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Harrison High School was ranked 135th among the top 500 schools in the country, according to a Newsweek study. The school’s graduation rate was in the 99th percentile; its college-bound student rate was in the 96th percentile. File photo
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Harrison among top US high schools

Six Westchester County public schools are among the top 500 in the country, according to a study commissioned by Newsweek in August. Each year, Newsweek compiles a list of the nation’s top high schools, rating most highly the institutions which best prepare their students for college. Harrison High School was […]

Dr. Frank Alvarez at the 2016 Rye High School commencement ceremony, which marked  his last as superintendent in Rye after announcing his resignation on July 19. Photo/Michael Otsuni
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Superintendent Alvarez tenders resignation

Rye City School District Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 19. Alvarez, who will step down from the district’s lead position on July 31, sent a letter to administrators, faculty and staff early Tuesday and informed the public of his decision at the Board of […]

Adopt-a-School cops hit Rye schools
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Adopt-a-School cops hit Rye schools

The Rye City School District, in partnership with the Rye City Police Department, has spearheaded a local chapter of the Adopt-a-School program, which was originally developed in 1994 as a community outreach program by the FBI. The program, which identifies schools in disadvantaged communities, puts special agents and staff members […]

The 2016 Jandon Scholarship class received awards from the Jandon Foundation and the Westchester County Board of Legislators on May 19, which grants $12,000 to high school graduates for staying in college and maintaining good grades. Photo courtesy Westchester County
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Jandon awards 16 scholarships to county students

Sixteen high school seniors from Westchester County received Jandon Scholarships this month during a press conference orchestrated by the county Board of Legislators. For the 17th consecutive year, the Jandon Foundation, created in 1965 by Donald and Jane Cecil, of Harrison, awarded $12,000 to each student over a four-year period. […]

New Rochelle High School plans to move away from gender-specific graduation robe colors to be inclusive toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. File photo
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New Rochelle High School gowns spark unrest

In an attempt to be inclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, New Rochelle High School is moving away from assigning seniors gender specific graduation robes. In a letter sent home to parents of graduating seniors, NRHS Principal Reginald Richardson explained that the adoption of a single color cap […]