City School District of New Rochelle

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City School District of New Rochelle
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District information
SuperintendentLaura Feijòo
Students and staff
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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 a high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, and one pre-k through second grade Early Childhood Center. The district enrollment is 10,584 students in 10 schools in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. The annual budget was $210,748,000 in 2007, with a per-pupil expenditure of $19,017.[1]

Schools in the district have received the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education on multiple occasions, including in 1983, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998.[2]

New Rochelle has also been named one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" in the nation by the American Music Conference.[3] 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.[4]


New Rochelle was 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.[5] 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.[6]

Brian Osborne became superintendent in 2014.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni sorted by graduation date.


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • 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

Elementary schools[edit]

Jefferson Elementary


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  2. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools Program:Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999 - 2002" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-26.
  3. ^ PAVE-ing the Way for Future Artists, NY Metro Parents, Laurie A. Dean, April 2007
  4. ^ Westchester Arts Council Announces 2007 Arts Award Winners
  5. ^ Keith Wheeler, Northern Town Racked by School Integration 'LIFE' May 6, 1966
  6. ^ Robert Merrill, 1981, New Rochelle: Portrait of A City, Abbeville Press, ISBN 0-89659-186-7, preface
  7. ^ Weiner, Randi (2014-06-02). "New Rochelle schools hires Brian Osborne as new superintendent". The Journal News. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  8. ^ Current Biography Yearbook. New York: H. W. Wilson Company. 1971. p. 24.
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  10. ^ Oden. Gloria. “Open letter.” Inertia Magazine. January 2008. Web. 20 October 2011.
  11. ^ Tell Me a Story: The Don Hewitt Saga
  12. ^ 1988–1989 Annual Report Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  13. ^ Goldstein, Richard (February 8, 2006). "Lou Jones, 74, Sprinting Star, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  14. ^ Zurawik, David; Sun, Baltimore. "Long-time PBS Host Louis Rukeyser Dies -". Chicago Tribune.
  15. ^ "New Rochelle". Daily News. New York. September 7, 2007.
  16. ^ "Tiger Woods Coach". Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved September 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ Music Makers of New Rochelle Biographies
  18. ^ Classmates: Jeralyn Merritt
  19. ^ Music Makers of New Rochelle
  20. ^ "Pro Wrestling Returns To New Rochelle". Archived from the original on March 12, 2008. Retrieved September 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  21. ^ Cristina Teuscher Is Named Top Woman College Athlete
  22. ^ Meltzer, Marisa. "The Prom Dress Moves Into the Designer Leagues". Fashion & Style. The New York Times. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
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  24. ^ "NFL Players Bring March Madness to New Rochelle High School". Retrieved September 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  25. ^ Edson Buddle
  26. ^ New York State, Sharing Successful Programs, 2006-7, page 72
  27. ^ National Center for Educational Statistics, accessed September 29, 2008

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