Greenwich Public Schools

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Greenwich Public Schools is a school district located in Fairfield County, in Greenwich, Connecticut. The district's boundaries are coterminous with those of the town. About 8,840 students, grades K–12, attend the Greenwich Public Schools.

As of 2012 elementary schools had the same pattern of racial segregation as the town as a whole with Hispanic students concentrated in the two elementary schools in the southwestern corner of the district, New Lebanon and Hamilton Avenue.[1] There is a Connecticut racial diversity law which requires that the percentage of students in an ethnic group in a school may not deviate by more than 25% from the average for the district. Thus, as of 2013, the district was out of compliance[2] and was searching for solutions.[3]

Notable alumni include Steve Young, Olympic figure-skater Dorothy Hamill, and Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan.

List of Schools[edit]

  • Greenwich High School (grades 9-12)
  • Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
    • Central Middle School
    • Eastern Middle School
    • Western Middle School
  • Elementary Schools (grades K-5)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Imbalance in Greenwich Schools". The New York Times. July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Baker, Al (July 19, 2013). "Law on RacialDiversity Stirs Greenwich Schools". The New York Times. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Greenwich Public Schools Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). Greenwich Public Schools. 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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