Duanesburg High School

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Coordinates: 42°44′55″N 74°11′17″W / 42.74873°N 74.187922°W / 42.74873; -74.187922

Duanesburg High School
Location
133 School Drive, Delanson, New York 12053
Information
Type Rural/Suburban public high school
Motto SOAR like an eagle; Safety Options Attitude Respect
Established 1958
School district Duanesburg Central Schools
Principal Leslie Wehner,Penny Hardenstine
Faculty 23
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 338
Number of students About 400
Color(s) Purple and Gold
Athletics Western Athletic Conference
Athletics conference Section II
Mascot Eagles
Website

Duanesburg High School is a high school located at 133 School Drive, Delanson, New York, in Schenectady County, in Upstate New York. It is affiliated with the Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).[1] Among those connected with the school were Philip Amelio, a former child actor, who once taught English and coached baseball.[2]

Academics[edit]

Duanesburg High gets above average ratings of 3 out of 5 from Great Schools.[3] The New York Times noted that the school scores a 108 on academic performance, slightly above the 100 average.[4] This was based on standardized test scores and the percentage of students with an 85% or higher average.[4]

In 2005, a group of students from Duanesburg High's Participation in Government classes participated in a budgetary reform discussion organized by WAMC.[5]

Students participated in the Poetry Out Loud poetry reading contest several times, most recently in 2010, sponsored by the state's arts education alliance.[6]

The high school is also well known for its science labs and programs. Duanesburg High students were Schenectady County's winning school in NYSERDA's "Energy Smart Students Program".[7] Students from this school were winners of the Capital Region Envirothon for several years.

Athletics[edit]

Duanesburg high has teams in "baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling."[8] Their softball and wrestling teams are the best known.

Duanesburg has an award-winning softball team, garnering five straight regional "section II" titles from 2007 through 2011.[9]

Wrestlers from the Duanesburg team have won several championships.[10] In late February 2011, Duanesburg senior wrestler Nick Gwiazdowski was named the Times Union "athlete of the week" for his two straight state Division II titles at the 215 pounds class.[11] He had previously been a runner-up for that award.[12] Gwiazdowski was the "dominant" wrestler at the New York state finals for the 2010-2011 academic year at the Times Union Arena.[13] Having placed nationally,[14] Gwiazdowski wrestled for Binghamton University in 2011 before transferring to North Carolina State University, where he won national championships in 2014 and 2015.

Notable faculty[edit]

Philip Amelio, a retired child actor, once taught English and coached baseball at Duanesburg High School.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Marybeth Tinning (Class of 1960), serial killer
  • Stephen J. Dubner, economist, radio commentator, and award-winning author of four books and numerous articles, including the best-seller, Freakonomics[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) website. Accessed February 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Hudson Valley Obituaries: Philip John Amelio II". Poughkeepsie Journal. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ Great Schools website. Accessed February 23, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "New York School Test Scores: Duanesburg Central School District, Duanesburg High School". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Duanesburg Students Discuss NYS Budget Reform" (PDF). WAMC. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Poetry Out Loud". New York State Alliance for Arts Education. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Challenge: Energy Smart Students Program" (PDF). New York State Energy research and Development Authority. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  8. ^ Duanesburg Central Schools website. Accessed February 23, 2011.
  9. ^ Pennamacoor, Chris (2009-06-03). "Duanesburg claims fifth straight Section II". Troy Record. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  10. ^ HS Wrestling website. Accessed February 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "H.S. Athlete of the Week". Times Union. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  12. ^ "H.S. Athlete of the Week". Times Union. 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  13. ^ Bryan Fitzgerald and Pete Iorizzo (2011-02-27). "Gwiazdowski pins way to another title: Duanesburg wrestler dominant at 215 pounds". Times Union. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  14. ^ "High School Wrestler Places Nationally". CBS6 WRGB-TV. n.d. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  15. ^ "Stephen J. Dubner website". Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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