning of the senior year. Fayetteville-Manlius has a policy of not ranking students.

Explanation of courses

  • Accelerated Courses (credit bearing eighth-grade courses): Math, Science, LOTE, Art, Music
  • Regent Courses (R): College preparatory courses in the five core content areas culminating with a Regents or state-approved exam
  • Honors Courses (H): English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Interdisciplinary Honors (IH) grades 9 and 10: An integrated English and Social Studies curriculum; students are encouraged to associate and apply the concepts and skills that are inherent to both disciplines.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): Art, Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science, English Literature and Composition, English Language, European History, French Language, German Language, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Spanish Language, Physics 1, Physics C, U. S. History, World History
  • Dual Enrollment Courses:
    • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA): Calculus, Economics, English, Latin, Psychology, Public Affairs, Sociology, Statistics
    • SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF): Global Environment
      Onondaga Community College (OCC): Contemporary Business Issues
    • SUNY Oswego (Oswego): French, Spanish, German
    • Cazenovia College (CAZ): Child Development I & II, Clothing Production, Fashion Design & Merchandising 


  • INC: Incomplete
  • MED: Medical Excuse
  • W: Withdrew