Ardsley High School
|Ardsley High School|
|Ardsley, New York
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Ardsley Union Free School District|
|Asst. Principal||Jon Hersh|
|Athletics conference||Section 1 (NYSPHSAA)|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
The school was established in 1957 and serves students in grades 9–12. An extension was built onto the school and was completed in 2006. The school principal is Rudy Arietta. The assistant principal is John Hirsh.
From the years 1920-1935, the population in Ardsley doubled; therefore an addition was added to the 'old' high school in 1925. The addition included more classrooms and a gym. By the second population boom during the post World War II years, the Ardsley School District sought to build a new High School on the former Lewisohn Estate on Washington Hill, which burned to the ground in 1957. Ardsley High School opened its door to students for the 1957-1958 school year.
Ardsley High School runs on an 8 period schedule. Each period is 43 minutes long, besides on Friday, in which each period is 41 minutes. There is a ninth period Tuesday through Thursday. This period is designated for students to seek extra help from their teachers. Attendance by students is not required during this period; however, teachers are required to be available. On Monday through Thursday the regular school day runs from 7:55 AM to 2:12 PM. On Friday school runs from 9:10 AM to 2:59 PM, except for certain band and chorus students who attend classes starting at 8:00 AM in the music wing. The school was built in 1957, and its first graduation class was 1958.
Ardsley competes in Section 1 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Ardsley has many sports such as:
Football, Basketball, Fencing, Swimming, Soccer, Bowling, Winter Track, Spring Track, Cross Country, Volleyball, Skiing, Cheerleading, Lacrosse.
Missing SAT exams
On June 10, 2004, officials of the Ardsley school district notified police that 123 SAT answer booklets were stolen while awaiting shipment to the College Board for scoring. Ardsley High School had served as a testing location for the June 5, 2004, exam. On the morning of June 11, 2004, a man whose identity was never disclosed called the school to inform them that he had mistakenly taken the package. The answer booklets were returned, the package was reported to be completely intact, and therefore the tests were still eligible to be scored.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (August 2016)|
- Peter Riegert (Class of 1964) — Actor, Director and Screenwriter.
- Richard Brodsky (Class of 1964) — New York State Assemblyman 
- Vic Ruggiero (Class of c. 1986) — musician, songwriter, and producer
- Devi Nampiaparampil (Class of 1995) — physician, researcher, and television medicine correspondent
- Gil Parris (Class of 1996) — Grammy-nominated rock, blues, jazz and pop guitarist
- Ross Biaowas (Class of 2013) — Notorious Division I Dodgeball athlete
- Mark Zuckerberg (Class of 2002) (transferred junior year) — founder and chairman of Facebook
- Mike Allan (Class of 2004) radio personality on WPLJ
- Jesse McCartney (Class of 2005) — Grammy-nominated pop singer, actor and songwriter
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