Jericho High School

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Jericho Senior High School
99 Cedar Swamp Road

New York 11753

United States
Coordinates40°47′55″N 73°32′34″W / 40.79861°N 73.54278°W / 40.79861; -73.54278Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 73°32′34″W / 40.79861°N 73.54278°W / 40.79861; -73.54278
TypeComprehensive high school
Motto"Excellence in education begins here."
School districtJericho Union Free School District
PrincipalDavid Cohen and Joseph Prisinzano
Faculty106.73 FTEs[1]
Enrollment1,114 (as of 2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio10.44[1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue and gold   
WebsiteSchool website

Jericho High School is an American comprehensive public high school in the hamlet of Jericho in Nassau County, New York. It is the only high school in the Jericho Union Free School District. It opened in 1959.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,123 students and 99.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1. There were 25 students (2.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 3 (0.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Cost of education[edit]

For the 2018-2019 school year, Jericho Public School District spent a total of $121 million for a projected number of 3200 students, of which 1124 were students of Jericho High School. $37,600 was spent per student, which is US $451,200 for a student studying for 12 years from grade 1 to 12.[2]

In the 2011-2012 school year, Jericho Public School district spent a total of US$111,962,251 for 3026 students of K-12, of which 1202 were Jericho High School students.[citation needed] US$37,000 was spent per student, which is US$444,000 for a student studying for 12 years from grade 1 to 12.[citation needed]


In Newsweek magazine's 2015 list of the Top 500 American High Schools, Jericho High School was ranked 27th in the U.S., and was ranked third in New York State.[3]

Jericho High School is also consistently ranked in the top 100 high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools ranking,[4] as well as in the top 50 of Niche's Best Public High Schools Ranking.[5]

The school offers many Advanced Placement classes and St. John's University college credit classes, has among the highest average SAT scores in the country,[citation needed] and spends more money on each student than nearly all other Long Island schools.[citation needed] Many Jericho graduates go on to the Ivy League institutions, NYU, SUNY, and many other first and second tier national institutions.[citation needed]

Mean S.A.T. scores - Class of 2014[6]
Reading Math Writing Total
624 669 648 1941/2400
Mean S.A.T. scores - Class of 2018[7]
Reading Math Total
628 690 1318/1600


Jericho High School offers clubs and academic extracurricular activities, ranging from Engineering Club to chess. Jericho also has science and social science research programs, consistently producing ISEF and Regeneron STS semifinalists, as well as a few Regeneron STS finalists.[8] Many students have won the Brain Bee held at LIU Post.[citation needed] The Debate Team has placed in the New York State Forensic League Championship Tournament in the Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum categories. The Science Olympiad team has placed within the top six at national invitationals, such as the Rice University Invitational, and consistently qualified for the New York State Tournament.[citation needed] The Drama club does two shows per year, one drama and one musical, and is known as the Harlequin Players.[9] Other clubs include Peer Tutoring Club, Blue Key Club, Sunrise Club, Kids Helping Pets Club, Model UN, Model Congress, Quizbowl, GSA, Environmental Club, JerEcho, Girls in Engineering, SuperHeroes, and the Jericho Engineering Club.


The sports teams are known as the Jayhawks. Jericho High School has long-standing rivalries with neighboring Great Neck South High School, Long Beach High School, Syosset High School[10] and Roslyn High School. The 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2019 boys' varsity soccer teams won the New York State Championship.[citation needed]


In the 2022-2023 school year, the number of students enrolled were:[11]

  • 321 in grade 9
  • 301 in grade 10
  • 317 in grade 11
  • 324 in grade 12
  • 1263 total enrollment (grades 9 to 12)

The student body in the 2009–2010 school year consisted of:[12]

  • 2 American Indian or Alaska Native students, or 0% of the student body
  • 26 Black or African American students, or 2% of the student body
  • 18 Hispanic or Latino students, or 1% of the student body
  • 386 Asian or Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander students, or 31% of the student body
  • 794 White students, or 65% of the student body
  • 17 multiracial students, or 1% of the student body

Due to an influx of Asian American residents into Jericho, by 2020, Asians made up the majority of students in Jericho Union Free School District.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Jericho Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Journal, Leslie Brody| Photographs by Johnny Milano for The Wall Street (March 13, 2019). "Two New York School Districts Sit Close By, but Far Apart in Resources". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "America's Top High Schools 2015". Newsweek. August 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Best U.S. High Schools".
  5. ^ "2018 Best Public High Schools in America". Niche. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  6. ^[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Home". Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "46 LI students named Regeneron Scholars". Newsday. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Home".
  10. ^ "Jericho Senior High School (2021 Ranking) | Jericho, NY".
  11. ^
  12. ^ School Comprehensive Information Report (PDF) Archived March 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine; URL accessed June 1, 2011.
  13. ^ Madison Beer
  14. ^ Marks, Mary. "Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame Hosts the Sixteenth Annual Induction Ceremony" Archived June 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Syosset-Jericho Tribune, April 28, 2006. Accessed March 3, 2008. "Jon Carin, a graduate of the class of 1982, was recognized for his accomplishments in the field of music. As a longtime member of the group Pink Floyd, Carin has mastered the art of producing and writing music, playing guitar, bass, keys, drums and vocals."
  15. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S. "LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; Three Who Write the Island's Rhythms", The New York Times, November 24, 2002. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Ms. Sigler, who grew up in Jericho and started acting and singing at age 7, is a soprano. She honed her skills at Jericho High School and the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Old Bethpage."
  16. ^ "PH-1 Catches up with Eric Nam | Ep. #15 (FULL EPISODE)". YouTube.

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