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

2017


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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WPSBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stephen Jambor, President Victoria Tipp, Vice President Jennifer Rosen, Treasurer Lisa Tane, Secretary

Brewster Board of Ed Chappaqua Board of Ed Briarcliff Manor Board of Ed Greenburgh 11 Board of Ed

Lisa Aspinall-Kellawon Maddali Atallah Karen Belanger Louis Conte Anita Feldman Marianne Gilland Rita Golden Michael Hanna Frank Hariton Robert Johnson Frank Schnecker Brett Summers

Peekskill Board of Ed New Rochelle Board of Ed Rye Board of Ed Pleasantville Board of Ed PNW BOCES Board of Ed Pelham Board of Ed Mt. Pleasant Cottage Board of Ed Irvington Board of Ed Ardsley Board of Ed Port Chester-Rye 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. Karen Beltran, PTA Liaison

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

WPSBA STAFF Lisa Davis, Executive Director Stacy Agona, Program Coordinator Judi Lerman, Administrative Associate

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Westchester Putnam School Boards Association 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.

R ONALD H. S ANOSSIAN , CPA 700 WHITE PLAINS ROAD  SCARSDALE, NEW YORK 10583-5013 (914) 725-9800  FAX (914) 725-9858 Ronald.Sanossian@sscpa.co

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KEY TO FACTS & FIGURES DATA Data is drawn from the school districts (District), NYS Education Department (NYSED) and Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (PNW BOCES). Reports used include: NYS Property Tax Report Card (PTRC), NYS School District Report Card, BEDS/SIRS, and ST-3. NYS statistical data may be based on prior year’s actual or proposed numbers. Narratives are provided by the districts. For more info, visit school district websites, WPSBA (www.wpsba.org) or NYSED (www.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 is comprised of students (inclusive of students with disabilities) enrolled in district programs and all programs for which the district pays tuition, including BOCES, approved private school programs, and students placed by the district and educated in other districts and charter schools. Half-day students in Pre-K and Kindergarten are weighted at 0.5. While actual Pre-K to Grade 12 enrollment will vary throughout the year, this calculation is the accepted standard for counting the number of students receiving their educational program at district expense. (Source: BEDS/SIRS through PNW BOCES; Special Act School 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 (such as administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, counselors, and psychologists) and those without certification (civil service positions such as teacher aides, secretarial, custodians and bus drivers). Data is further separated by full-time (FT) and part-time (PT). (Source: District) Teacher Salary Range: Low and high salary as per school district teacher’s salary schedule for the current year. (Source: District) % Graduation Rate: Percentage of students graduating by August of their 4th year of high school. This represents all students a district is financially responsible for educating. Therefore, this number may differ from what a particular high school is reporting. (Source: NYSED) % English Language Learners: Percent enrollment of school-age students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) on BEDS day, divided by BEDS enrollment. (Source: NYSED)

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% Economically Disadvantaged Students: Percent students eligible for economic assistance programs such as Free-and-Reduced-Price Lunch Program, Food Stamps, Foster Care, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This is determined by dividing the number of students participating by the BEDS enrollment. (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. (Source: District) Private and Parochial School Count: Includes students parentally placed in a private or parochial school. (Source: District) Budget: Annual budget revenue is based on proposed and adopted budget numbers; this data may not represent actual dollars spent. (Source: PTRC and ST-3) Portion of Budget Paid by Property Tax: 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) Expenditures Per Pupil: NYS calculates this as follows: numerator represents total expenditures charged to total general fund expenditures and inter-fund transfers, and denominator represents pupil count based on BEDS enrollment. (Source: PNW BOCES) Property Tax Levy per Pupil: NYS calculates this as follows: numerator represents the Portion Paid by Property Tax, 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, including STAR. (Source: PNW BOCES)

Many thanks to the District Clerks in each of our School Districts for their dedication and support in compiling this data!

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Table of Contents President’s Message ............................................................................... 1 WPSBA Board of Directors ...................................................................... 2 About Us ............................................................................................... 3 Key to Facts & Figure$ Data ............................................................... 4-5 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 ............................................. 14 Bronxville Union Free School District...................................................... 15 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 ............................... 30 Haldane Central School District ............................................................. 31 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 ................................................................... 66 Southern Westchester BOCES .................................................................... 67 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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Ardsley Union Free School District 500 Farm Road, Ardsley, NY 10502 Superintendent: Dr. Lauren Allan Telephone: (914) 295-5500

Board President: Dr. Steve Kastin Website: www.ardsleyschools.org

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.

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

2,112 2,113

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K 1-4 5-8 9-12

$54,247 - $128,861 96% 2% 8%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 1,567 To Non-Public Schools: 43 In-district Distance Limitations: K-4 0.6 mile 5-8 1 9-12 1.2 Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: 43 Number of Schools Attended: 19

787 671 639

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

264/2 83/12

N/A 5 yrs by 12/31 18 22.5 23 19.3

Before/After School Care: Ardsley Children’s Center

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$66,343,702 $51,553,827 $23.53

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$63,856,355 $50,889,710 $29,029 $21,346

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, Ardsley Middle School, and Ardsley High School, the implementation of Project Lead the Way has begun an articulated K-12 sequence in engineering. Our elementary MakerSpace, our secondary Science Olympiad teams, and our Robotics and Girls Who Code clubs support the ongoing development of our strategic STEAM vision. 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. We are equally proud of our programs in the humanities, athletics, and the arts. We continually look to offer and to add electives that will allow students to pursue their passions (Film Studies), to sharpen their skills (Public Speaking), and to expand their creative horizons (Studio Art, Jazz Band, Select Chorus). Our booster organizations include support for our science research program, the Ardsley Friends of the Visual Arts, and the Panthers (sports). We are fortunate to have strong community support for the work we do. We actively 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: Dr. Christopher Manno Telephone: (914) 241-6000

Board President: Ms. Colette Dow 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts French/Italian/Spanish 6th Staff (2016-17): Certified: Non-Certified: Teacher Salary: Low - High:

4,218 4,377

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Hillside 30

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 or 3-6 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$59,432 - $125,846

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mount Kisco K-5 584 Bedford Hills K-5 301 Bedford Village K-5 273 Pound Ridge K-5 312 West Patent K-5 344 Fox Lane MS 6-8 967 Fox Lane HS 9-12 1,406

Universal PreK

434.25 272.25

3,849 432 0.5 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

90% 12% 28%

432 27

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

5 yrs by 12/1 19 19 20 20

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$129,654,885 $118,218,835 $13.97

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$127,199,424 $113,873,424 $29,711 $24,479

Bedford’s five elementary schools, middle school, and high school offer a variety of teaching and learning experiences for students tailored to individual student needs and interests. The schools of the Bedford Central School District have a tradition of pride and excellence as a member of BCSD. However, they each enjoy their individuality and unique culture. The district's curriculum and high academic standards provide solid and challenging educational programs at all grade levels for all students. The curricular programs of the Bedford Central School District are designed to inspire students to think, create, and problem solve. Our programs are intended to uncover the unique gifts and brilliance in each student. Good teaching should promote deep thinking, launch future learning, and allow students to experience real-world, real-life, authentic, meaningful, rigorous, challenging, motivating, and transformative learning. Our schools foster the development of positive interpersonal relationships and self-esteem within a safe and secure environment. They are places where all are treated with mutual respect and empathy, encouraged to act responsibly, and contribute in their own way as valued members of the community. BCSD provides comprehensive support programs to ensure all students achieve their full potential. These include comprehensive Special Education services, Pupil Personnel Services, English for Speakers of Other Languages programs and services, a rich alternative school program, and The Hillside program for students who have needs that can’t be met by a general comprehensive high school. The high school guidance department works closely with students and their families to assist with the college application process and to gain admissions to many of the finest colleges and institutions in the nation, or to prepare students for other post-graduation plans. A diverse student body and faculty create a rich environment to help prepare students for life. 9


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

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

1,517 1,521

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Kindergarten: Full day

644 341 502

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

N/A

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

99% 2% 1%

1,034 65 0.75 mile 1.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS

$55,481 - $130,575

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

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

154/6 55/50

21 21 20

65 17

Before/After School Care: BMP Ridge Street School afternoon programs provided by the Village.

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Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$43,226,703 $37,386,170 $17.20

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$42,635,896 $37,298,609 $26,954 $22,818

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 11 administrators, 160 faculty members, and 105 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. Valerie Henning-Piedmonte 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

290/8 169/163 $56,051 - $132,529

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

3,169 3,226

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: John F. Kennedy ES K-2 613 C.V. Starr Intermediate School 3-5 699 Henry H. Wells MS 6-8 736 Brewster HS 9-12 1,073

Transportation (2016-17): 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 (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

N/A

92% 7% 29%

3,251 124 0 mile 124 20

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

5 yrs by 12/1 20 23 22/21 20/26

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts World Lang. Exploratory Rotation, 5 weeks 6th Italian/Spanish 7th Italian/Spanish/FLS/Spanish Heritage 8th Mandarin 7th/9th

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$92,767,066 $71,054,324 $23.73

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$89,947,796 $69,702,103 $27,288 $19,377

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 CSD community approved a $38.9 million building project. Some components of this capital project include expanded safety & security features, updating facilities, and improving technology infrastructure. 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 more efficient learning environments. Meanwhile, Brewster H.S. is renovating the library into an ―innovation lab‖ allowing better student collaboration and the incorporation of technology in 21st century learning. We are supported by several community foundations. Brewster Education Foundation distributes student scholarships and teacher grants for innovative projects. Our Brewster Sports Foundation raises funds to initiate athletic facilities upgrades. Our work for the new school year has been determined by our Strategic Coherence Plan, which was developed by a cross section of community members, parents, teachers and administrators and adopted by our Board of Education. Our plan identifies specific 21st century skills that our students will need to succeed in life, work and learning after they graduate. These skills and attributes include critical thinking, problem solving, communication/collaboration and resilience, adaptability/flexibility, perseverance and ethical/civic responsibility. The District is working in partnership with Dr. Julie Causton of Syracuse University to improve outcomes for Students with Disabilities in less restrictive learning environments. 11


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

Board President: Mrs. Jennifer Rosen Website: www.briarcliffschools.org

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

7,991 6

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

1,476 1,469

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

552 348 583

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Universal PreK Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

N/A

174/4 50/17 $55,071- $126,552

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

100% 0% 1%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

1,382 63 0 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

78 21

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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$50,335,869 $39,704,492 $22.27

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$49,995,000 $39,352,161 $33,470 $24,560

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. 98.4% of the 2016 graduating class is pursuing higher education, with 97.6% 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: Mr. Jeffrey Rohr Website: www.bronxvilleschool.org

District Population: 6,543 District Size (sq. miles): 1 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Village of Bronxville Communities Served: Bronxville 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,681 1,688

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,075- $140,178

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

737 437 503

98% 1% 0%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: None To Non-Public Schools: 76 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

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

164/2 82/11

N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

100 20

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

21 22 22 20

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$46,582,858 $40,887,858 $13.36

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$46,446,335 $40,791,335 $27,288 $23,338

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. Its mission, defined as The Bronxville Promise, is 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, reflecting a commitment to enduring qualities of development rather than short-term achievement. Support services are available for students at all grades who experience persistent difficulty. The Elementary School course of study includes the early introduction of instrumental music and science specialists. The Middle School continues the 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. Several classrooms were reconfigured to support active learning, group work, and advanced applications of technology. Course offerings include 19 AP courses and numerous electives, including computer science, humanities research, media production, science research, and forensics. Independent study and on-line course options are also available. The Class of 2016 enrolled 51% of graduates in the most competitive category, 27% 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 through both human and financial resources for many innovative projects, most recently raising $3.5 million to enhance the design of an award-winning auditorium renovation. 15


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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mr. Brett Summers Website: www.byramhills.org

11,751 27.5

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2,391 2,479

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-1 2 3-4 5 6-12

$56,618 - $136,477

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

470 535 547 822

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK

261/8 235/32

N/A

2,395 183 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

99% 0% 3%

158 29

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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$89,881,446 $77,708,495 $15.29

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$88,689,957 $77,390,331 $34,044 $29,997

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 96 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

494/8 223/70 $58,548- $104,918

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

4,191 4,255

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Kent ES K-4 474 Kent Primary School K-4 379 Matthew Patterson ES K-4 534 George Fischer MS 5-8 1,349 Carmel HS 9-12 1,432

Transportation (2016-17): 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 (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK:

Before/After School Care: Camp Herrlich

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

N/A 5 yrs by 12/1 24 25 25 25

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

89% 3% 26%

4,167 275 0.7 mile 259 37

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$121,040,506 $91,035,537 $27.31

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$119,052,258 $90,242,289 $27,419 $18,620

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. Daniel McCann Telephone: (914) 238-7200

Board President: Ms. Alyson Gardner 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,867 3,906

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-4 5-12 Eng/SS

98% 1% 3%

3,833 96 0.5 mile 0.9

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment L.I.F.E 55

Kindergarten: Full day

$64,637 - $141,077

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Douglas Grafflin ES K-4 434 Roaring Brook ES K-4 445 Westorchard ES K-4 413 Robert E. Bell MS 5-8 584 Seven Bridges MS 5-8 619 Horace Greeley HS 9-12 1,338

Universal PreK

409/9 98/66

96 22

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

N/A 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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$118,225,288 $105,968,116 $20.49

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$117,901,688 $105,968,116 $29,129 $25,597

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. Iris Cross-Bugliosi Website: www.chufsd.org

District Population: 13,000 District Size (sq. miles): 18.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Cortlandt, Yorktown Communities Served: Croton-on-Hudson 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,654 1,674

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-4 5-8 9-12

$55,347 - $127,161

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

592 515 526

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK

161/11 79/57

N/A

1,171 62 0.3 mile 0.9

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

98% 3% 9%

62 15

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

22 23 22

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$45,905,975 $38,568,414 $21.51

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$46,076,000 $38,491,707 $27,551 $20,066

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: Ms. Tracy Baron Website: www.dfsd.org

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

11,059 2

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,484 1,491

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,734 - $127,753

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

698 343 451

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK:

193/6 44/17

N/A 5 yrs by 12/31

684 44 0 mile 2 2

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

20 22 22 20

97% 3% 15%

44 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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$42,371,331 $36,028,198 $25.02

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$41,933,227 $36,028,198 $28,039 $21,299

Since 1885, the Dobbs Ferry School District has provided an outstanding public education within a closeknit 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-quality academically rigorous education appropriate to individual needs. Our small size enables us to know and to give personal attention to each student. We encourage creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving both inside and outside of the instructional program. The High School offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, a rigorous two-year preuniversity course of study available to all students in the 11 th/12th grades. The comprehensive IB examinations demonstrate mastery of subject content, academic skills and concepts application. Graduates are prepared to continue their formal education at the most selective colleges in the country. The District also has an accredited IB Middle Years Program for students in grades 6-10. Technology is fully integrated across all grades, and students in grades 4 through 12 participate in the District’s 1:1 laptop computing initiative. Dobbs Ferry is a Google Apps for Education District with teachers who are proficient in the use of technology to enhance and expand the classroom experience. Available are all-day kindergarten; before/after school care in grades K-5; language arts; social studies; foreign language; math; science research; Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES); Singapore Math; cultural arts programs: music/theatre/arts and a wide range of interscholastic athletic teams, as well as extracurricular clubs. 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.‖ 20


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

Board President: Ms. Michelle Kissel Website: www.eastchester.k12.ny.us

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

3,278 3,220

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

458 475 584 791 916

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-12

$56,983 - $134,720

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK:

333/7 68/106

2,345 126 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A 5 yrs by 12/1

93% 6% 0%

126 28

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

22.7 24.6

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$82,050,000 $70,903,000 $17.36

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$79,979,258 $69,765,922 $24,205 $18,711

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. Anish Nanavaty Website: www.edgemont.org

District Population: 9,226 District Size (sq. miles): 2 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hartsdale, Scarsdale 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,982 1,938

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

Kindergarten: Extended day

499 534 933

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

N/A

19 21 22 19

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

7th 9th

99% 2% 0%

12 58 2 miles 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$62,372 - $142,546

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Phaedrus 31 Universal PreK:

179/5 50/104

78 22

Before/After School Care: After school YMCA Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$55,912,470 $48,841,042 $21.83

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$54,104,349 $47,610,095 $26,657 $22,736

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. 24


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. Dennis Rambaran 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

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

1,053 997

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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$59,073 - $133,945

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

167 364 455

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK:

90/8 29/0

Half-day

88% 16% 58%

692 149 0.5 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): 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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$33,482,155 $29,128,382 $18.77

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$33,000,395 $28,646,622 $28,790 $25,757

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 seventh 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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

314 308

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

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

208

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools (includes HS): 307 To Non-Public Schools: 5 In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 0 mile

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

N/A

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

$56,707 - $113,590

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-8

28/1 16/0

17

N/A 1% 5%

61 14

Before/After School Care: N/A

3rd

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid By Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$10,281,960 $8,729,157 $9.37

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$10,201,153 $8,715,639 $30,277 $27,304

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 A. DuPree Chase Telephone: (914) 761-6000

Board President: Mr. David Warner Website: www.greenburghcsd.org Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish 2nd Italian/Mandarin 7th Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): 273/4 Non-Certified (FT/PT): 123/30 Teacher Salary: Low - High: $53,610 - $121,228

District Population: 20,000 District Size (sq. miles): 8 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hartsdale, parts of White Plains and Elmsford 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

1,821 1,914

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

164 281 293 424 233 506

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16): Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-6 7-12

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

Full Day: 23 Half Day: 34 AM / 34 PM Community Partners: Lois Bronz Children’s Center (2), Worthington Nursery School (3), Our House Children’s Circle (0)

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-1 2-3 4-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

90% 6% 55%

2,067 529 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

570 63

Before/After School Care: Several private child care agencies

5 yrs by 12/1 18 25 21 22 20

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid By Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$65,642,283 $56,739,320 $15.78

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$64,911,349 $56,677,525 $34,218 $25,236

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

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

125 60

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mary McLeod Bethune School K-12 Universal PreK:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

185 N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-4 5 6 7-12 7-12*

8:1+1 8:1+1 8:1+1 8:1+1 12:1+1

33/8 27/6 $43,220 - $94,503

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

2% 95%

Parent Agency: Children’s Village 2016-17 Total Budget:

$13,251,346

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, at 1 Echo Hills, Bethune Building, 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 education program. Technology integration in the classroom includes the use of Smart Boards, Ipads, Chrome Books, and Google Classroom applications. This assists in motivating our students, helping them overcome academic weaknesses and providing them the opportunity to develop 21st century skills. *12:1+1 Approved—NYSED recently approved a program modification to include 12:1+1.

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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

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

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

129 199

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Vincent Ziccolella ES/MS K-8 Martin Luther King Jr. HS 9-12

135 193

Universal PreK:

N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

111/1 105/0 $48,706- $120,194

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

0% 100%

Parent Agency: Graham-Windham Agency

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

2016-17 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. Carolyn McGuffog Telephone: (914) 693-3030

Enrollment: Residential Students: Day Students:

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): 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 Universal PreK:

180 62

$53,464 - $107,119

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

75 140

0% 90%

Parent Agency: St Christopher’s Inc.

N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17): Special Education Special Education Special Education

2/154 0

2016-17 Total Budget:

$25,003,846

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

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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

858 870

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

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

550 294

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 373 To Non-Public Schools: 10 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Haldane Academy 9 Universal PreK: Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-8 9-12 Eng/SS

N/A

98/3 52/30 $50,057 - $122,584

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/31

97% 1% 13%

33 10

Before/After School Care: Facilitated by the Philipstown Rec. Dept. who rent space in our building for the program.

18 20 22

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$23,098,874 $18,612,206 $16.33

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$22,879,325 $18,527,313 $24,140 $19,730

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. The Haldane Elementary/ Middle School 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. Our High School is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award. Haldane High School offers all students the opportunity to pursue vocational/technical education along with rigorous academic postsecondary 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 earn college credit 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. Extra-curricular and fine arts programs highlight our performing artists, writers and athletes who achieve at the top of their class.

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

Board President: Ms. Kelly Mulvoy Mangan Website: www.harrisoncsd.org

District Population: 28,151 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

408/5 166/42 $65,564 - $141,142

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

3,612 3,540

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Harrison Avenue School K-5 551 Parsons Memorial School K-5 480 Purchase School K-5 326 Samuel J. Preston School K-5 328 Louis M. Klein MS 6-8 836 Harrison HS 9-12 1,090

Transportation (2016-17): 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 (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK: Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng 9-12 SS

N/A

98% 7% 19%

2,583 708 0.5 mile 1 888 47

Before/After School Care: On site provided by community

5 yrs by 12/31 19.03 22.6 21 20.6

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$110,033,382 $100,949,750 $12.13

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$109,280,120 $100,051,679 $29,646 $26,670

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; 95 students, 34% of the senior class, are anticipated to earn International Baccalaureate Diplomas in 2017. In 2016, 84% of diploma candidates, 27% of the senior class, earned the IB Diploma, exceeding the international average by 5%. 93% of HS students take one or more IB or AP courses. 1,233 exams were written, 72% met the College Readiness Standard scoring 3, 4, 5 on AP or 4, 5, 6, 7 on IB. 48% of students complete AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or Multivariable Calculus. The middle school is recognized for excellence in mathematics. All students take algebra in grade eight. Students achieved a 96% proficiency and 51% 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 maintains an AAA rating from Standard and Poors. The Superintendent was the NYS Superintendent of the Year in 2010. 34


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: 8,014 District Size (sq. miles): 3 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh Communities Served: Hastings-on-Hudson 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,615 1,608

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-4 5-8 9-12 Eng/SS

$54,879 - $125,500

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

591 523 490

Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK:

170/13 78/14

N/A 5 yrs by 12/1

580 80 0.5 mile 1 2 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

22 24 22

97% 1% 5%

36 18

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: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$47,082,130 $38,075,010 $24.49

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$46,493,447 $37,675,747 $27,773 $20,023

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

Universal PreK:

N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17):

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

74/4 136/1 $53,664 - $113,098

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1% 75%

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

12:1:1

2016-17 Total Budget:

$22,000,000

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

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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: 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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

321/8 131/36 $55,627 - $133,813

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

2,367 2,423

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

321 394 245 556 810

94% 2% 25%

2,469 94 0.5 mile 1

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment The Academy 47

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK:

Before/After School Care: The Mother Connection; Premier Athletic Club; JY Moon Taekwondo

Kindergarten: Full day

N/A 5 yrs on or before 12/1

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 6-8 9-12

20 23 21 21

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

111 18

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$75,874,366 $40,768,248 $18.35

2015-2016 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$74,407,339 $40,959,972 $29,353 $14,162

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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PUTNAM/NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

Haldane

Carmel

Putnam Valley

Brewster

Garrison Mahopac

PUTNAM COUNTY Lakeland

WESTCHESTER COUNTY North Salem

Peekskill

Somers

Hendrick Hudson

Yorktown Katonah-Lewisboro

Croton-Harmon

Bedford

Ossining Chappaqua

Briarcliff

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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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Dows Lane ES K-3 Main Street School 4-5 Irvington MS 6-8 Irvington HS 9-12

Board President: Ms. Catherine Palmieri Website: www.irvingtonschools.org

6,500 7.1

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

1,769 1,787

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

207/5 90/17 $53,841 - $126,336

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

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

Universal PreK: PreK Community Partner: SEIT classes with Easter Seals

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

530 278 407 531

N/A

95% 1% 9%

1,330 112 0.25 mile 1.25 151 22

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

5 yrs by 12/31 21 21 21 18

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$58,330,000 $50,890,214 $21.59

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$57,664,000 $50,927,598 $32,561 $26,122

Irvington is located on the Hudson River, 23 miles north of New York City. Residents have high expectations and provide very strong support for education. This district has an active PTSA and the Irvington Education Foundation provides grants to enrich curriculum for students through the generosity of the community. Our elementary schools and middle school provide students with learning experiences that prepare them for their journey to high school. Student experiences are enriched through STEM education beginning in grade three. Utilizing Project Lead the Way, students are being exposed to rich learning experiences that will prepare them for success in science and technology studies or careers in 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. We offer a 5 year sequence in three languages: Spanish, French and Latin. In addition, a 2 year sequence in ancient Greek is available. Our STEM program affords access to various programs and electives. In addition, juniors and seniors can choose from a variety of engaging English and social studies electives to deepen their school experience. The High School has been recognized for its award-winning classics program where students can study Greek and Latin. Our extensive arts programs provide students with a diverse range of visual arts courses, music ensembles and theater productions. In 2015-16, the School District was chosen as the ―Best School District‖ by the readers of Westchester Magazine, and the High School and Main Street School were designated as Reward Schools by New York State for consistent high 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. 40


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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-12

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Increase Miller ES K-5 462 Katonah ES K-5 461 Meadow Pond ES K-5 343 John Jay MS 6-8 804 John Jay HS 9-12 1,077

N/A

0.5 mile 1 345 50

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

5 yrs on or by 12/1

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

95% 1% 6%

3,131 236

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

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

Kindergarten: Full day

$56,916 - $149,544

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

3,126 3,161

Universal PreK:

373/6 203/40

19 22 22-23 24-25

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$105,994,936 $92,825,737 $18.93

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$108,731,720 $95,904,695 $33,386 $27,576

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. 41


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

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

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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

5,769 5,821

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

95% 1% 10%

All 253 0 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

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

$54,709 - $134,666

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Benjamin Franklin ES K-5 531 George Washington ES K-5 409 Lincoln-Titus ES K-5 389 Thomas Jefferson ES K-5 480 Van Cortlandtville ES K-5 570 Lakeland Copper Beech MS 6-8 1,404 Lakeland HS 9-12 975 Walter Panas HS 9-12 932

Universal PreK:

568/1 343/200

150 2

Before/After School Care: Lakeland’s Children Center

Half Day 5 yrs by 12/1 21 23 25 23

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$161,174,165 $113,040,523 $26.24

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$161,174,165 $112,478,132 $24,909 $15,353

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: Dr. Brian Mahoney 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts German/Italian/Spanish 8th Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

4,305 4,346

Transportation (2016-17): 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 New Directions 29 full-time; 8 part-time Mahopac HS Academy 28 full-time; 3 part-time

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$49,502 - $122,153

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Austin Road ES K-5 608 Fulmar Road ES K-5 496 Lakeview ES K-5 592 Mahopac MS 6-8 987 Falls Academy 6-8 16 Mahopac HS 9-12 1,543

Universal PreK:

480/4 148/76

4,281 155 0.4 mile .75

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

93% 2% 17%

155 11

Before/After School Care: YMCA - Elementary Schools

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$120,119,052 $84,000,268 $23.93

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$119,998,767 $84,101,089 $26,616 $16,939

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. Melany Gray Website: www.mamkschools.org

District Population: 35,400 District Size (sq. miles): 9 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Mamaroneck Communities Served: Mamaroneck, Larchmont 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

5,527 5,428

96% 4% 17%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 208 To Non-Public Schools: 426 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment APPLE 48

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK: Full day: 8 / Half day: 103 Community Partner: Guidance Center of Westchester

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-1 2-3 4-5 6-12 Eng/SS

$54,240 - $134,908

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Central School Pre-K 4’s; K-5 490 Chatsworth School K-5 724 Mamaroneck Avenue K-5 715 Murray Avenue School K-5 739 Hommocks MS 6-8 1,232 Mamaroneck HS 9-12 1,560

Kindergarten: Full Day

533/10 263/62

426 66

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

5 yrs by 12/31 22 25 26 26

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$133,159,163 $117,913,364 $13.43

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$133,898,902 $117,243,027 $24,657 $20,225

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

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. Christopher Pinchiaroli 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools:

426 429 474 552

Kindergarten: Full day

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

91 17

Before/After School Care: N/A

5 yrs by 12/1

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-4 5-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

0 mile

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

95% 2% 10%

1,883 98

In-district Distance Limitations:

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

$54,912 - $132,399

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,899 1,925

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

213/7 89/24

22 24 18

6th

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$58,931,394 $50,757,990 $18.00

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$59,127,000 $49,453,000 $30,728 $22,615

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. The community recently approved a $36.9 million capital bond project for infrastructure, health and safety improvements to the school buildings. Proud of the schools that are a hub for the community, families work throughout the county or commute to NYC. 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. Award winning science research and arts programs are available to all students. 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 is committed to academic excellence and the development of the emerging adolescent. Westlake MS is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Students may select Algebra as well as opt for Regents Earth Science or Living Environment in grade 8. A variety of extracurricular and athletic activities exist for students. Columbus Elementary School provides an outstanding program. Committed to building self-esteem and enhancing creativity, Columbus provides a nurturing environment where students have the opportunity to become knowledgeable and responsible citizens. Hawthorne Elementary School, a place of great beginnings, offers full day kindergarten and focuses on sustaining and extending the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of younger learners.

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

Board President: Mr. Peter Rittmaster 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 (2016-17):

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

26/0 31/0 $70,421 - $128,926

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

6:01:01

N/A 100%

Parent Agency: Blythedale Children’s Hospital

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

2016-17 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:

236 28

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

128 136

Universal PreK:

N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17): Mt. Pleasant Cottage School Edenwald School

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

55.9/1 0/81.2 $52,346 - $123,095

% LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

0% 99%

Parent Agency: Jewish Child Care Association

12:1:1 8:1:2

2016-17 Total Budget:

$16,695,129

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

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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 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

8,124 8,548

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Mount Vernon PreK @MVHS Pre-K Columbus School Pre-K-6 Graham School Pre-K-6 Holmes School Pre-K-6 Traphagen School Pre-K-6 Williams School Pre-K-6 Pennington-Grimes School Pre-K-8 Rebecca Turner Elem. K-5 Grimes School K-6 Hamilton School K-6 Lincoln School K-6 Parker School K-6 Benjamin Turner MS 6-8 Perf/Vis Arts Magnet Prog @MVHS 6-8 Davis School 7-9 Mt. Vernon HS 9-12 Thornton HS 9-12

60 553 476 423 344 444 361 308 417 413 684 289 368 152 491 1,455 765

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-12 Eng/SS

1100/120 348/390 $54,308 - $128,841

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

68% 8% 74%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations:

1081 12 N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

1,200 44

Before/After School Care: N/A

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Mandela Community Alt HS 9-12 180 Universal PreK: Community Partner

7th

278 117 5 yrs by 12/01 20 20 35

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$238,749,835 $134,077,473 $34.13

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$230,887,373 $134,077,473 $26,621 $13,412

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. Rachel Relkin Website: www.nred.org Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Mandarin/Spanish 1st French/Latin 6th Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): 881/39 Non-Certified (FT/PT): 313/545 Teacher Salary: Low - High: $56,909 - $141,269

District Population: 79,637 District Size (sq. miles): 10.5 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: City of New Rochelle Communities Served: New Rochelle 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

11,140 11,194

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Barnard Early Childhood Ctr Columbus Magnet ES Daniel Webster Magnet ES George M. Davis Jr. ES Jefferson ES Trinity Magnet ES William B. Ward ES Albert Leonard MS Isaac E. Young MS New Rochelle HS

PreK-2 K-5 K-5 K-5 K-5 K-5 K-5 6-8 6-8 9-12

496 812 515 737 585 872 1,039 1,221 1,231 3,118

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 6,352 To Non-Public Schools: 527 In-district Distance Limitations: Over 1.5 miles

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Alternative Campus HS 83

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK: Half day: 126 students Community Partners: The Children Center (78);

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

527 25

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

Guidance Center (22); Holy Name of Jesus (22); New Rochelle Day Nursery (18); Pre School Learning Center (23); Weekday Nursery (34); Headstart (60); YMCA (39)

Kindergarten: Full day

86% 11% 56%

5 yrs by 12/31 24 24 26 28

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$253,685,636 $200,442,810 $21.85

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$250,121,473 $198,236,995 $22,188 $15,924

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, world languages including Latin and Mandarin, 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 a planetarium and 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.

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

Board President: Ms. Carolyn Aversano Website: www.northsalemschools.org

District Population: 5,100 (est.) District Size (sq. miles): 32 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Carmel, North Salem, Somers, Southeast Communities Served: North Salem, part of Brewster, Carmel and Somers 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K 1-12

447 660

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Universal PreK: Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$52,534 - $133,291

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,107 1,132

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

139/3 78/35

N/A

1,107 77 0.25 mile 0.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 11/30

94% 2% 10%

63 15

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

17.7 17.8 17.3/17.7 19.1/18

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$41,148,851 $36,793,108 $21.04

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$40,843,419 $36,582,554 $35,190 $29,756

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 recreational 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 13 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. In 2016 the MS was the only school in NY to be named a ―Schools To Watch‖ for the fourth time. 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. 52


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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment: Pre-K-K 1-2 3-4 5 6-8 9-12

Kindergarten: Full day

80% 10% 58%

3,735 395 0.5 mile 1 1.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

399 25

Before/After School Care: N/A

Full day: 252 5 yrs by 12/01

Average Class Size (2016-17): K 1-3 4-5 6-12

$55,702 - $127,461

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-4 5-8 9-12

648 742 734 367 1,114 1,431

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment GED AHSEP Northern Westchester 1 Ossining GED program 17 TASC 20 Universal PreK:

545/37 145/67

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

4,916 4,880

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Park Early Childhood Center Brookside ES Claremont ES Roosevelt School Anne M. Dorner MS Ossining HS

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

21 23 26 27

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$125,231,125 $99,321,577 $25.42

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$117,213,394 $111,733,588 $22,820 $16,577

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. In addition, 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 as well as a comprehensive arts program consisting of an extensive array of visual and performing arts. The 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. 53


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

Board President: Mrs. Lisa Aspinall-Kellawon 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,483 3,384

Transportation (2016-17): 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 62

72% 21% 83%

1,104 139 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK: Full Day: 39 / Half Day: 24 / Extended Day: 84 Community Partner: Peekskill Head Start

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-1 2-3 4-5 6-8 Eng/SS 5-12 Eng/SS

$50,558 - $125,622

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Uriah Hill Jr. Elementary School Pre-K 154 Woodside Elementary School K-1 571 Oakside Elementary School 2-3 499 Hillcrest Elementary School 4-5 530 Peekskill Middle School 6-8 754 Peekskill High School 9-12 1,046

Kindergarten: Full day

298/7 123/12

307 14

Before/After School Care: Healthy Kids Extended Day/Woodside Elementary School

5 yrs by 12/1 21 22 25 21 30

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$86,564,193 $39,446,681 $26.07

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$81,890,784 $39,012,812 $23,573 $8,977

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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mrs. Marianne Gilland Website: www.pelhamschools.org

12,607 2.1

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High

2,887 2,833

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$54,795 - $144,279

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16): Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-8 9-12

327 373 311 281 692 887

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

259/6 59/0

96% 1% 10%

21 70 2 miles 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

134 30

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

5 yrs by 12/31 19.2 20.2 22.1 22.9

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$70,938,000 $59,254,100 $20.32

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$70,154,600 $59,224,034 $24,162 $19,221

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 The Pelham Art Center and Picture House Regional Film Center. Pelham’s four elementary schools provide 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 connects 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, and outstanding athletic success, including in girls’ swimming, rugby, and ice hockey. For four years in a row, PMHS was selected for the Annual AP Honor Roll. 55


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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: Ms. Angela Vella Website: www.pleasantvilleschools.com

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

8,200 2

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

1,725 1,752

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-4 5-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,547 - $122,130

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

578 536 593

96% 2% 10%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 6 To Non-Public Schools: 32 In-district Distance Limitations: K-12 As state mandated

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Alternative Education 13 Universal PreK:

216/4 117/3

N/A

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

62 24

Before/After School Care: After School Care offered via Village

21 22 22-23 20-22

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$49,208,191 $35,650,334 $21.73

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$48,926,573 $35,080,784 $27,259 $17,351

The District is now in Year Three of Pleasantville Schools 2026, a five-year strategic plan developed by over 150 stakeholders as a framework for meeting the future needs of its students in all areas. Last summer’s district-wide technology project supports the plan’s goal of infusing technology into all aspects of school life. 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, and PAWS (Positive, Accountable, Well-Mannered, and Safe). 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, Science Olympiad, 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. 58


Pocantico Hills Central School District 599 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Superintendent: Mrs. Carol Conklin-Spillane 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

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

618 549

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

309

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): Pre-K-2 3-4 5-8 Eng/SS

$55,295 - $124,579

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16): Transportation (2016-17): 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 Universal PreK:

49/5 37/8

Full Day

426 23 0 mile .25

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

N/A 2% 21%

23 8

Before/After School Care: Pre-K-5 Pocantico Hills After School Child Care Program (3:00—6:30 pm)

17.0 15.5 14.5

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$29,809,970 $24,399,673 $9.16

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$30,006,543 $24,518,532 $48,066 $45,412

Pocantico Hills Central School District has rich traditions supported by the Rockefeller family and the closeknit Pocantico Hills community since its inception in 1932. A uniquely wonderful place to live and learn, Pocantico Hills has an unparalleled physical plan and surroundings adjacent to Rockefeller State Park Preserve, with ready access to both the cultural resources of Westchester County and New York City and the beauty and natural resources of the Hudson Valley countryside. The Pocantico Hills Central School District includes parts of the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh. The District’s mission is built upon seven Guiding Principles that ensures rigorous academic programs with high expectations for all and are delivered in a personalized learning environment where every individual student is known and cared for. From pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, students attend the central school campus and then make the choice to attend Briarcliff High School, Pleasantville High School, or Sleepy Hollow High School. Opportunities to explore interdisciplinary connections and make learning relevant and meaningful extend from a strong core academic program to include the fine and performing arts, science, technology, home/careers, gardening, physical education, world languages, health/well-being. Pocantico Hills graduates demonstrate a record of achievement we can be proud of, attending a wide range of impressive colleges and universities. The district embraces the concept of community as campus, building partnerships with local industry and organizations and developing civic responsibility through service. The District is supported in its work by a very active PTA and Pocantico Hills Foundation, which have raised funds to support initiatives such as artists in residence, playground equipment, and STEM programming. Pocantico Hills provides recreation programs for all district residents during the summer months; there is an Olympic sized swimming pool, a child’s pool, and picnic area. The District also runs a six-week day camp for students during the summer, which is also open to all non-residents.

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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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Mr. James Dreves Website: www.portchesterschools.org

30,000 2.5

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

4,884 4,827

Transportation (2016-17): 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

88% 26% 71%

272 251 2 miles 3

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK: Full Day: 267 Community Partner: Westchester Community Opportunity (WESTCOP)

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$51,976 - $128,018

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: John F. Kennedy Magnet K-5 871 King Street Elementary K-5 416 Park Avenue Elementary K-5 422 Thomas A. Edison Elementary K-5 427 Port Chester MS 6-8 1,081 Port Chester HS 9-12 1,437

Kindergarten: Full day

433/0 161/33

347 31

Before/After School Care: Provided by the Carver Center

5 yrs by 12/1 24 19.1/22.6 25/24

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$92,111,720 $61,463,145 $19.16

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$91,718,860 $61,207,549 $18,614 $11,185

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 SW BOCES. 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. 60


Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Superintendent: Dr. James Ryan 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

53,677

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,500 32,464 59 89 108 7

2016-17 Total Budget:

222/3 285/2 $54,332 - $129,535 $64,493,070

95 1,059

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 collaborative of 18 component school districts that provides educational opportunities and supportive services that our individual districts are unable to offer as effectively and economically on their own. In Special Education, we open new possibilities in self-sufficiency and educational success for severely challenged students and for those who are disengaged. Our Career and Technical Education Center offers a wide range of training opportunities to middle and high school students, including Career Academies, which integrate academics with technical training. We also teach thousands of adults who are changing careers, learning English or pursuing a delayed high school education. Our Curriculum Center expands educators’ horizons through its cutting-edge professional development programs in instruction, assessment, crisis management, data analysis and locally developed, stateof-the-art curriculum. Our Center for Educational Leadership provides professional development and degree programs for current and aspiring public school leaders in partnership with several prestigious institutions of higher learning. Our Regional Personnel Services provides, among other resources, an online application service to more than 350 districts. Our mission—Service and Innovation Through Partnership— guides and informs everything we do to meet the needs of our component districts as we strive to be a BOCES of the highest quality.

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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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-6 7-8

576 541 583

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment N/A Universal PreK: Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-4 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$53,640 - $112,616

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,731 1,754

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

165/3 101/23

N/A

1,682 21 0.35 mile 0.5

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

96% 3% 16%

47 8

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

21.6 24 21

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$47,943,262 $35,844,964 $27.07

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$47,975,919 $35,944,964 $25,712 $17,585

Putnam Valley is located in the midst of an incredible array of natural assets. 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 proximity to regional and urban cultural events, access to many and varied shopping areas, and its exposure to centers of historical interest. 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. A comprehensive continuum of services supports students’ social-emotional needs. 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 a wide range of opportunities for students. The high school provides a comprehensive program for Regents and Honors students, twelve advanced placement courses, a science research program, an innovative STEM experience, extensive computer and video technology, accomplished art, music and performing arts instructional and performance spaces and superior athletic programs and facilities. The district is able to provide its expansive educational program due to an exemplary and dedicated staff. Students and staff receive strong support from a very active PTA, PTSA, the PV Education Foundation, a deeply committed and engaged Board of Education and community.

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

District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Rye City Communities Served: City of Rye 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

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

16,000 5.8

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

3,430 3,374

Transportation (2016-17): 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 14

Kindergarten: Full-day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-3 4-5 6-8 Eng 6-8 SS 9-12 Eng 9-12 SS

$56,144 - $132,103

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Midland School K-5 570 Milton School K-5 411 Osborn School K-5 622 Rye Middle School 6-8 818 Rye High School 9-12 1,009

Universal PreK:

311/19 110/56

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

96% 2% 3%

29 42

378 25

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

5 yrs by 12/1 19.7 20.8 22 23 23 23

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$85,065,873 $75,530,788 $10.18

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$82,884,603 $74,779,916 $23,793 $21,347

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 5.8 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. Barbara Ferraro Telephone: (914) 777-5200

Board President: Ms. Patricia Nashelsky Website: www.ryeneck.org

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,632 1,596

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

Kindergarten: Full day

35 14

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

5 yrs by 12/1

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

97% 3% 14%

18 35 2 miles

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,221 - $132,093

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations:

352 404 399 467

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

139/0 71/11

21 21 23

6th

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$40,353,985 $35,945,945 $15.64

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$39,623,723 $35,828,846 $23,400 $20,708

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 1,600 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: 20,913 District Size (sq. miles): 7.1 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Scarsdale, Mamaroneck Communities Served: Scarsdale, part of town of Mamaroneck

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

4,825 4,778

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Edgewood School K-5 411 Fox Meadow School K-5 462 Greenacres School K-5 401 Heathcote School K-5 383 Quaker Ridge School K-5 463 Scarsdale Middle School 6-8 1,142 Scarsdale High School 9-12 1,517

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Eng/SS

$59,520 - $148,204

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

97% 2% 0%

1,905 250 1.5 miles

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Scarsdale Alternative School 82 Universal PreK:

470/11 140/306

369 54

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

N/A 5 yrs by 12/31 20.0 20.8 22.8 20.6

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$150,454,297 $140,142,277 $14.82

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$148,048,080 $139,259,273 $30,099 $28,278

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

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

297/6 112/79 $52,544 - $135,576

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

95% 1% 9%

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Primrose Elementary School K-2 518 Somers Intermediate School 3-5 660 Somers Middle School 6-8 803 Somers High School 9-12 1,104

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

3,171 106

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

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK:

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

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

3,098 3,191

N/A 5 yrs by 12/31 20 22 23 25

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

0.5 mile 187 41

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$86,901,751 $74,673,878 $20.44

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$86,619,022 $74,698,927 $26,400 $19,756

Somers is a suburban community located in Westchester County about 45 miles north of New York City. 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, and work collaboratively and cooperatively with others. Global citizenship and social emotional and physical wellness, combined with 21 st century knowledge and skills, round out our vision of success for the whole child. 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 2015-16 class profile shows an S.A.T. verbal mean of 553, mathematics mean of 554, writing mean of 550. 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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

567 392 2,000 3,800 500

2016-17 Total Budget:

290/126 376/183 $57,478 - $137,611 $162,982,597

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 support the work being done in schools by providing services and supports they are not able to provide for themselves. 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; and iCDOS offerings for classified special education students. 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/Westchester with services for long-range technology planning and technology support to improve teaching, learning, communication and business management. Special Services: 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 High School Equivalency preparation; academic counseling and job placement support; training at work sites; and coordination with local employers and public agencies. 67


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Tarrytowns Union Free School District 200 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Superintendent: Mr. Christopher Borsari 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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

2,842 2,861

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

326/6 59/90 $58,544 - $135,014 88% 15% 57%

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

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-2 3-8 9-12

Universal PreK: Half Day: 108 Community Partner: Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Kindergarten: Full day

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

Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-12 Eng/SS

324 410 635 629 826

5 yrs by 12/1 23 22

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts FLES (Foreign language in elementary schools): Spanish K-2 Dual language program K-5th French/Italian/Spanish 6th

1,374 215 0.3 mile 0.8 2 215 39

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$73,153,802 $55,710,017 $22.35

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$72,572,528 $55,234,963 $24,738 $17,090

The Tarrytown Union Free School District (TUFSD) is a thriving, multicultural district serving the villages 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. We are fortunate to have developed many community partnerships including the active Foundation for the Public Schools, the Jacob Burns Film Center, Community YMCA, TeaTown Reservation, and many other community based organizations. The District recently opened the Peabody Preserve Outdoor Classroom, a 40-acre site for project-based learning. Our PreK-12 district is passionately focused on supporting and challenging our nearly 3,000 students with options ranging from a K-5 Dual Language Program, fine and performing arts, academic enrichment programs, athletics, Advanced Science Research courses and numerous AP offerings. In addition, many HS students take advantage of dual enrollment programs with regional colleges and universities to earn college credit. 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 uses a personalized approach to meet the diverse needs of all our students. We take pride in their success in all their academic and extra-curricular endeavors.

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Tuckahoe Union Free School District 65 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester, NY 10709 Superintendent: Mr. Carl Albano Telephone: (914) 337-6600

Board President: Mr. Stephen Pagnotta 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 (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,186 1,128

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

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

$56,914 - $132,846

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

624 246 293

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

116/6 50/6

21

88% 5% 18%

1,026 69 2.25 miles

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

5 yrs by 12/1

156 33

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

22 21 21

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$31,912,688 $26,887,065 $18.16

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$32,010,535 $26,784,668 $26,796 $21,158

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, since Fall 2014, the district has been 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. The district is currently in the midst of a five-year Strategic Plan, based on a comprehensive community-wide needs assessment, which encompasses 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

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

Board President: Mr. Robert Ierace Website: www.valhallaschools.org

District Population: 15,000 District Size (sq. miles): 18 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: Greenburgh, Mt. Pleasant, North Castle Communities Served: Parts of Mt. Pleasant, Greenburgh and North Castle 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-12

306 310 345 501

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

1,462 85 N/A 85 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 (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

97% 3% 16%

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

N/A

Kindergarten: Full day

$52,780 - $133,048

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

1,480 1,513

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

162/1 72/1

19 20 20 25

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

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$48,413,187 $40,961,643 $19.46

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$47,345,709 $41,327,889 $30,500 $24,094

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. Howard W. Smith, Acting Telephone: (914) 422-2000 District Population: District Size (sq. miles): Town(s) Collecting Taxes: White Plains Communities Served: White Plains 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Board President: Ms. Rosemarie Tonge-Eller Website: www.whiteplainspublicschools.org

57,000 11.75

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Spanish in Dual Language Program K French/Italian/Mandarin/Spanish 6th German 9th Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): 750/202 Non-Certified (FT/PT): 229/46 Teacher Salary: Low - High: $55,605 - $141,280

7,124 7,105

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Church Street School K-5 671 George Washington School K-5 642 Mamaroneck Avenue School K-5 660 Post Road School K-5 645 Ridgeway School K-5 658 Eastview MS 6 571 Highlands MS 7-8 1,127 White Plains HS 9-12 1,999

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16): Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: To Non-Public Schools: In-district Distance Limitations: K-5 6-8

District-Sponsored Alternative High School Program: Program Name/Enrollment Community School 7-12 46 Universal PreK: Full Day: 200 / Half Day: 70 Community Partners: Family Services of Westchester, United Preschool Center, YMCA, The Little Disciples Learning Center Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-5 6-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

4,142 334 0.5 mile 1

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended: Before/After School Care: Several sites provided by community

5 yrs by 12/31 20.1 21.2 23.6 24.6

87% 15% 55%

1,340 73

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$208,750,000 $170,975,098 $19.60

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$205,800,000 $169,614,841 $27,985 $21,376

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 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: Rev. Steve Lopez Website: www.yonkerspublicschools.org

District Population: 199,766 District Size (sq. miles): 21 Town(s) Collecting Taxes: City of Yonkers Communities Served: Yonkers

Universal PreK: Full Day Community Partner: Marion & George Ames Early Learning Center (Leake & Watts); St. Peters Child Care Center; Kids Allows Preschool

2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Kindergarten: Full day

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Early Childhood Academy & PK 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-8 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

27,220 26,334

5 yrs by 12/1

Average Class Size (2016-17): Pre-K K 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

164 354 398 386 356 492 548 341 545 457 499 684 606 632 971 594 615 530 549 536 599 568 853 879 583 615 636 696 609 589 645 1,419 748 1,676 901 1,033 1,164 998 1,139

19 25 26 26 26 23

Languages Other Than English Offered: Language/Grade Level Instruction Starts Italian/Spanish 7th Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

2,120/0 1,585/193 $59,518 - $130,088

% Graduation (Aug. 2015): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

82% 12% 79%

Transportation (2016-17): Number of Students Bused: To Public Schools: 18,017 To Non-Public Schools: 485 In-district Distance Limitations: Pre-K-8 1.5 miles 9-12 Student metro card/HS, yellow bus pass— students pay $58/month Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

6,204 53

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 163

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Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate

$539,251,709 $242,491,128 $15.55

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$550,499,398 $238,456,472 $19,473 $7,790


Yonkers City School District One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701 Superintendent: Dr. Edwin M. Quezada Telephone: (914) 376-8000

Board President: Rev. Steve Lopez 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. Every school is organized around magnet themes and educational philosophies. Instruction is delivered through personalized learning plans where technology is part of everyday learning. Schools actively engage parent participation and community outreach where 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 districtwide full-day prekindergarten and a School Choice process, offering equity and access for all Yonkers students. Educational options include an early childhood center for grades prekindergarten through grade 1, 10 elementary schools that accommodate prekindergarten through grade 6 students, 20 prekindergarten through grade 8 schools with an uninterrupted education for ten years, and a Montessori Academy for prekindergarten through grade 12. These schools augment comprehensive secondary schools that include 2 middle/high schools for grades 7 through 12 offering an International Baccalaureate Programme and a Public Service Academy, and 5 comprehensive high schools for grades 9 through 12 with exemplary Career & Technical Education programs recognized as models by the State Education Department. The results are higher student achievement on Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics State Assessments, increased Regents scores, and improved attendance, graduation and dropout rates. Recognitions include PEARLS Hawthorne School honored as a ―Exemplary High Performing‖ National Blue Ribbon School, Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School named a MicroSociety Model School and Yonkers Middle/High School, Saunders Trades & Technical High School and Lincoln High School annually receive 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 2016-17 BEDS Enrollment: 2015-16 BEDS Enrollment:

Staff (2016-17): Certified (FT/PT): Non-Certified (FT/PT): Teacher Salary: Low - High:

414/19 84/21 $53,473 - $117,351

% Graduation HS (Aug. 2016): % LEP Students (2015-16): % Econ. Disadv. Students (2015-16):

3,473 3,460

School Name/Grade Levels/Enrollment: Brookside School K-3 467 Mohansic School K-3 441 Crompond School 4-5 512 Mildred E. Strang MS 6-8 781 Yorktown HS 9-12 1,231

Transportation (2016-17): 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 8

Private/Parochial Schools (2016-17): Number Who Attend: Number of Schools Attended:

Universal PreK:

Before/After School Care: N/A

Kindergarten: Full day Average Class Size (2016-17): K-2 3-6 7-8 Eng/SS 9-12 Eng/SS

N/A 5 yrs by 12/1 20 23 19 23

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

95% 2% 9%

3,461 182 0 mile 201 15

Financial Data: 2016-17 Budget (as proposed): Portion Paid by Property Tax: True Value Tax Rate:

$98,010,000 $77,605,825 $25.13

2015-16 Budget (adopted): Portion Paid by Property Tax: Expenditures Per Pupil: Property Tax Levy Per Pupil:

$97,505,000 $77,361,376 $26,763 $18,517

The Yorktown community is consistently supportive of educational excellence. 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 District has been recognized as one of four in the United States to be a National District of Character. At Brookside, Mohansic, and Crompond Elementary Schools, 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, 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. Yorktown High School provides a strong foundation for students pursuing higher education or entering the world of work. 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. Our extracurricular program offers a full range of sports programs, student government activities, student publications, and clubs that meet the interests of our students. All of our schools are committed to STEAM units of study and enhanced technology applications. At this juncture, all students in grades 4 and 6—10 have their own chromebooks. We believe that every student should leave our schools prepared to lead, serve and make a difference in their world community. 76


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