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.
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Notable alumni sorted by graduation date.
- Edward A. Batchelor (Unknown graduation date) (1883–1968), sportswriter and charter member of the Baseball Writers Association of America
- Elia Kazan 1926 - Academy Award winning Director
- James Gregory 1930 - stage, screen and TV actor
- Marion West Higgins 1932 - first female Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
- Henry Heimlich 1937 - Inventor, Heimlich Maneuver
- Gloria Oden 1939 - African American poet
- Don Hewitt 1940 - Producer, 60 Minutes
- Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. 1943 - Billionaire, co-founder of private equity firms KKR and Kohlberg & Co.
- Richard Kahn 1947 - President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Lou Jones 1950 - Olympic Gold Medalist
- Louis Rukeyser 1950 - TV Personality, Economic Commentator
- Jesse Arnelle 1950 - football and basketball star at Penn State University
- Leslie H. Gelb 1955 - President, Council on Foreign Relations
- Harry Macklowe 1955 - Chairman And CEO Macklowe Properties Real Estate Investment
- William S. Rukeyser 1957 - Journalist
- Johnny Counts 1958 - played professional football for the New York Giants
- Drew S. Days, III 1959 - Solicitor General of the United States, Professor of Law at Yale Law School
- Lawrence M. Small 1959 - 11th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
- Richard Roundtree 1961 - Actor - John Shaft
- Barrie M. Osborne 1962 - Film Producer & 2004 Academy Award winner (Lord of the Rings)
- Claude "Butch" Harmon, Jr. 1962 - golf professional and former coach of Tiger Woods
- Andrea Mitchell 1963 - Journalist
- Russell T. Lewis 1965 - CEO of The New York Times Company
- George Starke 1966 - Washington Redskins - Tackle - "Head Hog"
- Alan Menken 1967 - Composer, Lyricist
- Jeralyn Merritt 1967 – Criminal defense attorney, legal analyst, blogger
- Guy Davis 1970 - musician, son of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
- Gloria Borger 1970 - CBS special correspondent
- Christopher Edley, Jr. 1970 - Dean of University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
- Michael Kaiser 1971 - President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- Glynnis O'Connor 1973 - Actress
- Rachel Vail 1984 - Children's author
- Clifford J. Levy 1985 - Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
- Craig Carton 1987 - Noted sports radio personality
- Devon Hughes 1990 - Professional wrestler "Brother Devon" formerly known as "D-Von Dudley"
- Cristina Teuscher 1996 - Olympic gold medalist swimmer
- Jennifer Hyman - 1998 - Entepreneur
- Tom Koehler 2004 -Miami Marlins Pitcher
- Courtney Greene 2005 - Jacksonville Jaguars Free Safety
- Ray Rice 2005 - Baltimore Ravens Running back. Reserve on 2009 AFC Pro Bowl team. Super Bowl XLVII champion
- Edson Buddle - US National Soccer Team
- 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
- Current Biography Yearbook. New York: H. W. Wilson Company. 1971. p. 24.
- "Distinguished Alumni". New Rochelle High School Official Website. nrhs.nred.org. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
- Oden. Gloria. “Open letter.” Inertia Magazine. January 2008. Web. 20 October 2011.
- Tell Me a Story: The Don Hewitt Saga
- 1988–1989 Annual Report Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Goldstein, Richard (February 8, 2006). "Lou Jones, 74, Sprinting Star, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
- Zurawik, David; Sun, Baltimore. "Long-time PBS Host Louis Rukeyser Dies - chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune.
- "New Rochelle". Daily News (New York). September 7, 2007.
- "Tiger Woods Coach". Retrieved September 2012.
- Music Makers of New Rochelle Biographies
- Classmates: Jeralyn Merritt
- Music Makers of New Rochelle
- "Pro Wrestling Returns To New Rochelle". Retrieved September 2012.
- Cristina Teuscher Is Named Top Woman College Athlete
- Meltzer, Marisa. "The Prom Dress Moves Into the Designer Leagues". Fashion & Style. The New York Times. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
- "NFL Players Bring March Madness to New Rochelle High School". Retrieved September 2012.
- Edson Buddle
- New York State, Sharing Successful Programs, 2006-7, page 72
- National Center for Educational Statistics, accessed September 29, 2008