In the 1600’s English and Dutch farmers used the land of Muttontown to raise thousands of sheep for wool and meat. This is what gave the village its distinctive moniker. As time has past, many of the massive estates have been broken into smaller residential neighborhoods. Residents both past and present have been able to preserve several large estates in the Village including Chelsea Mansion, The Hoffman Center and Planting Fields Arboretum.
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Depending on where you live in Muttontown, your children could attend one of 4 North Shore School Districts: The Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, The Jericho School District, The Syosset School District or the Locust Valley School District.
Oyster Bay- East Norwich School District
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District has just 1,425 students in three schools- two elementary schools and a middle/high school.
Jericho School District
Jericho has about 3,200 students in three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Of the 219 seniors who graduated from Jericho Senior High School, 218 passed the Regents exam, a state accreditation test, and 210 went on to four-year colleges.
Syosset School District
The Syosset School District has6,765 students in ten schools- seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Of the 547 graduating seniors, an impressive 538 received Regents diplomas- 438 with advanced designation. 538 of the 547 graduates (98.4%) went on to attend college.
Locust Valley School District
The Locust Valley Central School district is a K-12 public school system which serves a large geographic area covering the Incorporated Villages of Brookville, Lattingtown, Matinecock, Bayville, portions of Mill Neck, Old Brookville, Muttontown and unincorporated Locust Valley. There are five school campuses which include Ann MacArthur Primary, Locust Valley Intermediate, Bayville Primary, Bayville Intermediate and a shared Middle School-High School. The 2009-2010 budget approved by voters which supports approximately 2300 students was $69,680,076. Of the 198 Locust Valley High School graduates, 197 received a Regents Diploma, 151 of them with advanced designation. 194 of the graduating students went on to attend college.
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Planting Fields Arboretum is Long Island’s premiere arboretum with 409 acres of manicured grounds and nature trails. Planting Fields is also home to Coe Hall, the 65 room estate of William Robertson Coe, an insurance adjuster and entrepreneur. The estate now serves as a museum and a venue for Gold Coast weddings. The grounds of Planting Fields were landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline Massachusetts.
Located on the 550 acre Muttontown Preserve, Chelsea Mansion is the former estate of Alexandra and Benjamin Moore. It has since been restored and converted into a magical location for weddings and corporate events.