Hauppauge High School

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Hauppauge High School
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Established 1965
Type Public
Principal Christine O'Connor
Asst. Principal Michael Caulin, Michael Gavalas, Joy Ferrara
Students 1,230 students
Grades 9-12
Location 500 Lincoln Boulevard,
Hauppauge, New York, United States
District Hauppauge Union Free School District
Colors Blue and White
Mascot Eagle
Yearbook Aquila
Newspaper The Soaring Eagle
Website http://hauppauge.k12.ny.us

Hauppauge High School is a public high school and part of the Hauppauge Union Free School District located in Hauppauge, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

Academics[edit]

Hauppauge High School was named the 373rd top U.S. high school of 2008 by Newsweek Magazine, which placed it seventh among schools ranked in Suffolk County,[1] and in the top 10% of U.S. schools.[2] Hauppauge has a high number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, of which eighteen are offered:

  • Department of Social Studies: World History, United States History, United States Government and Politics
  • Department of Science: Biology, Physics B, Physics C, Chemistry, Environmental Science
  • Department of Mathematics: Calculus AB, Statistics
  • Department of Languages: French Language and Culture, Spanish Language, German Language and Culture
  • Department of English Language Arts: English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition
  • Department of Music: Music Theory
  • Department of Art: Art History, Studio Art

According to 2007 data, 94.3% of Hauppauge graduates earn a New York State Regent's diploma. 71.2% of graduates plan to attend a 4-year college, and 24.8% plan to attend a 2-year college.[3] Many Hauppauge students have proceeded to matriculate into colleges including:

The school's FIRST Robotics Team has performed in a number of competitions since 2000 and won the SBPLI regional competition in 2005, 2010, and 2013. They also won two gracious professionalism awards in 2010 and the prestigious Chairman's award at the SBPLI regional in 2013. The school also has a nascent Science Research program.

In 2010, Hauppauge competed in the Suffolk County football championships held at Stony Brook University, in which they lost. In 2011, both the girls' and boys' cross country teams were undefeated, winning the first League Championship in Hauppauge history.[4] In the fall of 1981, both the boys' and girls' cross country teams, coached by Nick Cifuni, won the Suffolk County Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park. The boys' team went on to finish second in New York State, failing to obtain the State Title by 1 point.

The school's Chamber Choir has won "Gold with Distinction" at NYSSMA Major festivals multiple years in a row, under the direction of Mark Kimes. The Chamber Choir has been recognized as one of the nation's premier high school choirs. In 2011, it submitted an audition and won the spot as the opening guest act for the 2012 NYSSMA All-State Conference, which unites the best high school instrumentalists and vocalists of New York State. In 2012, the Hauppauge High School Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band, under the direction of George Glikos, received a "Superior" designation from the Festivals of Music in Washington, D.C. Aside from these advanced groups, the school boasts a Concert Band, Concert Chorus, Women's Chorus, and female and male a cappella groups. Additionally, the Music Department houses its own dance and recording studios, and is able to offer Music Recording in addition to Music Theory I, Music Theory II, and AP Music Theory.

Traditions[edit]

Hauppauge High School has many traditions. Homecoming, which usually takes place during the final weekend of October, draws hundreds of spectators, to both the parade and the football game. Instead of having a Homecoming King and Queen, the High School Student Council coordinates a Mr. and Ms. Hauppauge campaign, which is based on student community service in addition to a popular vote and Mr. and Ms. Hauppauge Committee referendum. Many students return from their respective colleges and many alumni visit their hometown to celebrate Homecoming each year. Gym volleyball, which culminates in a night tournament and t-shirts awarded to the winning team, is also an immensely popular tradition that unites the student body. Spirit Week, and particularly Color Wars, a day during which each class dresses in different colors (Freshmen - Green, Sophomores - Red, Juniors - Yellow, Seniors - Blue), is always remembered by students as one of their favorite traditions. Finally, senior countdown, during which seniors count down to their final second of high school, is an emotional and memorable event for the senior class each year. Junior and senior prom are also extremely popular events. Some traditions, such as singing the Hauppauge High School Alma Mater "O hail to thee, Hauppauge," have been discontinued.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Top of the Class". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "The Top of the Class". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Newsday: High School Graduates". Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Hauppauge High School wins Robotics regional". The Times Beacon Record. Mar 23, 2005. Retrieved Aug 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0056366/
  6. ^ Lori Loughlin
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3355424/
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3939082/
  9. ^ Gary Flood

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Coordinates: 40°49′20″N 73°12′04″W / 40.82222°N 73.20111°W / 40.82222; -73.20111