West Chester Rustin High School

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West Chester Rustin High School
1100 Shiloh Road
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
United States
Coordinates 39°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
Type High School
Established 2006
Principal Michael Marano
Grades 9-12
Enrollment About 1290 (2012-2013)
School color(s) Navy Blue, Vegas Gold and White
Athletics Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
Mascot Golden Knight

Bayard Rustin High School is the third and newest high school of the West Chester Area School District in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 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.[1]

Academic Competitions[edit]

In 2010, the Rustin Varsity Academic Competition Team, participating in a series of quiz bowl tournaments, placed first in the Pennsylvania Academic Competition.



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.


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