Niagara Falls City School District

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Niagara Falls City School District
District information
Type Public
Motto Learning for all...Whatever it takes...
Grades Pre-kindergarten, K-12
Established Early 1900s
Superintendent Mark Laurrie
Accreditation New York State Board of Regents
Schools 11
Budget Decrease US$121.1 million (proposed 2011–2012)
Other information
Unions NYSUT

The Niagara Falls City School District is a public school district containing 11 schools in Niagara Falls, New York. The current Superintendent of Schools is Mark Laurrie.


The district was founded in the early 1900s.

In 1953 the district purchased land in Love Canal from Hooker Chemical Company, fully aware that the land had been used as a toxic waste disposal site. This would eventually lead to the Love Canal disaster.[1]

In the year 2000, the state-of-the-art Niagara Falls High School was built, retiring two aging high schools.

Board of education[edit]

The Board of education is made up of nine members. The current board members are:

  • James Cancemi, President
  • Robert M. Restaino
  • Ron Barstys
  • Earl F. Bass
  • Rev. Kevin Dobbs
  • Arthur "Art" Jocoy, Jr.
  • Anthony Paretto
  • Russel Petrozzi
  • Nicholas Vilardo


Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]


  • Niagara Falls Community Education Center, Coordinator - Dorothy Brundidge

Former schools[edit]

Former secondary schools[edit]

Former high schools[edit]

Former middle schools[edit]

  • Niagara Middle School 1995-2007

Niagara Middle School (NMS) is later Cataract Elementary School

  • North Junior Middle School  ?-1982
  • South Junior Middle School 1923-1986

Former primary schools[edit]

  • 99th Street School (knowingly built atop of the Love Canal toxic waste dump)- February 1955 - August 2, 1978
  • 60th Street School(now Alternative High school) 1962-2007
  • 66th Street school (Now district Administration Building) 1951-2007
  • Cayuga Drive School
  • Ferry Avenue Elementary School ? - 1980
  • Whitney Avenue School
  • Ashland Avenue School
  • Cleveland Avenue School
  • Center Avenue School
  • 3rd Street School
  • 5th Street School
  • 10th Street School
  • 13th Street School
  • 17th Street School
  • 22nd Street School
  • 24th Street School
  • 39th Street School
  • 93rd Street School (closed due to concerns about toxic waste from the nearby Love Canal)

Pacific Avenue School was located at 72nd Street and Buffalo Avenue


External links[edit]