Scarsdale High School
|Scarsdale Senior High School|
|Scarsdale High School seal
Non Sibi (Not for One's Self)
|Scarsdale, New York
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Scarsdale Union Free School District|
|Number of students||approx. 1,400|
|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)|
|Average SAT scores||628 verbal
641 writing (2009)
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." 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.
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. Between 2007 and 2009, Scarsdale High School made a transition from Advanced Placement (AP) to Advanced Topics (AT) courses.
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.
The 2002 "homecoming bacchanal"
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."
- Carl Emil Schorske '32, cultural historian
- Florence Wald, '34, nurse, professor, administrator
- Gordon Gould '38, physicist credited with inventing laser
- Harris Wofford '44, United States Senator from Pennsylvania
- Bob Wilber, '45, jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, band leader
- Richard Foreman, '55, playwright, avant-garde theater pioneer
- Ivan Sutherland '55, Internet pioneer
- Richard Holbrooke '58, American diplomat
- Linda McCartney '59, photographer, wife of Paul McCartney
- John Wallach, '60, journalist, author, editor, founder of Seeds of Peace
- David Feldshuh, '61, physician, dramatist, artistic director at Cornell University
- Robert Kuttner, '61, journalist, editor
- Jeffrey Hoffman '62, astronaut 
- Nina Totenberg '62, journalist 
- Barbara Kopple '64, documentary film director
- Nan Aron, '66, civil rights advocate, public interest lawyer
- Tovah Feldshuh '66, actress
- Nancy Friedman Atlas, '67, United States federal judge
- George Sugihara, '68, theoretical biologist
- Lizabeth Cohen, '69, historian, scholar
- Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson, '69, judge
- Tom Bernstein, '70, films and sport executive
- Judy Cheng-Hopkins, '70, United Nations Commissioner
- John Leventhal, '70, musician, producer, songwriter, recording engineer
- Dan Biederman, '71, urban management pioneer
- Eve Ensler, '71, playwright, performer, activist
- Lydia Cornell (as Lydia Korniloff), '71, actress
- Kenneth I. Juster, '72, government official, lawyer
- Tom Rogers (executive), '72, media executive
- Ross Greenburg, '73, executive for HBO Sports
- Mara Liasson '73, National Public Radio correspondent
- Charles Newirth '73, film producer
- Thomas E. Ricks, '73, journalist
- Richard Stengel '73, editor of Time magazine
- Paul J. Feiner '74, mayor of Greenburg, New York 
- Gish Jen '74, novelist
- Rick Moser, '74, National League Football player, actor
- Elisabeth Rosenthal, '74, physician, journalist for The New York Times
- Victoria Redel, '76, poet, fiction writer, professor at Sarah Lawrence College
- Judith Newman, '77, journalist and author
- Ellen Weiss '77, radio executive
- Eric Alterman '78, Nation columnist 
- Brewster Kahle '78, artificial intelligence expert
- Douglas Rushkoff, '79, media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian
- Gary Trauner '79, Wyoming politician
- Aaron Sorkin '79, screenwriter
- Earl G. Graves, Jr. '80, basketball player
- Carolyn Strauss, '81, television executive and producer
- Bryan Reynolds '83, playwright, Shakespeare scholar
- Matthew Kahn, '84, environmental economics scholar
- Alan Schwarz, '86, sportswriter
- David Lascher '90, actor
- Jacob M. Appel '92, bioethics scholar
- Peter Grosz '92, actor
- Dan O'Brien '92, playwright
- Jon Oringer '92, entrepreneur and the founder of the popular microstock photography site Shutterstock.
- Laura Dave '95, novelist
- Lindsay Gottlieb '95, women's college basketball coach
- Andrew Ross Sorkin '95, journalist
- Lisa Donovan, '98, actress
- DJ Shiftee '04, DJ, turntablist, born Samuel Morris Zornow
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- Current Biography Yearbook 1996
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- Official website
- Scarsdale Alumni Association website
- Scarsdale High School Maroon, student newspaper website