Hillcrest High School (Queens)
|Hillcrest High School|
|Principal||Stephen M. Duch|
|Location||160-05 Highland Avenue,
new york city, New York, USA
|Colors||Violet and Gray|
The mascot is the hawk and the school colors are violet and gray.
The school's boys and girls' soccer team became division champions in the 06/07 and also the 07/08 season guided by Coach Asqui; however, this school is notable for its rigorous baseball program led by Coach Malave. The school serves approximately 3,000 students and was the recent recipient of the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award from the New York State Department of Education.
As of 2009[update], the school principal is Mr. Stephen M. Duch, who has served in that capacity since 1996. Prior to the arrival of Mr. Duch, the school was listed as the most violent school in the city. Duch has turned the school around, significantly decreasing the number of major violent incidents at the school.
Hillcrest High School is currently located across from The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens (TYWLS).
This is a partial list of notable alumni of Hillcrest High School. Names on this list should either have an accompanying existing article link which verifies they are an alumnus, or reliable sources as footnotes against the name showing they are a notable alumnus.
- Bianca Golden (Class of 2006), model, best known for America's Next Top Model (Cycle 9)
- Fran Drescher (Class of 1975), actress, best known for her role on The Nanny. While there she was told to get voice lessons. Her character Fran Fine from The Nanny also graduated from Hillcrest.
- Ray Romano (Class of 1975), actor, best known for his role as Ray Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond and Manny in all four of the Ice Age movies.
- David UNK Huie (Class of 1988), Entrepreneur, best known for his Clothing Company UNK NBA and VioK Marketing Group
- Aaron Alexis, murderer, killed 12 US Navy servicemembers and contractors in an attack in Washington, DC - September 16, 2013.
- Michael Brock (Class of 1976), actor, best known for his roles in the movies Pose Down and Light.
- Meisler, Andy. "TELEVISION; Mary Poppins She's Not", The New York Times, December 18, 1994. Accessed November 20, 2007. "After she graduated from Hillcrest High School in Queens, where she met Mr. Jacobson, the two of them moved to Los Angeles and were married."
- "Yahoo Movies - Ray Romano". Retrieved 2006-08-23.
- Friedman, Dan. "Washington Navy Yard shootings: 12 innocents and shooter dead after violent rampage in D.C.; 8 of AR-15-wielding gunman Aaron Alexis' dead victims identified". NY Daily News. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Hillcrest High School website
- Hillcrest High School report card published by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)
- Hillcrest High School gets Undeserved Grade on 2007 Progress Report published by the NY Daily News (November 27, 2007)
- Two Hillcrest High Students Caught Setting Fires At School, Queens Chronicle (April 28, 2005)
- Public Advocate's Newsday Op-Ed on School Safety, Public Advocate for The City of New York (April 5, 2005)
- Principal Apple of His Eye, New York Daily news reprint (January 7, 2004)
- , Hillcrest Highschool's library website