Jericho High School

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Jericho Senior High School
"Excellence in education begins here."
Jericho, New York
United States
Type Public
Established 1959
School district Jericho Union Free School District
Principal Joan Rosenberg
Faculty 103.2 (on FTE basis) (as of 2007–08)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,199
Student to teacher ratio 11.7 (as of 2007–08)[1]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Mascot Jayhawks

Jericho High School is an American high school in the hamlet of Jericho in Nassau County, New York. It is the only high school in the Jericho Union Free School District. It opened in 1959.

Cost of education[edit]

For the 2012-2013 school year, Jericho Public School district will spend a total of US$114,468,464 for a projected number of 3004 students, of which 1192 are students of Jericho High School. US$38,105 will be spent per student, which is US$457,264 for a student studying for 12 years from Grade 1 to 12, or US$914,528 for a household with 2 students.[2][3]

In the 2011-2012 school year, Jericho Public School district spent a total of US$111,962,251 for 3026 students of K-12, of which 1202 are Jericho High School students. US$37,000 was spent per student, which is US$444,000 for a student studying for 12 years from Grade 1 to 12, or US$888,000 for a household with 2 students.


In the 2010 Newsweek magazine's annual list of the Top 1622 American High Schools, Jericho High School is ranked 32nd, including being ranked 2nd in New York State.[4] In U.S. News & World Report's list of the Best High Schools in America it ranks 4th.[5] It offers many Advanced Placement classes, St. John's University college credit classes, has among the highest average SAT scores in the country[citation needed], and spends more money on each student than nearly all other Long Island schools.[citation needed] College placements from Jericho High School typically include a large number attending the Ivy League institutions, NYU, SUNY, and many other first and second tier national institutions.[citation needed]

Mean S.A.T. Scores - Class of 2014[6]
Reading Math Writing Total
614 660 648 1922
Mean S.A.T. Scores - Class of 2010[7]
Reading Math Writing Total
597 648 627 1872


Jericho High School offers clubs and academic extracurricular activities, ranging from knitting to chess. Jericho also has science and social science research programs, consistently producing Siemens and Intel semifinalists, as well as a few Intel Finalists.[citation needed] Many students have won the Brain Bee held at LIU Post.[citation needed] The Debate Team has also placed in the New York State Forensic League Championship Tournament in the Lincoln Douglas category.[citation needed] The Drama club does two shows per year, one drama and one musical, and is known as the Harlequin players.[8] Other clubs include Peer Tutoring Club, Blue Key Club, Sunrise Club, Kids Helping Pets Club, Model UN, Model Congress, Quizbowl, GSA, JerEcho, Girls in Engineering, and the Engineering Club.


The sports teams are known as the Jayhawks. Jericho High School has long-standing rivalries with neighboring Great Neck South High School, Long Beach High School, Syosset High School[9] and Roslyn High School. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 Boys Varsity Soccer teams won the New York State Championship.[citation needed]


In the 2011-2012 school year, the number of students enrolled were:[3]

  • 275 in Grade 9
  • 321 in Grade 10
  • 317 in Grade 11
  • 289 in Grade 12
  • 1200 Total High School Enrollment (9 to 12)
  • 3026 Total Jericho School District Enrollment (K to 12)

The student body in the 2009–2010 school year consisted of:[10]

  • 2 American Indian or Alaska Native students or 0% of the student body
  • 26 Black or African American students or 2% of the student body
  • 18 Hispanic or Latino students or 1% of the student body
  • 386 Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students or 31% of the student body
  • 794 White students or 65% of the student body
  • 17 Multiracial students or 1% of the student body

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jericho Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 29, 2009.
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  10. ^ School Comprehensive Information Report (PDF); URL accessed June 1, 2011.
  11. ^ Marks, Mary. "Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame Hosts the Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony", Syosset-Jericho Tribune, April 28, 2006. Accessed March 3, 2008. "Jon Carin, a graduate of the class of 1982, was recognized for his accomplishments in the field of music. As a longtime member of the group Pink Floyd, Carin has mastered the art of producing and writing music, playing guitar, bass, keys, drums and vocals."
  12. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S. "LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; Three Who Write the Island's Rhythms", The New York Times, November 24, 2002. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Ms. Sigler, who grew up in Jericho and started acting and singing at age 7, is a soprano. She honed her skills at Jericho High School and the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Old Bethpage."

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Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 73°32′34″W / 40.79861°N 73.54278°W / 40.79861; -73.54278