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About Our District

  • Collage of Rye Area NY public venues The City of Rye is located in southern Westchester County, New York, on the shore of Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City. Approximately 15,000 residents enjoy 5.5 miles of water vistas, nature and wildlife preserves, and open spaces, in addition to an active downtown, a municipal golf club, walking trails and history dating back to the 1600s.

    The Rye City School District includes three National Blue Ribbon elementary schools of Excellence serving grades K-5. Rye Middle School, also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, serves students grades 6-8, and Rye High School, ranked among the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek Magazine, provides a full range of curriculum opportunities at Regents, honors and Advanced Placement levels for ninth through twelfth graders. The Academy at Rye High School is a school of innovative learning, offering rigorous instruction that is interdisciplinary and founded in real-life applications through a largely project-based learning model.  

    The mission of the Rye City School District, in partnership with the community, is to ensure that every student is capable of becoming a life-long learner who can thrive in a global environment as a self-reliant and socially responsible citizen. To realize this mission, our schools will provide an engaging, challenging, personalized program that supports each individual’s talents and potential, in a fiscally responsible manner.

District News

  • Calling All Candidates for the RCSD Board of Education

    Any Rye resident interested in being a candidate for election to the Rye City School District Board of Education may pick up a candidate's packet at the District's Central Administration Offices, 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite B-101, school days between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning March 22, 2021. Eligible school board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district and able to read and write. They must be residents of their districts continuously for one year before the election May 18, 2021. They cannot be employed by the board on which they will serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 4/9/21

    I hope you and your families had a terrific spring break. This week, we welcomed back to full-time, in-person school our 11th and 12th graders. We are thrilled to have every student who wants to be back in the schools, and the kids seem so happy to be back together with their classmates. Things are feeling quite pre-COVID, with the exception of masks, desk shields, and social distancing, of course.

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  • Reminder Regarding New York State Testing in ELA, Math, and Science

    I hope you and your families had a wonderful spring break. As you may recall from my email on March 24, the RCSD will be administering grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics exams and science exams for grades 4 & 8 on an opt-in basis this year. The deadline to opt-in for the exams is this Friday, April 9th.

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  • Please Welcome Dr. Patricia Murray, RCSD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

    As many of you know, the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Sherri Goffman, is retiring at the end of the school year after five years of service to the District. Sherri first came to Rye as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction in 2016. She has greatly expanded the District’s professional learning efforts and curriculum development and will be greatly missed, but we wish her all the very best as she heads off to enjoy retirement.

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  • RCSD March Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the March Superintendent's Bulletin. Enjoy the break!

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  • RCSD Community Update: 3/26/21

    This week, we welcomed back to full-time, in-person school our 9th and 10th graders. We are thrilled to have them back in the building. As many of you recall from pre-COVID days, dismissal time can be fairly wild with both RMS and RHS students flowing out of the buildings simultaneously. On Wednesday afternoon, things got a little hairier (pun intended) when a groundhog inserted himself into the process. I’m told that said groundhog lodged himself under a parent’s car on Parsons Street during dismissal and refused to budge. Fortunately, a member of the Rye Police Department was on hand for traffic control and was able to remove the groundhog. I am confident this will make it to the Police Blotter next week. Wednesday evening, Evans Anderson, a sixth grade student at RMS sent me a blow-by-blow account of ‘Groundhog Gate’ as he called it. Evans shared, “The adult told us to back up from the groundhog. Even more adults started arriving, turning into a full blown traffic jam.” The perfect combination for a little bit of chaos, a stubborn groundhog, lots of cars and several hundred middle school students!

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  • Rye High School Update: 3/25/21

    Dr. Derek Schuelein recently advised the District that he intends to resign his position as Principal of Rye High School at the end of the school year to pursue other professional opportunities.

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  • New York State Travel/Quarantine Guidelines: 3/25/21

    A number of community members have been asking about travel and quarantine in light of the upcoming spring break.

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  • Update on New York State Testing in ELA, Math, and Science: 3/25/21

    I hope this letter finds you and your families well. Traditionally, during this time of year, we are preparing our students for the spring New York State grades 3-8 testing in ELA and mathematics, and grades 4 & 8 science exams. Last week, we received guidance from the New York State Education Department regarding the grades 3-8 exams and High School Regents exams. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the NYS Department of Education (NYSED) Commissioner Betty A. Rosa and the NYS Board of Regents for seeking a federal waiver to forgo mandated testing for 2020-21. Although we are disappointed in the U.S. Secretary of Education’s announcement that he will deny all such waiver requests, we want to share with you changes in testing requirements made by the NYS Education Department, and what that means for us in the Rye City School District.

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