Amityville Memorial High School
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|Amityville Memorial High School|
|250 Merrick Road
Amityville, New York 11701
|Motto||"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."|
|Principal||Dr. Clinton Grant|
|Assistant Principal||Donna DeFreitas|
|Grades||10th – 12th|
|Number of students||705|
|School color(s)||Red and grey|
Amityville Memorial High School is a public high school located in Amityville, New York, United States, on the south shore of Long Island. It is part of the Amityville Union Free School District, which includes the village of Amityville and portions of North Amityville and East Massapequa. The school follows a basic New York State Regents guideline and offers Advanced Placement (AP) and Syracuse University credited courses.
The members of hip-hop group De La Soul were students of Amityville High School, and released their debut LP 3 Feet High and Rising soon after (1989). Most were still high school students when their first album was released. Also hailing from Amityville is Taking Back Sunday founder Eddie Reyes.
The sports teams colors are red and gray, and the mascot is a Warrior.
Amityville is the home of legendary high school football coach Lou Howard. In the 1950s and 1960s, Howard's Amityville teams were nearly unbeatable. Bernie Wyatt (defensive back for the University of Iowa) and John Niland (offensive lineman for the famed Dallas Cowboys) were two of Coach Howard's greatest players. The school won the Long Island Football Championships in 1999 and 2007.
The school is the home of the Amityville Warriors basketball team. The Warriors won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Championships four years in a row, from 2000 to 2003. The Warriors also made the trip in 2004, attempting to make US history as the first team to win five state titles in a row, but lost to the would-be champions, Jamesville-Dewitt. The roster included AJ Price, Mark Johnson, Craig Stewart, PJ Smith, Courtney Cooke, Mat Devot, Sam Duncan, Keith Burgess, Ray Jones, Darrell Young, Brian Clinton, and Gamble Dickerson. Notable Warriors include NBA player Mike James, Shelton Jones, Jason Fraser, and current NBA point guard AJ Price.
- Ronald DeFeo, Jr., Amityville mass murderer
- Mike James, basketball player, Duquesne University, New Orleans Hornets
- David Jude Jolicoeur, member of hip hop group De La Soul
- Shelton Jones, basketball player, St. John's University, San Antonio Spurs (retired)
- Vincent Mason, member of hip hop group De La Soul
- Kelvin Mercer, member of hip hop group De La Soul
- John Niland, football player, Dallas Cowboys All-Pro (retired)
- AJ Price, basketball player, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Darrel Young, football player, Washington Redskins