Lynbrook Senior High School

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Lynbrook Senior High School
Magnet School No
School District Lynbrook Union Free School District
School Colors Green and Gold         
Coeducational Yes
Year Opened 1922
Grade Levels 9-12
School type Public
Principal Joseph Rainis
Year-round schedule No
Enrollment ~1030
Sports Teams Owls
Mascot Owl
Homepage Lynbrook High School

Lynbrook Senior High School (commonly known as Lynbrook High School) is the four-year public high school located in the village of Lynbrook, New York in Nassau County on Long Island. The school district draws a geographically wide student body, foremost from the village of Lynbrook and also parts of neighboring Hewlett, Hewlett Harbor, East Rockaway as well as a small portion of Malverne and Valley Stream.[1]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 906 students and 73.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. There were 79 students (8.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 15 (1.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]

Lynbrook High School was recognized by the United States Department of Education in the 1990-1991 school year as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[3] LHS has also received a Newsday award for community service and was the first recipient of Nassau County's newly created sportsmanship award for demonstrating the best character across all sports.[citation needed]

Lynbrook Senior High School offers a wide range of competitive academics and its student body is often regarded as driven. Its students consistently earn high state and regional test scores. Class size is typically small with an average of 250 to 300 students per grade.

The school has excellent academic, athletic, performing arts, and other extracurricular programs; typically produces several All-County athletes and musicians, has won many county and state team sport championships, and has a consistently award-winning high school newspaper, Horizon.[citation needed]

A Brief History of the District

The first school serving the area was built on the present site of the East Rockaway Town Hall. The first school in what is now the Lynbrook School District, then Pearsall's Corner was built most probably in 1855 (a picture of the first school house is dated c. 1865) and expanded in 1874. The Union Free School District was established in 1892 and construction was begun near the site now occupied by the Administrative Offices. Professor Charles D. Vosburgh was its first Superintendent. In 1909 a new brick building was built next to the old building. It served grades 1–12. In 1922, a new high school was built across the street. It is still the core of the present Lynbrook High School, the oldest continually occupied high school on Long Island. It has been modified and expanded a number of times. Some older former high school buildings exist, but have been repurposed.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alan Colmes (graduated 1968), talk show host
  • Pamela Geller (graduated 1976), blogger, author, political activist, and commentator
  • Richard Ned Lebow (graduated 1959), political scientist, author, and professor


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  2. ^ School data for Lynbrook Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002, United States Department of Education. Accessed January 23, 2017.
  4. ^ 100 - 1892-1992 Lynbrook Public School District. 52pp. Paperback, edited by a twin team of twins, Melissa & Tracy McNamara and Howard & Rachel Fetner. Over 20 staff members contributed, including another set of twins, Spenser and Derek Dorn.

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Coordinates: 40°39′14″N 73°40′21″W / 40.65389°N 73.67250°W / 40.65389; -73.67250