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FACTS & FIGURE$ An inside look at the public school districts of Westchester and Putnam Counties

2016


WPSBA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Westchester and Putnam County school districts share a proud tradition of excellence in education. Our schools are considered the heart of our communities and draw families to the area. Consistent with the commitment of school board members to support children, education and their community, Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) is pleased to present FACTS & FIGURE$. This annual publication provides essential, up-to-date data on school districts in our region. We thank each member district for providing updated information so that FACTS & FIGURE$ can continue to be a valuable and comprehensive resource. Please share it with community members, municipal officials, new families, faculty and realtors.

Stephen O. Jambor, Ph.D. WPSBA President

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2015-16 WPSBA Board of Directors (Robert Johnson, Abby Mendelsohn, and Victoria Tipp not in photo)

WPSBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stephen Jambor, President Victoria Tipp, Vice President Jennifer Rosen, Treasurer Lisa Tane, Secretary Louis Conte Matthew Evans Anita Feldman Rita Golden Frank Hariton Judah Holstein Robert Johnson Richard Kreps Abby Mendelsohn Wendy Naidich Frank Schnecker Brett Summers

Brewster Board of Ed Chappaqua Board of Ed Briarcliff Manor Board of Ed Greenburgh 11 Board of Ed Pleasantville Board of Ed Elmsford Board of Ed PNW BOCES Board of Ed Mt. Pleasant Cottage Board of Ed Ardsley Board of Ed Eastchester Board of Ed Port Chester - Rye Board of Ed Carmel Board of Ed Harrison Board of Ed Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Ed Ossining Board of Ed Byram Hills Board of Ed

EX-OFFICIO Peggy Zugibe, NYSSBA Area Dir. Edward Fuhrman, Chief School Admin. Brenda Myers, Chief School Admin. Antoinette Darden, PTA Liaison

North Rockland Board of Ed Croton-Harmon Superintendent Valhalla Superintendent Regional PTA Director

STAFF Lisa Davis, Executive Director Marguerite Guglielmo, Program Manager Judi Lerman, Administrative Associate 4


KEY TO FACTS & FIGURE$ DATA Data is drawn from the school districts (District), NY State Education Department (NYSED) and Putnam-N. Westchester BOCES (PNW BOCES). State reports used include: NYS Property Tax Report Card, NYS School District Report Card, BEDS and ST-3. NYS statistical data may be based on a prior year’s actual numbers. Narratives are provided by the districts. For more info, visit district websites; WPSBA website at www.wpsba.org or NYSED at www.emsc.nysed.gov. BEDS Enrollment: Public school enrollment counts are as of BEDS (Basic Education Data System) day, typically the first Wednesday in October. The BEDS number includes students enrolled in district programs, disabled students educated in-district, BOCES or approved private school programs, and students educated in other districts for which the district pays tuition. Pre -K and half-day kindergarten students are weighted at 0.5. Actual Pre–K to Grade 12 enrollments vary throughout the year. (Source: BEDS through PNW BOCES; Special Act Districts) Languages Other than English: Languages Other Than English (foreign languages) offered in the school district, and grade level in which each language is first offered. (Source: District) Staffing: Staffing data is separated into those with state certification (administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, counselors, psychologists, etc.) and those without certification (civil service positions - teacher aides, secretarial, custodians, bus drivers, etc). (Source: District) Teacher Salary Range: Low and high salary as per teachers’ salary schedule for the current year. (Source: District) % Graduation Rate: Students graduating with Regents or Local Diploma as of August of the 4th year of high school. NYSED does not count those graduating in 5+ years. (Source: NYSED) % English Language Learners (ELL): Percent enrollment of school-age students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) on BEDS day divided by BEDS enrollment in full-day Kindergarten through Grade 12. (Source: NYSED) % Economically Disadvantaged Students: Percent students eligible for Free Lunch and Reduced-Price Lunch is determined by dividing the number of approved applicants by the BEDS enrollment in full-day Kindergarten through Grade 12. (Source: NYSED) In-District Bus Transportation Limit: NYS minimum is two miles for Grades K-8 and three miles for Grades 9-12. Individual school district policy that supersedes these limits is noted. Private and Parochial School Count: Includes students parentally placed in a private or parochial school. Portion of Budget Paid by Property Tax (Tax Levy): This represents the local taxpayer share of the annual school district budget, including STAR. Current year data is projected. This is the primary revenue source for school districts in our area; other sources include state aid and reimbursements, federal aid, tuition, and interest. (Source: PNW BOCES) Per Pupil Costs: NYS calculates this as follows: for District Budget per Pupil, numerator represents total expenditures charged to total general fund expenditures and inter-fund transfers. Denominator represents pupil count based on BEDS enrollment (see above). For Property Tax Levy per Pupil, numerator represents the Portion Paid by Property Tax (see above), and denominator represents pupil count based on BEDS enrollment. (Source: PNW BOCES) True Value Tax Rate: Assessment practices differ by town, and therefore actual tax rates are difficult to compare. Each year, the New York State Office of Real Property Services evaluates each town’s assessment practices and sets specific equalization rates. The adjusted tax rate figure, or true value tax rate, is stated as dollars per $1,000 of full value, and can be used as a relative measurement. Current year data is projected (incl. STAR). (Source: PNW BOCES)

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Table of Contents President’s Message ............................................................................... 1 WPSBA Board of Directors ....................................................................... 2 Key to Facts & Figure$ Data ................................................................... 3 More about WPSBA ................................................................................ 7 Maps of Putnam & Westchester School Districts ................................ 38-39

Member Districts: Ardsley Union Free School District ........................................................... 8 Bedford Central School District ................................................................ 9 Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District ............................................. 10 Brewster Central School District............................................................. 11 Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District .............................................. 12 Bronxville Union Free School District ...................................................... 13 Byram Hills Central School District ......................................................... 16 Carmel Central School District ............................................................... 17 Chappaqua Central School District ......................................................... 18 Croton-Harmon Union Free School District ............................................. 19 Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District .................................................. 20 Eastchester Union Free School District ................................................... 21 Edgemont Union Free School District ..................................................... 24 Elmsford Union Free School District ....................................................... 25 Garrison Union Free School District ........................................................ 26 Greenburgh Central School District ........................................................ 27 Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District ........................................ 28 Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District ...................................... 29 Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District ............................... 32 Haldane Central School District.............................................................. 33 Harrison Central School District ............................................................. 34 Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District ...................................... 35 Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Union Free School District ................................. 36 Hendrick Hudson Central School District ........................................................ 37 Irvington Union Free School District ....................................................... 40 Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District ........................................ 41 Lakeland Central School District ............................................................ 42 Mahopac Central School District ............................................................ 43 Mamaroneck Union Free School District ................................................. 44 Mount Pleasant Central School District ................................................... 45 Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District ............................. 48 Mount Pleasant Cottage Union Free School District ................................. 49 Mount Vernon City School District .......................................................... 50 6


New Rochelle City School District .............................................................. 51 North Salem Central School District ............................................................ 52 Ossining Union Free School District ............................................................ 53 Peekskill City School District ...................................................................... 54 Pelham Union Free School District ............................................................. 55 Pleasantville Union Free School District ...................................................... 58 Pocantico Hills Central School District ......................................................... 59 Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District ............................................... 60 Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES ....................................................... 61 Putnam Valley Central School District ......................................................... 62 Rye City School District ............................................................................. 63 Rye Neck Union Free School District........................................................... 64 Scarsdale Union Free School District .......................................................... 65 Somers Central School District ................................................................... 68 Southern Westchester BOCES .................................................................... 69 Tarrytowns Union Free School District ........................................................ 70 Tuckahoe Union Free School District .......................................................... 71 Valhalla Union Free School District ............................................................. 72 White Plains City School District ................................................................. 73 Yonkers City School District .................................................................. 74-75 Yorktown Central School District ................................................................ 76

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Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) Since its founding in 1962, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) has served School board members by supporting their roles as education leaders in their communities and the region. A public school district Board of Education is made up of dedicated volunteers who are elected by their community to oversee and set policy for their school district’s affairs, personnel, finances and properties. WPSBA works to improve the effectiveness of school boards and enhance our schools by providing member districts with programs on current education issues, public policy and board development, as well as, legislative advocacy and networking opportunities. The Association serves a key role by collaborating with education and child-focused organizations, as well as regional business and municipal groups. WPSBA is a member-driven, not-for-profit organization funded primarily through district membership dues. Our board is made up of area Board of Education members. For current public education-related data, information and updates, or an online version of Facts & Figure$, please visit our website at www.wpsba.org.

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Ardsley Union Free School District 500 Farm Road, Ardsley, NY 10502 Superintendent: Dr. Lauren Allan Telephone: (914) 295-5500

Board President: Mrs. Joanne G. Sold Website: www.ardsleyschools.org

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

District Population: 9,616 District Size (sq. miles): 5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Hartsdale, Scarsdale P.O., White Plains P.O. 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Average Class Size (2015-16): K 1-4 5-8 9-12

96% 1% 7%

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 1,587 To Non-Public Schools: 40 In-district Distance Limitations: K-4 0.6 mile 5-8 1 9-12 1.2 Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: 40 Number of Schools Attended: 21

753 665 662

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

$53,710 - $127,585

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

2,113 2,092

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Concord Road ES K-4 Ardsley MS 5-8 Ardsley HS 9-12

266 93

5 yrs by 12/31

Before/After School Care: Ardsley Children’s Center

17 22 23 18

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Latin 5th French/Italian/Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$63,856,355 $50,889,710 $25.02

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$61,940,164 $49,652,893 $29,141 $23,735

The Ardsley School District aims to maximize every child’s potential by providing an educational environment in which learning is paramount. Our vision statement, “Building on a tradition of academic excellence and success for every student, we cultivate passionate learners and informed global citizens who actively influence their world,” reflects the value we place on 21st century learning. Our program is rich in core content, the arts, and in experiences that promote healthy living. We support the creative use of technology that builds research and problem solving skills. Our teachers use SmartBoards, iPads and Chromebooks to extend learning beyond the borders of our classrooms. We strive to continually innovate, and have created programs to address global themes. At Concord Road School and Ardsley Middle School, our MakerSpace and technology programs are developing foundational skills in engineering. Our Cambridge Pre-University course in Global Perspectives, our offerings in computer science, and our Science Research program allows juniors and seniors to participate in rigorous learning that fosters collaboration and the ability to think critically. And our new high school Wellness Center is dedicated to keeping our students physically and emotionally strong. We value the appropriate sharing of responsibilities in making decisions and encourage the broadest participation of parents, community members, staff and students.

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Bedford Central School District 632 So. Bedford Road, Bedford, NY 10506 Superintendent: Mr. John Chambers, Interim Telephone: (914) 241-6000

Board President: Ms. Jennifer Gerken Website: www.bcsdny.org

District Population: 32,000 District Size (sq. miles): 59 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Bedford, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Pound Ridge Communities Served: Bedford, Bedford Hills, Mount Kisco, Pound Ridge and parts of New Castle and North Castle 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

$59,432 - $125,846

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

4,412 4,400

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mount Kisco PreK-5 661 Bedford Hills K-5 305 Bedford Village K-5 300 Pound Ridge K-5 333 West Patent K-5 338 Fox Lane MS 6-8 996 Fox Lane HS 9-12 1,459

90% 12% 26%

3,969 465 0.5 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Hillside 30 Kindergarten: Full day

455 267

465 31

Before/After School Care: On school site provided by community

5 yrs by 12/1

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$127,199,424 $113,873,424 $13.38

19 19 20 20

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$126,500,000 $113,174,570 $28,580 $25,704

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 or 3-6 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish

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Every Single Student, Every Single Day! “Our greatest contribution is to be sure there is a teacher in every classroom who cares that every student every day learns and grows and feels like a real human being .” Donald O. Clifton This quote by Donald O. Clifton summarizes well the philosophy of Bedford Central School District. We serve the towns of Bedford, Mount Kisco, Pound Ridge, and sections of New Castle and North Castle. Bedford’s five elementary schools, middle school and high school offer a variety of teaching and learning styles and programs tailored to individual student needs. The district’s curriculum and high academic standards provide solid and challenging educational programs at all grade levels, for all students. The high school guidance department works closely with students and their families to assist with the college application process and to gain admission to many of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. A diverse student body and faculty create a rich environment to help students prepare for life. At all grade levels, teacher involvement with decision-making and goal setting reinforces the district’s commitment to academic excellence.

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Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District 390 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573 Superintendent: Dr. Jonathan H. Ross Telephone: (914) 937-3600

Board President: Mr. Jeffrey Diamond Website: www.blindbrook.org

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Town of Rye Communities Served: Rye Brook (partial)

6,393 2

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

1,521 1,514

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Ponterio Ridge Street ES K-5 Blind Brook Middle School 6-8 Blind Brook High School 9-12

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS

$55,481 - $130,575

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

642 344 521

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

175 116

5 yrs by 12/31

100% 2% 1%

1,052 66 0.75 mile 1.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

20 20 20

66 19

Before/After School Care: BMP Ridge Street School afternoon programs provided by White Plains YMCA

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish (FLES) K Italian/Spanish 6th French 12th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$42,635,896 $37,298,609 $18.54

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$42,267,793 $35,788,724 $26,955 $23,639

The Blind Brook-Rye School District is a small suburban school district located within the Village of Rye Brook in southeastern Westchester County, about twenty miles north of New York City. The community has high expectations for student achievement and success and expects its graduates to be competitive in gaining acceptance to colleges and universities that are recognized as being among the best in the nation. The five Board of Education members are elected to three-year terms by resident voters. The district employs 10 administrators, 165 faculty members, and 116 non-instructional support personnel. The annual budget goal is simply to provide the necessary resources to achieve the greatest results that benefit all students in grades kindergarten to 12. As each school year begins anew, it is important to remember that successful educational programs rely upon a series of supports. Parents, faculty, administrators, the Board of Education and the greater community are pillars that are critical in achieving the very best education for the District’s school-age children. Blind Brook is fortunate that each of those constituencies has always played an active role in ensuring that its educational goals are consistently achieved. What is also important is the recognition that there are no magic formulas to success in education. Instead, there must be a realization that achievement of a high quality educational program requires long term commitment. Everyone in the school community wants to do what is best to improve an already excellent school system, balancing wants with needs in an uncertain economy. Therefore, the Blind Brook Board of Education remains committed to maintaining an educational philosophy that assumes a shared commitment, shared trust, and shared interest on the part of all constituencies in preserving the essentials that have made Blind Brook the highperforming public school system that it is.

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Brewster Central School District 30 Farm To Market Road, Brewster, NY 10509 Superintendent: Dr. Timothy J. Conway Telephone: (845) 279-8000

Board President: Dr. Stephen O. Jambor Website: www.brewsterschools.org

District Population: 18,000 District Size (sq. miles): 42 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, Patterson, Southeast Communities Served: Towns of Carmel, Patterson, Southeast 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

295 327 $52,920 - $126,796

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,226 3,317

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: John F. Kennedy ES K-2 634 C.V. Starr Intermediate School 3-5 662 Henry H. Wells MS 6-8 748 Brewster HS/GED 9-12 1,120/20

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: Before and After School (Town of Southeast Recreation at John F. Kennedy ES)

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

5 yrs by 12/1 21 22 23.5 18.5

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Exploratory Spanish/Italian, 5 weeks 6th Italian/Spanish 7th Mandarin 8th

88% 7% 28%

3,293 118 0 mile 118 18

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$89,947,796 $69,702,103 $23.64

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$87,877,891 $68,215,605 $26,051 $20,560

Brewster Central School District is located in the southeastern corner of Putnam County, contiguous to Westchester and Fairfield Counties, and consists of one elementary, one three-five intermediate, one middle school and one high school. Our community is committed to educational excellence and the success of every student. This exurban community of 18,000 values its natural beauty, while priding itself on advancing a progressive educational agenda. On December 9, 2014, the Brewster Central School District community successfully approved a $38.9 million building project. Some major components of this capital project include expanded safety & security features, updating facilities, and improving technology infrastructure. New high-definition security cameras are being installed district-wide in addition to a new door-access control system. A significant renovation will be performed on JFK Elementary School, the first major repair work in nearly 50 years. Classroom additions at JFK Elementary and CV Starr Intermediate Schools will provide for more efficient learning environments. Meanwhile, Brewster H.S. is renovating the existing library into an “innovation lab� which will allow for better student collaboration and the incorporation of technology in 21st century learning. We are supported by several community foundations: Brewster Education Foundation which distributes student scholarships, teacher grants for innovative projects and hosts a 50 year well-attended alumni celebration. Our Brewster Sports Foundation raises funds to initiate athletic facilities upgrades and was responsible for obtaining a $1 million matching grant that went towards the new turf field. The Performing Arts Booster does fundraising for our award-winning band, orchestra and theater. The Brewster Central School District has participated in the China Education Exchange for the past six years. We have exchanged with partner schools in Beijing and Shanghai and have sent close to 100 students to China. We have hosted many delegations and students visiting from sister schools. 13


Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District 45 Ingham Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 Superintendent: Mr. James Kaishian Telephone: (914) 941-8880

Board President: Mr. Michael Haberman Website: www.briarcliffschools.org

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Ossining, Mount Pleasant Communities Served: Briarcliff Manor

7,991 6

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

1,474 1,541

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Todd Elementary School K-5 Briarcliff MS 6-8 Briarcliff HS 9-12

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$55,071- $126,552

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15): Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

564 346 563

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

202 70

1,376 63 0 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

99% 1% 2%

139 42

Before/After School Care: N/A

20 20.8 22 19

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 6th Latin/Mandarin Chinese 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$49,995,000 $39,352,161 $23.52

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$49,335,000 $38,990,177 $32,166 $25,292

Located in a suburban district approximately 30 miles north of NYC, Briarcliff Schools are committed to helping each child develop into a mature, contributing member of society. The schools share responsibility with parents and the community for meeting the needs of the whole child. Our schools are supported by groups such as the Briarcliff PTA, Briarcliff Manor Education Foundation and Briarcliff Friends of the Arts. The primary responsibility of the schools, however, is the intellectual development of the child—the acquisition of the tools and habits of learning, and the assimilation of a basic body of skills and knowledge. The professional staff is committed to nurturing all students to reach their full potential. In addition to the rigors of the regular curriculum, the schools provide for special student needs through programs such as advanced placement and college level courses, resource rooms, and special education and enrichment classes. Briarcliff students consistently score higher than national, state, and county norms on standardized achievements tests. 99% of the 2015 graduating class is pursuing higher education, with 96.3% attending four year colleges. At Todd Elementary School, the core program is designed to meet the wide range of abilities possessed by students and to help them grow academically and personally. Briarcliff Middle School offers a core curriculum with opportunities for students to participate in programs such as technology education, home and careers, and sustainability education. Students in 6th grade begin daily foreign language instruction. Briarcliff High School offers extensive curricular options which surpass NYS guidelines. College and AP courses are offered in the core academic areas as well as art, music and computer science. A three year science research program enables students to learn both within the school, as well as working with mentors in industry and research. The district also offers extensive co-curricular and athletic programs.

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Bronxville Union Free School District 177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 Superintendent: Dr. David Quattrone Telephone: (914) 395-0500

Board President: Ms. Denise Tormey Website: www.bronxvilleschool.org

District Population: 6,543 District Size (sq. miles): 1 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Village of Bronxville Communities Served: Bronxville 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,688 1,718

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Bronxville ES K-5 Bronxville MS 6-8 Bronxville HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$55,658- $139,259

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

768 431 487

99% 1% —

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: None To Non-Public Schools: 55 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

170 89.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1 21 22 22 21

122 25

Before/After School Care: Bronxville After School Program (Fees; PTA Support)

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Latin/Spanish 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$46,446,335 $40,791,335 $14.22

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$46,219,299 $40,234,299 $26,675 $23,416

Located in a suburban enclave 23 miles from NYC, the Bronxville Union Free School District enrolls 1700 K12 students on one campus in the heart of the village. The Bronxville School District offers a rigorous college preparatory program and a comprehensive array of support services. The School has defined its mission as the Bronxville Promise, a set of core values and objectives related to innovation, critical thinking, leadership, and engaged citizenship. These four dispositions guide curriculum design, instructional practice, professional development, assessment, and technology, and reflect the district’s commitment to enduring qualities of development rather than short-term achievement. Support services are available for students at all grades who exhibit persistent difficulty in the classroom. The Elementary School course of study includes the early introduction of instrumental music and science specialists. The Middle School continues the strong emphasis on musical performance and includes exploratory programs in logic, drama, and digital media. The High School offers a comprehensive program of honors-level courses, co-curricular activities, service projects, and interscholastic sports. Three classrooms have been reconfigured to support active learning, group work, and advanced applications of technology. The course of study includes nineteen AP courses and numerous electives, including computer science, humanities research, media production, introduction to business management, and forensics. Independent study and on-line course options are also available. The Class of 2015 enrolled 53% of graduates in the most competitive category, 26% in the highly selective category, and 18% in the very competitive group. The District enjoys a close relationship with its surrounding community. Parents are actively engaged in the life of the school, and community agencies support student service projects. The Bronxville School Foundation and the PTA serve as invaluable partners in the effort to maintain and improve educational quality. These school support organizations have provided both human and financial resources for many innovative projects, most recently raising $3.5 million to offset the cost of an auditorium renovation. 15


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Byram Hills Central School District 10 Tripp Lane, Armonk, NY 10504 Superintendent: Dr. William Donohue Telephone: (914) 273-4082

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Bedford, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Castle Communities Served: Armonk 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Ms. Robin Glat Website: www.byramhills.org

11,751 27.5

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2,479 2,560

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Coman Hill School K-2 Wampus School 3-5 H.C. Crittenden MS 6-8 Byram Hills HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-1 2 3-4 5 6-12

$55,919 - $134,792

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

487 518 588 875

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

264.1 243.5

2,462 176 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

99% — 3%

N/A N/A

Before/After School Care: The Armonk Children’s Corner

18-22 20-23 20-24 22-25 23-27

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$88,689,957 $77,390,331 $16.19

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$87,683,158 $75,995,863 $33,087 $29,655

Byram Hills has a long established history of excellence. We encourage readers to visit our website, www.byramhills.org and review our K-12 curriculum maps, as well as our documents on student accomplishments listed under Why Byram Hills Is a Great Place to Learn. Byram Hills has achieved both state and national recognition. The district has two national schools of excellence and has continually been rated among the highest achieving districts on state assessments. College admission data is outstanding. The nationally recognized Science Research Program in Byram Hills has placed the high school in an elite category internationally. The district has had 91 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists and 18 finalists. In the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies, a K-12 articulated approach has yielded excellent accomplishments by our students. Byram Hills High School is among the highest performing districts on New York State’s Aspirational Performance Measure for college readiness. A commitment over numerous years to advanced learners, academic support programs and students with disabilities allows the district to successfully service the needs of all learners. Award winning athletic programs, Fine Arts programs and extensive extra-curricular programs allow students to pursue their passions and interests.

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Carmel Central School District 81 South Street, P.O. Box 296, Patterson, NY 12563 Superintendent: Mr. Andy Irvin Telephone: (845) 878-2094

Board President: Mr. Greg Riley Website: www.carmelschools.org

District Population: 15,000 District Size (sq. miles): 85 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, East Fishkill, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Southeast Communities Served: Carmel, East Fishkill, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Southeast 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

483 245 $57,798- $106,348

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

4,255 4,165

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Kent ES K-4 471 Kent Primary School K-4 392 Matthew Patterson ES K-4 550 George Fischer MS 5-8 1,345 Carmel HS 9-12 1,434

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Carmel Alternative High School 20

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: Camp Herrlich

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

5 yrs by 12/1 20 24 23 24

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th

91% 2% 24%

4,195 261 0.7 mile 281 68

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$119,052,258 $90,242,289 $27.15

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$116,352,340 $88,571,871 $27,798 $21,210

Located just 56 miles from New York City, Carmel Central School District provides a high quality education for students within a pristine suburban setting. The District encompasses 85 square miles and serves students from two counties (Putnam and Dutchess), and six different towns. The area is comprised of rolling hills, lush green meadows, sparkling lakes, reservoirs and ponds that offer the residents year round activities. Local attractions include: The Great Swamp which is New York’s largest freshwater wetlands; Fahnestock State Park; and the Thunder Ridge Ski Area. Carmel Central School District provides students with the necessary tools for learning, as well as a variety of educational opportunities as they grow academically, socially, and emotionally. High academic expectations that emphasize strong character development make Carmel an outstanding place of learning. The District offers students the unique combination of a productive learning environment and a diverse curriculum designed to further develop and inspire them to perform above their potential. Strong accelerated programs, as well as early intervention programs, and collaborative service delivery models for children and families, provide the personal attention students need for academic success. Carmel has combined its academic program with many extra-curricular activities and clubs, as well as a variety of athletic programs. Excellent music, art, and foreign language programs provide students with a well-balanced learning experience. There is a caring community of professionals and parents committed to a partnership that fosters quality educational experiences for all students. These factors contributed to Carmel High School’s 2015-2016 designation as a “High Performing School” by the New York State Education Department. Carmel is where the uniqueness of each individual is valued and children are encouraged to become self-motivated, life-long learners and contributing members of their community.

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Chappaqua Central School District 66 Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514 Superintendent: Dr. Lyn McKay Telephone: (914) 238-7200

Board President: Mr. Warren Messner Website: www.ccsd.ws

District Population: 17,900 District Size (sq. miles): 21.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mount Pleasant, New Castle Communities Served: Chappaqua, Millwood, parts of Armonk, Briarcliff Manor, Mount Kisco, Ossining, and Pleasantville 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,906 3,948

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

99% 1% 3%

3,672 104 0.5 mile 0.9

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment L.I.F.E 50

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-4 5-12 Eng/SS

$63,737 - $140,177

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Douglass Grafflin ES K-4 423 Roaring Brook ES K-4 462 Westorchard ES K-4 421 Robert E. Bell MS 5-8 617 Seven Bridges MS 5-8 638 Horace Greeley HS 9-12 1,311

Kindergarten: Full day

415 166

104 20

Before/After School Care: On school site provided by community

5 yrs by 12/31 21 22 22

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Latin/Spanish 5th Chinese 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$117,901,688 $105,968,116 $21.85

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$116,856,988 $104,849,225 $29,578 $26,559

Chappaqua is a charming, residential hamlet in the town of New Castle. Chappaqua is about 35 miles north of NYC with wooded, winding roads within a 21.5 square mile area. The Chappaqua Library, with its 200seat theater and spacious art gallery, sponsors a variety of literary, artistic and cultural programs. Public parks and fields offer opportunities for picnicking, bicycling, jogging and other sports. The community also has several private tennis, golf and swim clubs. A pre-Revolutionary Quaker settlement includes a 1753 meeting house and 18th-century dwellings listed in the Register of National Historic Places. While Chappaqua’s focus is on academics, all of the schools in the district take pride in meeting the needs of a broad range of learners. Approximately 95% of its graduates go on to higher education. Typically, about 15 percent of the senior class wins National Merit Scholarship recognition, and the top quarter of the class gains admission to highly selective colleges. Students win awards in national writing contests, are named national scholars, and are selected to attend special programs for the arts. Horace Greeley High School’s reputation of academic excellence has been nationally acclaimed in publications. High School offerings include numerous AP classes and a rich selection of electives and programs in all disciplines, including the fine, performing, and visual arts. A large number of students are involved in the school newspapers, literary magazines, theater productions, musical groups, and interscholastic sports. Student clubs represent diverse interests and community service opportunities. The school district invests significant resources in professional development for faculty and believes that continuous improvement is the key to maintaining an outstanding school district. The district is engaged in a process to ensure that its schools meet the needs of students who will enter a complicated, changing 21st—century world.

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Croton-Harmon Union Free School District 10 Gerstein Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 Superintendent: Dr. Edward Fuhrman, Jr. Telephone: (914) 271-4713

Board President: Ms. Giuseppina Miller Website: www.croton-harmonschools.org

District Population: 13,000 District Size (sq. miles): 18.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Cortlandt, Yorktown Communities Served: Croton-on-Hudson 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,674 1,677

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Carrie E. Tompkins ES K-4 Pierre Van Cortlandt MS 5-8 Croton-Harmon HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-4 5-8 9-12

$54,799 - $125,942

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

600 531 520

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-4 5-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment TAP 14 RISE 6 Kindergarten: Full day

161 185

1,171 62 0.3 mile 0.9

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1 22 23 22

97% 2% 8%

62 15

Before/After School Care: Childrenspace (K-8)

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Mandarin/Spanish 5th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$46,076,000 $38,491,707 $21.86

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$45,400,867 $37,883,621 $25,467 $22,650

Approximately 95% of the Croton-Harmon seniors continue their education beyond high school. The Croton-Harmon High School entertains foreign exchange students. In recent years they have come from such diverse countries as Germany, Norway, Chile, Holland, Denmark, Brazil, Ecuador and the Slovak Republic. There are ongoing exchange programs with LaRochelle, France and Beijing and Shanghai, China. Throughout their four years of study, students are encouraged to become life-long learners by participating in debates, Socratic seminars, and cooperative learning groups. Students regularly exhibit their knowledge before an audience of peers, faculty and community members. Learning at Croton-Harmon High School is designed to promote mastery and encourage the application of knowledge resulting in students who are effective communicators, researchers and problem-solvers. Croton-Harmon High School offers a rigorous academic program that includes AP courses in English, American History, Economics, World History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, French and Art. Senior Options (CHOOSE) is a culminating academic experience that invites students to apply their cumulative knowledge and skills to an area of personal interest. In lieu of attending traditional classes, students spend their last eight weeks of high school serving as interns in an apprenticeship out in the greater community. Students keep a daily journal of their experiences and complete a research project. The experience concludes with an exhibition by each student before an audience of peers, faculty and community members. Community Service provides students an opportunity to play a significant role in the surrounding community. All students are required to complete a minimum of twenty-five hours of service as a graduation requirement. All students participate in an advisory program in which they meet in small groups with a faculty advisor who helps students discuss social and academic issues of importance to the students. The group stays together throughout the four years of high school.

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Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District 505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Superintendent: Dr. Lisa Brady Telephone: (914) 693-1500

Board President: Mr. Michael Goldman Website: www.dfsd.org

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Dobbs Ferry

11,059 2

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,491 1,508

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Springhurst ES K-5 Dobbs Ferry MS 6-8 Dobbs Ferry HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,734 - $127,753

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

687 332 449

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-8 9-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

198 40

5 yrs by 12/31

652 42 0 mile 2 2

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

19 23 22 20

97% 3% 16%

42 20

Before/After School Care: Springhurst Children’s Center - morning and afternoon program

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 2nd French/Italian 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$41,933,227 $36,028,198 $26.92

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$41,017,302 $35,249,343 $28,423 $23,348

Since 1885, the Dobbs Ferry School District has provided an outstanding public education for students within a close-knit and supportive community. The District consists of three schools: Springhurst Elementary, Dobbs Ferry Middle School and Dobbs Ferry High School. The schools and students have garnered county, state, and national recognition for excellence. Every student is given the opportunity to receive a high-level and challenging education appropriate to individual needs. Our small size enables us to know and to give personal attention to each student. We encourage creativity, curiosity and practical problemsolving. Students are taught to respect the environment, develop a positive self-image, assume personal and social responsibility, and ultimately become productive citizens in the 21st Century. Performance on standardized tests is well above the national and state averages. Approximately, 98% of students continue on to college. The High School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, a rigorous two-year pre-university course of study available to all students in the 11 th/12th grades. The comprehensive IB examinations demonstrate mastery of subject content, as well as, academic skills and concepts application. Dobbs Ferry graduates are prepared to continue their formal education at the most selective colleges in the country. Our students engage in learning as a life-long pursuit. Available are all-day kindergarten; before/after school care in grades K-5; technology classes; language arts; social studies; foreign language; math; science research and computer labs; online courses; Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES); Singapore Math; English Language Learning remedial services; TV Studio; Publishing Room; cultural arts programs: music/theatre/art and a wide range of interscholastic and intramural athletic teams, as well as, extracurricular clubs. The teaching staff is a blend of experience and enthusiasm. Over 89% of teachers hold graduate degrees. The District is extremely proud of its student achievements, dedicated staff, involved parents, and caring community. Our values are reflected in the Dobbs Ferry School District’s vision statement, “Independent Thinkers Prepared to Change the World.” 22


Eastchester Union Free School District 580 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 Superintendent: Dr. Walter Moran Telephone: (914) 793-6130

Board President: Ms. Mary Messner Martin Website: www.eastchesterschools.org

District Population: 18,602 District Size (sq. miles): 3.69 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Eastchester Communities Served: Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,220 3,209

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: The Waverly School K-1 Anne Hutchinson School 2-5 Greenvale School 2-5 Eastchester MS 6-8 Eastchester HS 9-12

494 449 568 791 918

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-12

$56,983 - $134,720

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

315 176

2,345 135 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

99% 6% —

135 28

Before/After School Care: Eastchester After School Youth (EASY), Lincoln Academy, Woodlot, Eagle’s Nest, Cornerstone

23.3 25

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th Latin 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$79,979,258 $69,765,922 $18.71

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$77,375,997 $68,609,403 $24,407 $21,380

The Eastchester School District is located in Westchester County, in the Town of Eastchester and is approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan. The District consists of a land area of approximately 3.7 square miles, and encompasses approximately one-half the Town of Eastchester and a small portion of the Village of Tuckahoe. The Eastchester School District is committed to excellence and provides students with a comprehensive K12 education emphasizing academic achievement and personal growth. The district’s curriculum fully integrates Common Core Learning Standards and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) principles at every grade level. The District also provides a wide variety of course offerings to challenge students to meet their potential while focusing on individual needs. The Waverly School houses full-day Kindergarten and Grade 1. Grades 2-5 are taught at Anne Hutchinson School, a nationally recognized Green Ribbon School, and Greenvale School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Eastchester Middle School meets the educational and social needs of early adolescent students through teaching teams, a strong counseling program, and a comprehensive curriculum. Eastchester High School’s academic program offers advanced college level placement courses, four foreign languages, and numerous elective courses and senior options, including the nationally recognized WISE internship program. The district offers a full range of special education services consistent with New York State guidelines. Response to Intervention (RTI) and Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are provided to all students who qualify. There is wide student participation in sports and extra-curricular offerings including music, drama and dance programs (middle and high Schools). All classrooms have networked computers for the integration of technology into instruction, interactive whiteboard technology, SKYPE, and video conferencing capabilities.

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Edgemont Union Free School District 300 White Oak Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Superintendent: Dr. Victoria S. Kniewel Telephone: (914) 472-7768

Board President: Mr. David Stern Website: www.edgemont.org

District Population: 8,648 District Size (sq. miles): 2 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hartsdale, Scarsdale 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,938 1,877

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Greenville K-6 Seely Place K-6 Edgemont JR/SR HS 7-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$62,372 - $142,546

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

486 519 910

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Phaedrus 20 Kindergarten: Extended day

186 149

5 yrs by 12/31

16 64 2 mile 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

19 21 22 19

98% 3% —

67 19

Before/After School Care: After school YMCA

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Latin/Spanish 7th Italian 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$54,104,349 $47,610,095 $22.86

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$53,149,102 $46,690,476 $28,017 $24,882

The Edgemont School District collaboratively created strategic goals to “Focus Forward.” This focus includes a mission-based lens through which we view our goals: The lens through which we view all work is to systemically provide a culture of learning that reflects each student’s needs, interests, abilities and voice for the academic and social-emotional development of the whole child; Create authentic opportunities to foster students’ understanding of their roles as local and global citizens; Provide infrastructure, equitable access, professional learning, and technical support for the integration of technology to promote creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking; Develop purposeful structures and allocation of time to link collaborative professional development to student needs. In each of its two elementary schools, Edgemont students explore, question, and learn; collaborative processes are emphasized. Technology is integrated into the curricula, and the home-school partnership is encouraged and valued. Edgemont Junior-Senior High School’s nine-building campus is situated on eighty acres of wooded land. It has a rich program that includes AP and honors courses in every academic discipline, a Science Scholars program that allows students to pursue original independent projects under the mentorship of leading professionals, and an Alternative School, Phaedrus, comprised of juniors and seniors who are a microcosm of the total school population. Edgemont Junior-Senior HS also has a strong extracurricular program - five publications, choral and instrumental groups, a nationally recognized debate team, a Model United Nations program, a community service program, several dramatic productions, and an extensive interscholastic program with 63 different teams in which approximately 70% of students participate. Approximately 98% of graduates attend 4 year colleges. Many community groups comprised of parents and teachers work together to enhance the educational program for students - PTA, PTSA, E-Club (sports booster program), Edgemont School Foundation, Edgemont Scholarship Council, and Edgemont Recreation Corporation. 26


Elmsford Union Free School District 98 So. Goodwin Avenue, Elmsford, NY 10523 Superintendent: Dr. Joseph L. Ricca, Jr. Telephone: (914) 592-6632

Board President: Mr. Matthew R.C. Evans Website: www.eufsd.org

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Village of Elmsford, part of the town of Greenburgh

4,637 5

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

997 1,049

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Carl L. Dixson Primary Pre-K-1 Alice E. Grady ES 2-6 Alexander Hamilton JR/SR HS 7-12

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$58,200 - $131,966

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

158 376 441

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

124 33

91% 15% 56%

692 149 0.5 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

244 27

Before/After School Care: Play Place, Tarrytown YMCA, Theodore Young Community Center, Ann & Andy Childcare

18 19 19 18

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$33,000,395 $28,646,622 $19.99

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$32,111,848 $27,914,762 $29,181 $26,388

The Elmsford Union Free School District is rich in history and cultural diversity. Located 15 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, Elmsford blends urban conveniences with rural beauty in an area that is marked by the stability of its residents. One of the community’s greatest strengths is the diversity of the population. It is a veritable microcosm of the ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and religious diversity of the United States. This offers the district’s students the chance to learn and develop within a population that is representative of the nation. Although its total area is just 1.1 square miles, Elmsford has easy access to White Plains, Yonkers, New York City and Connecticut and is a significant center of commercial traffic and distribution. Elmsford has created a Strategic Plan that follows the Continuous Improvement Model. All initiatives are aligned to this plan. We offer Advanced Placement in numerous areas of study and provide opportunities for students to obtain college credits prior to graduation. Our music technology program infuses video development into the curriculum, and we continue to build new and exciting offerings that will increase the academic support students receive. Our Professional Learning Community (PLC) initiative is entering the sixth year and provides teachers common collaboration time that will support students’ academic success. Principals at the elementary and high school hold regular parent coffee hours to foster better communication with parents. The district has initiated numerous progress monitoring tools such as AIMSweb, DRA’s, and iReady.

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Garrison Union Free School District 1100 Route 9D, P.O. Box 193, Garrison, NY 10524 Superintendent: Ms. Laura Mitchell Telephone: (845) 424-3689

Board President: Mr. Raymond O’Rourke Website: www.gufs.org

District Population: 2,500 District Size (sq. miles): 25 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Philipstown, Putnam Valley Communities Served: Garrison, Putnam Valley

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

308 330

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Garrison ES & MS K-8

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

222

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools (includes HS): 306 To Non-Public Schools: 4 In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 0 mile

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

5 yrs by 12/31

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-8 Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish

29.9 18 $56,285 - $114,726

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

17

N/A — 6%

54 16

Before/After School Care: N/A 3rd

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid By Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$10,201,153 $8,715,639 $9.38

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$10,051,660 $8,542,556 $29,254 $25,887

Located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in the scenic Hudson Valley, directly across the river from West Point Military Academy, Garrison prides itself on its signature programs and commitment to children. The area is rich in cultural and recreational opportunities. The Garrison Art Center features art shows and art courses, and works in partnership with the school district to create exciting artistic experiences for children. The Alice Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library is a valuable resource to both students and staff. The Philipstown Recreation Department offers many sports activities. Nearby lakes, State parklands and the Hudson River provide additional recreation opportunities. The historical society, outdoor education center and historical restoration (Boscobel) contribute to the educational opportunities for Garrison students. The Garrison School is a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School, recognized for academic excellence and high quality programs. The district offers full day kindergarten, Foreign Language instruction beginning in grade 3, accelerated courses for middle school students and a variety of enrichment opportunities including the visual and performing arts. A dedicated, highly qualified staff provides the groundwork for student achievement. In 1908, the current K-8 school building opened to serve the students in the Garrison School District. Improvements to the physical plant have been designed to accommodate the school’s enrollment and an enriched and expanded instructional program. High school students have the choice to attend two nearby districts: Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery and Haldane. In addition to the school building, the district owns a 181 acre School Forest that includes the site of a Revolutionary War Redoubt used for West Point defense. The School Forest is the outdoor classroom for Living History Programs, Science instruction and Environmental Education.

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Greenburgh Central School District 475 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530 Superintendent: Dr. Tahira Chase Telephone: (914) 761-6000

Board President: Mr. Terry Williams Website: www.greenburghcsd.org

District Population: 20,000 District Size (sq. miles): 8 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hartsdale, parts of White Plains and Elmsford

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,914 2,057

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Early Childhood Program Pre-K Lee F. Jackson School K-1 Highview School 2-3 Richard J. Bailey School 4-6 Woodlands MS 7-8 Woodlands HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-1 2-3 4-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,610 - $121,228

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-6 7-12

114 307 329 399 234 531

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

270 141

89% 6% 55%

2,096 514 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

521 60

Before/After School Care: Several private child care agencies

5 yrs by 12/1 18 25 21 22 20

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 2nd Italian/Mandarin 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid By Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$64,911,349 $56,677,525 $16.87

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$63,380,200 $55,434,500 $30,146 $26,865

Greenburgh Central School District has six schools, some of which are built on the grounds of the former Felix Warburg family estate, known as “Woodlands.” The mansion and 159 acres were deeded to the school district in 1956 by Frieda Schiff Warburg. The original mansion is used as the District’s administration building. The schools are based on the Princeton Plan whereby all children within a particular grade attend the same school. Serving a diverse ethnic, religious, racial and socioeconomic population, Greenburgh CSD draws students from Hartsdale, a portion of White Plains, and a small area of Elmsford. There are about 2,000 students enrolled in the district schools. The elementary grades (K-6) are coordinated through an integrated curriculum that is inquiry based. Student exploration is encouraged through hands-on “STEM” (Science, technology, engineering and math) coursework and extensive performing arts opportunities. Technology is embedded into the instruction through Smart Boards, iPads, chrome books, graphing calculators, Lego robotics, coding and 3D printing electives. All schools K-8, participate in the International Baccalaureate program. High School builds upon this foundation as students have the opportunity to take AP, honors and regents classes. High school students in the ACE Program are mentored by professional architects, construction contractors and engineers. ACE culminates in a yearly design competition at NYU. Multiple extra-curricular clubs and activities, athletics and the nationally recognized WISE internship program enhance the fine academic program offered by the district. Our entire teaching staff is centered around the model of Professional Learning Communities (PLC), which uses data to inform and improve instruction. We believe that effective schools involve teachers, parents and the entire community.

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Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District P.O. Box 501, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Superintendent: Mr. Anthony Gyetua-Danquah Telephone: (914) 693-8500

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

Board President: Mr. David Howe Website: www.greenburgheleven.org

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

125 60

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mary McLeod Bethune School K-12 Average Class Size (2015-16): K-4 5 6 7-12

185

44 31 $43,220 - $94,503

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

8:1:1 8:1:1 8:1:1 8:1:1

— 74%

Parent Agency: Children’s Village 2015-16 Total Budget:

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 8th

$13,637,323

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

Greenburgh Eleven UFSD is a Special Act Public School District dedicated primarily to the education of children with emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. It is located in Dobbs Ferry, New York, on the campus of The Children’s Village, a renowned not-for-profit residential treatment center and facility in operation since 1851. It provides a highly specialized educational program for the students who reside at The Children’s Village and offers its educational program to day students referred by other Committees on Special Education. All educational services are available to day students while they reside with their families. The District educates children ages 5 - 21. Educational and emotional needs are carefully evaluated by certified special education teachers and learning specialists. Teaching methods are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each disabled student. Art, music, library, technology, physical education, home & careers, foreign language, and health are available as regular components of a student’s program. Computers assist in motivating children to overcome academic weaknesses and promote the opportunity for students to develop computer competencies.

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Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District 1 South Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 Superintendent: Ms. Amy J. Goodman Telephone: (914) 478-1106

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

Board President: Mr. Jess Dannhauser Website: www.greenburgh-graham.org

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

129 199

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Vincent Ziccolella ES/MS K-8 Martin Luther King Jr. HS 9-12 Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

135 193

116 124 $48,706- $120,194

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

8:1:2 8:1:2 8:1:2 8:1:2

4% 42%

Parent Agency: Graham-Windham Agency 2015-16 Total Budget:

$19,071,000

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts N/A

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

The Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District is a fully accredited public school offering comprehensive Elementary, Middle and Secondary programs culminating in a high school diploma. The Graham experience, which concentrates on literacy, has been designed and certified to serve the needs of students with disabilities. Each student’s program is drawn from the variety of components including: NYS-accredited, diplomagranting high school program; all instruction based on New York State standards; complete academic evaluation and vocational assessment. We offer: differentiated instruction – Regents core classes; individualized instruction in reading and math; small structured classes (8:1:2); and credit recovery. Our student support services include: full-time ongoing liaison with sending CSE’s; individual and group counseling with school psychologists, social worker, and guidance personnel; outreach to families; crisis intervention; psychological and psychiatric consultations; speech/language evaluation and therapy; schoolwide Response to Intervention; Positive Behavior Support program and Collaborative Problem Solving. The Graham School is on the grounds of the Graham-Windham Agency’s residential campus, the oldest child care agency in America.

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Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District 71 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Superintendent: Dr. Edward Placke Telephone: (914) 693-3030

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

Board President: Dr. Robert Maher Website: www.greenburghnorthcastleschools.com

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

162 310

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Clark Academy (Dobbs Ferry) 7-12 REACH Academy (W. Harrison) 7-12 Kaplan Career Academy (New Windsor) 7-12 Greenburgh Academy (Yonkers) 7-12 Average Class Size (2015-16): Special Education Special Education Special Education

180 62

180 30 $53,464 - $107,119

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

90 140

0.4% 33%

Parent Agency: St Christopher’s Inc.

8:1:1 6:1:1 6:1:2

2015-16 Total Budget:

$25,003,846

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 7th

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

Greenburgh-North Castle is a Special Act Public School District with sites in Dobbs Ferry, West Harrison, Yonkers and New Windsor. The District educates students with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism, multiple disabilities and intellectual challenges. Both day and residential programs are available. The District primarily educates students referred by local school district committees on special education. The basic approach of Greenburgh-North Castle School District is to work with students and families to assist students to earn an advanced Regents diploma, Regents diploma or local diploma. Many students will also earn the CDOS (Career Development and Occupational Studies) certificate as well. As a result, the District has an 80% graduation rate. A full range of academic, career and technical programs is provided by New York State Education Department-certified teachers. Guidance services, psychological counseling, speech and language therapy and other related services are provided to students in individual and small group settings. In addition to competitive sports for students (Section I Athletics), the District offers intramural and teams that participate in the Special Act Athletic League. The District also offers extended-day programming to enrich the academic experience and to accelerate learning. For further information, please contact: Dr. Robin Levine, CSE Chairperson at (914) 798-7200.

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Haldane Central School District 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, NY 10516 Superintendent: Dr. Diana Bowers Telephone: (845) 265-9254

Board President: Ms. Jen Daly Website: www.haldaneschool.org

District Population: 7,500 District Size (sq. miles): 32 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Philipstown Communities Served: Cold Spring, Nelsonville, parts of Putnam Valley and Fishkill

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

870 875

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Haldane Elementary/MS K-8 Haldane HS 9-12

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

546 312

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 463 To Non-Public Schools: 10 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-8 9-12 Eng/SS

96 77 $49,933 - $94,190

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31 18 20 22

96% 1% 12%

39 10

Before/After School Care: N/A

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$22,879,325 $18,527,313 $16.35

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$22,405,488 $18,154,699 $24,430 $20,596

Located in Cold Spring, NY along the Hudson River and overlooking the US Military Academy at West Point, the Haldane Central School District has a rich tradition and history associated with the region even before its founding as a school district one hundred ten years ago. James Haldane (1818-1887), a native of Cold Spring and founder of the West Point Foundry, bequeathed funds to build the original Haldane School. The Hudson Highlands played an important role in the Revolutionary War and American Civil War. The Haldane Central School District welcomes the Era of Deeper Learning as we implement our new Strategic Plan that fosters 21st Century Skills and Authentic Learning Opportunities. Haldane Elementary/ Middle School is proud of its traditions, reputation and student achievements. The program features two Makerspace Rooms, mobile, wireless computer lab and Library Media Center that support integration of technology, an extensive cultural arts program that enriches and supplements classroom instruction, and environmental studies that take advantage of the region’s historical, geographical and cultural resources. We provide a full-day Kindergarten, Academic Intervention Services through our Instructional Support Team, HELP Program (an after-school homework assistance program) and our ELL Program (English Language Learner) among other supportive programs. Haldane High School offers all students the opportunity to pursue vocational/technical education along with rigorous academic post-secondary opportunities. The High School offers AP Placement courses in Calculus, Statistics, World History, American History, Government & Politics, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, English Literature and English Composition. Students can avail themselves of college credit programs in high school through SUNY Albany, Dutchess Community College and Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA). The High School also participates in the International Virtual High School Learning Program. Extracurricular and fine arts programs highlight our performing artists, writers and athletes who achieve at the top of their class. 35


Harrison Central School District 50 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528 Superintendent: Dr. Louis N. Wool Telephone: (914) 835-3300

Board President: Ms. Abby Mendelsohn Website: www.harrisoncsd.org

District Population: 27,472 District Size (sq. miles): 22 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Harrison, Town of Rye, Town of North Castle Communities Served: Town/Village of Harrison, Town of North Castle 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

397 216 $65,564 - $141,142

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,540 3,561

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Harrison Avenue School K-5 523 Parsons Memorial School K-5 478 Purchase School K-5 309 Samuel J. Preston School K-5 323 Louis M. Klein MS 6-8 822 Harrison HS 9-12 1,085

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: On site provided by community

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng 9-12 SS

5 yrs by 12/31 19.5 22.0 20.8 21.3

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 6th

96% 8% 17%

2,590 719 0.5 mile 1 875 47

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$109,280,120 $100,051,679 $13.00

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$109,113,297 $99,657,561 $30,587 $27,958

The Harrison Central School District, in the Town/Village of Harrison in southern Westchester County, is a vibrant and diverse community. Within it are commercial properties, international corporate headquarters, SUNY Purchase, Manhattanville College, and campuses of Fordham and Long Island Universities. The district ensures every student is challenged and valued. The Washington Post ranks Harrison High School among the top at preparing all students for college. An International Baccalaureate School, HHS offers a range of rigorous coursework, dynamic electives, support for diverse learners, superlative fine/ performing arts programs, and a nationally recognized debate team. It is the only NY high school offering multivariable calculus for college credit. HHS excels at preparing all students for college; 103 students, 40% of the senior class, are anticipated to earn International Baccalaureate Diplomas in 2016. In 2014, 92% of diploma candidates, 25% of the senior class, earned the IB Diploma, exceeding the international average by 12%. 93% of HS students take one or more IB or AP courses. 1199 exams were written, 73% met the College Readiness Standard scoring 3, 4, 5 on AP or 4, 5, 6, 7 on IB. 44% complete AP BC Calculus and/or Multivariable Calculus. The middle school is recognized for excellence in mathematics. All students take algebra in grade eight. Students achieved a 92% proficiency and 16% mastery rate on the common Core Algebra Regents. Early exposure to algebra has increased enrollment and success in AP/Multivariable Calculus. Harrison Avenue Elementary School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. All four elementary schools offer a rich and rigorous curriculum and an average class size of 22. The district holds an AAA rating from Standard and Poors. The Superintendent was the NYS Superintendent of the Year in 2010. 36


Hastings-On-Hudson Union Free School District 27 Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 Superintendent: Dr. Roy Montesano Telephone: (914) 478-2900

Board President: Ms. Eileen Baecher Website: www.hohschools.org

District Population: 7,975 District Size (sq. miles): 3 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hastings-on-Hudson 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,608 1,583

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Hillside ES K-4 Farragut MS 5-8 Hastings HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-4 5-8 9-12 Eng/SS

$54,470 - $123,375

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

580 513 514

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: 1-4 5 6-8 9-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Hastings Alternative School Program (HASP) 20-30 Kindergarten: Full day

189 87

5 yrs by 12/1

565 85 0.5 mile 1 2 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

21 21 22

92% 1% 5%

41 17

Before/After School Care: After school on site provided by Aspire

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish K French 5th Latin 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$46,493,447 $37,675,747 $26.44

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$44,601,912 $36,824,212 $26,974 $23,263

The Hastings-on-Hudson School District, which includes all of the village of Hastings-on-Hudson and a portion of the Town of Greenburgh, consists of three schools: Hillside Elementary School, Farragut Middle School, and Hastings High School. The district enjoys a stable population base, and the more than 7,800 residents strongly support our program as evidenced by their participation in district events and by their continual support of the school district budget. The community has high academic expectations. These expectations are reflected in the training, experience, skills and abilities of the school district’s staff members and the outstanding achievements of the students. Staff members actively promote parental and community member involvement in the educational process and in school events. At Hastings, continuous attention is given to establishing a strong groundwork so that each child develops, and maintains, delight in the world of education. Students are encouraged to explore and inquire. The Hastings Schools allow each student to experience the joy of doing, learning and becoming. Teachers focus on the development and promotion of academic and cognitive skills, problem-solving abilities, and appreciation for the arts, society and the world. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the school experience and a vast majority of the student body participates in a wide variety of sports and clubs. Students’ individual needs are understood and addressed. Because of the size of the district, staff members know each student and each family. A dedicated Board of Education, a very strong leadership team, exceptional teachers, high expectations for student achievement, help for parents in developing methods to assist their children, concern for the total development of all students and strong community support are important contributors to the success of the Hastings-on-Hudson schools.

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Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Central School District 226 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 Superintendent: Mr. Mark K. Silverstein Telephone: (914) 749-2900

Board President: Mr. Daniel J. Leffell Website: www.hcks.org

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

260 165

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Little School K-8 Geller House School 6-12 Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Jr/Sr HS 6-12 Linden Hill HS 9-12

50 25 150 200

Average Class Size (2015-16):

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

66 154 $52,741 - $111,153

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

2% 68%

Parent Agency: Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services

12:1:1

2015-16 Total Budget:

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts American Sign Language 7th

$22,000,000

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

The Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Union Free School District is comprised of the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Sr/Jr High School (co-educational), the Linden Hill High School (co-educational), the Little School and the Geller House School, which is located on Staten Island. Each of the programs serves distinctly different youngsters, most of whom are in residence on the campus. The majority of the students come to the district classified by their local Committee on Special Education. Students are placed in special education classes and programs in the district provided by state-certified, professionally trained staff. Programs are constantly revised to better meet the needs of an ever-changing population. Options exist for graduation credentials, including Regents, CDOS and TASC. The district meets all of the Commissioner’s part 100 and 200 regulations. The district’s strength, in great part, is due to the working relationship between the multi-disciplinary staffs on the campus. Teachers, social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, doctors, nurses, childcare workers, and a full host of support services make for a well-integrated and responsible approach to working with severely troubled children.

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Hendrick Hudson Central School District 61 Trolley Road, Montrose, NY 10548 Superintendent: Mr. Joseph Hochreiter Telephone: (914) 257-5100

Board President: Ms. Mary-Pat Briggi Website: www.henhudschools.org

District Population: 16,618 District Size (sq. miles): 22 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Cortlandt Communities Served: Village of Buchanan, Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, Montrose, City of Peekskill (small section), Verplanck 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

$55,350 - $131,180

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

2,423 2,397

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Buchanan-Verplanck K-5 Frank G. Lindsey K-5 Furnace Woods K-5 Blue Mountain MS 6-8 Hendrick Hudson HS 9-12

234 181

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

299 425 242 599 812

2,455 106 0.5 mile 1

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment The Academy 21

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: The Mother Connection

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 6-8 9-12

5 yrs by 12/1 20 23 21 21

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th

95% 2% 21%

93 10

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$74,407,339 $40,959,972 $18.60

2013-2014 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$73,364,269 $40,948,000 $28,564 $17,083

The Hendrick Hudson School District is scenically located along the Hudson River and includes Buchanan, Verplanck, Crugers, Montrose, and parts of Cortlandt Manor, Croton, and the City of Peekskill. The district comprises six buildings: Hendrick Hudson High School, grades 9-12; Blue Mountain Middle School, grades 6 -8; Buchanan-Verplanck, Frank G. Lindsey and Furnace Woods Elementary Schools, grades K-5; and the District Office. The District offers a comprehensive technology plan integrated into the K-12 instructional program, including full-day kindergarten. An enrichment program, full special education services are available as well as library media centers in place at each school. We offer quality visual and performing arts programs and a robust athletic program. Students from kindergarten through high school are immersed in the arts, as well as innovative visual art programs in each school. Our success can also be seen in the wide array of Sectional, Regional and State Championships. We have an impressive number of Con Ed Scholar Athletes and New York State Scholar Athlete Teams. Hendrick Hudson High School ranked 248 on a list of 500 schools in Newsweek’s 2014 High school Rankings. 90% of our recent graduates are attending college. Residents enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the region, making our district’s high quality education a great value.

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Irvington Union Free School District 40 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533 Superintendent: Dr. Kristopher Harrison Telephone: (914) 591-8500

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Irvington, parts of Ardsley-on-Hudson, parts of Tarrytown 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mr. Philip Whitney Website: www.irvingtonschools.org

6,500 4.5

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,787 1,783

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Dows Lane ES K-3 Main Street School 4-5 Irvington MS 6-8 Irvington HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,841 - $126,336

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

541 260 419 539

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

201 118

1,300 115 0.25 mile 1.25

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31

97% 2% 9%

113 21

Before/After School Care: Irvington Children’s Center, Jewish Community Center, Elizabeth Mascia Center

21 21 21 18

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 6th Ancient Greek/Latin 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$57,664,000 $50,927,598 $23.03

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$56,294,000 $49,818,178 $31,676 $27,417

Irvington is located on the Hudson River, 23 miles north of New York City. Most of its residents are college graduates who have high expectations and provide very strong support for education. This district has an active PTSA; the Irvington Education Foundation provides grants to the district to enrich curriculum for students through the generosity of the community. The mission of the Irvington School District is to help each student discover and achieve his or her highest potential. Students, parents and staff are all joined in the pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth in a caring environment. Our elementary schools and middle school provide our students with rich learning experiences that prepare them well for their journey to high school. STEM education was introduced this year in grades three and four, and the program has been expanded at the middle school. Utilizing Project Lead the Way, our students are being exposed to rich learning experiences that will prepare them for their future. A National School of Excellence, Irvington High School offers a wide array of Advanced Placement, Syracuse University Project Advance and other college-level courses. Our World Language program features five four- and two-year sequential programs. Our STEM program offers students access to various programs and electives. In addition, juniors and seniors can choose from a variety of core English and social studies classes. Our extensive arts programs provide students with a diverse range of visual arts courses, music ensembles and theater productions. This year the High School, Middle School and Main Street School were recognized as Reward Schools for consistently high student achievement. Irvington students are frequently recognized for their academic, musical and athletic skills as well as their generosity of spirit in contributing to their peers, school and community through service organizations. 42


Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District P.O. Box 387, Katonah, NY 10536 Superintendent: Mr. Andrew Selesnick Telephone: (914) 763-7000

Board President: Ms. Marjorie Schiff Website: www.klschools.org

District Population: 19,850 District Size (sq. miles): 52 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Bedford, Lewisboro, North Salem, Pound Ridge Communities Served: Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, North Salem, Pound Ridge, South Salem, Waccabuc 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

357 253 $56,633 - $148,892

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,161 3,238

97% 1% 5%

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Increase Miller ES K-5 446 Katonah ES K-5 431 Meadow Pond ES K-5 359 John Jay MS 6-8 807 John Jay HS 9-12 1,099

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: On site by community Country Children’s center

5 yrs on or by 12/1

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

19 22 22-23 24-25

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 6th Latin 9th

3,170 241 0.5 mile 1 427 53

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$108,731,720 $95,904,695 $19.43

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$111,162,832 $98,960,110 $33,378 $30,558

The Katonah-Lewisboro School District is located approximately 45 miles north of New York City in the northeastern part of Westchester County. Covering an area of about 55 square miles, the district primarily encompasses parts of the Towns of Bedford and Lewisboro, and also serves portions of the Towns of Pound Ridge and North Salem. The Middle School and High School are named after John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education is comprised of seven community volunteers, elected at large for staggered three-year terms. The Central Administration includes a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, and an Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Each of our nurturing elementary school buildings has a full-time teacher of resource room, remedial reading, physical education, art, music, and a librarian, along with the shared services of a psychologist, language therapist, and instrumental music teachers. Our middle school focuses on the unique characteristics and needs of young adolescents and serves two primary purposes: academic excellence and personal/ social development. Teaming is a cornerstone of the middle school that helps to achieve these goals. Our high school is a student-centered environment led by forward-thinking faculty and leadership committed to offering traditional and non-traditional classes, with unparalleled performing arts and visual arts programs. A wide variety of elective course offerings from skill level programs to honors and Advanced Placement courses is available. Our secondary schools have extensive interscholastic, intramural, and arts programs. The curriculum format focuses on the development of strong basic skills through a challenging curriculum, leading to solid academic preparation for college and other post-secondary objectives. There is respect for individual differences among pupils and an expectation of excellence in teacher performance and program management. 43


Lakeland Central School District 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Superintendent: Dr. George Stone Telephone: (914) 245-1700

Board President: Ms. Carol Ann Dobson Website: www.lakelandschools.org

District Population: 40,000 District Size (sq. miles): 42 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, Cortlandt, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Somers, Yorktown Communities Served: Continental Village, Crompond, Garrison, Jefferson Valley, Mahopac, Mohegan Lake, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, Shrub Oak, Somers, Yorktown Heights 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

5,821 5,933

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

95% 1% 12%

All 258 0 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

150 2

Before/After School Care: Lakeland’s Children Center

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$54,709 - $134,666

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Benjamin Franklin ES K-5 518 George Washington ES K-5 454 Lincoln-Titus ES K-5 384 Thomas Jefferson ES K-5 469 Van Cortlandtville ES K-5 581 Lakeland Copper Beech MS 6-8 1,361 Lakeland HS 9-12 1,030 Walter Panas HS 9-12 945

Kindergarten: Full day

553 550

5 yrs by 12/1 21 23 25 23

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$161,174,165 $112,478,132 $26.21

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$161,174,165 $111,918,539 $24,587 $18,864

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish 7th Located in the northwest corner of Westchester County, the Lakeland Central School District is the largest suburban district in the county encompassing an area of approximately 42 square miles. The district includes six towns and two counties. The district borders the Hudson River and stretches across Northern Westchester County and part of southern Putnam counties. School district parents and community members provide its schools with active and ongoing support for all its programs. The Lakeland Education Foundation, a community-based organization, provides funding through an active grant program which encourages staff and student innovation. Lakeland is committed to providing its students with the best opportunities for achieving excellence in education. A leader in the use of technology in education, Lakeland integrates technology throughout the district. Our elementary schools offer programs to students in grades K-5 in all subject areas. The middle school offers a full range of courses to students in all subject areas with a large number of clubs and activities for students. A full program of electives and Advanced Placement courses are offered along with the core courses at Lakeland’s two comprehensive high schools (grades 9-12). District high school students have been named National Merit finalists and semifinalists and attend many of the top colleges and universities in the country. The district’s student musicians, Future Business Leaders of America and debate team have all achieved state and national recognition. Student athletes are consistently honored for their expertise in both the classroom and on the field of play. A comprehensive co-curricular program offers students additional opportunities including student clubs and theater arts and more than 30 interscholastic sports teams.

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Mahopac Central School District 179 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY 10541 Superintendent: Dr. Dennis W. Creedon Telephone: (845) 628-3415

Board President: Mr. Michael Sclafani Website: www.mahopac.k12.ny.us

District Population: 20,000 District Size (sq. miles): 32 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel and Putnam Valley residents zoned in Mahopac school district only Communities Served: Mahopac, parts of Putnam Valley, parts of Carmel 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

4,346 4,563

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

91% 2% 14%

4,398 172 0.4 mile .75

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Mahopac High School Academy 29 full-time; 8 part-time

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$49,502 - $121,553

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Austin Road ES K-5 620 Fulmar Road ES K-5 482 Lakeview ES K-5 609 Mahopac MS 6-8 1,055 Mahopac HS 9-12 1,578

Kindergarten: Full day

472 265

172 12

Before/After School Care: YMCA - Elementary Schools

5 yrs by 12/1 20 23 20-26 21-24

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts German/Italian/Spanish 8th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$119,998,767 $84,101,089 $24.33

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$117,763,225 $83,276,749 $25,110 $18,246

The Mahopac Central School District is located in a New York City suburban community which boasts a population of about 20,000 residents. The hamlet of Mahopac surrounds beautiful Lake Mahopac, a historic summer vacation destination. There are close ties with many community organizations and the Mahopac Schools including charities, religious organizations, community services and business partnerships. There is also collaboration between the schools and the community recreation, athletic and arts programs. The schools work closely with local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Mahopac Public Library, local police and fire departments and local government. The Mahopac Central School District is a full-service school district, with a comprehensive program of academics from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Mahopac Central School District is committed to challenging all students to achieve at high levels. The District endeavors to positively impact student achievement through staff development with a focus on quality instruction and the enhancement of learning opportunities with an increased integration of technology. The District incorporates a variety of character development programs for all students. In addition to the district’s regular programs of study, Mahopac offers a well-rounded program of co-curricular activities and interscholastic athletics designed to satisfy a wide range of student interests. Mahopac students and staff members commit themselves to social service, benefiting the school, community and State. The Mahopac District prides itself on award-winning schools, a dedicated staff and quality leadership. Upon graduating, Mahopac students continue to attend the nation’s top colleges and universities. The net result is a sound and complete educational program appropriately staffed by highly qualified professionals. Within the District’s five schools is a strong technical infrastructure and an environmentally sound set of practices including energy and recycling. The District has an outstanding record of providing students with the skills and academics necessary to achieve future success.

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Mamaroneck Union Free School District 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Superintendent: Dr. Robert I. Shaps Telephone: (914) 220-3000

Board President: Ms. Ann LoBue Website: www.mamkschools.org

District Population: 35,400 District Size (sq. miles): 9 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mamaroneck Communities Served: Mamaroneck, Larchmont 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

5,428 5,227

94% 4% 17%

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 243 To Non-Public Schools: 406 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment APPLE 50

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-1 2-3 4-5 6-12 Eng/SS

$54,240 - $134,906

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Central School Pre-K 4’s; K-5 489 Chatsworth School K-5 684 Mamaroneck Avenue K-5 706 Murray Avenue School K-5 724 Hommocks MS 6-8 1,209 Mamaroneck HS 9-12 1,530

Kindergarten: Full Day

537.9 332.81

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

406 45

Before/After School Care: Children’s Corner, KEEPS

5 yrs by 12/31 22 25 26 26

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$133,898,902 $117,243,027 $14.02

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Mandarin/Spanish 6th

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$131,863,636 $115,288,418 $24,803 $22,087

Mamaroneck Union Free School District is located in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound in suburban Larchmont/Mamaroneck only 23 miles from Manhattan. Our nine square mile school district is composed of three small communities - the Village of Larchmont, the Village of Mamaroneck, and the unincorporated area of Mamaroneck. A total of 35,400 people of diverse economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds reside here. Residents are unusually proud of the diversity represented in the community. The community, with small homes, apartments, luxury estates, and some business and industry, offers swimming, sailing, fishing, ice skating, golf, tennis and other sports. These activities, coupled with the unmatched museums, theater, and opera of near-by Manhattan, enhance the quality of life for our residents. Our community is justifiably proud of its schools and of promoting intellectual enrichment and an appreciation of learning as an inherently rewarding activity. Our teachers are committed to the goal of helping each student develop to his/her full potential. Our imagination, support of cutting edge new ideas in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and our drive for overall educational excellence have produced: 18 advanced placement courses; 10 honors courses; alternative programs; extensive enrichment/electives, a four year original science research program, a grade 6-12 Mandarin program, award winning fine and performing arts and music programs; an extensive integrated technology program; special education programs and supportive services in reading, ESL, speech, guidance and psychological services; a full day kindergarten program; a system-wide emphasis on literacy/language arts; and, most important, a professional staff that is unusually talented and committed.

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Mount Pleasant Central School District 825 West Lake Drive, Thornwood, NY 10594 Superintendent: Dr. Susan Guiney Telephone: (914) 769-5500

Board President: Mr. Eric Schulze Website: www.mtplcsd.org

District Population: 13,126 District Size (sq. miles): 10.34 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mt. Pleasant, North Castle Communities Served: Hamlets of Hawthorne and Thornwood, parts of Pleasantville, parts of Valhalla 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

$54,181 - $130,635

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,925 1,928

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Hawthorne ES K-2 Columbus ES 3-5 Westlake MS 6-8 Westlake HS 9-12

232 117

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools:

415 443 479 560

1,905 98

In-district Distance Limitations:

0 mile

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: N/A

5 yrs by 12/1

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-4 5-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish

20 22 15

6th

95% 2% 11%

98 23

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$59,127,000 $49,453,000 $19.04

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$55,750,000 $48,140,050 $28,609 $24,969

The Mount Pleasant Central School District serves a suburban area in central Westchester County. One of five districts within the Town of Mount Pleasant, it offers a comprehensive program in four educational facilities centrally located in the community. The diverse and stable community population consists of approximately 5,000 households of which 36% have children under the age of 18. The school district is essentially a residential area with one family homes and apartments. Most residents work throughout the county or commute to NYC. Industrial development includes several large office parks. The Mount Pleasant Central School District mission is “Educating children for their future!” The Board of Education has a five year strategic plan focused on excellence. Westlake High School offers a comprehensive program of study including honors classes and 15 AP courses. Ninth grade “pathways” encourage the development of a student’s passion and potential courses of study or careers. Seniors have an internship option. College partnerships allow students to be able to receive college credit. An array of extracurricular activities and interscholastic sports are available. Westlake Middle School serves grades 6-8 and is committed to academic excellence and the development of the emerging adolescent. Westlake MS is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. A variety of extracurricular activities exist for students. Columbus Elementary School provides an outstanding program for students in grades 3-5. Committed to building self-esteem, enhancing creativity, and developing healthy lifestyles, Columbus provides a nurturing environment where students have the opportunity to become knowledgeable and responsible citizens. Hawthorne Elementary School, a place of great beginnings, focuses on sustaining and extending the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of K-2 students. Hawthorne nurtures the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that lead to the mastery and the development of social responsibility. 47


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Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District 95 Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595 Superintendent: Dr. Ellen Bergman Telephone: (914) 347-1800

Board President: Ms. Patricia Stanley Website: www.mpbschools.org

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

N/A 144

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mt. Pleasant Blythedale Pre-K Blythedale School K-12

24 120

Average Class Size (2015-16):

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

25 24 $68,899 - $138,577

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

6:01:01

N/A N/A

Parent Agency: Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts N/A

2015-16 Total Budget:

$7,312,462

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

The Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District is a Special Act Public School District created by the New York State Legislature in 1971 to serve medically fragile children ages 5 to 21 who are inpatients or day hospital patients at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, and children 3-5 who are referred by their community district Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). These children have complex medical problems which preclude attendance in a community educational setting. They benefit from a multidisciplinary, integrated educational and medical approach. All students receive New York State Standards based instruction. High School students work toward NYS Regents Diplomas. After extensive and intensive medical and educational rehabilitation, students transition to their home communities and school districts, functioning as independently as possible within the limits of medical and physical challenges. Children ages 5-21 are medically referred. Tuition is set annually by the State Education Department (SED). Payment is billed to the child’s County Department of Social Services.

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Mount Pleasant Cottage Union Free School District 1075 Broadway, P.O. Box 8, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Superintendent: Mr. James Gaudette Telephone: (914) 769-0456

Board President: Ms. Rita Golden Website: www.mpcsny.org

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

302 37

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mt. Pleasant Cottage School 1-12 Edenwald School (ages 5-21)

168 134

Average Class Size (2015-16):

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

82 70 $52,346 - $123,095

% LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

8:1:1

.4% 99%

Parent Agency: Jewish Child Care Association

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 8th

2015-16 Total Budget:

$16,084,758

SPECIAL ACT SCHOOL DISTRICTS Special Act School Districts are public schools that were created by special acts of the New York State Legislature. Six Special Act Public School Districts in New York State are located in Westchester County on the grounds of residential child-care facilities licensed by the Department of Social Services. The ages, gender, and profile of the children are determined in accordance with the intake policies of their agency or institution. Each school district provides a specialized program to meet the needs of their student population. While these school districts primarily serve a residential population, Special Act Districts also accept referrals of day students who are experiencing similar psychological, educational or physical disabilities.

The New York State Legislature created the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD in 1971 to serve the Community: educational needs of approximately 300 children with social-emotional disabilities who are either day students or residents of the Jewish Child Care Association’s 175-acre Westchester Campus in Pleasantville. School District Initiatives: Resident-students live in one of four separate programs on campus. The Pleasantville Cottage School is a coeducational facility for approximately 200 students of average intelligence who are socially and emotionally challenged. The Edenwald Center serves approximately 130 students who have developmental and emotional challenges. The school district develops individualized educational programs, related services, and small classes to meet the diverse needs of our students. Programs follow the New York State curriculum and include academic diagnosis and remediation, speech and language services, counseling services, occupational therapy, computer-aided instruction, a continuum of vocational experiences and opportunities, and a comprehensive focus on the enhancement of individual student academic growth. Regents and Local diplomas are awarded to students meeting the requirements of the New York State Department of Education as well as the Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS) and Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. In addition, the school district admits day students who are accepted and integrated into existing programs based on the submission of intake packets and interviews with school staff. For more information regarding the day student program, contact Millicent Lee at 914-769-0456, ext. 208.

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Mount Vernon City School District 165 North Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 Superintendent: Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton Telephone: (914) 665-5000

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mt. Vernon Communities Served: Mt. Vernon 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Ms. Adriane Saunders Website: www.mtvernoncsd.org

67,896 4.2

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Start Spanish Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

8,548 8,960

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Columbus SchoolPre-K-6569 Graham School Pre-K-6 418 Holmes School Pre-K-6 439 Traphagen School Pre-K-6 338 Williams School Pre-K-6 443 Pennington-Grimes School Pre-K-8 404 Rebecca Turner Elem. K-5 321 Grimes School K-6 397 Hamilton School K-6 469 Lincoln School K-6 698 Parker School K-6 311 Benjamin Turner MS 6-8 430 Davis School 7-9 522 Mt. Vernon HS 9-12 1,337 Thornton HS 9-12 791

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-12 Eng/SS

1224 599 $54,038 - $128,200

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

61% 8% 73%

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations:

1081 12 N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

1,200 44

Before/After School Care: N/A

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Mandela Community Alt HS 202 Kindergarten: Full day

7th

5 yrs by 12/01 20 22 35

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$230,887,373 $134,077,473 $39.23

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$227,475,244 $134,077,473 $24,484 $15,001

The Mount Vernon Public School District is located in southern Westchester County. Mount Vernon is one of the ten most densely populated communities in the United States. While parts of Mount Vernon reflect the suburban environment that is traditionally associated with Westchester County, other parts more closely resemble Bronx County with which it shares a common border. The Mount Vernon City School District’s instructional program encompasses pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Those who visit the district are keenly aware of the clearly articulated mission that focuses on academic achievement, as well as, the needs of the whole child. The school’s focus is on student success and achievement. Mt. Vernon students can expect a wide range of programming that is exciting, challenging and excellent preparation for the global community that is their present and future world. The district prides itself on the richness of its extracurricular offerings for our students. Our students can expect to participate in a wide array of sports with award winning teams, and extended day programs that provide mentoring and college and career readiness. Our graduates are accepted into the finest educational institutions in the U.S. We are a diverse district and promote equity and excellence to all our students. The district is truly a dynamic, vital engine for the forward advancement of the whole learning community.

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New Rochelle City School District 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Superintendent: Dr. Brian Osborne Telephone: (914) 576-4300

Board President: Ms. Lianne Merchant Website: www.nred.org

District Population: 79,637 District Size (sq. miles): 10.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: City of New Rochelle Communities Served: New Rochelle 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

11,194 10,998

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Barnard Early Childhood Ctr PreK-2 Columbus Magnet ES K-5 Daniel Webster Magnet ES K-5 George M. Davis Jr. ES K-5 Jefferson ES K-5 Trinity Magnet ES K-5 William B. Ward ES K-5 Albert Leonard MS 6-8 Isaac E. Young MS 6-8 New Rochelle HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,068 - $134,476

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

479 826 519 764 629 904 1,031 1,242 1,195 3,381

83% 10% 50%

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 6,352 To Non-Public Schools: 527 In-district Distance Limitations: Over 1.5 mile Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

527 25

Before/After School Care: Community groups sponsor activities at elementary schools. Includes transportation to/from school to childcare facilities within New Rochelle

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Alternative Campus HS 84 Kindergarten: Full day

1,304 352

5 yrs by 12/31 24 24 26 28

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Mandarin/Spanish 1st French/Latin 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$250,121,473 $198,236,995 $21.87

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$245,457,331 $191,423,116 $22,030 $17,748

New Rochelle’s population reflects a mosaic of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinguishing characteristics. With an award-winning public school system, prominent private schools and three universities - The College of New Rochelle, Iona College, and Monroe College - New Rochelle upholds the value and importance of education in residents' lives. One of the city’s most appealing characteristics is its broad diversity. New Rochelle provides an inviting home for people of all racial, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. The New Rochelle City School District has been recognized as an award winning school system that consistently offers a rigorous comprehensive instructional program. The district provides an intellectual and social environment sensitive to the needs of individual children. A challenging and responsive K-12 curriculum, favorable class sizes and a dedicated and skillful faculty, enable students to gain the knowledge, confidence and experience necessary for success in post-secondary academic settings and later on in life. Every school within the New Rochelle District has been designated as in “good standing” by the State Department of Education. Additional educational offerings include a pre-kindergarten program, model dual-language programs in Spanish and Italian beginning in first grade, world languages including Latin and Mandarin, a full-time district-wide gifted and talented program in Grades 4 and 5, a K-12 computer education program, and innovative performing and studio Arts Education programs. The district also provides a broad range of support services and a multifaceted Special Education program, which focus on the individual needs of a diverse student body. New Rochelle High School is home to the Museum of Arts and Culture, the only Regents-chartered museum hosted in a school in the state, providing both an on-site experience for students and a cultural asset for the entire community. 53


North Salem Central School District 230 June Road, North Salem, NY 10560 Superintendent: Dr. Kenneth R. Freeston Telephone: (914) 669-5414

Board President: Mr. Andrew Brown Website: www.northsalemschools.org

District Population: 5,104 District Size (sq. miles): 32 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, North Salem, Somers, Southeast Communities Served: North Salem, part of Brewster, Carmel and Somers 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K 1-12

450 669

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$51,885 - $131,145

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,132 1,171

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Pequenakonck ES K-5 North Salem MS/HS 6-12

143 116

1,118 66 0.25 mile 0.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 11/30 17.3 19.6 18.2/19.3 16.9/18.1

99% 1% 10%

64 15

Before/After School Care: Somers YMCA on-site at elementary school

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$40,843,419 $36,582,554 $20.12

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$40,391,988 $36,413,847 $33,831 $31,096

North Salem is a rural community dotted with picturesque lakes, twisting country lanes and sprawling horse farms. Close to highways and accessible by rail, it offers the best of both worlds - the employment and culture of NYC, and the security and quiet of a rural setting. The Hammond Museum with its art collection and concerts, along with the town park, public library and recreation program, help to meet the cultural and recreation needs of residents. Within the North Salem Central School District, our mission is to engage students to continuously learn, question, define and solve problems through critical and creative thinking. In pursuit of this, we believe that: all students are capable of learning; all students are supported and challenged to continuously improve; academic, intra and interpersonal skills are essential for success; the learning environment must be safe, ethical and respectful; everyone in the community shares responsibility for student development; we must continue to hire and retain staff of the highest quality; collaboration, data and evidence guide decision-making. A commitment to small class sizes encourages the use of a variety of teaching techniques across grade levels and disciplines. Middle School students enjoy a solid curriculum complemented by honors and gifted opportunities, as well as a variety of exploratory courses, trips to Washington and Boston, and co-curricular and intramural activities. The High School offers 16 AP courses, numerous art studio and performing arts opportunities and 53 interscholastic sports are open in the 7th through 12th grade. Over 97% of the graduating class went on to higher education. In 2006-07, North Salem Middle/High School was awarded Blue Ribbon status by the US Department of Education. In 2012, the district received a Magna Award from the National School Boards Association. The strength of the district lies within its people—the enthusiasm of its students, the dedication of its staff, and the support of its parents, Board of Education and community.

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Ossining Union Free School District 400 Executive Blvd., 2nd Floor, Ossining, NY 10562 Superintendent: Mr. Raymond Sanchez Telephone: (914) 941-7700

Board President: Ms. Lisa Murray Website: www.ossiningufsd.org

District Population: 31,796 District Size (sq. miles): 17.22 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: New Castle, Ossining, Yorktown Communities Served: Ossining, parts of Briarcliff Manor 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-4 5-8 9-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment GED AHSEP Northern Westchester 1 Ossining GED program 16

Average Class Size (2015-16): K 1-3 4-5 6-12

$55,702 - $127,461

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

4,880 4,801

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Park Early Childhood Center Pre-K-K 623 Brookside ES 1-2 740 Claremont ES 3-4 761 Roosevelt School 5 360 Anne M. Dorner MS 6-8 1,109 Ossining HS 9-12 1,392

Kindergarten: Full day

560 212

80% 11% 55%

3,705 410 0.5 mile 1 1.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

411 21

Before/After School Care: N/A

5 yrs by 12/01 21 23 26 27

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th American Sign Language 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$117,213,394 $111,733,588 $30.30

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$114,546,793 $93,630,998 $22,960 $19,426

The Ossining School District continually pursues a goal of academic excellence. The academic programs are of the highest standard. One of the community and school district’s greatest strengths is the diversity of the population which reflects an almost perfect microcosm of the racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity of the nation as a whole. This gives students the opportunity to attend school with a population that is truly representative of the country. Located 30 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River, the area has a natural scenic beauty. The community boasts numerous educational resources available to students and residents as well as strong partnerships with families. The elementary schools are distinguished by small class size, computer opportunities beginning in full day kindergarten, an extensive arts program and a funded Full Day pre-kindergarten program. The district also has a privately funded program for newborns to age four, to begin children’s education from birth. A Dual Language Program enables students to begin their world language education beginning in Pre-K through Grade 6. The Anne M. Dorner Middle School includes Regents Earth Science for all, a world language program, environmental studies, and 21st century technology. A comprehensive arts program consists of an extensive array of visual and performing arts. Middle School Houses and Teams personalize the learning for each and every child. Ossining High School offers a full constellation of courses for college bound students and others including AP courses in all academic subjects, Syracuse University Project Advance leading to college credit, an award winning Science Research Program, outstanding performing arts programs, a television station and a complete range of athletic teams. The District continues to earn national recognition for its achievements including but not limited to the 2012 Intel Star Innovator Award and Intel High School of Distinction in Science. Parent and community involvement in schools are encouraged. 55


Peekskill City School District 1031 Elm Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 Superintendent: Dr. David Fine Telephone: (914) 737-3300

Board President: Mr. Colin Smith Website: www.peekskillcsd.org

District Population: 22,441 District Size (sq. miles): 4.75 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: City of Peekskill Communities Served: City of Peekskill 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,384 3,332

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Uriah Hill Jr. Elementary School Pre-K Woodside Elementary School K-1 Oakside Elementary School 2-3 Hillcrest Elementary School 4-5 Peekskill Middle School 6-8 Peekskill High School 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-1 2-3 4-5 6-8 Eng/SS 5-12 Eng/SS

$49,811 - $123,766

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

160 557 483 483 773 837

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-1 2-5

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment New Alternative HS/Summit Academy 68 Kindergarten: Full day

340.2 140.5

1,197 137 0.5-15 miles 1-15

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

66% 20% 69%

312 14

Before/After School Care: N/A

25 23 25 29 28

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$81,890,784 $39,012,812 $27.33

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$79,860,305 $38,016,983 $23,493 $11,410

Peekskill is a multi-cultural community located on the Hudson River at the gateway to the Hudson Highlands. Originally settled by the Dutch, Peekskill played an important role in the American Revolution and was a major manufacturing center in the nineteenth century. The city has been experiencing a recent Renaissance as a result of Peekskill’s growing reputation as a home for artists and art galleries. The Peekskill City School District offers a wide range of educational opportunities in a diverse, interactive environment. The goals of our seven-member Board of Education focus on achievement, a safe environment, and strong fiscal management. Peekskill uses the Princeton Plan in which children are assigned to elementary schools based on grade: children in pre-kindergarten attend Uriah Hill School; kindergarten and first grade attend the Woodside School; grades two and three attend the Oakside School; and, grades four and five attend the Hillcrest School. Special initiatives for grades K-5 includes an English-Spanish DualLanguage program and an Enrichment Program which offers all students the opportunity for academic enrichment. The District has strong arts and music programs with community involvement. Peekskill Middle School (grades 6-8) is located in a new state-of-the-art building. Each grade has its own dedicated space, or “house,” within the building. The Middle School is technologically advanced and has a professional performance auditorium, double gymnasium, and competition-sized swimming pool. Peekskill High School (grades 9-12) offers many enhanced programs. Peekskill High School Summit Academy provides an alternative learning program focused on individualized attention, differentiation and social/ emotional learning. PHS’ Freshman Academy ensures all incoming freshmen are offered the educational foundation to prepare students for their high school, college and career ventures. Numerous AP and college-level courses are offered. A modern planetarium is part of a strong science curriculum, including a program of independent mentored research.

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Pelham Union Free School District 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803 Superintendent: Dr. Peter Giarrizzo Telephone: (914) 738-3434

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Pelham Communities Served: Town of Pelham, Village of Pelham, Village of Pelham Manor 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mrs. Lisa E. Kiernan Website: www.pelhamschools.org

12,607 2.1

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High

2,833 2,824

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Colonial School K-5 Hutchinson School K-5 Prospect Hill School K-5 Siwanoy School K-5 Pelham MS 6-8 Pelham Memorial HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$54,795 - $144,279

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15): Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

300 366 303 280 713 862

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

283 69

96% 1% 11%

18 73 2 mile 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

131 31

Before/After School Care: All elementary students can attend privatelyfunded after-school programs at Hutchinson or Siwanoy Schools

5 yrs by 12/31 19.1 20.6 22.2 21.7

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Latin/Spanish/Mandarin 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$70,154,600 $59,224,034 $21.05

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$69,492,200 $58,154,792 $23,757 $20,593

Thirty minutes from NYC, Pelham is Westchester’s oldest town. Residents range from 4th generation Pelham families to those moving from Manhattan for the schools. Residents share a commitment to education, the arts, sports, and civic responsibility. This commitment is evident in a variety of programs, including the mentoring of high school scientists at the best NY research hospitals, a community-sponsored annual music festival, and a parent and community coalition to support its youth. Pelham is home to two regional cultural centers, The Pelham Art Center and Picture House Regional Film Center. The elementary program provides diverse opportunities for hands-on learning and conceptual development. All programs incorporate traditional and innovative instructional strategies based on research and best practices promoting and supporting wellness of the whole child with a focus on creativity, innovation, and 21st century learning. Pelham Middle School’s state-of-the-art facility was designed to meet the academic and social needs of young adolescents. This includes team teaching, integrated studies and learning projects, outdoor education, and emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. All 8th graders are enrolled in Regents Earth Science. PMS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. The program focuses on inquiry-based learning, emphasizes student-centered approach to teaching, and connecting student learning to real-world experiences within a global context. Pelham Memorial High School provides a rigorous college preparatory program. The facility includes BioTech and World Languages labs, a fitness center, and broadcast media studio. A wide range of electives and strong extracurricular, performing arts, and sports programs allow students to excel. Students earn recognition on regional, state, and national levels in all fields: Intel semifinalists, national winners in Forensics/Speech, NYS Final Four Champions in volleyball and ice hockey. PMHS was selected for the 5th Annual AP Honor Roll in 2014-15. 57


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Pleasantville Union Free School District 60 Romer Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Superintendent: Ms. Mary Fox-Alter Telephone: (914) 741-1400

Board President: Mr. Shane McGaffey Website: www.pleasantvilleschools.com

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mt. Pleasant Communities Served: Pleasantville

8,200 2

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

1,752 1,770

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Bedford Road School K-4 Pleasantville MS 5-8 Pleasantville HS 9-12

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-4 5-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$52,547 - $120,330

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

589 542 604

99% 2% 9%

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 4 To Non-Public Schools: 28 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Alternative Education 12 Kindergarten: Mixed

221 127

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1 21 21 20 17

63 24

Before/After School Care: N/A

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$48,926,573 $35,080,784 $23.34

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$47,416,277 $33,453,449 $26,169 $19,443

The Pleasantville School District in now in Year Two of Pleasantville Schools 2026, a five-year strategic plan developed by approximately 150 administrators, teachers, students, and community members. This plan provides the framework for District decision-making to meet the future needs of its students in all areas. Each of the District’s three schools has been recognized as a state and federal “School of Excellence.” Bedford Road School (K-4) has a cognitive-centered curriculum, a science specialist for grades 3 and 4, grade-level STEM activities, an Edible Garden Program, a Character Education Initiative, a Financial Literacy curriculum, a Theater Arts Program where each student “shines” on stage, and an extended learning program that offers enrichment activities to all students. Pleasantville Middle School (5-8), a 2012 state and national School to Watch, provides a four-year transition from elementary to secondary education through a wide range of academic programs, science specialists in grades 5 and 6, and accelerated and honors programs. The school also offers many extracurricular activities and character development programs including Theatre Arts, STEM clubs, Global Awareness projects, PAWS (Positive, Accountable, Well-Mannered, and Safe), and Walk in My Shoes. In the past four years, Pleasantville HS (9-12) earned numerous recognitions including the NYS Reward award for outstanding academic performance. It offers a rigorous college preparatory program that includes Honors classes, 20 open-enrollment AP courses, 3-year science and humanities research programs, a senior internship program, college classes, and Pleasantville Academy, an alternative high school. Extracurricular activities include interscholastic athletics, forensics, performing and visual arts, and other clubs and community service organizations. The Theatre Arts program has won numerous Metro Awards. Three state-of-the-art technology centers offer students the opportunity to learn 21st century technology applications. More than 100 courses are available to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of our students. 60


Pocantico Hills Central School District 599 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Superintendent: Dr. Marilyn Terranova, Interim Telephone: (914) 631-2440

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh, Mt. Pleasant Communities Served: Parts of Briarcliff, Elmsford, Hawthorne, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Valhalla

Board President: Ms. Emily Segal Website: www.pocanticohills.org

4,620 5.5

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

549 657

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Pocantico Hills Central Pre-K-8

299

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Average Class Size (2015-16): Pre-K-2 3-4 5-8 Eng/SS

$54,295 - $123,579

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15): Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: Pre-K 1-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

46.58 43.37

442 19 0 mile .25

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1 17.7 13.8 15.0

N/A 2% 16%

19 9

Before/After School Care: Pre-K-5 Pocantico Hills After School Child Care Program (2:45—6:30 pm)

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Spanish 3rd

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$30,006,543 $24,518,532 $9.90

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$29,755,371 $23,950,729 $37,860 $36,481

In the Spring of 2013, the Pocantico Hills Central School District adopted Seven Guiding Principles. The Principles ensure that our academic programs are rigorous and set high expectations for all teachers and students. Besides the core subjects of mathematics, science, social studies and English, we also offer a Kindergarten through 8th grade STEM program, Spanish and French beginning in 3 rd grade, and Regents Algebra preparation beginning in 7th grade. We encourage students to take the Algebra Regents in 8 th grade and offer Saturday tutoring leading up to the test to better prepare our students. The science program uses Science 21 for Kindergarten through 6 th grade. The 7th and 8th grades study various topics within the general, physical, earth, and life sciences. Students participate in gym five days per week and the 8th grade art students exhibit their paintings yearly at the 8 th grade art show. Classes are small, and students are aided by a large number of support services. All 5th through 8th grade students have individual Dell latitude II laptop computers to use in their classes and at home. Eighth grade students have the choice to attend Briarcliff High School, Pleasantville High School, or Sleepy Hollow High School. The Pocantico Hills Central School District includes parts of the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York. The District provides recreation programs for all residents. There is an Olympic and a child’s pool, and a picnic area. The District runs a six-week day camp for students during the summer. Pocantico Hills Central School District is 40 minutes to mid-town Manhattan, adjacent to Rockefeller State Park Preserve and is truly a special place to live. It has the advantage of the cultural resources of the county and the city, as well as the beauty and natural resources of the countryside. The District is supported in its work by our very active PTA and the Pocantico Hills Foundation. Yearly fund raisers support such District initiatives as mathematics and science.

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Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District P.O. Box 246, 113 Bowman Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573 Superintendent: Dr. Edward Kliszus Telephone: (914) 934-7901

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Rye Communities Served: Port Chester and portion of Rye Brook 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mr. Robert Johnson Website: www.portchesterschools.org

30,000 2.5

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

4,827 4,625

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$51,076 - $127,118

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: John F. Kennedy Magnet K-5 911 King Street Elementary K-5 423 Park Avenue Elementary K-5 438 Thomas A. Edison Elementary K-5 446 Port Chester MS 6-8 1,107 Port Chester HS 9-12 1,345

Kindergarten: Full day

404 188

82% 25% 72%

269 273 2 mile 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

426 26

Before/After School Care: Provided by the Carver Center

5 yrs by 12/31 23 19.77/25.53 24

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish 7th French 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$91,718,860 $61,207,549 $20.48

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$88,420,278 $60,573,723 $18,540 $13,097

In keeping with its mission, the instructional program offered by the Port Chester-Rye UFSD is designed, “to develop responsible, self-sufficient citizens who are creative and adaptable, and who can think critically and communicate effectively.” Two of our schools, Port Chester Middle School and JFK Elementary school, have been identified as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The strong academic program at Port Chester High School includes classes at the local, Regents, Honors, International Baccalaureate, and AP levels, and is complemented by art, music, computer, physical education, health, and ESL. We offer a wide variety of co-curricular activities including music, drama and interscholastic athletics, a nationally acclaimed marching band, and a state-of-the-art cable TV studio. Ninetytwo percent of our graduates continue their education after high school. Occupational education options are available to our students through SWBOCES. Given the critical importance of middle level education, Port Chester Middle School provides instruction in language arts, reading, social studies, science, math, foreign languages, art, music, computer, physical education, health, ESL, and technology. Student involvement in the many co-curricular activities offered is encouraged. Port Chester Middle School is organized into grade level teaching teams offering a child-centered education. The twenty-three acre campus houses the district’s planetarium, which is the nerve center of the district-wide space science program. In addition to rich academic and arts experiences, our four elementary schools provide support personnel such as academic intervention/RTI specialists, psychologists, speech therapists, social workers, computer assistants, and guidance counselors. Our Elementary Schools also offer programs like bilingual education, ESL, and a variety of cultural offerings in the arts. Our Special Education programs operate district wide, providing the highest quality programs for our most vulnerable children. Active PTA/PTO’s work to enrich the children’s educational experience at each school. The five member Board of Education is committed to an educational environment which promotes “success for every student” while maximizing opportunities. 62


Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Superintendent: Dr. James T. Langlois Telephone: (914) 248-2302

District Population: Program Enrollment: Adult Program (literacy & occupational) Center for Environmental Education Fox Meadow Middle School & High School Learning Center Pines Bridge Regional Alternative High School CLASS (formerly Severe Communication Disorders) Tech Center

Board President: Mr. Richard Kreps Website: www.pnwboces.org

54,211

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,500 35,504 62 51 101 6

2015-16 Total Budget:

225 274 $54,332 - $129,535 $58,154,226

76 1,098

BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (BOCES) The Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is a regional education agency established in 1948 by the state legislature. There are 37 BOCES in New York State. They act as regional centers to support local school districts, offering quality, cost-effective programs and services. BOCES has no direct taxing powers. It is supported by payments from local school districts for requested services and through state and federal funding. Local districts receive state aid for the BOCES services they use. Each BOCES is governed by a seven-member board, elected to three-year terms by members of local school boards. The District Superintendent serves as the chief executive officer of BOCES and as a liaison between the NY State Commissioner of Education and the component districts served by BOCES.

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is a regional education agency that provides services to 18 local districts in Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties. Most BOCES programs are located on the 240-acre Yorktown Heights campus, with others operated in local schools, our Fox Meadow Campus and the Madden Outdoor Education Center. Forty-eight Career and Technical Education courses are offered in the areas of arts/humanities, education, business/information technologies, engineering technologies, construction, mechanical professions, health services, human and public services and sciences. Students receive a combination of career training and academic instruction, aligned with an emphasis on Common Core standards and providing hands-on experience that prepares them for college and future employment. In addition, BOCES Adult Education programs serve approximately 3,500 adult students. In special education, BOCES provides programs for students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, developmental delays and physical challenges. Some students are served by BOCES in classrooms located in component district schools or residential placements. Our Curriculum and Instructional Services Department offers professional development for administrators, teachers and parents, with an emphasis on Common Core standards and related assessments, leadership skills, teacher evaluation and technology. The Center for Educational Leadership offers a variety of costeffective services that address the human resource needs of school districts, such as our On Line Application System (OLAS) serving 371 districts, and provides school leaders at all levels with a comprehensive array of practical learning opportunities to arm them with the knowledge, perspective, skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of public education today. BOCES also oversees an elementary science program for 56 school districts, an elementary Social Studies/English Language Arts curriculum, blended on -line courses, a professional library, an arts-in-education program and an environmental education center, as well as a variety of management services in the areas of health benefits management, safety management and school communications. 63


Putnam Valley Central School District 146 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579 Superintendent: Dr. Frances Wills Telephone: (845) 528-8143

Board President: Ms. Jeanine Rufo Website: www.pvcsd.org

District Population: 11,000 District Size (sq. miles): 36 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, Cortlandt, Putnam Valley Communities Served: Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley, parts of Cortlandt and Carmel 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-6 7-8

582 539 602

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2015-16): K-4 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,640 - $112,616

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,754 1,744

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Putnam Valley Elementary K-4 Putnam Valley MS 5-8 Putnam Valley HS 9-12

147 141

1,780 14 0.35 mile 0.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

94% 2% 18%

51 8

Before/After School Care: Provided by Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department

22 24 22

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 7th French 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$47,975,919 $35,944,964 $29.16

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$48,155,147 $36,125,964 $26,319 $20,655

Putnam Valley is in the midst of an incredible array of natural assets including abundant lakes, picturesque hills and thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness. Its location affords easy access to a wide variety of recreational facilities including hiking trails, a town park, a state park, picnic areas, camps, several nearby country clubs and golf courses. Although noted for its unspoiled rural character, Putnam Valley is able to bespeak a cosmopolitan influence with its access to many and varied shopping centers, its exposure to regional culture events and its access to the more urbanized centers surrounding it. Putnam Valley’s vision for its schools is “The Child First and Foremost: Building A Foundation for the Future.” The district schools offer an exceptionally strong and well-balanced program combining academics, the arts, clubs and athletics. The District is committed to ensuring that every student is engaged in a challenging academic curriculum in preparation for successful attainment of twenty-first century career and college goals. All students in the Putnam Valley School District have access to a laptop, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Beginning in the seventh grade, students are assigned a laptop and are allowed to bring it home with them. The elementary, middle and high schools have enrichment programs for all students, as well as a Character Education Program at the elementary school. The middle school’s interscholastic sports program offers soccer, field hockey, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, softball, etc. The high school provides a comprehensive program for Regents and Honors students, twelve advanced placement courses, a science research program, extensive computer and video technology, accomplished art, music and performing arts programs, superior athletic programs and facilities. The district is able to accomplish as much as it does due to an exemplary and dedicated staff. Staff members continually seek to advance their expertise via in-service training, district sponsored workshops and formalized college courses. Students and staff receive strong support from a very active PTA, PTSA, and a deeply committed Board of Education and community. 64


Rye City School District 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite 100S, Rye, NY 10580 Superintendent: Dr. Frank Alvarez Telephone: (914) 967-6100

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Rye City Communities Served: City of Rye

Board President: Ms. Katy Keohane Glassberg Website: www.ryeschools.org

16,000 5.85

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,374 3,379

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Midland School K-5 Milton School K-5 Osborn School K-5 Rye Middle School 6-8 Rye High School 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-3 4-5 6-8 Eng 6-8 SS 9-12 Eng 9-12 SS

$56,144 - $132,103

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

558 403 581 814 975

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: N/A—No busing other than special education

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Rye School of Leadership 11 Kindergarten: Full-day

346 162

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

97% 2% 3%

30 34

397 11

Before/After School Care: Kids S.P.A.C.E. of Rye, Inc.

19.7 19.4 23 24 22 18

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 1st French/Latin/Mandarin 6th American Sign Language 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$82,884,603 $74,779,916 $11.38

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$79,365,200 $69,989,093 $23,209 $20,679

The City of Rye is located in southern Westchester County, on the shore of Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City. Approximately 16,000 residents enjoy 5.85 miles of water vistas, nature and wildlife preserves, and open spaces, in addition to an active downtown, a municipal golf club, walking trails and a history dating back to the 1600s. The Rye City School District includes three elementary National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, a middle National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and a high school that is ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek Magazine. An extensive extracurricular program is in place at each school, and Rye High School provides a full range of curriculum opportunities at Regents, honors and Advanced Placement levels. The Rye School of Leadership serves students who learn best in a non-traditional educational environment. The HS/MS campus is wireless, supporting portable technology. The vast majority of K-12 classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards; classrooms have computer workstations and all schools have computer labs. Learning Centers and support service personnel including psychologists, RN’s, speech and language therapists, English Language Learner teachers, and academic specialists are available at all grade levels. The Committee on Special Education oversees the education of students who require specialized services on a continuum. School Excellence Teams exist at all schools and committed groups of volunteers work in the schools and on ad hoc committees of the seven-member Board of Education. Cooperative programs among the schools and community organizations enrich classroom learning. In 2014, a $16.35 million, 17,000 square foot science wing was added to the High School. The wing features 12 chemistry, biology, physics and earth science labs with state-of-the-art technology, including wireless Internet, SMART Boards and an HVAC system that filters classroom air.

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Rye Neck Union Free School District 310 Hornidge Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Superintendent: Dr. Peter J. Mustich Telephone: (914) 777-5200

Board President: Mr. Al Hodys Website: www.ryeneck.k12.ny.us

District Population: 10,289 District Size (sq. miles): 5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Rye City, Rye Town Communities Served: Mamaroneck Village, Rye Town

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,596 1,564

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Daniel Warren ES K-2 F.E. Bellows ES 3-5 Rye Neck MS 6-8 Rye Neck HS 9-12

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish

95% 3% 13%

0 51 2 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

51 22

Before/After School Care: Before school provided by PTSA at nominal cost; after school by KEEPS

5 yrs by 12/31

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,221 - $129,224

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations:

335 415 357 466

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

139 78

21 21 23

6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$39,623,723 $35,828,846 $17.38

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$39,903,298 $35,406,917 $24,719 $22,748

Founded in 1814 as School District No. 1, Rye Neck is one of the oldest districts in New York. Located in southern Westchester County, 20 miles north of New York City, Rye Neck serves approximately 1,500 students from the Town of Rye and the Green Haven section of Rye City. These two communities comprise an ideal cross section of students and create a closeness usually found in more rural areas. A community of learners, committed to excellence with a history of supporting its public schools, the Rye Neck district is often referred to as “the best kept secret in Westchester County.” Completely renovated facilities, the latest in technology, and innovative curriculum improvements provide unmatched academic opportunities. All our students live within walking distance of the historic F. E. Bellows Elementary School, the Daniel Warren Elementary School, and the fifty-seven acre park-like middle/high school campus. At Rye Neck, we emphasize the collaborative process, challenge each child, and work closely with our community to offer enrichment opportunities to all students. Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary instructional programs serve as models throughout New York State. Strong parent and resident support helps foster the close-knit feeling that is unique to Rye Neck education. Additional community programs meet the needs of all Rye Neck residents and ensure community involvement in our schools. Residents of all ages volunteer regularly at all buildings, in various capacities, rendering us more than a school - we are a community of learners! Rye Neck’s ideal size, caring faculty and innovative educational programs offer a supportive educational environment and allow us to accommodate a wide range of learning styles. Our schools are often referred to as private schools in public school settings. Rigorous, cutting edge technology and strong leadership render Rye Neck a “World Class School” - for today and the future!

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Scarsdale Union Free School District 2 Brewster Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Superintendent: Dr. Thomas Hagerman Telephone: (914) 721-2410

Board President: Ms. Leila Maude Website: www.scarsdaleschools.org

District Population: 20,427 District Size (sq. miles): 7.1 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Scarsdale, Mamaroneck Communities Served: Scarsdale, part of town of Mamaroneck

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

4,778 4,871

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Edgewood School K-5 409 Fox Meadow School K-5 480 Greenacres School K-5 388 Heathcote School K-5 380 Quaker Ridge School K-5 443 Scarsdale Middle School 6-8 1,173 Scarsdale High School 9-12 1,502

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Eng/SS

$58,348 - $146,014

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

97% 2% —

1,931 286 1.5 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Scarsdale Alternative School 81 Kindergarten: Full day

459.7 142

427 54

Before/After School Care: KIDS BASE (not for profit organization, provided by community)

5 yrs by 12/31 19.6 20.2 23.3 21.5

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 2nd French 6th Latin/Mandarin 9th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$148,048,080 $139,259,273 $14.83

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$148,200,685 $135,761,527 $29,215 $27,871

The Village of Scarsdale is a suburban community located in central Westchester, with a history dating to Colonial times. Most residents are professionals and business executives who demonstrate strong support for the educational system. Its median family income is $200,000. Scarsdale has a large international population that reflects the community’s appeal to diplomats and leaders in global business in addition to many longtime residents, some of whom can trace their family history in the village back through several generations. Scarsdale has two business districts, featuring Tudor-style architecture and small shops along with restaurants, banks, and markets. About one-fourth of the Village's 6.5 square miles is open space. The District has been recognized nationally as a premier educational institution since the 1920’s; today’s program continues to reflect a rich mix of tradition and innovation. In classes small enough to know their students, teachers address individual strengths and challenges. The Scarsdale Public Schools seek to sponsor each student's full development, enabling youth to be effective and independent contributors in a democratic society and an interdependent world. Among noteworthy offerings are world language at the elementary level; alternative programs for able secondary students who prefer smaller settings; Advanced Topics classes at the high school, replacing Advanced Placement; an emphasis on teaching critical and creative thinking, collaborative learning, and interdisciplinary studies; an aesthetic education program using the resources of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Jacob Burns Film Center; a sustainability initiative aimed at education and carbon footprint reduction; and a Center for Innovation, sparking such initiatives as Makers Spaces, Design Thinking, and Learning Commons. Students take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities including debate, math Olympiad, humanitarian activities, student government and community service.

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Somers Central School District P.O. Box 620, Lincolndale, NY 10540 Superintendent: Dr. Raymond H. Blanch Telephone: (914) 277-2400

Board President: Ms. Sarena Meyer Website: www.somersschools.org

District Population: 20,047 District Size (sq. miles): 33.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Somers Communities Served: Amawalk, Baldwin Place, Granite Springs, Lincolndale, Purdys, Shenorock, Somers, parts of Katonah, Mahopac, and Yorktown Heights 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

364 191 $52,544 - $132,657

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,191 3,310

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Primrose Elementary School K-2 540 Somers Intermediate School 3-5 720 Somers Middle School 6-8 820 Somers High School 9-12 1,091

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Alternative High School 25

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: After school YMCA and Kids Express

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

5 yrs by 12/31 22 23 23 25

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 7th

97% 1% 6%

3,359 90 0.5 mile 90 15

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$86,619,022 $74,698,927 $20.55

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$85,505,718 $73,645,938 $25,395 $22,222

Somers is a suburban community located in Westchester County about 45 miles north of New York City. IBM and PepsiCo have developed large headquarter complexes in Somers and are an important part of the community. There is strong community support for quality education with particular emphasis on the development of the whole child. The Somers Central School District is dedicated to preparing all students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. Our programs and instructional methodology are designed to meet the needs of varied learners, focusing on knowledge and skills necessary to solve problems, think critically and creatively, work collaboratively and cooperatively with others. Global awareness and education for sustainability form our framework for a 21 st century education which integrates state of the art technology in all programs. Four public schools serve Somers students in grades K-12. Somers High School offers students a rigorous college preparatory course of study plus strong programs in art, music, technology, family and consumer science, special education, and occupational education. The 2014-15 class profile shows an S.A.T. verbal mean of 552, mathematics mean of 557, writing mean of 548. Approximately 93% of graduates go on to post-secondary education. Somers Middle School offers a strong educational program tailored to the specific needs of middle level students. The Middle School model promotes personalized learning and combines whole class skills instruction with small group and individualized instruction to meet students’ particular needs. At Primrose Elementary School, “A Place of Great Beginnings,” K-2 students construct knowledge building a strong foundation in reading, writing and mathematics. Somers Intermediate School students, grades 3-5, expand their knowledge and skills in core curriculum areas and continue to explore the world around them through the study of Science and Social Studies. Programs in both schools are specifically designed to ensure the development of the whole child.

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Southern Westchester BOCES 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 Superintendent: Dr. Harold A. Coles Telephone: (914) 937-3820

Board President: Mr. Joseph Wooley Website: www.swboces.org

District Population: Programs and services are available to 120,000 students and all staff from 34 participating public school districts, as well as agencies and a broad range adult population. Program Enrollment: Career and Technical Education Special Education Adult Continuing Education Adult Basic Literacy/GED Prep Sprain Incarcerated Youth Program

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High: 2015-16 Total Budget:

641 393 2,162 3,800 700

303 389 $57,478 - $137,611 $158,904,270

BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (BOCES) The Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is a regional education agency established in 1948 by the state legislature. There are 37 BOCES in New York State. They act as regional centers to support local school districts, offering quality, cost-effective programs and services. BOCES has no direct taxing powers. It is supported by payments from local school districts for requested services and through state and federal funding. Local districts receive state aid for the BOCES services they use. Each BOCES is governed by a seven-member board, elected to three-year terms by members of local school boards. The District Superintendent serves as the chief executive officer of BOCES and as a liaison between the NY State Commissioner of Education and the component districts served by BOCES.

The mission of Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SW BOCES) is to collaborate with school districts, agencies and communities to meet their educational challenges by providing regional leadership and cost-effective, high-quality services. BOCES develops, coordinates, and updates its programs so that school districts and agencies can pool their resources to address their own priorities. The supervisory region of SW BOCES is comprised of 34 local public school districts: 32 are component members. SW BOCES offerings serve community agencies, adult residents, and two non-component districts. Career Services: Career and Technical education for students includes internships, job placement and academic support for meeting NY State graduation requirements; Basic Occupational Education for classified special education students; Alternative High School; and GED preparation. Instructional Support & Technology: Curriculum development and in-service courses for educators focus on meeting NY State’s learning standards and raising student achievement. The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center serves 62 districts in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester with services for long-range technology planning and technology support to improve teaching, learning, communication and business management. The Center for Special Services provides specialized programs and services designed to help school districts meet the current and future educational challenges of students with disabilities. Transportation: Services include cooperative vehicle maintenance, transportation consultation, and driver and monitor training and certification. Athletics: The coordination of scheduled athletic contests for Section 1 of the NY State Public High School Athletic Association (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester), includes officiating assignments, administration of officials’ payment plan, and managing administrative and clerical functions. Adult & Community Services: Daytime and evening adult continuing education; adult programs in basic literacy, English language proficiency and GED preparation; academic counseling and job placement support; training at work sites; and coordination with local employers and public agencies. 71


Tarrytowns Union Free School District 200 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Superintendent: Dr. Daniel McCann, Interim Telephone: (914) 631-9404

Board President: Ms. Mimi Godwin Website: www.tufsd.org

District Population: 20,302 District Size (sq. miles): 4.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant Communities Served: Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

2,861 2,803

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: John Paulding School PreK-K Winfield L. Morse School 1-2 Washington Irving I.S. 3-5 Sleepy Hollow MS 6-8 Sleepy Hollow HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-12 Eng/SS

$58,108 - $131,381

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-2 3-8 9-12

333 438 627 610 853

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

326 144

1,760 220 0.3 mile 0.8 2

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

90% 15% 57%

N/A 35

Before/After School Care: YMCA; JCC; Elizabeth Mascia Day Care Center; LIFE Center; Sleepy Hollow Recreation

23 22

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Dual language program K-5th French/Italian/Spanish 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$72,572,528 $55,234,963 $24.56

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$71,207,600 $54,772,501 $24,289 $19,540

The Tarrytown Union Free School District (TUFSD) is a thriving, multicultural district serving most of Tarrytown and legendary Sleepy Hollow. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, 25 miles north of NYC, our schools are able to enhance the rigor of the curricula with easy access to many of the great institutions of NYC as well as area universities. We are fortunate to have many strong partners including the active Foundation for the Public Schools, the Jacob Burns Film Center, TeaTown, and many environmental groups. The District recently opened the Peabody Preserve Outdoor Classroom, a 40-acre site for projectbased learning. Our pre-K - 12 district is passionately focused on supporting and challenging our nearly 3,000 students with options ranging from a K-5 Dual Language Program, quality Arts and Music, academic enrichment programs, athletics, Advanced Science Research courses and numerous AP offerings. In addition, many HS students enroll in college courses. Sleepy Hollow HS was recognized nationally in 2014 as a “Breakthrough HS” - a school that combines rigor, and an ethos of caring that makes it a special place to grow and learn. Each year many of our students are accepted into the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities. The vibrant TUFSD is designed to help all children learn, grow and be healthy.

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Tuckahoe Union Free School District 65 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester, NY 10709 Superintendent: Dr. Charles Wilson, Interim Telephone: (914) 337-6600

Board President: Dr. Julio A. Urbina Website: www.tuckahoeschools.org

District Population: 7,438 District Size (sq. miles): 2.25 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Eastchester Communities Served: Village of Tuckahoe, Town of Eastchester, Village of Bronxville

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,128 1,072

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: William E. Cottle School K-5 Tuckahoe MS 6-8 Tuckahoe HS 9-12

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,268 - $131,340

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

589 255 256

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

108 62

95% 5% 17%

920 83 2.25 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

83 20

Before/After School Care: On school site provided by Tuckahoe After School Center (TASC)

21 22 19

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian 1st-5th Spanish 7th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$32,010,535 $26,784,668 $19.91

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$31,664,023 $26,342,370 $28,346 $24,455

Uniquely situated just miles from New York City and White Plains, the Tuckahoe Union Free School District serves sections of Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville. The district prides itself on its rigorous curriculum, strong athletic and extracurricular programs, and supportive community. Nestled in a residential neighborhood, our three schools serve a diverse and close-knit student body of 1100. Rich in accolades - William E. Cottle School was named a NYS High Performing School, Tuckahoe Middle School has recently been recognized a NYS Reward School and Tuckahoe High School was included on Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools 2013 - our schools are committed to academic excellence. As a part of this commitment, beginning Fall 2014, the district is immersed in technology through the deployment of a 1:1 environment where every student in grades 3-12 is assigned a Chromebook device. Students are well-rounded and have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities including Debate Club, Chess Club, Theater clubs, Chorus, varied instrumental offerings, Italian language programs, a robust athletic program, and more. Tuckahoe Tigers are also active community members through organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, and a PTAsponsored community service committee. The district recently completed a comprehensive communitywide needs assessment which was the basis for the development of a district strategic plan encompassing the key themes of: Teaching and Learning, Curriculum, Student Life, Student Outcomes, Student Special Needs and Talents, Technology Teaching Tools, Communications and Community Relations, Budget and Facilities. This plan will support the faculty and staff as they fulfill the district mission, “Preparing Every Student For Excellence,” and strategic goals: • Enhance academic performance for success in College, Career and Citizenship • Build strong relationships between the district and the community • Ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability 73


Valhalla Union Free School District 316 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595 Superintendent: Dr. Brenda W. Myers Telephone: (914) 683-5040

Board President: Ms. LaVerne Clark Website: www.valhallaschools.org

District Population: 10,000 District Size (sq. miles): 18 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh, Mt. Pleasant, North Castle Communities Served: Parts of Mt. Pleasant, Greenburgh and North Castle 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

307 315 353 509

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Kindergarten: Full day

93% 3% 14%

1,511 78 N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

78 16

Before/After School Care: After school K-6 by Easter Seals of NY Project Discovery; North Castle Recreation Department

5 yrs by 12/1

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$52,257 - $131,731

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

1,513 1,546

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Virginia Road ES K-2 Kensico School 3-5 Valhalla MS 6-8 Valhalla HS 9-12

161 73

19 21 20 25

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish 6th

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$47,345,709 $41,327,889 $21.01

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$46,280,837 $39,912,187 $28,849 $26,210

The Valhalla School District is a suburban school district located in central Westchester County, approximately 30 miles north of New York City. The school district includes sections of three towns: Mt. Pleasant, Greenburgh and North Castle. The district consists of four schools: Virginia Road Elementary School (K-2), Kensico School (3-5), Valhalla Middle School (6-8) and Valhalla High School (9-12). Valhalla is a community that places prime importance on the development of our students’ academic, artistic and athletic talents. A special emphasis is placed on educational fundamentals and the individual needs of each student at all levels, which enables every child to establish a strong foundation as they progress through school. Being a small district, the Valhalla school community knows each individual student and his/her family, thus allowing each child to fully develop with a great deal of cooperation between home and school. Over 98% of graduating seniors pursue higher education with many being accepted to some of the most prestigious colleges and state universities in the country. Valhalla is proud of its comprehensive array of special education, ELL and intervention services designed to support all students in our mission to achieve higher learning standards. All students have access to extensive computer technology through laboratory and classroom experiences and to emerging technologies to enrich learning experiences. Students are continuously engaged in a strong curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, effective writing, mathematics, and a growing knowledge of world languages, music and the arts. Our entire curriculum is focused on developing global citizens with a range of 21 st century learning skills. The community believes in offering an excellent education to all of our children - and the Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to that end.

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White Plains City School District 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY 10605 Superintendent: Dr. Paul R. Fried Telephone: (914) 422-2000

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: White Plains Communities Served: White Plains 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Ms. Rosemarie Tonge-Eller Website: www.whiteplainspublicschools.org

57,000 11.75

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

7,105 7,159

880 272 $55,329 - $139,980

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Church Street School K-5 672 George Washington School K-5 655 Mamaroneck Avenue School K-5 649 Post Road School K-5 626 Ridgeway School K-5 666 Eastview MS 6 575 Highlands MS 7-8 1,054 White Plains HS 9-12 2,022

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-8

4,101 267 0.5 mile 1

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Community School 7-12 59

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: Several sites provided by community

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

5 yrs by 12/31 18.9 21.9 23.5 25.1

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish K French/Italian/Mandarin 6th German 9th

87% 14% 55%

1,411 63

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$205,800,000 $169,614,841 $20.14

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$199,900,000 $166,112,666 $27,620 $23,170

The White Plains City School District continues its tradition as one of the most forward-thinking districts in the nation, in a diverse, dynamic community which strongly supports public education. Located 25 miles from New York City, White Plains is the economic and political center of the County and, as such, has abundant cultural and commercial resources. When White Plains became one of the first public school districts in the nation to voluntarily desegregate its schools in 1964, its Board made a commitment to maintain racial balance, a policy which has withstood the test of time and now includes a socioeconomic component. A successful Parent Choice Program ensures that this commitment is realized. The district has an outstanding Board of Education and a devoted and enthusiastic parent body. Following the direction of our Strategic Plan and a mission statement “to educate and inspire all students,” our emphasis is on academic achievement and helping each child reach his/her full potential. Initiatives in recent years include digital art and music labs, a dual language program and expansion of the world languages program in the Middle School, including Mandarin Chinese. A Middle School redesign has moved all sixth graders to the Eastview campus and seventh and eighth graders are at Highlands. A Science Research Program, world-class STEM program Project Lead the Way, extensive programs in the arts, college credit courses in connection with Syracuse University and Westchester Community College, five-year sequences in five foreign languages, along with over 300 courses and 40 in Honors and Advanced Placement, round out a rigorous High School experience. The school has over 35 extracurricular groups and 48 athletic teams on its 75-acre campus, which includes a swimming pool and state-of-the art media center. Many students are recognized each year, in National Merit competitions, AP Scholars, the Intel Science Program, and in Art, Science and Foreign Language Honor Societies. The school was recently named to the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll.

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Yonkers City School District One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701 Superintendent: Dr. Edwin M. Quezada Telephone: (914) 376-8000

Board President: Dr. Nader J. Sayegh Website: www.yonkerspublicschools.org

District Population: 199,766 District Size (sq. miles): 21 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: City of Yonkers Communities Served: Yonkers 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment: School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Early Childhood Academy Pre-K-1 Thomas Cornell Academy Pre-K-6 Montessori School 27 Pre-K-6 Montessori School 31 Pre-K-6 Museum School 25 Pre-K-6 Paideia School 24 Pre-K-6 Rosemarie Ann Siragusa Pre-K-6 School 9 Pre-K-6 School 17 Pre-K-6 School 21 Pre-K-6 School 22 Pre-K-6 Cross Hill Academy Pre-K-7 Casimir Pulaski School Pre-K-8 Cedar Place School Pre-K-8 Enrico Fermi School Pre-K-8 Eugenio Maria de Hostos Pre-K-8 Family School 32 Pre-K-8 William Boyce Thompson Pre-K-8 Kahlil Gibran School Pre-K-8 M.L.King, Jr. Academy Pre-K-8 Paideia School 15 Pre-K-8 Patricia A. DiChiaro School Pre-K-8 PEARLS Hawthorne School Pre-K-8 Robert C. Dodson School Pre-K-8 Scholastic Academy Pre-K-8 School 5 Pre-K-8 School 13 Pre-K-8 School 16 Pre-K-8 School 23 Pre-K-8 School 30 Pre-K-8 Westchester Hills School 29 Pre-K-8 Yonkers Montessori Acad. Pre-K-12 Palisade Prep. School 7-12 Yonkers Middle/HS 7-12 Roosevelt HS—ECS 9-12 Gorton High School 9-12 Lincoln High School 9-12 Riverside High School 9-12 Saunders Trade/Tech HS 9-12

Kindergarten: Full day

5 yrs by 12/1

Average Class Size (2015-16): Pre-K K 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

26,334 26,388 130 361 366 387 378 480 562 364 576 497 523 567 607 665 960 593 620 554 550 529 614 579 907 865 591 609 651 718 591 607 621 1,406 680 1,723 860 954 1,190 976 1,166

21 26 27 26 27 23

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish 7th Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2,018 1,525 $59,518 - $130,088

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15): Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: Pre-K-8

78% 12% 79%

18,962 547 1.5 mile

9-12 Student metro card/HS, yellow bus pass— students pay $58/month Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

6,060 155

Before/After School Care: Provided by outside agencies certified by the Childcare Council of Westchester, Inc. after-school only 3-6PM.

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment VIVE School/Yonkers Pathway to Success 91

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Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate

$550,499,398 $238,456,472 $15.58

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$522,853,968 $228,996,844 $19,475 $8,678


Yonkers City School District One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701 Superintendent: Dr. Edwin M. Quezada Telephone: (914) 376-8000

Board President: Dr. Nader J. Sayegh Website: www.yonkerspublicschools.org

The fourth largest school district in New York State, Yonkers Public Schools serve approximately 27,000 students from a tapestry of heritages at 39 schools. Each school has a special sense of community and caring that is enhanced by community outreach and parent participation. Parents, local businesses, museums, and universities are considered to be partners in education. Yonkers is the largest community in Westchester County; it is an urban city with residential and business districts, and a revitalized Hudson River waterfront community. Countless possibilities await Yonkers’ students, and it begins with district-wide full-day pre-kindergarten, providing equity and access for urban students. A District of Choice, Yonkers offers families the option to select from one early childhood center for grades pre-kindergarten to grade 1, 10 elementary schools that accommodate pre-kindergarten through grade 6 students and 20 pre-kindergarten through grade 8 schools with an uninterrupted education for ten years. The results are higher student achievement, increased Regents scores, and improved graduation rates. These schools augment comprehensive secondary schools, including 2 middle/high schools for grades 7-12—an International Baccalaureate Programmes and a Public Service Academy, a Montessori academy for pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and 5 comprehensive high schools for grades 9 through 12. Every school is organized around themes and philosophies of instruction that are delivered in personalized learning environments where technology is part of everyday education. Exemplifying excellence in education, PEARLS Hawthorne School was honored among just 269 schools nationwide as a 2012 “Exemplary High Performing” National Blue Ribbon School, Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School was named a 2013 MicroSociety Model School and Yonkers Middle/High School, Saunders Trades & Technical High School and Lincoln High School received Gold, Silver and Bronze rankings, respectively, in US News and World Report’s America’s Best High School Rankings.

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Yorktown Central School District 2725 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Superintendent: Dr. Ralph Napolitano Telephone: (914) 243-8000

Board President: Ms. Jackie Carbone Website: www.yorktown.org

District Population: 37,175 District Size (sq. miles): 25.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Cortland, New Castle, Yorktown Communities Served: Parts of Yorktown, New Castle and Cortland 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 2014-15 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2015-16): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

438 123 $53,273 - $117,151

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2014-15): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2014-15):

3,460 3,469

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Brookside School K-3 496 Mohansic School K-3 449 Crompond School 4-5 495 Mildred E. Strang MS 6-8 797 Yorktown HS 9-12 1,243

Transportation (2015-16): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Yorktown Alternative School 15

Private/Parochial Schools (2015-16): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

Before/After School Care: N/A

Average Class Size (2015-16): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

5 yrs by 12/1 23 23 22 25

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Latin/Spanish 7th

97% 2% 7%

3,512 174 0 mile 188 14

Financial Data: 2015-16 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$97,505,000 $77,361,376 $24.02

2014-15 Budget: Portion Paid by Property Tax: District Budget Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$97,018,000 $76,612,051 $26,990 $22,085

The Yorktown community is consistently supportive of educational excellence; a positive interaction exists between the schools and community. The District is committed to helping each child develop into a mature, contributing member of society; the curriculum is immersed in the NYS Core Standards with attention to 21st century skills. Yorktown schools are devoted to and focused on the education of the whole child. The staff is committed to helping every student reach his/her fullest potential. At Brookside Elementary, Mohansic Elementary and Crompond Intermediate School, teachers give continuous attention to individual pupil needs, interests, and styles of learning. Library Media Centers housed at each school, are an important component of the curriculum. At our Middle School, English, math, science, and social studies are taught by grade level teaching teams. In addition to the core subjects, student studies include art, health, home and career skills, technology, music, world languages, and physical education. We ensure that guidance services are part of the overall program. Clubs, a yearly musical, and field trips enhance the experience of our students. Yorktown High School provides a strong foundation for students pursuing higher education or entering the world of work after high school. A high standard of excellence in the core curriculum is enhanced by honors, advanced placement and college level courses. Alternative opportunities for learning exist to help all students reach their fullest potential. There is an extensive performing arts program, which includes concerts, plays, musicals, and dance performances. Extracurricular program offers a full range of sports programs, student government activities, student publications, and clubs that meet the interests of our students. We believe that every student should leave our schools prepared to lead, serve and make a difference in their world community. Our programs support our mission to make all students contributing members of society. 76


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