About North Hornell Elementary

Our mission at North Hornell School is to provide a program of teaching and learning in which we expect high educational achievement for each student within an orderly and caring environment. The children are taught the North Hornell School Motto:

“I promise to treasure North Hornell School as a place to learn and grow. I will strive to be the best I can be using everything I know.”


Sean Gaffney


north hornell principalPhone: (607) 324-0014
Email: sean.gaffney@hornellcsd.org

Sean Gaffney is a Hornell Alumni. He began in the district as a Special Education Teacher in 1996, but in 1999 he began working as an administrator. Mr. Gaffney has been in many roles, including Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Director of Pupil Personnel and Principals at the High School, Intermediate School and North Hornell. Over his time in Hornell, Mr. Gaffney has coached Tennis and Soccer.
DASA District Coordinator: Nancy Shedlock

DASA Building Coordinator: Sean Gaffney


  • Student Start Time 7:30
  • Student End Time 2:10
  • Bussing Drop Off 7:10
  • Bussing Pick Up 2:10
  • Teachers 7:30-2:48


Absences must be reported to the North Hornell main office (607) 324-0014. If an absence is not reported it is listed as unexcused.

See the full Attendance Policy in the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, district personnel, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal. Unless otherwise noted, the Code of Conduct applies to anyone on school property or attending a school function. View the complete Code of Conduct here