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
Website www.nfschools.net

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.

History[edit]

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

Schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

Other[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

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