George W. Hewlett High School
|George W. Hewlett High School|
|60 Everit Avenue
Hewlett, New York 11557
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Hewlett-Woodmere School District|
|Principal||Theodore Fulton, Ed.D.|
|Faculty||98.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||1,078 (as of 2009-2010)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.8|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
George W. Hewlett High School (commonly known as Hewlett High School) is a four-year public high school in Hewlett, New York, which is a part of the Five Towns area of the South Shore of Long Island. The school is the only high school in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District (District 14). The principal is Theodore Fulton, Ed.D.
Hewlett is a National Academy of Music Arts and Sciences school and is one of three Nassau County Districts "that is certified as a CISCO CCNA Academy.". There are 18 different Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses and several different courses for college credit through Syracuse University and Long Island University.
The school newspaper is the Spectrum.
There is an active drama program (including a chapter of the International Thespian Society (ITS). School Clubs include chapters of the National Honor Society and DECA. Other activities include a Student Council, Model Congress and Mock Trial teams and various language clubs.
The Art Club is also an active program in HHS, where many students get together to create art. In 2011, the Hewlett Art club was asked to help out at a fundraiser for a program held at the Seawane Country Club.
The football field plays host to Turkeybowl-an annual football game dedicated to the memory of Adam Barsel, played by the graduates of the class of 2003.
The sports teams' nickname (and mascot) is the Bulldogs. Previously the nickname was the Bluejackets - after the sailors who wore blue pea coat jackets in the U.S. Navy.
Many of Hewlett High School's more distinguished alumni have been recognized by plaques on the school's walls that name them as members of the school's Alumni Hall of Fame. The following are among the school's notable former students:
- John-Michael Amitrano (1994) - Punter for the New York Jets
- Ross Bleckner (1967) - artist.
- Edward Burns (1986) - actor, producer, writer, and director
- Howard Deutch - Director of several hit movies, married to actress Lea Thompson
- Gordon Edelstein (1972) - Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.
- Jane Friedman - President and CEO, HarperCollins ; She was recently named on Vanity Fair's list of 200 Women Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers
- Jeffrey M. Friedman, class of 1971, award winning scientist
- Lisa Glasberg (AKA Lisa G.) (1974) - NYC Radio DJ.
- Barbara Gaines (1975) - Late Night with David Letterman (and Emmy Award winning) Producer.
- Jordan Gelber (1993)- Film, TV and Broadway actor, all-around bon-vivant, and summer stock.
- Rande Gerber (1980)- nightclub owner, married to Cindy Crawford
- Brent Glass (1965) - director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
- Louise Glück (1961) - Poet, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993, United States Poet Laureate 2003-04
- Stuart Goldfarb, (1972), President and CEO of BMG Music, Columbia House, Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club: former Exec VP of NBC.
- Larry "Melrose Larry Green" Greenblatt
- Carolyn Gusoff (1980) - news anchor/reporter WNBC Channel 4, NYC.
- David M. Israel, 1980, award winning TV producer and writer
- Donna Karan (1966) - fashion designer.
- Peter Keisler (1977) - Supreme Court law clerk and former acting Attorney General of the United States 
- Tony Kornheiser (1965) - Sportscaster/Sportswriter
- Laurie Lipton (1971) - internationally renowned American artist
- Bruce Murray (sportscaster) 1981 Radio Sportscaster
- Ken O'Brien (baseball player) (1966) - Drafted by New York Yankees in 1966
- Seth Rudetsky - Emmy Award-winning writer at The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Musician, Radio Personality
- Max Seibald (2005) - lacrosse player for the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League. Cornell University alum 2009.
- Dr. Joe Sobel (1963) - Meteorologist, AccuWeather.
- Scott Spitzer (1969), Mayor of Bernards Township, New Jersey, also known as Basking Ridge, and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Bowne & Co., Inc., a worldwide financial communications firm that is the oldest public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
- Jim Steinman (1965), Musical producer (most famous for collaboration with Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler)
- Jonathan Tiomkin, Olympic Athlete (Fencing) "Member gold-medal 2003 Pan Am Games team; earned silver medal individually. 2003 and 1999 U.S. National Champion." 
- Van Toffler (1976) - President of Viacom’s Music & Logo Group, including MTV and VH1
- Stuart Weitzman - Shoe designer
- Alan Zweibel (1968) - Writer/producer.
- , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 2, 2011.
- Welcome letter
- Outstanding Programs, accessed October 2, 2006
- Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame website, accessed May 2, 2008, and Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductees, backed up by Internet Archive as of June 23, 2007, accessed April 23, 2007.
- Harrison, Helen A. "LIVES IN ART: Building Up, Taking Apart; An Artist's Investigation Of Loss and Memory", The New York Times, January 2, 2005. Accessed March 31, 2008. "And although he found few kindred spirits among his classmates at George W. Hewlett High School, he had art teachers who basically let me sit in art class whenever I wanted -- before school, during school and after school -- and play around."
- "1966: Donna Karan Graduates from Hewlett High School", Newsday. Accessed June 11, 2007.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence. "INTERVIEW; Her Winning Way With Fashion", The New York Times, October 16, 1977. Accessed September 15, 2008. "And suddenly, at the age of 29, Donna Karan, who grew up in Woodmere, Who lied about her age to begin selling women's clothes at 14 in Cedarhurst, and who now lives in Lawrence, was at the top of her fashion world."
- Joe Sobel
- Jon Tiomkin
- McGee, Celia.
- George W. Hewlett High School official site