Scarsdale High School

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Scarsdale Senior High School
Shslogo.png
Scarsdale High School seal
Non Sibi (Not for One's Self)
Location
Scarsdale, New York
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1917
School district Scarsdale Union Free School District
Principal Kenneth Bonamo
Grades 9-12
Number of students approx. 1,400
Color(s)      Maroon
     White
Athletics Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
Athletics conference Section 1 (NYSPHSAA)
Mascot Bandersnatch
Team name Raiders
Average SAT scores 628 verbal
656 math
641 writing (2009)[1]
Newspaper Maroon
Website

Scarsdale High School (SHS) is a public high school in Scarsdale, New York, a coterminous town and village in Westchester County, New York. It is a part of the Scarsdale Union Free School District.

The school was founded in 1917. In its very first selection process, the United States Department of Education named Scarsdale High School as "one of the 144 exemplary schools to which others may look for patterns of success."[2] According to a study done for U.S. News & World Report, Scarsdale High School is in the nation's top 100 for math and science.[3]

From the graduating class of 2009, 98% continued their education with college programs, and 96% entered 130 different four-year national and international colleges and universities. 15 students in the class of 2010 (4%) were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, and 66 (18%) students received National Merit Letters of commendation.[2] Between 2007 and 2009, Scarsdale High School made a transition from Advanced Placement (AP) to Advanced Topics (AT) courses.[4][5]

In the 2009–10 school year, SHS had a professional staff of 164 with a median teaching experience of 14 years. 98% of the faculty held a master's degree, 76% had 30 credits or more beyond a master's, and 12% had doctorate degrees. The student faculty ratio is 9 to 1, and its teachers have one of the highest paying salaries in the country; 44% had a base-salary of over $100,000 in 2005.[6]

The 2002 "homecoming bacchanal"[edit]

What The New York Times termed a "homecoming bacchanal" made regional news in 2002 and sent five students to the hospital with acute alcohol poisoning. Reportedly scores of students arrived drunk at the dance. 28 of them received suspensions. The Times said the incident evoked "soul-searching" in "this iconic suburb, which prides itself on giving children every advantage." A student was quoted as saying "We are supposed to be Scarsdale, the rich people, the good people, the studious." Principal John Klemme told student government leaders that "the world is taking a perverse pleasure in Scarsdale's humiliation" and challenged them to "reclaim your school."[7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Scarsdale High School from the Brewster Road side

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Scarsdale High School Profile". Scarsdale High School. August 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ Chapman, Mark. "Scarsdale High School in Nation's Top 100 for Math, Science". The Scarsdale Daily Voice. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Scharfenberg, David (February 18, 2007). "Scarsdale Seeks Alternative to Advanced Placement". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Hu, Winnie (December 6, 2008). "Scarsdale Adjusts to Life Without Advanced Placement Courses". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fessenden, Ford; Barbanel, Josh (June 5, 2005). "6-Figure Salaries? To Many Teachers, a Matter of Course". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ "Scarsdale School Suspends 28 Students for Drunkenness". The New York Times. September 27, 2002. p. 6. 
  8. ^ Gross, Jane (October 8, 2002). "Teenagers' Binge Leads Scarsdale to Painful Self-Reflection". The New York Times. p. 1. 
  9. ^ a b "Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY". NNDB. Retrieved 2008. 
  10. ^ Wiessner, Dan (February 8, 2010). "Bioethicist Discusses Health Care Controversies". ScarsdalePatch (Patch). Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk "Distinguished Alumni". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  12. ^ "Aron Nan (SHS 1966)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Atlas F. Nancy (SHS 1967)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Greg Behrman (SHS 1994)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tom Bernstein (SHS 1970)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Judy Cheng-Hopkins (SHS 1970)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Lizabeth Cohen (SHS 1969)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  18. ^ "A Two-Decade Spiral Into Suspicion; Long After Wife Disappears, Heir Vanishes After Texas Murder". The New York Times. October 21, 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Eve Ensler (SHS 1971)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  20. ^ http://www.greenburghny.com/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=10&TPID=1750
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  22. ^ Klein, Alvin (July 21, 1991). "THEATER; Tovah Feldshuh Comes to the Emelin". The New York Times. 
  23. ^ "Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Richard Foreman (SHS 1955)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Gordon Gould (SHS 1937)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Earl Graves (SHS 1980)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ross Greenburg (SHS 1973)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  28. ^ http://www.classmates.com/directory/public/memberprofile/list.htm?regId=2505169
  29. ^ "Biographical Data". NASA. September 2002. 
  30. ^ "Jeffrey Hoffman (SHS 1962)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Richard Holbrooke (SHS 1958)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Howard Heather (SHS 1986)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Gish Jen (SHS 1973)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Kenneth Juster (SHS 1972)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  35. ^ Email Archive 2008, Scarsdale High School PTA (2008)
  36. ^ "Kahle Brewster (SHS 1978)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Barbara Kopple (SHS 1964)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Robert Kuttner (SHS 1961)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  39. ^ "John Leventhal (SHS 1970)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  40. ^ Gerring, Nicole (March 31, 2005). "'This is Mara Liasson'". The Ithacan. 
  41. ^ "Linda McCartney dead". BBC. April 19, 1998. 
  42. ^ "Victoria Rede (SHS 1976)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  43. ^ "Tom Ricks (SHS 1973)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  44. ^ "Tom Rogers (SHS 1972)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Rosensweig Daniel (SHS 1979)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  46. ^ Garcia-Amaya, Ricardo (October 27, 2013). "Daniel Schacter (SHS 1970)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  47. ^ "Carl E. Schorske (SHS 1932)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. 
  48. ^ http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2007/11/14/the-all-spin-zone-a-hrefhttpwwwthecrimsoncomarticleaspxref520755s/
  49. ^ Willcox, Kathleen (May 23, 2011). "Aaron Sorkin to Revisit Scarsdale's 'Social Network'". Patch.com. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  50. ^ "Richard Stengel (SHS 1973)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Carolyn Strauss (SHS 1981)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  52. ^ "Sugihara George (SHS 1968)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  53. ^ "Ivan Sutherland (SHS 1955)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. 
  54. ^ "O. Rogeriee Thompson (SHS 1969)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  55. ^ "Raiders Football Alumni". Scarsdale Football. 
  56. ^ "Raiders Boys Basketball Alumni". Scarsdale Boys Basket. 
  57. ^ "Raiders Boys Lacrosse Alumni". Scarsdale Boys Lacrosse. 
  58. ^ Current Biography Yearbook 1996
  59. ^ "Nina Totenberg (SHS 1962)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  60. ^ "Florence Schorske Wald (SHS 1934)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  61. ^ "John Wallach (SHS 1960)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  62. ^ "Ellen Weiss (SHS 1977)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  63. ^ "The Eyes of a Schoolboy". Time. November 20, 1944. 
  64. ^ "Harris Wofford (SHS 1944)". Scarsdale Alumni Association. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 40°59′41″N 73°47′35″W / 40.99472°N 73.79306°W / 40.99472; -73.79306