Sanford H. Calhoun High School

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Sanford H. Calhoun High School
1786 State St
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 school
Established 1958
School district Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Number of students 1,438
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and gray         
Mascot Colt
Publication Hoofbeats



Sanford H. Calhoun High School is a high school located in Merrick, New York, United States. It is one of three high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Calhoun is 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 (CCP)[edit]

The Calhoun Choral Program is composed of over 160 students,[3] 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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ "Calhoun Choral Program". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Cohen, Bennett (Ben) and Greenfield, Jerry". Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  5. ^ Pacer '76, Sanford H. Calhoun H.S. Pacer Staff, New York, 1976

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