Report: Most School Buildings Satisfactory, but…



A Journal News investigation of the condition of school buildings in the County shows that nearly all those in our area (Mamaroneck, Rye Neck, Rye, New Rochelle, Scarsdale) are rated “Satisfactory.” The data is from school inspection reports.

In New Rochelle and Scarsdale, however, a total of three schools are facilities ranked as “Unsatisfactory.” Columbus Elementary in New Rochelle is shown as having a leaky roof and evidence of mold, among other problems, with a price tag of $4 million to repair.

In Scarsdale, Edgewood School shows dozens of structural problems, including “blocked and damaged drains.” Also in Scarsdale, the small Alternative School showed ventilation issues.

A total 113 buildings out of 335 in Westchester County were ranked unsatisfactory. None of the buildings in the area were ranked “Excellent.”


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