Division Avenue High School

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Division Avenue High School
Address
120 Division Avenue
Levittown, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°43′45″N 73°31′34″W / 40.72917°N 73.52611°W / 40.72917; -73.52611Coordinates: 40°43′45″N 73°31′34″W / 40.72917°N 73.52611°W / 40.72917; -73.52611
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1950
School district Levittown Union Free School District
CEEB Code 332798
Principal Joan Lorelli
Faculty 150
Grades 912
Number of students 1,250
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue      and Grey    
Mascot Blue Dragon
Nickname DAHS
Newspaper "Dragon Tales"
Website
The Front of Division Avenue High School

Division Avenue High School is a four-year (grades 9-12) public high school located at 120 Division Avenue in Levittown, New York. It is one of two traditional high schools in the Levittown Union Free School District and one of four high schools in the hamlet of Levittown in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County on Long Island, New York. It was opened in 1950 and remains one of the original school buildings in the district.

Joan Lorelli is the school's principal. There are two Assistant Principals; Linda Dolecek and John Coscia.[1]

In 2008, Newsweek ranked the school 1,127 on list of top 1,300 schools.[2] In 2007, it was ranked 873.[3] and in 2006, it was ranked as 1,059.[4]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Division has over 60 after-school clubs available to students.[5]

Art Club
Art Honor Society
Author's Club
Best Buddies
Chamber Choir
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Cooking Club
DECA
Drama Club
Engineering Club
Fashion Club
Foreign Language Honor Society

Gay/Straight Alliance
History Club
Humanitarian Club
Jazz Band
Key Club
Marching Band
Mathletes
Model Congress
MSG Varsity Club
National Honor Society
Newspaper Club
Peer Leaders
Photography Club
Physics Olympics

Robotics Club
SADD
SABS Club
School Store
Science Olympiad
Student Council
TRI-M Music Honor Society
Yearbook Club

Sports[edit]

Division has over 25 varsity and junior varsity level athletic teams. They include badminton, baseball, basketball (boys and girls) bowling, football, lacrosse (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.The Division Avenue football team were the 1996 New York State Rutgers Cup champions.[6]

The 1996 Rutgers Cup Champions

Division has also racked up many accomplishments in other sports. In recent years, the girls bowling team has won 2 county titles and the wrestling, girls soccer and girls volleyball teams have won conference titles. The baseball, boys and girls lacrosse, and softball teams have all advanced to the county semifinals or beyond in the past few years as well. In boys lacrosse, Division has produced 13 All-Americans, including Maryland's all-time leading goal scorer Bob Boniello. They were also 2010 Conference B Champs tied with Garden City and Wantagh for first place.[7] The Division Cross Country team won back-to-back New York State Class C Championships in 1969-70. The baseball, girls basketball, and both the boys and girls lacrosse teams play in the top conference of their respective classes. During the 2009-2010 school year, both the girl's soccer and girl's basketball teams went to the Nassau County finals. The girl's basketball team defeated Lynbrook for the first county title in the program's history. The Lady Dragons went on to claim the Class A Long Island Championship.

Pressbox/Bleacher Fire[edit]

According to Arson/Bomb Squad detectives, the Levittown Fire Department responded Sunday January 3, 2010 at 2:50 p.m. with five trucks and 50 firefighters to a 911 call for smoke in the vicinity of the concession stand at Division Avenue High School’s football field.

The blaze, deemed suspicious, caused “extensive damage” estimated at more than $200,000, say investigators, to the bleachers, gym equipment, rubberized track and concession stand. There were no reported injuries. The football field and school were unoccupied at the time of the inferno.

An investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office, Arson/Bomb Squad and Eighth Squad was completed in April 2010, and the students, between the ages of 11 and 13, have been reprimanded, and the costs to the property have been delegated to the families of the children.

The cause of the fire was ruled as an arson with gasoline.

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