Canton’s Hugh C. Williams Senior High School is located in a residential section of Canton, New York, which is eighteen miles southeast of the Canadian border. The community’s socio-economic composition is diverse. Major area employers include education, agriculture, small business, correctional facilities, health care and large and small industries.
The Canton Central School District has one high school, one middle school and one elementary school on a single campus with an enrollment of approximately 1270 students. The Canton Central School District enjoys the academic and cultural benefits of having St. Lawrence University and SUNY at Canton in the community, as well as Clarkson University and State University College at Potsdam which are located n the immediate area.