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Yonkers Public Schools

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Type  Public
District ID  3631920.
Schools  40
Number of students  25,210
Grades  PK–12
Teachers  1413
Student teacher ratio  17.84
Superintendent  Edwin M. Quezada, Ed.D
Yonkers Public Schools wwwyonkerspublicschoolsorgcmslib011NY01814060
Motto  To achieve excellence together.
Asst. Superintendent(s)  Christine Montero and Luis Rodriguez Ed.D
Budget  550.5 million USD (2015 - 2016 school year)

Yonkers Public Schools is a school district that serves all of Yonkers, New York, United States. It is governed by a mayorally appointed Board of Trustees.


Map of Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY, USA


The school district is organized and governed according to New York State Education Law. The Board of Education is the governing body of the school district. It consists of nine unpaid trustees, appointed by the mayor for five year terms. The trustees submit a budget to the city government, but have no taxing authority of their own. The Superintendent of Schools serves "subject to the pleasure of the Board of Education" for up to five years. As the chief executive of the school district, he supervises and directs all other employees, makes decisions regarding curriculum and examination, and has a non-voting seat on the Board.

The current superintendent is Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, named interim after the sudden resignation of Dr. Michael V. Yazurlo in November 2015. In March 2015, Dr. Quezada was appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools at a Board of Education meeting.

Current Board Members include Dr. Nader J. Sayegh, President; Rev. Steve Lopez, Vice-President; Jim Cavanaugh; William T. Iannuccilli; John Jacono; Curtis Kendrick; Pasquale Mondesando; Judith Ramos Meier; and Mr. Edgar Santana.


All schools are located in the city of Yonkers.

Every school also has its own special magnet.

Middle/High Schools (Grades 7-12)

  • Gorton High School (9-12)
  • Lincoln High School (9-12)
  • Palisade Preparatory School (7-12)
  • Riverside High School (9-12)
  • Roosevelt High School - Early College Studies (9-12)
  • Saunders Trades and Technical High School (9-12)
  • Yonkers Middle High School (7-12)
  • Yonkers Montessori Academy (PK-12)
  • Elementary/Middle Schools (Grades PK-6/PK-8)

  • Casimir Pulaski School (PK-8)
  • Cedar Place School (PK-8)
  • Cross Hill Academy (PK-7; expands to PK-8 in 2016)
  • Enrico Fermi School (PK-8)
  • Eugenio María de Hostos MicroSociety School (PK-8)
  • Family School 32 (PK-8)
  • Kahlil Gibran School (PK-8)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy (PK-8)
  • Montessori School 27 (PK-6)
  • Montessori School 31 (PK-6)
  • Museum School 25 (PK-6)
  • Paideia School 15 (PK-8)
  • Paideia School 24 (PK-6)
  • Patricia A. Dichiaro School (PK-8)
  • PEARLS Hawthorne School (PK-8)
  • Robert C. Dodson School (PK-8)
  • Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School (PK-6)
  • Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence (PK-8)
  • School 13 (PK-8)
  • School 16 (PK-8)
  • School 17 (PK-6)
  • School 21 (PK-6)
  • School 22 (PK-6)
  • School 23 (PK-8)
  • School 30 (PK-8)
  • School 5 (PK-8)
  • School 9 (PK-6)
  • Thomas Cornell Academy (PK-6)
  • Westchester Hills School 29 (PK-8)
  • William Boyce Thompson School (PK-8; formerly known as Foxfire School until 2015)
  • Early Childhood Schools (PK-1)

  • Yonkers Early Childhood Academy (located in same building as Cross Hill Academy)
  • Adult Education (postsecondary)

  • VIVE School, home of Yonkers Pathways to Success
  • Former/Renamed Schools

  • P.S. 2 (built 1886) became Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School on Waverly Street. After being closed for years it was remodeled and became an apartment building.
  • Yonkers High School previously known as Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School, on Poplar St. became Enrico Fermi Middle School which became the Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts. The first Yonkers High School was originally on S. Broadway and Nepperhan Avenue, across the street from City Hall.
  • Walt Whitman Jr. High School on Shore View Drive/105 Avondale Rd is now the Robert C. Dodson School.
  • Elizabeth Seton College on 1061 N. Broadway (Campus is now used by the William Boyce Thompson School (formerly known as Foxfire School until 2015))
  • Saunders Trade and Technical High School on South Broadway (School relocated to Palmer Road and old building is now Yonkers Police Headquarters on S. Broadway)
  • School 4 on Trenchard Street (Now affordable housing)
  • School 3 on 15 Hamilton Avenue (Now apartment building)
  • School 26 on 150 Kings Cross (Now Casimir Pulaski School)
  • School 33 on 135 Locust Hill Ave (Now Martin Luther King, Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School)
  • School 19 on 75 Morris St (Now Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School)
  • School 19 on 70 Jackson St/Groshon Ave
  • School 12 on 164 Ashburton Avenue (Now Yonkers Community Action Program)
  • Commerce High School, Palisade Ave. (Business Secretarial High School) -- now Palisades Prep High School.
  • Emerson Jr. High School on 160 Bolmer Ave which became Emerson Middle School (Now Cross Hill Academy and Yonkers Early Childhood Academy)
  • School 28 on 18 Rosedale Rd (Campus is now used by the Kahlil Gibran School)
  • School 18 on 77 Park Hill Ave (Campus is now used by the Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence)
  • Hawthorne High School became Hawthorne Jr. High School on 350 Hawthorne Ave (Campus is now used by the PEARLS Hawthorne School)
  • Early Childhood Center- School 10 on 75 Riverdale Avenue became Hudson River Academy. (Now Campus is now used by the VIVE School and Yonkers Pathway to Success)
  • School 7 on 380 Walnut Street (Campus is now used by the Andulusia School, a private Muslim school))
  • School 8 on 373 Bronxville Road (Campus is now known as the Patricia A. DiChiaro Elementary School)
  • Yonkers High School on 150 Rockland Avenue became John Burroughs Middle School (Campus is now used by Yonkers Middle High School)
  • John Burroughs Junior High School School on Palmer Road (Campus is now used by Saunders Trades and Technical High School)
  • Museum Jr. High School on 565 Warburton Ave became Museum Middle School. It is now Riverside High School)
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jr. High School which became the Yonkers High School of Commerce in 1938 on 190 N Broadway/201 Palisade Ave which became Commerce Middle School in 2000 (Campus is now used by Palisade Preparatory School as of 2008)
  • Mark Twain Middle School and Montessori School 11 and 99 Wakefield Ave/160 Woodlawn Ave (Campuses are now used by Yonkers Montessori Academy)
  • School 6 on 33 Ashburton Avenue (Due to be part of municipal housing complex next to it, Cottage Gardens)
  • Longfellow Jr. High School (previously known as P.S. 20 until 1938, when it moved from its previous location on 190 N Broadway) on 23 Mulberry Street (will become a 40-unit apartment building)
  • School 13; added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. on 160 Mclean Avenue (New building is now located on 195 Mclean Avenue)
  • References

    Yonkers Public Schools Wikipedia