Inspiring A Standard of Excellence For All Students

The Pelham Public Schools  serve approximately 2,800 students in four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.  It is located in the southern most tip of Westchester County, 30 minutes north of New York City.  With an academically diverse student body, the District sets high expectations and provides opportunities for all students and faculty to reach their full potential. Residents share a commitment to education as well as the arts, sports, and civic responsibility. They have supported the annual budget for more than 20 years.    

We are most proud of: 

        • High achievement of all students on state and national assessments, K-12
        • High participation and passing rates in Advanced Placement courses in the high school
        • Quality instructional programs aligned with the Common Core Standards and offering 21st century learning opportunities
        • High graduation rate with 96% attending college - 66% entering the top three tiers of competitive schools   Outstanding achievement in state and national programs in a variety of arenas including forensics/speech, science research, sports, robotics, world languages, music and art.
Our Vision
The Pelham school community, comprising The Board of Education, administrators, teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members, has high expectations and standards for all students. The Pelham school community challenges and inspires its students to become creative and critical thinkers who make ethical choices, to work both independently and collaboratively to solve problems, to become life-long learners and responsible citizens in a democratic society, and to be prepared for the demands of a highly technological and global community.

The Pelham school community is dedicated to continuous improvement and is committed to maintaining the flexibility necessary to anticipate and respond to a changing world.



What Pelham Residents Say About Our Schools

"People move to this area  because of the reputation of the schools."  More than 90% of  Pelham residents participating in a  survey in 2011 agreed.  

Here are some other findings:
  • The Pelham Schools does an  excellent or good job in terms of
  • Maintaining a quality teaching staff - 86%
  • Providing up-to-date school buildings and classrooms - 90%
  • Providing good teachers - 84% 
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 View Student Performance 
District Report Card (pages 7 to 11)


From Our Little Red School House to the New Middle School Building


Town of Pelham
Just a half hour from New York City, Pelham is the oldest town in Westchester.  This community of 12,500 residents include fourth generation Pelham families as well as those who move from Manhattan for the schools.  Residents share a commitment to education as well as the arts, sports and civic responsibility. This commitment is evident in the mentoring of our high school scientists at some of the best research hospitals in the area, an annual young people’s music festival, and a parent and community coalition to support its youth known as P.A.C.T.  Pelham is home to two regional cultural centers, The Pelham Art Center and the Picture House Regional Film Center, both a result of the dedication of interested residents.

The schools enjoy a rich partnership with numerous community groups, including  Pelham Education Foundation,vPelham Civics Association, Pelham Recreation Department, Pelham Rotary, Junior League, Pelham Preservation Society, and PACT.

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Created on 8/21/2013 - Last updated on 7/30/2015