The community's exceptional schools play a significant role in Commack's continued population growth, with many parents trading off a longer commute for better student performance and engagement. Ranked in the top 100 nationally by U.S. News and World Report and tops in Suffolk County, Commack's school district includes four elementary school, three middle schools, and a central high school, at which students consistently exceed average state SAT scores by more than 150 points. The community's schools, along with the strength and character of its genuine neighborhoods, makes Commack a very family-oriented locale and increases its appeal for parents of school-age children.
Like all community resources in Commack, public parks may or may not be accessible to you, dependent upon the side of the community on which you reside. However, there are a number of county and state parks open to all Commack residents. The Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve is one of the most popular parks for Smithtown residents, and William J. Byrne Memorial Park holds similar appeal on the Huntington side. Both are very family-friendly parks that offer a range of passive and active recreational options. State parks in Commack and the surrounding area include Sunken Meadows and Cold Spring Harbor.