Clinton High School (Clinton, New York)
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|Clinton High School|
|75 Chenango Avenue
Clinton, New York, (Oneida County), 13323
|School type||Public school (government funded), high school|
|School district||Clinton Central School District|
|NCES District ID||3607770|
|NCES School ID||360777000557|
|Faculty||34.28 (on an FTE basis) |
|Enrollment||489  (2010-2011 school year)|
|Grade 9||99 |
|Grade 10||115 |
|Grade 11||149 |
|Grade 12||126 |
|Student to teacher ratio||14.26 |
|Color(s)||Maroon, White and Grey|
|Feeder schools||Clinton Middle School|
Clinton High School, or CHS, is a public high school in the village of Clinton, Oneida County, New York, United States. All of the Clinton Central School District buildings are at the same location, and the middle school is attached to the high school, as are the district offices. The high school harbors four grades, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. For the past five years, the school has gone through many renovations and expansions. School classes begin the first Thursday after Labor Day, and continue until June. The school year consists of 180 school days. The most recent school budget proposal, which requested $22.8 million for 2007-08, was rejected in May 2007 by 38 votes (677-639).
Clinton High School succeeded under the institutions of their boss, the superintendent. In 1996, the two buildings were attached by several classrooms and a hallway, commonly known as 'the Bridge'. Also in 1996, the school's library was constructed. The 'Media Center' contains over 1,000 books and 30 computers. In 2003, another expansion was completed. The science wing added 8 new classrooms and facilities specially designed for Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, the high school opened a new 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) gymnasium complex. Several other athletic facilities were constructed along with it, as well as a large lobby used for the district's annual craft fair.
Clinton High School regularly makes Newsweek's list of the top 1200 high schools, rising as high as 622 in 2005 and 423 in 2011 due to the classes of 2010 and 2011 being unusually strong. Academically, it has a reputation as one of the best public high schools in the area.
Extra-curricular Activities 
The school offers and competes competitively in a number of sports, including soccer, golf, bowling, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, basketball, Track and Field, cross country, American football, field hockey, and ice hockey. In 1984, Clinton's Football team went to the Carrier Dome beating V.V.S. in the semi-final, 3-0 and became Section 3 Class B Co-Champion along with Bishop Grimes since the game ended in a tie, 0-0. In 1989, The Girls Varsity Cross Country won the New York State Cross Country Championship. The Clinton hockey team won 2 consecutive New York State Championships in 1994-95 and 1995-96. In 1999, field hockey team won the New York State Class C Championship. The Clinton hockey team would then again win the New York State Division II Ice Hockey Championship in 2004-05 season by upsetting Salmon River, 4-3 in OT. The Boys Track team won its division for the 8th straight year in a row, at the end of the 2005 school year led by high, long, and triple jumper Dan O'Sullivan, and sprinter Winston Jones in the 100, 200, and 400 meters. The CCS Warriors Hockey Team set a new record for most sectional wins for school and once again won the 2005-06 New York State Division II Championship. This is the fourth time that the Warriors have won the Division II Championship. In 2006, the Boy's Varsity Soccer Team won the Section III Championship for the first time on their way to a 15-2 season. In 2007, Clinton won 4 Sectional titles by 4 different teams, the Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys Ice Hockey, The Boys Indoor Track and Field and The Boys Outdoor Track and Field. From 2006-07, Clinton had won 5 Sectionals. At the end of the 2008 football season, the Varsity Football team had their first winning season since 1997, beating West Canada Valley, 50-8. The performing arts complex is one of the most advanced in the district, and has some of the best performances in the district as well. In 2006 Grease, 2007 Guys and Dolls, 2008 The Wiz 2009 The Boy Friend, 2010 Bye Bye Birdie, and most recently, Carousel.
Science Olympiad 
In 2010 the Clinton Senior High School earned eighth place over 33 schools in the district. Also won was the best small school award.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Clinton Central School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Clinton Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 5, 2012.