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  • Rye High School is an accredited public high school, with approximately 1,020 students and a teaching staff of 79.  Over 95% of our graduates enter universities and colleges.  To meet the needs of all our students, we offer classes at the Honors and Regents levels.  We also offer 21 College Board Advanced Placement courses.  Last year, over fifty percent of our students participated in the AP program and took an average of 2.1 AP courses.  Rye High School has been constantly recognized for its academic strengths by placing in the top 100 high schools in the national rankings conducted by The Washington Post and Newsweek Magazine.  Please visit the Guidance web page for more information on course offerings and detailed information on our academic program.

    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.  

    We also offer an extensive extracurricular program which includes the performing and fine arts, instrumental and vocal music, service-oriented clubs, fund-raising clubs, student publications as well as diverse interest clubs which enable each student to select activities suited to his or her talents and interests.  For a list of clubs, please visit the "Families, For Students" web page.

    In addition, the Rye High School Athletic program offers twenty different sports for both men and women.  The Athletic opportunities and schedules are located on the Athletic site under "Departments" found on the District home page.  Thank you for visiting our site.

District News

  • RCSD Community Update: 10/15/21

    Next week (October 18-22) marks New York State Board of Education Recognition Week. The seven members of the RCSD Board of Education work tirelessly on behalf of the students, families, faculty, and staff of the Rye City schools. We are fortunate to have such a hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers serving on our Board of Education. Please take a moment to thank a school board member for all they give to the community of Rye, this coming week and every week.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 10/8/21

    A few parents have asked me if we will have to make up for those two days our schools were closed after Ida. The short answer is “no.” Because the Governor declared a State of Emergency, those days are not counted against us. I have also confirmed this is the case with the State Education Department. Our three snow/emergency days remain unused.

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  • Community Members Needed for District Committees

    The Rye City School District is in need of community volunteers to serve on three District committees: Audit, Facilities, and Technology. The District’s working committees offer thoughtful and critical recommendations for the effective and efficient operation of the schools. They focus on specific, annual charges and report progress at Board of Education meetings periodically throughout the year.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 10/1/21

    Happy October! We have a lot to celebrate this month. Tomorrow, October 2, is National Custodial Workers Day. The District’s custodial staff has been absolutely incredible this year, keeping our schools spotless in the wake of Ida, the resulting remediation, and ongoing construction. I wrote about their dedication in my letter in September’s Superintendent’s Bulletin. I know our parent organizations have some special things planned for our custodians to thank them, but if you see one of these wonderful gentlemen around the schools, please add your thanks. October is also National Principals Month. Please take a moment to acknowledge your school principal(s) for their contribution to student - and teacher - success.

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  • RCSD September Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the September Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • 2021 Rye Harrison Football Game Saturday, October 2, at 3:30 p.m.

    It is with pleasure that I invite you to watch the 2021 Rye Harrison Football game on Saturday, October 2, at 3:30 PM, at Harrison High School’s McGillicuddy Stadium.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/24/21

    Our first full week of school is behind us! Students and teachers alike are settling nicely into their daily routines and enjoying being back together in our schools. I have a few updates to share with you this week:

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  • RCSD Community Update: 9/17/21

    Week one is in the books. Thank you to everyone who helped make the start to school so smooth this year. I think it is in no small part due to the tremendously positive attitude of our students, faculty, and staff. We truly are Garnet Strong!

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  • RCSD Third-Day Message: 9/15/21

    Three days in! It has been a terrific start to school this year. Students and faculty alike are thrilled to be back together in what feels like a more typical September.

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