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CEO's Corner

CEO's Message
CEO Justin M. Jennings

Dear YCSD Families,

When the 2021-22 school year begins this fall, our schools will look a bit different.

We're shifting to six pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade schools, two sixth through eighth-grade middle schools, a fifth through eighth-grade early college middle school, an alternative school, two traditional high schools, an early college high school and a career and technical center. A virtual school will be available for first through 12-grade scholars.
I believe the changes will better position our scholars for success.

The two new middle schools will be East Middle School at the P. Ross Berry Campus and Chaney Middle School at the McGuffey Campus.


Each middle school will feed into the high school for which it's named.

Rayen Early College Middle School moves to its own building at 58 Williamson Ave. which formerly housed Williamson Elementary School.

By moving RECMS closer to Youngstown Rayen Early College High School and to Youngstown State University, the relationship among those schools will grow and be enhanced.

RECMS will be the feeder school for YREC. Giving RECMS a dedicated building will also allow more scholars to take advantage of the program. Like YREC, RECMS will follow the YSU calendar.

Wilson Alternative School will open in the former Wilson Elementary School building. It will serve scholars who struggle in a traditional classroom environment.

Elementary schools under the new alignment are Harding, Martin Luther King and Taft, which will feed into East Middle School, and Volney, Kirkmere and Paul C. Bunn which will feed into Chaney Middle School.

Families may learn which school scholars will attend here on our website. Go to the "For Parents" tab and then down to "Enrollment/Registration." From there, "School Attendance Boundaries" is found on the left side of the page.

Even with reconfiguration though, high school scholars who were in ninth through 11th grades for the 2020-21 school year at East or Chaney will be able to remain at that school if they choose. We'll also allow families who already have one scholar at one high school to send their younger scholars to that high school as well.

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