Sanford H. Calhoun High School

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Sanford H. Calhoun High School
1786 State Street
Merrick, New York, 11566
United States
Coordinates 40°40′26″N 73°33′54″W / 40.67389°N 73.56500°W / 40.67389; -73.56500Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 73°33′54″W / 40.67389°N 73.56500°W / 40.67389; -73.56500
Type Public high school
Established 1958 (1958)
School district Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Number of students 1,438
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and gray         
Mascot Colt
Publication Pegasus
Newspaper Hoofbeats

Sanford H. Calhoun High School is a public high school located in Merrick, New York. Established in 1958, Calhoun is one of three high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, and acts as a magnet school for several programs.


Hoofbeats is the official student newspaper of Calhoun, informing the students, teachers, and community of the school's news and events. The paper is produced five times a year, with several editions in color, and spotlights the latest happenings on and around the campus.[1]


Calhoun competes in Section VIII athletics, a compilation of public schools in Nassau County. The fall season hosts boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls soccer, girls tennis, boys badminton, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, and girls swimming. The winter hosts wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and indoor track, with district teams—including athletes from the other two schools of the district, Mepham and Kennedy—for ice hockey, swimming, diving, rifle, and bowling. The final season, spring, is home to boys and girls lacrosse, track and field, baseball, softball, boys tennis, and girls badminton.[2]

Calhoun Choral Program[edit]

The Calhoun Choral Program (CCP) is composed of over 160 students, and consists of three groups. Many students belong to more than one group:

  • Concert Choir is an auditioned 75-person class composed of tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. Each spring, over one-hundred students audition for the incoming group. The group performs a wide variety of three-, four-, six-, and eight-part music, primarily a cappella.
  • Chorale, a 3-section class made of over 80 ninth–twelfth grade students, is a group that performs a wide variety of three-part a cappella and accompanied music.
  • Crescendo, the most well known of the ensembles, is an auditioned show choir of 24 students that performs pop-rock literature with choreography.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Clubs". Sanford H. Calhoun High School. Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "About the CCP...". Calhoun Choral Program. Calhoun Choral Program. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cohen, Bennett (Ben) and Greenfield, Jerry". Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Nicholas Anthony. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Pacer '76, Sanford H. Calhoun H.S. Pacer Staff, New York, 1976
  6. ^ "Lindsay Lohan—Biography". Internet Movie Database., Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 

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