Jamesville-DeWitt High School
|Jamesville-DeWitt High School|
|DeWitt, NY, United States|
|School district||Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
Jamesville-DeWitt High School (JDHS) is a New York State public education facility located in the Town of DeWitt, serving high school students (grades 9–12) in the Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District. The current principal is Mr. Paul Gasparini.
As noted in the Alma Mater, the School rests upon a hilltop off of Edinger Dr. These hills have many fields, used for athletics, as well as snowshoeing and sledding during the winter. J-D is commonly on the list of Top 1000 schools in the country, and is one of the best districts in sports and academics in the Central New York area.
- Musical productions (Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, All Shook Up, Anything Goes, Les Misérables, and Fiddler on the Roof)
- School newspaper The Rampage
- School literary journal Rambunctious
- Honor societies including National Honor Society, Société Honoraire de Français, and Spanish National Honor Society.
- Competitve clubs including Science Olympiad, Mock trial, Model United Nations, and DECA.
- Clubs with charitable goals such as Autism Speaks, Acceptance Coalition, Key Club, and a Charity Book Club.
- Eric Lichtblau: ('83) 2006 Pulitzer Prize Award winner for national reporting for his coverage of domestic spying, author, New York Times journalist
- Michaela Watkins: Actress/comedian, cast member of Saturday Night Live and New Adventures of Old Christine among others
- Novall Khan: ('05) Author
- Mark Dindal: ('78) Animator/Movie Director (Disney's - The Emperor's New Groove)
- Eliot Fisk: Classical guitarist
- Walt Weiskopf: ('77) Jazz composer, musician and author; saxophonist for Steely Dan
- Jon Fishman: ('83) Phish drummer
Notables include former NBA player Danny Schayes (Class of '77), former NFL and Syracuse University Orange players Scott Schwedes (Class of 1983), Robert Drummond (Class of 1985), and LPGA golfer Suzy Whaley (Class of 1984) who in 2003 became the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event. Current Tulsa 66ers guard and former Syracuse Orange basketball star Andy Rautins, also graduated from Jamesville-DeWitt Class of 2005. Rautins scored over 1,000 points in his basketball career at JD and lead the team to a 29–0 perfect season including the State Championship and Federations.