West Chester Rustin High School

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West Chester Rustin High School
West Chester Rustin High School is located in Pennsylvania
West Chester Rustin High School
West Chester Rustin High School
West Chester Rustin High School is located in the US
West Chester Rustin High School
West Chester Rustin High School
1100 Shiloh Road


Coordinates39°56′17″N 75°33′12″W / 39.9380°N 75.5534°W / 39.9380; -75.5534Coordinates: 39°56′17″N 75°33′12″W / 39.9380°N 75.5534°W / 39.9380; -75.5534
TypeHigh School
PrincipalMichael Marano
Enrollment1,257[1] (2015-16)
School color(s)Navy Blue, Vegas Gold and White
AthleticsPennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
MascotGolden Knight

Bayard Rustin High School is a high school of the West Chester Area School District, in Westtown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.[2]

Communities served by West Chester Rustin include sections of Westtown Township, West Chester borough, East Bradford Township, East Goshen Township, Thornbury Township of Chester County, Thornbury Township of Delaware County, and West Goshen Township.[2][3]

The newest high school in the district, it is named after civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, himself a West Chester native. Construction began in 2003 and the school opened for the 2006-2007 school year. Since opening, Rustin has excelled in both academic competitions and athletic competitions, and in 2011 was named one of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in America.[4]



Community service[edit]

Rustin has several community service clubs, including KICS (school-run), Key Club (branch of Kiwanis), and Interact (branch of Rotary International). Students do various service activities ranging from collecting arts and crafts supplies to helping elementary schools, conducting various drives, and fundraising.

Rustin also held its own community fair for the first time in 2009 to raise awareness about service and clubs in the community.

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "West Chester Bayard Rustin HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "West Chester Area Council of Governments Map." On the website of West Goshen Township. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "School Boundary Adjustment Draft SK8C - Current Boundaries with Zones of Change" (Secondary). West Chester Area School District. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "West Chester Bayard Rustin High School Named to Newsweek Magazine's List of Top 500 High Schools in America".

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