Yonkers Public Schools

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Yonkers Public Schools
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To achieve excellence together.
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK12
Region Yonkers, New York
Country USA
Location 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers (Westchester County) New York USA
Coordinates 40°56′06″N 73°54′02″W / 40.935003°N 73.900642°W / 40.935003; -73.900642Coordinates: 40°56′06″N 73°54′02″W / 40.935003°N 73.900642°W / 40.935003; -73.900642
District information
Superintendent Michael V. Yazurlo, Ed.D.
Asst. Superintendent(s) Edwin Quezada, Ed.D. (Deputy Superintendent), Christine Montero, and Luis Rodriguez Ed.D.
Schools 39
Budget $513,452,883 (2012-2013 school year) [1]
NCES District ID 3631920[2].
Students and staff
Students 24,326 [3]
Teachers 1507 [4]
Student-teacher ratio 16.62 [2]
Other information
Website yonkerspublicschools.org

Yonkers Public Schools is a school district that serves all of Yonkers, New York, USA. It is governed by a mayorally appointed Board of Trustees.


The school district is organized and 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 submit a budget to the city government, but 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, and has a non-voting seat on the Board.

The current Superintendent is Dr. Michael V. Yazurlo, former Superintendent of the Tuckahoe Union Free School District and former principal and teacher in the Yonkers schools. He was announced Superintendent on February 19, 2014 after former Superintendent Bernard P. Pierorazio resigned due to a $55 million budget shortfall.[5]

Current Board Members include Dr. Nader J. Sayegh, President; Steve Lopez, Vice-President; Andrew A. Api; Jim Cavanaugh; William T. Iannuccilli; John Jacono; Curtis Kendrick; Pasquale Mondesando; and Judith Ramos Meier.[6]


All schools are located in the city of Yonkers.

Every school also has its own special magnet.

Middle & High schools (7-12)[edit]


Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts
  • Casimir Pulaski School
  • Cedar Place School
  • Cross Hill Academy
  • Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts
  • Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School
  • Foxfire School
  • Kahlil Gibran School
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School
  • Thomas Cornell Academy (PK-6, full PK-8 school by September 2016)
  • Paideia School 15
  • Patricia A. DiChiaro School
  • P.E.A.R.L.S. Hawthorne School
  • Robert C. Dodson School
  • Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence
  • School 5
  • School 13
  • School 16
  • School 23
  • School 30
  • Westchester Hills School 29


  • Montessori School 27
  • Montessori School 31
  • Museum School 25
  • Paideia School 24
  • Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School
  • School 9
  • School 17
  • School 21
  • School 22

Former schools[edit]

  • P.S. 2 (built 1886) became Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School on Waverly Street. After being closed for years it was remodeled and became an apartment building.
  • Yonkers High School on Poplar St. became Enrico Fermi Middle School which became the Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts.
  • 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 (Campus is now used by the Foxfire School)
  • Saunders Trades School on South Broadway (School relocated to Palmer Road and old building is now Yonkers Police Headquarters)
  • School 4 on Trenchard Street (Now affordable housing)
  • School 3 on 15 Hamilton Avenue (Now apartment building)
  • School 26 on 150 Kings Cross (Now Casimir Pulaski School)
  • School 33 on 135 Locust Hill Ave (Now Martin Luther King, Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School)
  • School 19 on 75 Morris St (Now Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School)
  • School 19 on 70 Jackson St/Groshon Ave
  • School 12 on 164 Ashburton Avenue (Now Yonkers Community Action Program)
  • Emerson Jr. High School on 160 Bolmer Ave which became Emerson Middle School (Now Cross Hill Academy)
  • School 28 on 18 Rosedale Rd (Campus is now used by the Kahlil Gibran School)
  • School 18 on 77 Park Hill Ave (Campus is now used by the Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence)
  • Hawthorne High School became Hawthorne Jr. High School on 350 Hawthorne Ave (Campus is now used by the PEARLS Hawthorne School)
  • Early Childhood Center- School 10 on 75 Riverdale Avenue became Hudson River Academy. (Now Campus is now used by the VIVE School and Yonkers Pathway to Success)
  • School 7 on 380 Walnut Street (Campus is now used by the Andulusia School, a private Muslim school))
  • School 8 on 373 Bronxville Road (Campus is now used by the Patricia A. DiChiaro School)
  • Yonkers High School on 150 Rockland Avenue became John Burroughs Middle School (Campus is now used by Yonkers Middle High School)
  • John Burroughs Junior High School School on Palmer Road (Campus is now used by Saunders Trades and Technical High School)
  • Museum Jr. High School on 565 Warburton Ave became Museum Middle School which became (Campus is now used by Riverside High School)
  • Yonkers High School of Commerce on 190 N Broadway/201 Palisade Ave which became Commerce Middle School (Campus is now used by Palisade Preparatory School)
  • Mark Twain Middle School and Montessori School 11 and 99 Wakefield Ave/160 Woodlawn Ave (Campuses are now used by Yonkers Montessori Academy)
  • School 6 on 33 Ashburton Avenue (Due to be part of municipal housing complex next to it, Cottage Gardens)
  • Longfellow Jr. High School on 23 Mulberry Street (will become a 40-unit apartment building)
  • School 13; added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[7] on 160 Mclean Avenue (New building is now located on 195 Mclean Avenue)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Yonkers City School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ "A Vibrant Community of Learners". Yonkers Public Schools. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  6. ^ "A Vibrant Community of Learners". Yonkers Public Schools. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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