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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


SCOPE Summer Program

English Registration Flyer

Spanish Registration Flyer


CA Letter to Parents - April 2019


View Photo Albums


School Supply Lists can be found in the Virtual Backpack


SYNC Audio Books for Summer 2017

Cornwell Spring Concert

Health is Your Wealth

Health is Your Wealth photo

Students at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School participated in a Health and Wellness Day program on April 5, thanks to a collaboration between the PTA and Northwell Health Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

The event showcased the importance of healthy habits and behaviors in everyday life. 

Clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals from various service lines and specialties were on hand to speak to students about topics such as nutrition, dental health, stretching, staying active, bike safety and others.

Thank you to the PTA and Cohen Children’s Medical Center for stressing the importance of many health and wellness topics to our students! 


Northwell Health Visits Cornwell

A Full Irish Lesson

A Full Irish Lesson photo

Gina Milici’s second-grade class at Cornwell Avenue School welcomed a special guest on March 18 when parent Hazel Chrobet visited to share a lesson on the Irish culture.

Mrs. Chrobet, a native of Ireland and mother of second-grader Heather, spoke to the class about many traditions and myths surrounding the culture. She mentioned how she grew up going to a school that spoke Irish and described mornings on her family’s farm and the similarities found between schools in Ireland and the United States. She also treated the students to scones and a shamrock plant.

“Thank you to Mrs. Chrobet for visiting our classroom to educated the students more on the traditions of Ireland,” said Ms. Milici.