What is the reputation of the Yonkers school system?Question asked via StreetAdvisor The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Douglas Elliman.
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Annmarie Michalek 2yrs+
Very poor - this area is good for commerce but not for families or children. North a little further or other side of the Hudson if you have a family to raise
Jane McAfee 2yrs+
Latest news from Yonkers Public Schools (September 2012): PEARLS Hawthorne School Named 2012 "Exemplary High Performing" National Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan honored Yonkers Public School PEARLS Hawthorne as one of the 269 schools nationwide, saying "Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers." PEARLS is recognized among New York's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. PEARLS curriculum emphasizes creativity, higher order thinking skills and experimental learning. Congratulations to PEARLS students, parents, teachers, principal Marjorie Brown-Anfelouss, and Yonkers Public Schools!
The schools, unfortunately, are not great. Like many school districts in the wake of the recession, the Yonkers schools were hit hard and have had to cut back on programs. Even prior to that, they were not that good.
The city schools are very wild I hear. From anyone I've spoken too they all recommended private schools which there just so happen to be A LOT of around.