Fort Hamilton High School
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|Fort Hamilton High School|
8301 Shore Road
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Excellence in Education|
|School district||NYC Geog District #20 - Ric #7|
|Principal||Ms. Kaye Houlihan|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue & White|
Fort Hamilton High School (HS 490) is a public high school in Brooklyn, New York, USA, under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Education. Students in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park and Dyker Heights are zoned to Fort Hamilton HS. It has stood overlooking the Narrows and Lower New York Bay since 1941.
The graduation rate of the 2016–2017 school year was 83%. In addition, a selective program is currently offered known as the Honors Academy, which is for students who are exceeding school standards in middle school. Fort Hamilton was once a private school.
Extracurricular activities at Fort Hamilton H.S. include the Honors Academy, Academy Arts of Finance, Virtual Enterprise, JROTC, Junior Math League, Leadership, Mock Trial, The National Honor Society, Performing Arts, Model UN, Swimming, Lifeguard, Photography, Histology, Ceramics, Public Speaking, the Anchor, Math Team, and Shakespeare Contests.
The boys varsity swim team won the title of New York City Champions in 1999 for the first time in the school's history. The swim team also won Brooklyn champions in 1998 and during the 2007–2010 seasons. The NYC Championship was lost to Stuyvesant High School in 1998 and 2010 as well to Brooklyn Technical High School in 2008. The boys varsity football team won the 2005, 2006, and 2010 Football PSAL Championship. The girls varsity swim team has won three city championship titles. Bon Voyage Travel from Fort Hamilton High School won first place internationally in the Virtual Enterprise program.
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