Pelham Public Schools

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Pelham Union Free School District
18 Franklin Place
Westchester County, New York, 10803
United States
District information
SuperintendentCheryl Champ[1]
Governing agencyNew York State Education Department
District ID3622680
Students and staff
Students2,913 [1]
Other information
New York State District ID:661601030000

Pelham Public Schools or the Pelham Public School District, formally the Pelham Union Free School District, is a school district headquartered in Pelham, New York. It serves Pelham, which includes Pelham Manor and the Village of Pelham. As of 2016, the district had about 2,800 students.[3] As of 1997, the City of New York pays the district to educate students in a portion of the Bronx due to geographic separation.


In around 2013 Peter Giarrizzo became the superintendent. He resigned in 2017 as he became the superintendent of the North Shore Central School District.[4] Cheryl Champ replaced him.[5]

In 2020 the district banned displaying Thin Blue Line flags.[6]

Communities served[edit]

As of 1997 the City of New York pays the Pelham school district to provide educational services for a section of 35 houses in the Bronx located between Pelham and Pelham Bay Park and separated from the remainder of the borough; the city has done so since 1948 because the New York City Public Schools buses may not be insured if they leave the New York City limits, which they must do in order to reach this section of the Bronx, and because the bus trip would be very expensive. In 1997, five elementary school students and one high school student living in that section of the Bronx attended Pelham schools; New York City paid $15,892.86 each year for the high school student and $8,650.08 each year per elementary student.[7]


Secondary schools:

Primary schools:

  • Colonial Elementary School
  • Hutchinson Elementary School
  • Prospect Hill Elementary School
  • Siwanoy Elementary School


  1. ^ a b "Pelham UFSD | NYSED Data Site". Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts - District Detail for Pelham Union Free School District". Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "About Us Archived August 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine." Pelham Public Schools. Retrieved on June 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Wilson, Colleen (February 15, 2017). "Pelham superintendent resigns". The Journal News. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Wilson, Colleen (September 27, 2017). "Pelham's superintendent goes from orchestra to leader". The Journal News. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "What Happened When a School District Banned Thin Blue Line Flags". The New York Times. November 21, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  7. ^ Gross, Jane (May 6, 1997). "A Tiny Strip of New York That Feels Like the Suburbs". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 17, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.()

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