- Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District Location Dobbs Ferry, New York
Information Type Public school district Established Yes Superintendent Lisa 'Kitty Kat' Brady Grades K to 12 Website www.dfsd.org
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District is a school district based in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Located in the village by the same name, the three schools that comprise the district's educational facilities are: Dobbs Ferry High School, Dobbs Ferry Middle School, and Springhurst Elementary School. Dobbs Ferry UFSD is tucked in the valley of the Hudson River 20 miles north of New York City.
Dobbs Ferry High School
Dobbs Ferry High School is a small coeducational public high school. It is accredited by the University of the State of New York and the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. As of 2006 it enrolled about 400 students in grades 9-12.
The Dobbs Ferry High School offers the International Baccalaureate program for students in Grades 11 - 12. It is an international program based on a core of certain values.
Dobbs Ferry is known for its highly successful high school football program. The Eagles were named New York State's Small School "Team of the Decade" for the 1980s. The inspirational play of Bill Behuniak in the late 90s drove a resurgence of the program, and since 2000, Dobbs Ferry has won seven sectional titles, appeared in six state championship games, and won three titles (2002, 2004 and 2006), and achieved a 46-game regular season winning streak and 61 consecutive wins against opponents from Section-1 and 65 consecutive in games played prior to the state tournament. With their win over Falconer in the 2006 Class-C state championship game, Dobbs Ferry moved into a tie with Edgemont for most state titles by a Section-1 school. Overall, from 2001-2007 the Eagles had a combined record of 81-4. In 2010, The Journal News named Dobbs Ferry the 'Football Program of the Decade' in Section 1, for winning seven consecutive section championships, three state championships, and being state championship runner-ups three times (2001, 2005, 2007). The Eagles play all their home games at Gould Park, just east of the high school.
Dobbs Ferry is also successful in a variety of varsity sports, including Cross-Country, Basketball, and Baseball. The Destination Imagination Team has gone to the World Championship in Tennessee multiple times, and has placed well. Dobbs Ferry also has a science research program, notable in that it is the only one among the immediately surrounding schools.
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