Division Avenue High School
|Division Avenue High School|
|120 Division Avenue
Levittown, New York
|School district||Levittown Union Free School District|
|Number of students||1,250|
Division Avenue High School is a four-year (grades 9-12) public high school located at 120 Division Avenue in Levittown, New York. It is one of two traditional high schools in the Levittown Union Free School District and one of four high schools in the hamlet of Levittown in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County on Long Island, New York. It was opened in 1950 and remains one of the original school buildings in the district.
Joan Lorelli is the school's principal. There are two Assistant Principals; Linda Dolecek and John Coscia.
Division has over 60 after-school clubs available to students.
Division has over 25 varsity and junior varsity level athletic teams. They include badminton, baseball, basketball (boys and girls) bowling, football, lacrosse (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.The Division Avenue football team were the 1996 New York State Rutgers Cup champions.
Division has also racked up many accomplishments in other sports. In recent years, the girls bowling team has won 2 county titles and the wrestling, girls soccer and girls volleyball teams have won conference titles. The baseball, boys and girls lacrosse, and softball teams have all advanced to the county semifinals or beyond in the past few years as well. In boys lacrosse, Division has produced 13 All-Americans, including Maryland's all-time leading goal scorer Bob Boniello. They were also 2010 Conference B Champs tied with Garden City and Wantagh for first place. The Division Cross Country team won back-to-back New York State Class C Championships in 1969-70. The baseball, girls basketball, and both the boys and girls lacrosse teams play in the top conference of their respective classes. During the 2009-2010 school year, both the girl's soccer and girl's basketball teams went to the Nassau County finals. The girl's basketball team defeated Lynbrook for the first county title in the program's history. The Lady Dragons went on to claim the Class A Long Island Championship.
According to Arson/Bomb Squad detectives, the Levittown Fire Department responded Sunday January 3, 2010 at 2:50 p.m. with five trucks and 50 firefighters to a 911 call for smoke in the vicinity of the concession stand at Division Avenue High School’s football field.
The blaze, deemed suspicious, caused “extensive damage” estimated at more than $200,000, say investigators, to the bleachers, gym equipment, rubberized track and concession stand. There were no reported injuries. The football field and school were unoccupied at the time of the inferno.
An investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office, Arson/Bomb Squad and Eighth Squad was completed in April 2010, and the students, between the ages of 11 and 13, have been reprimanded, and the costs to the property have been delegated to the families of the children.
The cause of the fire was ruled as an arson with gasoline.