Carle Place High School
|Carle Place High School|
|168 Cherry Lane, Carle Place, NY 11514|
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||CP: The C stands for compassion; the P stands for passion.|
|School district||Carle Place Union Free School District|
|Enrollment||636 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||9.6:1|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Athletics conference||NYSPHSAA Section 8|
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 636 students and 66.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.6:1. There were 105 students (16.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 23 (3.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Carle Place High School is one of America's Best Public High Schools. The school is very enthusiastic about sports and school spirit. This enthusiasm is shown through three pep rallies during the school year. The school is #218 out of 500 based on the class of 2010. The CBS show Hostages is filming "Whetan High School" on the outside, while the inside (main entrance and Middle School section) is at "Holly Oak Elementary School".
- Matt Snell, former pro football player for the New York Jets
- Joe Satriani, guitar virtuoso and instrumentalist. Lead guitarist for Chickenfoot. Played with Deep Purple and Mick Jagger.
- Steve Vai, another guitar virtuoso who was one of Joe Satriani's students, with many solo albums to his credit, and other collaborations/appearances - including Frank Zappa, Public Image Limited, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake.
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