George Washington Educational Campus

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Coordinates: 40°51′21″N 73°55′37″W / 40.855819°N 73.926952°W / 40.855819; -73.926952

George Washington High School
George Washington Educational Campus from north.jpg
549 Audubon Avenue
New York City, New York, 10040
Principal Harris Marmor, Nicholas Politis, Peter Sloman
Grades 9-12
Language English
Color(s) Orange and Black
Mascot Trojans
Team name Trojans, Lady Trojans

The George Washington Educational Campus is a facility of the New York City Department of Education located at 549 Audubon Avenue at West 193rd Street in the Fort George neighborhood of the Washington Heights area of Manhattan, New York City. Within the building are located four schools:

  • The first floor is the High School for Media and Communications (M463)
  • The second floor houses The College Academy, formerly the High School for International Business and Finance (M462)
  • The third floor houses the High School for Health Careers and Sciences (M468)
  • The fourth floor houses the High School for Law and Public Service (M467)

The building was opened on February 2, 1917 as an annex of Morris High School. George Washington High School was founded in 1919, and moved into the building in 1925. It was known by that name until 1999, when the building was divided into the four small schools.

George Washington Education Campus is home to a Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural, The Evolution of Music, painted by Lucienne Bloch in 1938. This mural was painted in a room originally used as a music room and later as a dance studio.

February 1972 was the first time ID cards where used in the school for students and staff. Currently, the building has scanning machines. In order to come in the building one must go through scanning.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital maintains a clinic on the first floor.


On November 23, 2008, the Trojan football squad defeated Far Rockaway High School (Queens), 20–14, in an overtime finish at the Midwood Athletic Complex in Brooklyn. The victory earned GW the 2008 PSAL Cup Championship, their first football title since 1988. Far Rock beat GW 38–8 in the season opener. It was their only loss of the season. The Trojans won their next nine games, holding their last four opponents to a total of 21 points. That included defeating previously unbeaten South Bronx HS, 24–8, to earn the trip to the championship game.

On June 6, 2008, the George Washington Trojans baseball team beat the Jameds Madison Knights, with an 11th-inning finish of 4-0, to win the Division "A" City Championship at Shea Stadium.

On June 9, 2006, the George Washington Trojans (baseball team) went to the championship to play against James Monroe High School of the Bronx but lost the championship to Monroe. #1 James Monroe 4, #3 George Washington 0.

In 2004 the George Washington Trojans (baseball team) went to the championship to play against Monroe High School of the Bronx but lost the championship to Monroe.

In 2000 the baseball/football/track field was fixed by the City of New York and some players with the New York Yankees were there to help.

In 1989 the George Washington Trojan (football team) won the 1989 City "B" Division Championship. They defeated Lincoln H.S. in the championship game.

  • 1983 Cross Country Division Champions

1928,1974 Baseball PSAL Champions 1973 Soccer PSAL Champions 2008 Varsity baseball team win in Shea stadium 1988, 2008 and 2013 Football Champions

  • Football team 1928–present, no team in the late '50s and '60s
  • Baseball 1928–present
  • Basketball-1950s-present
  • Softball team-1980s-present
  • Volleyball-1920s-present
  • Cheerleading 2006–present

Baseball coach Steve Mandl won 3 championships in 27 years. He was suspended by the PSAL for 16 months for supposed "recruiting violations" and was reinstated to his job thereafter; the case prompted questions about how the PSAL handles charges brought without witnesses or evidence. According to The New York Times, "The Mandl case offers another perspective: the possibility that petty, meritless charges can get traction and turn the disciplinary process itself into a form of punishment long before a verdict has been reached." [1]

As seen from the Bronx

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of George Washington High School include:



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  2. ^ Arenson, Karen W. "Commencements; Belafonte Lauds Diversity Of Baruch College Class", The New York Times, June 2, 2000. Accessed April 16, 2008. "(He said that he had not gotten past the first year at George Washington High School, and that the only college degrees he had were honorary ones.)"
  3. ^ a b c d David Leonhardt. "Economist’s Life, Scored With Jazz Theme", The New York Times, September 18, 2007. Accessed April 16, 2008. "He attended George Washington High School a few years behind Henry Kissinger (and a few decades before the baseball stars Rod Carew and Manny Ramirez, a historical oddity that Mr. Greenspan, who still remembers Joe DiMaggio’s 1936 batting average, probably appreciates)."
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Obituaries of 16 May 2008
  5. ^ Faison, Seth. " John Kemeny, 66, Computer Pioneer and Educator", The New York Times, December 27, 1992. Accessed April 16, 2008. ""When he arrived with his family in New York City in 1940, Dr. Kemeny attended George Washington High School. Three years later he graduated at the top of his class."


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