Williamsville North High School

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Williamsville North High School
Spartan Head Logo
Address
1595 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York, 14221
United States
Coordinates 43°1′27″N 78°44′13″W / 43.02417°N 78.73694°W / 43.02417; -78.73694Coordinates: 43°1′27″N 78°44′13″W / 43.02417°N 78.73694°W / 43.02417; -78.73694
Information
Type Public Secondary School
Motto Encouraging - Nurturing - Challenging
Established 1968
School district Williamsville Central School District
Principal Petrina Neureuter
Faculty 99[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1399
Color(s) Green and Gold
Mascot Spartans
Website

Williamsville North High School is a public high school in the Williamsville Central School District of Williamsville, New York. The school offers a comprehensive program with multi-level instruction in many academic areas. The school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents. [1]

Petrina Scinta Neureuter has been principal since November 2007.[2]

History[edit]

When Williamsville North High School was built in 1968, it became the Williamsville Central School District's second high school. The school's colors, green and gold, were selected because the Green Bay Packers of the NFL won the Super Bowl (then called the World Championship of Football) in January of 1968.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2013 School Year, the grade-level distribution of North High School is as follows:[1]

  • Freshmen: 337
  • Sophomores: 344
  • Juniors: 381
  • Seniors: 337

Education[edit]

Williamsville North has a wide range of Advanced Placement courses in many areas of study. All students are required to take the New York State Regents exams as required by the state for graduation. Williamsville North offers two different New York State certified diplomas: the Regents diploma and the Advanced Regents Diploma. The Advanced Regents diploma has more requirements in the math and sciences than the Regents diploma. Williamsville North does have a Foreign Language requirement, and every student must fulfill it by passing the regents exam in that language, usually in the end of the sophomore or junior year.


Performing arts[edit]

Williamsville North has several ensembles: A String Orchestra (under the direction of Mr. Joseph Buckle), Wind Ensemble (audition required for entry), Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble (audition required for entry), Jazz Band, Chorale (audition required for entry), Mixed Chorus, Choraleers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Choir.

The music department also offers courses in Music Theory and AP Music Theory.

The Winter Spartan Spectrum Concert is presented annually by Music Department; it includes all the major ensembles plus small ensembles created by North students. The concert is run in the prism-concert style of the Eastman School, where applause is limited between performances and the transition to the next ensemble is immediate. The Spectrum Concert is a two-day event held before the winter recess each year.

The Theatre Department performs a musical production each year; while the Drama Club puts on a smaller dramatic production each fall.

Athletics[edit]

North's boys' athletic teams are referred to as the Spartans, whereas the girls' teams are referred to as the Lady Spartans.

Williamsville North is a member of the ECIC-I athletic conference within Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. North fields teams in many sports, in both the girl's and boy's divisions. Boys sports include Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Girls sports include Basketball, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming and Diving. Cheerleading is also offered.

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Spartans football team went to the state championships.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

There are numerous clubs at North covering a variety of interests. Everything from Environmental, to Drama, to Japanese club has a home at north. North also has Cultural Awareness Club that puts on an assembly every two years as well as Guitar Club that performs about once a month. Newer clubs include Film club, Stock Market Club, and the Gay Straight Alliance. The two major writing clubs at north are Fusion, once a monthly newspaper, and Aquilo the yearly magazine that reviews and publishes the best works from many students in the school like poems, short stories and illustrations. Academic clubs are also well represented through Science Olympiad, Masterminds, and Mock Trial. North has active chapters in many national organizations like DECA, as well as National, German, and Math Honor Society.

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