Sachem School District
|Sachem Central School District|
|Type and location|
|Students and staff|
|District Mascot||Flaming Arrows|
|Colors||Red Black Gold|
Sachem Central School District is one of the largest school districts by population on Long Island and among all suburban school districts in New York, United States. Founded in 1955, the district now encompasses residents of the Census-Designated Places of Holbrook, Holtsville and Farmingville, as well as some parts of Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma and Nesconset. As of 2011, its district office is located in Lake Ronkonkoma at Samoset Middle School.
Schools and locations
As of 2011, Sachem Schools have nearly 15,000 students enrolled annually.
Sachem School District's colors are red, black and gold. The school fight song starts out as "Here's to Red, Black and Gold..." Since the split in 2004, Sachem High School North uses black, gold, and while Sachem High School East designated red and gold as its principal colors. Both schools proudly kept the Sachem team name "Sachem Flaming Arrows".
Retired sports jerseys
- Baseball: 16, Neal Heaton
- Girls Basketball: 23, Nicole Kaczmarski
- Boys Lacrosse: 26, Doug Shanahan
- Boys Basketball: 43, Jeff Ruland
- Football: 75, Jumbo Elliott
- Girls Field Hockey: 6, Valerie Schiffner
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As voted upon by district constituents in 1999, the district built two new schools and reconfigured its current schools at the start of the 2004-2005 school year. The elementary schools, which formerly housed grades Kindergarten through 6th, are now K-5. Seneca and Sagamore junior high schools (formerly grades 7 and 8) became middle schools (grades 6 through 8). The former Sachem High School South, the 9th and 10th grade facility, was converted into Samoset Middle School. Sequoya was built as a fourth middle school for the purpose of reconfiguration. Sachem High School North, formerly home to all 11th and 12th grade students in the district, became a 9-12 facility for students in the western and northern portions of the district. Sachem East was built as a 9-12 facility for students in the southern and eastern portions of the district. Sachem East is also the second largest suburban high school in New York state.
- Sagamore Middle School
- Samoset Middle School
- Seneca Middle School
- Sequoya Middle School
- Sachem High School East