New Rochelle High School
New Rochelle High School is a public high school in New Rochelle, New York, United States. It is part of the City School District of New Rochelle, its student body is a two-time Blue Ribbon School. It is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools.96% of graduates attend college or other institutions of higher learning and students earn accolades in competitive national programs including the National Merit Scholarship and the Intel Science Talent Search. The school buildings are situated at the rear of a plot of land, fronted by two lakes, and'Huguenot Park'; the forty-three acres of land that comprise the park, including what is now "Twin Lakes", were acquired by the City in 1923 as the site for the community's new high school and a park. At the time, the twin lakes were one large lake, used for an ice manufacturing business by the Mahlstedt family. At the southeast corner of the property is the Mahlstedt house where three generations of the family lived while operating their ice business at the lake.
When the City purchased the land in 1923, the house became the Huguenot Branch of the New Rochelle Public Library. A white marble World War II Marines Memorial is located near the causeway leading to the High School from North Avenue; the monument was dedicated on June 3, 1949 to the 15 New Rochelle Marines who died while fighting in the war. The high school is designed in the French-Gothic style by the noted architectural firm of Guilbert and Betelle, it includes a working clock tower, indoor swimming facilities, eight tennis courts, two football fields, one combined soccer and baseball field, an outdoor track, a television station and a planetarium. The planetarium can hold 84 viewers and uses a'Spitz Scidome', 360 degree fulldome video projector with ATM-4 automation and a 5.1 surround sound audio system. On May 17, 1968, school buildings dating from the 1920s and 1930s were destroyed by arson. A 16-year-old high school student with a history of setting fires to attract attention was arrested for the arson.
Additions made to school buildings in 1959 and 1960 were not affected. Fire insurance allowed the school to rebuild while displaced students were accommodated at local junior high schools under a time-sharing arrangement. On August 15, 2008, New Rochelle High School was struck by lightning; the resulting fire badly damaged the building's distinctive spire. The fire occurred just two months after the 40th anniversary of the 1968 arson fire that destroyed much of the school; the spring 2018 school semester at New Rochelle High School was marred by several instances of bloody violence involving students. On January 9, 2019 it was reported that NRHS administrator Shadia Alvarez was being fired "for changing 212 grades for 32 students by making'entries and changes to students' records in violation of NRHS grade-change practice and without any consistent, comprehensible or valid explanation.'" To create a more personalized atmosphere, NRHS is organized into eight smaller learning communities of 400-600 students each.
The communities serve as a home base for students and teachers. Ninth and tenth grade students in each community are teamed with core area teachers in English, social studies and science; these teacher-student'teams' remain intact for ninth and tenth grade in order to provide continuity for students and staff. Eleventh and twelfth grade students remain within their communities though most course work occurs throughout the campus. Arts Department, an expansive program integrating Art, Music and Theater Arts within the school; the four main standards are stressed by the department: Creating and Participating in The Arts. The department provides an Performing and Visual Arts Education program enabling students to major in the Arts; each year competitive auditions are held for each artistic discipline. Once in the program, students attend classes before school so that there are no conflicts with their regular academic course load. Business Education Department, geared towards preparing students for career and workplace success.
Current programs of study include: Business. Engineering and Architectural Design Department, offers courses in architectural design, architectural presentation, CADD aided residential drawing and design and drawing for production. Students can select the Architectural design sequence of courses as their major; the department features teachers with professional backgrounds in science and mathematics. Foreign Language Department, features a complement of educators from Europe. In 2009, Mandarin was added to this list of foreign languages. Sciences and Mathematics Department, offers students the opportunity to participate in the community of scientific research and scholarship as part of their high school experience. In addition to class, formal individual meetings are held once a week. Students select a topic of interest and explore this topic through library research, person to person conversations with research scientists throughout the country, telecommunication to research and college libraries.
Students develop sophisticated data collecting and lab skills by completing a literature search, formulating a researc
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
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
Rye, New York
Rye is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is separate from the town of Rye. Rye city the village of Rye, was part of the town until it received its charter as a city in 1942; the population was 15,720 at the 2010 census. Rye is the youngest city in New York state. No other city has been chartered anywhere in New York state since 1942. Located in the city are two National Historic Landmarks: the Boston Post Road Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1993. Playland, a historic amusement park designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, is located in Rye. Playland features one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the Dragon Coaster. Of note are two 200-plus-year-old milestones labeled 24 and 25 on the Boston Post Road, oldest thoroughfare in the United States; the concept of mile markers to measure the distance from New York City was originated in 1763 by Benjamin Franklin during his term as Postmaster General. These sandstone markers date from 1802 when the Westchester Turnpike was configured.
Rye is home to a rare 1938 WPA mural by realist Guy Pene du Bois, located within the city's Post Office lobby and titled "John Jay at His Home." Rye was at one time a part of Fairfield County, a belonging of the Sachem Ponus, of the Ponus Wekuwuhm, Canaan Parish, and, named for that chieftain, "Peningoe Neck". The oldest house in the city, the Timothy Knapp House, is owned by the Rye Historical Society and dates in its original version to around 1667, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Historical Society owns a former inn/tavern built in 1730, known today as the Square House, which it operates as a museum. George Washington stayed at the inn on two separate occasions, remarking favorably on his experience in his diaries. Rye is where American Founding Father John Jay grew up and where he is buried; the Jay Estate at 210 Boston Post Road is now the home of the not-for-profit organization the Jay Heritage Center. The Center's mission is to restore and preserve the entire 23-acre property—buildings and landscape—together with the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House, which occupies the original site of the Jay family farm, "The Locusts."
Restoration of the Jay mansion overlooking Long Island Sound is an official project of the Save America's Treasures Program. With its ornate composite Egyptian and Corinthian columns, pedimented facade, the house is a textbook example of American Greek Revival architecture popularized before the Civil War and is noted for its many design elements influenced by Minard Lafever; the Jay Mansion is the oldest National Historic Landmark structure in New York State with a geothermal heating and cooling system and the first in Westchester County to have such an energy efficient system. The Jay Heritage Center was designated a member site of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, it is listed on Westchester County's African American Heritage Trail. John Jay was well known for advocating emancipation, serving as President of the New York Manumission Society and establishing the first African Free School. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places are The Square House known as Widow Haviland's Tavern, listed in 1974, the United States Post Office - Rye, listed in 1989, the Rye Town Park-Bathing Complex and Oakland Beach, listed in 2003, the African Cemetery, listed in 2003, the Bird Homestead, listed in 2010, The Rye Meeting House, listed in 2011.
Rye is known for Rye Playland. This 279-acre theme park is owned and operated by Westchester County and includes rides, games, an indoor skating rink or Ice Casino, beach, a boardwalk, concession stands, it is one of only two amusement parks in the country with National Historic Landmark status, the other one being Kennywood in Pennsylvania. It has been a popular destination since it first opened in 1928, its wooden roller coaster, the Dragon Coaster, built in 1929, is one of the last roller coaster rides built by engineer Frederick Church, still operating. The Derby Racer built by Church, is one of only three rides of its kind remaining in the world. Glenn Close's and Ellen Latzen's characters ride the roller coaster in the 1980s thriller film, Fatal Attraction. Airplane Coaster, Church's most acclaimed coaster, was removed in 1957. Playland is the setting for several key scenes in the 1988 comedy film Big, starring Tom Hanks; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,720 people residing in the city.
The racial makeup of the city was 84.8% White, 1.3% Black, <0.1% Native American, 5.9% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from some other race and 1.3% from two or more races. 6.5 % were Latino of any race. According to The Washington Post, Rye is among the top 1% of Super Zips based on percentage of residents with college degrees and average household income. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.0 square miles, of which 5.9 sq mi is land and 14.2 sq mi is water. Rye is home to one Fortune Jarden, it is home to The American Yacht Club, Westchester Country Club, Rye Golf Club, Rye Playland, The Apawamis Country Club, Manursing Island Club, Shenorock Shore Club, the Coveleigh Club. GAMCO Investors, Inc. is based in Rye. In 2010, Coldwell Banker reported that Rye was the third-most expensive city in the country in which to buy a home; the city of Rye was ranked ninth in the list of the top 10
Eastchester High School
Eastchester High School is located in Westchester County, New York in the town of Eastchester. It is a former U. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon school with 905 students. Graduates have gained acceptance to schools such as Bucknell University, The Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, the University of Miami, Haverford College, Stanford. Eastchester High School is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. A junior high school was added to the High School in 1955, two years another wing was constructed to make up what is now known as Eastchester Middle School; the original gym and an auditorium were built at the High School in 1932, a second gym was opened there in 1985. In 2011, Eastchester High School students received an average combined SAT score of 1624; that same year, Eastchester sent 90.1% of its graduating class to a college.
Eastchester offers 16 AP classes as well as several courses for college credit in conjunction with colleges in New York State. Eastchester High School offers a number of varsity sports team competing in New York State's Section 1 including football, baseball, basketball and field, hockey swimming, cross-country and wrestling. Eastchester's athletes have achieved considerable success. Eastchester's girls tennis team captured the New York State singles title in 2002 and 2004. Eastchester's Varsity Softball Team won New York State Championships in 1990 and 1991, with their head coach, Thomas "Skip" Walsh, First Base/Pitcher, Bonnie Bell, Pitcher Jennifer Satriale, all subsequently inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame.. Notable Players: John Doherty - MLB Pitcher, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, EHS Class of 1985. Notable Coaches: Ron Rothstein – Coach of the several NBA teams was both a physical education teacher and the varsity basketball coach in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Jill Cornell Tarter, Class of 1961 Eric Naposki, Former NFL player, convicted of murder, Class of 1984. Kenneth Posner, Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer, Class of 1983. Chuck Traynor, Class of 1955. Betty Broderick, High-profile murderer convicted of the killing of her ex-husband and his new wife in 1989, Class of 1965. Bobby Moynihan, Cast Member of Saturday Night Live, Class of 1995 Jimmy Fink, New York radio personality, Class of 1967 Eastchester High School was used as a filming location in the 1982 film The World According to Garp. Many students from the graduating classes of 1981–1984 appeared in the film that featured Robin Williams
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
Harrison High School (New York)
Harrison High School is a public high school located in Harrison, Westchester County, New York, United States. The school is 22 miles northeast of New York City, it is the only high school operated by the Harrison Central School District. In 2014, Harrison ranked 18 in the state and 223 in the nation in rigor according to the Washington Post High School Challenge Index; the demographic breakdown of the 1,083 students enrolled in 2015-16 was: Male - 49.2% Female - 50.8% Native American/Alaskan - 0% Asian/Pacific islanders - 57.2% Black - 2.6% Hispanic - 18.5% White - 70.6% Multiracial - 1.1% 12.0% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. Harrison High teams are named "Huskies." Their colors are white. One of the oldest traditions is the Harrison Rye Game, a football game between the Harrison Huskies, the Garnets, the football team from Rye High School, in the neighboring town of Rye, NY. In 2006, students exceeded the state average in 6 of 7 New York State Regents Examinations subject areas.
In 2006-2007, students took AP examinations in 24 of the possible 37 Advanced Placement course areas. The current building of the Harrison High School was built in 1973 and 1974, opened for September 1974; the building was built as a solution to the lack in size of the Harrison Junior Senior High School, serving grades 6 to 12, established in 1957 in the building built to be the Harrison High School in 1939. The building is used as the middle school. Harrison High School demonstrates a circular design, like a rotunda, with a hallway spanning one quarter of a circle, a hallway, a full circle radially centered inside the first hallway, connected by two other hallways, the Main Hallway, the Senior Hallway; the building is two stories tall and has two gyms, a cafeteria, a theater, 213 classrooms. The building is home to the Harrison Performing Arts Center, renovated in 2007, by a $1,250,000 grant received from the New York State Education Department in collaboration with the Harrison Educational Foundation.
The Harrison Performing Arts Center features 825 seats, two balconies, a separate Light Booth,an extra high stage bow as well as state-of-the-art lighting systems by Electronic Theatre Controls and audio systems by Allen and Heath. The nicest high school performing arts facility in New York State, the HPAC, is managed by students; the Harrison Technical Crew has been recognized by the Helen Hays Youth Theatre Foundation for Outstanding Achievement in Musicals and Drama. The HPAC and Sirius Black Box Theatre are under the supervision of the Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Ms. Mary Ellis; the building was home to a then-state-of-the-art planetarium complete with 25 ft. diameter dome, a projector that could recede into an underground tunnel when not used, as well as built in theater-style seating and offset lighting. Due to the building lacking space, when a dance studio was needed for the school to be able to apply for the International Baccalaureate program, the planetarium was the space, decided to be renovated.
It is now a dance studio/planetarium, with a movable star projector, mirrors mounted on the walls, a wooden floor and folding seating. In addition to being a dance studio, it is a black-box theater, named the Sirius Black Box Theater, the word'Sirius' pertaining to the star, because it is a planetarium. Peter Chernin Roger Kumble John McGillicuddy Harrison High Official Website Harrison Central School District Main Page