Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District is a grades K-12 school district based in Dobbs Ferry, New York in the Hudson Valley 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan. The district is small compared to most districts in Westchester County, New York, with 112 students per grade in three schools: Springhurst Elementary School; the combination of small size and emphasis on educational excellence results in a district that offers a "private school experience in a public school setting". The governing body of the school district is the elected board of education, which contains seven members each serving 3-year terms; the board members elect a vice-president for 1-year terms. The president for the 2014-2015 school year is Tracy Baron, the vice-president is Robert Reiser; the board of education hires the superintendent of the school district. The current superintendent is Lisa Brady. Springhurst Elementary School is a small coeducational public elementary school in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Grades range from Kindergarten to fifth grade.
The school's intimate size and corresponding small class sizes allows for significant personal attention from teachers and staff. Springhurst contains an "outdoor classroom" school garden in the main courtyard of the building; the "outdoor classroom" is integrated into various subjects in the curriculum. Music is thoroughly integrated into the curriculum. A major example was an original piece about the Hudson River written collaboratively with the fourth-grade teachers, music teacher George Swietlicki, playwright and Springhurst parent Laurence Holzman. Nationally, Springhurst is known best for The Harmonaires; the chorus is led by the legendary Springhurst teacher George Swietlicki, who trained at the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria. The Harmonaires have travelled throughout the country for decades, singing at major venues including: the White House; the full chorus has performed at many venues in the New York area, including annual performances in Midtown Manhattan venues. Dobbs Ferry Middle School is a coeducational public middle school.
Grades range from sixth to eighth. In 2014 and after a long, consultative process involving the community, the Board of Education voted to adopt the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in the Middle School through 10th grade. According to Superintendent Lisa Brady as quoted in the March 2014 Foundation Forum newsletter, "MYP focuses on inquiry-based learning, encourages deeper understanding over rote memorization and values diversity and different learning styles, helping every student develop the 21st Century skills that they will need to further their education." The district has a strong commitment to integrating computers into classroom work. As a result, 2013 saw all seventh graders in the Middle School provided with Chromebooks paid for by the district. Dobbs Ferry High School is IB World School. In 2013, Dobbs Ferry High School had an enrollment of 446 students in grades 9–12 and boasts small class sizes in all academic areas. In addition, DFHS has a strong arts program, offers over 15 elective courses in visual arts and music, 27 extra-curricular clubs for students to choose from, an impressive program in science research.
The high school features a new Advisory Program that provides students with an opportunity to work in small groups with "mentor" teachers to further develop academic and study skills. The school's commitment to academic excellence, professional development for teachers, equity/access for all students has resulted in top national rankings. In 2018, US News named the school a Gold School and ranked it 28th in New York State and 198th in the nation. In 2013, The Washington Post ranked DFHS #19 in NYS and in August, 2013, the New York State Education Department named it a "Reward" school; this is the top distinction that a school can earn and it was given to only 250 K–12 public schools in New York State. The district has a strong commitment to integrating computers into classroom work; as a result, 2013 saw all ninth graders in the High School provided with Chromebooks paid for by the district.97% of the graduating class goes on to higher education. The High School's commencement ceremony is held each June along the Hudson River in Waterfront Park, except during inclement weather or reconstruction of the seawall.
In 1997, Dobbs Ferry High School became the first school in Westchester to become an IB World School and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students in Grades 11–12. The IB Diploma Program is a rigorous two-year college preparatory program that includes courses in each of the six respective academic groups, Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, Community/Action/Service. 98% of students enroll in at least one of the rigorous IB courses before graduating and over 30% of the 2012–13 senior class received the full IB Diploma. Students taking the IB Film course won "The Chester", at the Future Filmmaker's Festival in 2014; the winning film was "Change" directed by Thomas Newman. Selected for screening at the Festival were films by IB student directors Sean Grogg and Nate Flaks. All the films feature student actors, editors and directors. Dobbs Ferry High School has an intensive Science Research program. All students are exposed to research opportunities, many choose to pursue a Science Research option whereby t
White Plains High School
White Plains Senior High School is the main high school in the White Plains Public Schools system of White Plains, New York, United States. It was selected by the U. S. Department of Education as a School of Excellence in 1986–87; the school's code of conduct, its state accountability report are available online. The student body is 52.1 percent Hispanic, 23.1 percent White, 21.7 percent Black, three percent Asian. Yearbook: The Oracle Newspaper: The Orange Literary Magazine: The Roar The Jiggy Showcase is an annual showcase that displays the diverse cultural roots of White Plains High School students. Various dancing styles and outfits are represented by performers and models; the showcase was named after the Will Smith song, "Getting Jiggy With It". In May 2016, the high school put on final Jiggy Showcase; the Songwriter's Showcase exhibits students' singing, songwriting talents which are performed for a public audience. The showcase became a biannual event in 2000; the school makes available for its students two gymnasiums, a weight room, a track field and football field, a soccer field and softball fields, tennis courts, a pool.
White Plains football team won the Section 1 class AA title in 2013 for the first time in 34 years. The school has an impressive theater department which puts on three plays and one musical each year; the plays are performed in the Little Theater. To pay tribute to White Plains High School alumni/ae who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers and/or have and positively impacted the lives of others. To provide an on-going and self-renewing tribute to the faculty and staff of White Plains High School and the institution itself. To provide exemplary role models for students in the high school and throughout the district. Any White Plains High School alumnus/a is eligible for inclusion in the White Plains High School Hall of Fame. Awards may be given posthumously. A Selection Committee, composed of representatives from school and community organizations, reviewed nominations submitted by the public and made selections based on the above criteria. Dr. Andrew Arnold - Internationally Recognized Physician in Endocrinology & Leader in Cancer Research Dr. William A. Bauman - Physician & Researcher of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries Frank Becerra - Artist & Political Cartoonist Sister Jane Frances Brady - President & CEO, St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center Frank X. Briante - Civic Leader & President of White Plains Board of Education William Brown, Jr. - Businessman & White Plains Common Council Member Dr. Paul P. Carbone - Physician & Cancer Research Scientist Joseph J. DePaso - White Plains High School Teacher for 32 years & Community Volunteer R. Malcolm Graham - Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice George V. Grune - Chairman & CEO, Readers' Digest Verdell F. Hilliard - White Plains School Nurse for 20 years & Community Volunteer Dr. Martha Himmelfarb - Professor, Author & Scholar in Ancient Judaism & Christianity Milton Hoffman - Newspaper Reporter & Editor Larry James - Olympic Medal Winner Lenore Janis - Businesswoman & President of Professional Women in Construction Harry Jefferson - White Plains High School Educator Eileen W. Johnson - Civic Leader & President of White Plains Board of Education James J. Jordan - Award-winning Advertising Executive & Copywriter Grover "Deacon" Jones - Major League Baseball Player & Coach Mindy Kaufman - Flutist & Piccoloist, New York Philharmonic Orchestra Jonathan Larson - Pulitizer Prize-Winning Playwright, "Rent" Theodore J. Lee - White Plains Business Leader & Civic Activist J. Bruce Llewellyn - Business & Civic Leader Dr. Anthony Marano - White Plains Cardiologist & Community Activist Dave Marash - Award Winning Broadcast Journalist Craig Masback - Track Champion, Sports Broadcaster & CEO, USA Track & Field Frank McMahon - White Plains Businessman & Community Leader Edwin Michaelian - Westchester County Executive & Mayor of White Plains Dr. Dinah Moche - Astronomer & Author Arthur Monk - NFL Wide Receiver, Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Garrick Ohlsson - International Concert Pianist Pauline C.
Oliva - White Plains Community Leader Dr. Robert Della Rocca - Physician, Teacher & International Humanitarian in Opthamology George D. Rooks - White Plains Police Captain & Mentor to Youth Dr. Yvette Rooks - Physician & Teacher of Family & Sports Medicine Steven C. Rosenthal - Founder of Cross-Cultural Solutions Bob Ruger - Community Leader and Activist David E. Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & White House Correspondent for The New York Times Dr. Lawrence Schneiderman - Physician, Teacher & Internationally Recognized Expert in Medical Ethics Dr. Norman R. Scott - Computer Pioneer & Educator Dr. Kenneth W. Trout - White Plains Physician & Community Award Isabel Villar - Founder & Director, El Centro Hispano Barbara Vrooman - White Plains Community Activist Julia Wadsworth - White Plains High School Teacher Brian Wallach - White Plains Businessman & Civic Leader Thelma J. Washington - White Plains Elementary School Teacher & Community Activist F. Richard Wolff - Businessman & Civic Leader Nicholas R. Wolff - White Plains Businessman & Community Volunteer William Wolfram - Internationally Renowned Concert Pianist John Zilembo - White Plains High Sc
Scarsdale High School
Scarsdale High School is a public high school in Scarsdale, New York, a coterminous town and village in Westchester County, New York. It is a part of the Scarsdale Union Free School District; the school was founded in 1917. In its first selection process, the United States Department of Education named Scarsdale High School as "one of the 144 exemplary schools to which others may look for patterns of success." According to a study done for U. S. News & World Report, Scarsdale High School is in the nation's top 100 for science. From the graduating class of 2017, 98% continued their education with college programs, 97% entered four-year national and international colleges and universities. Thirteen students in the class of 2017 were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, 27 students received National Merit Letters of commendation. Between 2007 and 2009, Scarsdale High School made a transition from Advanced Placement to Advanced Topics courses. In the 2017-18 school year, SHS had a professional staff of 156 with a median teaching experience of 19 years.
99% of the faculty held a master's degree, 81% had 30 credits or more beyond a master's, 4% had doctorate degrees. The student faculty ratio is 10 to 1, its teachers have one of the highest paying salaries in the country: 44% had a base-salary of over $100,000 in 2005. Around 1986 only 5% of the school was of Asian origins. By 1991 large numbers of Japanese students enrolled at Scarsdale High because their fathers, on business assignments from Japanese companies, moved to Scarsdale for the quality of the schools. By that year 20% of the students were of Asian origins, most of them being of Japanese origins and a few being of Chinese and Korean origins; the school established an English as a second language program to help Japanese students adjust. The Japanese students faced hostility from many of the American students, some Japanese students had hostility towards classmates they felt were becoming too Americanized and/or socialized too much with Americans. Therefore, the Japanese and American students socialized separately.
Principal Judy Fox formed the Multicultural Steering Committee to try to resolve racial tensions within the school. 2001: Brian Yellen 2014: Amanda Shuster 2015: Sam Goldman 2016: Jacob Stiel 2017: Andrew Shao 2018: Ezra Levine 2019: Depei Li Official website Scarsdale Alumni Association website Scarsdale High School Maroon, student newspaper website
Pleasantville High School (New York)
Pleasantville High School is in the village of Pleasantville within the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is a comprehensive high school that provides a broad range of educational programs. A full complement of extra-curricular activities including the performing and visual arts and academic and service clubs; the high school was ranked 122nd on Newsweek's 2015 list of top U. S. high schools. The Pleasantville High School football team has been in existence at least since 1922 and has won one state championship and many county titles. In 2013 the football team won the Section 1 Class B title with a win over Our Lady of Lourdes; the 2016 team won a Regional Championship, defeating New Paltz 56-20 before falling in the State Semi-Finals. The 2017 Panthers football team won the Class B NYSPHSAA Championship defeating Chenango Forks 28-14 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY; this was the first State Championship in program history. Just months many of the same athletes won their second State Championship in the school year winning the NYSPHSAA Lacrosee Championship by a score of 16-2 over PenYan.
The men's basketball team has won several county championships. The Pleasantville swim team has won the division 1 championship twice, most in 2007; the Pleasantville track team has won the league title two years in a row. Matt Ballinger, member of Dream Street Dave Barry and columnist Otis Hill, basketball player Kyle Lowder, actor Ali Ewoldt, actor Jessica Tom, winner of the Fourteenth Season of Food Network Star Pleasantville High School website
Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School
Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School is a six-year middle and secondary school in Elmsford, New York, United States, it is the only senior high school in the Elmsford School District. The makeup of the school is 36% African American, 45% Hispanic or Latino, 11% White, 9% Asian or Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander. Fifty-seven percent of the teachers have either a master's degree plus 30 credits or a doctoral degree. In 1993 the school was selected as a United States Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, in 1996 it was named one of the nation's 150 outstanding high schools by Redbook magazine; the school has the following clubs: Alexander Hamilton competes in Section 1 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. V = Varsity, JV = Junior varsity, Mod = Modified
Yonkers Public Schools
Yonkers Public Schools is a school district that serves all of Yonkers, New York, United States. It is governed by a mayorally appointed Board of Trustees; the school district is governed according to New York State Education Law. The Board of Education is the governing body of the school district, it consists of nine unpaid trustees, appointed by the mayor for five year terms. The trustees have no taxing authority of their own; the Superintendent of Schools serves "subject to the pleasure of the Board of Education" for up to five years. As the chief executive of the school district, he supervises and directs all other employees, makes decisions regarding curriculum and examination, has a non-voting seat on the Board; the current superintendent is Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, named interim after the sudden resignation of Dr. Michael V. Yazurlo in November 2015. In March 2015, Dr. Quezada was appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools at a Board of Education meeting. Current Board Members include President.
All schools are located in the city of Yonkers. Every school has its own special magnet. Gorton High School Lincoln High School Palisade Preparatory School Riverside High School Roosevelt High School - Early College Studies Saunders Trades and Technical High School Yonkers Middle High School Yonkers Montessori Academy Casimir Pulaski School Cedar Place School Cross Hill Academy Enrico Fermi School Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School Family School 32 Kahlil Gibran School Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy Montessori School 27 Montessori School 31 Museum School 25 Paideia School 15 Paideia School 24 Patricia A. Dichiaro School PEARLS Hawthorne School Robert C. Dodson School Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence School 13 School 16 School 17 School 21 School 22 School 23 School 30 School 5 School 9 Thomas Cornell Academy Westchester Hills School 29 William Boyce Thompson School Yonkers Early Childhood Academy VIVE School, home of Yonkers Pathways to Success P.
S. 2 became Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School on Waverly Street. After being closed for years it became an apartment building. Yonkers High School known as Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School, on Poplar St. became Enrico Fermi Middle School, now Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts. The first Yonkers High School was on S. Broadway and Nepperhan Avenue, across the street from City Hall. Walt Whitman Jr. High School on Shore View Drive/105 Avondale Rd is now the Robert C. Dodson School. Elizabeth Seton College on 1061 N. Broadway became Foxfire School and is now William Boyce Thompson School. Saunders Trade and Technical High School on South Broadway School 4 on Trenchard Street School 3 on 15 Hamilton Avenue School 26 on 150 Kings Cross is now Casimir Pulaski School. School 33 on 135 Locust Hill Ave is now Jr.. High Tech & Computer Magnet School. School 19 on 75 Morris St is now Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School. School 19 on 70 Jackson St/Groshon Ave School 12 on 164 Ashburton Avenue Emerson Jr.
High School on 160 Bolmer Ave became Emerson Middle School and is now Cross Hill Academy and Yonkers Early Childhood Academy. School 28 on 18 Rosedale Rd is now Kahlil Gibran School. School 18 on 77 Park Hill Ave is now Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence. Hawthorne High School became Hawthorne Jr. High School on 350 Hawthorne Ave is now PEARLS Hawthorne School Early Childhood Center/School 10 on 75 Riverdale Avenue became Hudson River Academy, it is now VIVE Yonkers Pathway to Success. School 7 on 380 Walnut Street School 8 on 373 Bronxville Road is now Patricia A. DiChiaro Elementary School. Yonkers High School on 150 Rockland Avenue became John Burroughs Middle School and is now Yonkers Middle High School John Burroughs Junior High School on Palmer Road is now Saunders Trades and Technical High School Museum Jr. High School on 565 Warburton Ave became Museum Middle School and is now Riverside High School Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jr. High School on 190 N Broadway/201 Palisade Ave became Yonkers High School of Commerce in 1938.
It became Commerce Middle School in 2000 and is now Palisade Preparatory School. Mark Twain Middle School and Montessori School 11 on 99 Wakefield Ave/160 Woodlawn Ave combined into one school and is now Yonkers Montessori Academy. School 6 on 33 Ashburton Avenue Longfellow Jr. High School on 23 Mulberry Street School 13. On 160 Mclean Avenue Yonkers Public Schools website Yonkers Public Schools District website
Westchester County, New York
Westchester County is a county in the U. S. state of New York. It is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York, after the Bronx, the most populous county in the state north of New York City. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 949,113, estimated to have increased by 3.3% to 980,244 by 2017. Situated in the Hudson Valley, Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles, consisting of six cities, 19 towns, 23 villages. Established in 1683, Westchester was named after the city of England; the county seat is the city of White Plains, while the most populous municipality in the county is the city of Yonkers, with an estimated 200,807 residents in 2016. The annual per capita income for Westchester was $67,813 in 2011; the 2011 median household income of $77,006 was the fifth highest in New York and the 47th highest in the United States. By 2014, the county's median household income had risen to $83,422. Westchester County ranks second in the state after New York County for median income per person, with a higher concentration of incomes in smaller households.
Westchester County had the highest property taxes of any county in the United States in 2013. Westchester County is one of the centrally located counties within the New York metropolitan area; the county is positioned with Nassau and Suffolk counties, to its south. Westchester was the first suburban area of its scale in the world to develop, due to the upper-middle-class development of entire communities in the late 19th century and the subsequent rapid population growth; because of Westchester's numerous road and mass transit connections to New York City, as well as its shared border with the Bronx, the 20th and 21st centuries have seen much of the county the southern portion, become nearly as densely developed as New York City itself. At the time of European contact in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Native American inhabitants of present-day Westchester County were part of the Algonquian peoples, whose name for themselves was Lenape, meaning the people, they called the region Lenapehoking, which consisted of the area around and between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers.
Several different tribes occupied the area, including The Manhattans, the Weckquaesgeek and Siwanoy bands of the Wappinger in the south, Tankiteke and Kitchawank Wappinger in the north. The first European explorers to visit the Westchester area were Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and Henry Hudson in 1609. Dutch settlers began arriving in the 1620s, followed by settlers from England in the 1640s. Westchester County was one of the original twelve counties of the Province of New York, created by an act of the New York General Assembly in 1683. At the time it included present-day Bronx County, abutted then-Dutchess County to the north. By 1775, Westchester was the richest and most populous county in the colony of New York. Although the Revolutionary War devastated the county, recovery after the war was rapid. In 1788, five years after the end of the war, the county was divided into 20 towns. In 1798, the first federal census recorded a population of 24,000 for the county. Two developments in the first half of the 19th century – the construction of the first Croton Dam and Aqueduct, the coming of the railroad – had enormous impacts on the growth of Westchester.
The Croton Dam and Aqueduct was begun in 1837 and completed in 1842. In the 1840s, the first railroads were built in Westchester, included the New York and Harlem Railroad, the Hudson River Railroad, the New York and New Haven Railroad; the railroads determined the growth of a town, the population shifted from Northern to Southern Westchester. By 1860, the total county population was 99,000, with the largest city being Yonkers; the period following the American Civil War enabled entrepreneurs in the New York area to create fortunes, many built large estates, such as Lyndhurst, in Westchester. During the latter half of the 19th century, Westchester's transportation system and labor force attracted a manufacturing base along the Hudson River and Nepperhan Creek. In 1874, the western portion of the present Bronx County was transferred to New York County, in 1895 the remainder of the present Bronx County was transferred to New York County; these would split from Manhattan to form a county. During the 20th century, the rural character of Westchester would transform into the suburban county known today.
The Bronx River Parkway, completed in 1925, was the first modern, multi-lane limited-access roadway in North America. The development of Westchester's parks and parkway systems supported existing communities and encouraged the establishment of new ones, transforming the development pattern for Westchester. With the need for homes expanding after World War II, multistory apartment houses appeared in the urbanized areas of the county, while the market for single-family houses continued to expand. By 1950, the total County population was 625,816. Major interstate highways were constructed in Westchester during the 1960s; the establishment of these roadways, along with the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge, led to further growth in the county. Westchester County is located in southern New York known as Downstate, it shares its southern boundary with its northern border with Putnam County. It is bordered on the west