City School District of New Rochelle
|City School District of New Rochelle|
|Type and location|
|Region||New Rochelle, New York|
|Superintendent||Richard E. Organisciak|
|Students and staff|
The City School District of New Rochelle is a public school district located in New Rochelle, New York. New Rochelle has one of the most extensive educational systems in Westchester County, comprising ten elementary schools, two junior high schools and one senior high school. The district enrollment is 10,584 students in 10 schools in grades PreK to 12. The annual budget was $210,748,000 in 2007, with a per-pupil expenditure of $19,017.
New Rochelle has also been named one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" in the nation by the American Music Conference. In 2007 the Westchester Arts Council presented the district with its "Arts Award for Education" in recognition of the City and school district’s extraordinary commitment to the arts.
New Rochelle the scene of the first court-ordered school desegregation case in "the north" when the United States Supreme Court decided in 1962 that its Lincoln School boundaries had been intentionally drawn to create segregated elementary school districts. Lincoln School was closed and demolished in 1965, with students of that district allowed to attend other elementary schools in the city. The school district is known for its diversity, and the high school honors civil rights leader Whitney Young in the name of its auditorium and civil rights martyr Michael Schwerner in the name of its library.
In May 1968, New Rochelle High School was partially destroyed by a fire set by a disturbed student. The fire occurred early in the morning and there were no fatalities. The facade of the school remained intact, allowing builders to construct a new building behind the original exterior.
- New Rochelle High School
- Alternative Campus High School
- Albert Leonard Middle School- Students from Daniel Webster Elementary School, George M. Davis Elementary School, and William B. Ward Elementary School.
- Isaac E. Young Middle School- Students from Columbus Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, and Trinity Elementary School.
- Columbus Elementary School
- George M. Davis Elementary School
- Jefferson Elementary School
- Trinity Elementary School
- William B. Ward Elementary School
- Daniel Webster Elementary School
- Barnard Early Childhood Center or Henry Barnard School - Offers a magnet program in pre-kindergarten through grade 2, following the Reggio Emilia approach, and houses the district's Pre-School Speech Language Learning Center. Enrollment was 622 students in 2005-2006.
- Facts and Figures About the City School District of New Rochelle 2007, City School District of New Rochelle
- "Blue Ribbon Schools Program:Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999 - 2002".
- PAVE-ing the Way for Future Artists, NY Metro Parents,Laurie A. Dean, April 2007
- Westchester Arts Council Announces 2007 Arts Award Winners
- Keith Wheeler, Northern Town Racked by School Integration 'LIFE' May 6, 1966
- Robert Merrill, 1981, New Rochelle: Portrait of A City, Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-89659-186-7, preface
- New York State, Sharing Successful Programs, 2006-7, page 72
- National Center for Educational Statistics, accessed September 29, 2008