Samuel Gompers High School

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This article is about the school in the Bronx. For other schools named Gompers, see Gompers School (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 40°48′37″N 73°54′27″W / 40.8103°N 73.9074°W / 40.8103; -73.9074

Artist Eric Mose standing beneath his mural "Power" at Samuel Gompers High School (January 1936)

Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School was a public vocational school for grades 9–12 located in the Bronx, named for American Federation of Labor founder Samuel Gompers. The school was founded in 1930 as Samuel Gompers Industrial High School for Boys.[1] It was closed in 2012.[2]

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To provide the means for intellectual, emotional, ethical, social, and physical growth and an appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity: to teach all regular education, special education, and bilingual students how to learn, to provide technical skills, and to foster in each student the desire for lifelong learning. This will assist every individual to become an informed and productive participant in our democratic society.


  1. ^ "Gompers School to be begun in fall". New York Times. July 14, 1930. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Struggling Gompers HS nixed to make way for five other career and technical schools in the Bronx". New York Daily News. February 23, 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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