John Jay High School (Hopewell Junction, New York)
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|John Jay Senior High School|
|2012 State Route 52.
East Fishkill, New York 12533
|School district||Wappingers Central School District|
|Number of students||2377|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue on Light Blue|
|Athletics||Football, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Track and field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Baseball, Crew, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball|
|Athletics conference||Section I League C, Class AA|
|Rival||Roy C. Ketcham High School, Arlington High School|
|Newspaper||John Jay Patriot|
John Jay Senior High School is a public high school on State Route 52 in the hamlet of Hopewell Junction in the town of East Fishkill, New York. The school teaches grades 9 through 12. Students from Van Wyck and Wappingers junior high schools who have successfully completed the 8th grade continue to the 9th grade at either Roy C. Ketcham High School or John Jay. The school is a part of the Wappingers Central School District.
John Jay was built in 1968 to accommodate the growth of the Wappingers School District. Prior to its construction, Ketcham High School was the district's only high school, 8 miles (13 km) away in Wappingers Falls. The 1973 graduating class was the first class to have completed four full years at John Jay HS.
Growing pains in Southern Dutchess County, New York have, like a number of schools in the area, taken their toll on John Jay. A number of classes have more than 25 students in them, although there has been a recent rise in classes with less than 15 students.
In 2002, a new biology-chemistry wing was opened for the exclusive use of these laboratory courses. In 2009, a new math wing was opened on the first floor. The school is geographically surrounded by IBM Fishkill. The presence of IBM in the area has fueled and helped to fund a model example of a high school engineering focus. John Jay offers many classes focused on engineering, with some classes utilizing college-level computer programs and mathematics. Some of the classes are eligible for college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In recent years, John Jay's percentage of students going on to two- and four-year colleges has been in the 90s. Often students enrolled in two-year programs subsequently move on to four-year programs following their earning an Associate's Degree.
U.S. News & World Report awarded the school a silver medal giving it a national rank of 1,156 among the best high schools in the US.
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Junior High Schools
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- Joe Panik (born 1990), MLB Baseball Prospect, drafted 29th overall in 2011 by the San Francisco Giants
- Tara DiMaggio, New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame Inductee - 1st Class - 2012'
- Bobby Henderson - football player at The University of Michigan
- Wappingers Central School District, http://www.wappingersschools.org/
- John Jay Construction Page, http://www.wappingersschools.org/johnjayhs/