Greenburgh at a Glance
Greenburgh, NY, is a diverse professional community located just 20 minutes north of New York City, with a total area of 8 square miles and a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Niche.com, a real estate website that examines schools districts, rates Greenburgh Central 177 out of 670 school districts in New York State, 234th as a great place to teach, and 21st among the most diverse school districts in New York State.
We are committed to educating our students in an environment in which they will develop a life-long love of learning and successfully engage in a rapidly changing, inter-connected global community.
By 2021, we will be a world-class school district that enables all students to intellectually, socially and emotionally interact as productive citizens.
• We believe we are advocates for academic excellence for all students.
• We believe in nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, creative, social and physical development.
• We believe students will achieve their full potential through the collective efforts of parents, educators, staff and community stakeholders.
• We believe in sustaining an environment that fosters open communication, honesty, and respect for the individual.
What does it mean to be a World Class School District?
How do we educate, enable and empower our students to thrive in an increasingly diverse, complex, and ever-changing society?
To become a World Class School District, we must work collaboratively to help our students to become principled yet adaptable, culturally and technologically savvy life-long learners.
To help our students compete and function as citizens in a global society, our efforts should include global elements, such as a world languages program and the Advanced Learning Program, and we should refine and expand existing initiatives such as our International Baccalaureate program.
To create an environment to support our efforts, we must plan ahead. Since the future is a moving target, our plan must evolve to keep pace with it. Our plan will have overall long-term goals, and short-term goals that we create as we make progress each year. Finally, we must evaluate our progress as we move forward, to make the necessary course corrections.
After an extensive process involving multiple board of education retreats, leveraging the accumulated wisdom of our staff and incorporating significant community input, we are proud to present the Greenburgh Central School District Strategic Plan 2016-2021. We believe that fulfilling our mission and achieving the goals of this plan will ensure a bright and promising future for all our students.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao-tzu***
GCSD Strategic Plan Goal Development
In June of 2016, a committee comprised of the Greenburgh Central School District Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, members of the central office administration, school building leadership, district employees and community members worked with consultant Ed McCormick to determine focus areas and develop goals for the district’s five-year strategic plan.
Together, with our mission statement, vision, and core beliefs, these goals will provide guidance and help us set priorities on our journey to become a world-class school district by 2021.
The Greenburgh Central School District Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools wish to express their appreciation to the following participants:
Jeff Barnes, Dawn Male, Michele DaSilva, Nicole Marcello, Joanne DePinto, Gary Mastrangelo, Mona Fraitag, Marian Nangle, Natasha Freeman-Mack, Tara Parker, Stephanie Geary, Aiza Shikapwashya, Monica Gomez, Sylvia Simon, Danielle Gonzalez, Patricia Simone, Mandel Holland, Matthew Smith, Amy Huang, Mary Spells, Ashley Jackson, James Thorpe, Les Johnson, Kiana Washington, Maria Kowgios, Lucyann Wilson-Sarno, Tracy Mairs
- All Greenburgh Schools are accredited by and designated as a school district in good standing by the New York State Department of Education.
- The graduation rate for Greenburgh student in 2016 was 92 percent.
- The Greenburgh Schools offer International Baccalaureate programs for its students in grades K-8 and is working to fulfill obligations to become a full IB diploma school district.
- The Greenburgh Schools offer world languages including Mandarin K-12.
- The New York School Quality Index gives Greenburgh Schools a range of quality scores from 75.7 to 98.5, out of a possible score of 100.
- Greenburgh was the recipient in 2017 of a New York School Public Relations Association award of merit for its social media communications.
- Greenburgh Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tahira A. DuPree Chase was named in 2016 one of 25 Superintendents to watch in the U.S. by the National School Public Relations Association.
- Each year over the past decade, Greenburgh enrollment has increased, with an additional 300 families enrolling students in 2017-18.
- 89% of Greenburgh's 180 teachers hold master's degree + credits, and 9% hold doctorate degrees.
Three (3) Elementary Schools:
Lee F. Jackson Elementary School
Highview Elementary School
Richard J. Bailey Elementary School
One (1) Middle School:
Woodlands Middle School
One (1) High School:
Woodlands High School
Board of Education Goals
Each school year of the strategic horizon, the Board of Education drafts and adopts a set of yearly goals, aligned with the overall strategic goals. At the conclusion of each school year, the board and superintendent evaluate and publicize our progress toward achieving these goals.