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250 Cornwell Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3140
Fax: (516) 489-0365

Principal: Deanna Sinito
Grades 1-3



The West Hempstead Union Free School District recognizes the unique value of each student. It is dedicated to the success of each student based on the highest standards of excellence in education. Each student will be challenged to achieve mastery in all subject areas in an educational atmosphere that strives to build positive self- esteem, mutual respect for others, and life-long quest for learning.

On behalf of the Cornwell Avenue Elementary School – The Primary Center, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your child to the start of a new school year! We will be hosting open houses and welcome you and your child to take self-guided tours of our building and visit classrooms. Please note staff will not be in during this time. Our open house times are as follows:

August 27 and 28 – 9 am – 10 am
August 29 and 30 – 1 pm – 2 pm


View Photo Albums


School Supply Lists can be found in the Virtual Backpack


SYNC Audio Books for Summer 2017

VIDEO: Cornwell Hoops for Heart

Cornwell Hoops for Heart photo

Cornwell Avenue physical education teacher Michael Hovanec spoke about the importance of the Hoops for Heart event and how the students help to raise money for a great cause.

Student Advisors Present to Board of Ed


Students who are part of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council had the special opportunity to present to the Board of Education during a budget workshop meeting on March 5.

The nine-member council is comprised of students from the high school, middle school, George Washington and Cornwell Avenue. To begin the meeting, each student spoke to Board trustees about opportunities they see for improvement in the district’s buildings. Items included water fountains, lockers, desks and science lab equipment.

“These students should really be commended for the hard work they put into these presentations and the courage to speak in front of administrators, the Board and community members,” said Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman.

The next Board of Education budget workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm in the high school’s video conference room. All residents are invited to attend as the district continues its process of developing the proposed spending plan for the 2019-20 school year.


Battle of the Schools 2019

Tic Tac Toe Hoops

Tic Tac Toe Hoops photo

Classes at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School celebrated their fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association by taking part in Hoops for Heart on Feb. 27.

The students helped to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease by wearing red in addition to playing tic, tac, toe and knockout basketball during their physical education classes as part of the Hoops for Heart program. Throughout the month of February, students helped to raise money for the Association and were rewarded with prizes and a celebration during the gym class.

“I appreciate all the efforts of the students and parents helping towards a great cause,” said physical education teacher Mike Hovanec.

Cornwell Avenue Library Night