Martin Van Buren High School

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Martin Van Buren High School
Address
230-17 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village, New York 11427
USA
Coordinates 40°44′00″N 73°44′21″W / 40.7332°N 73.73918°W / 40.7332; -73.73918Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 73°44′21″W / 40.7332°N 73.73918°W / 40.7332; -73.73918
Information
Type Public
Established 1955
Principal Sam Sochet (interim)[1]
Faculty 180
Grades 9–12
Number of students 2,350
Color(s) Red and Blue
Mascot Bumblebee
Newspaper The Beeline

Martin Van Buren High School (MVBHS) is a public high school in Queens Village, New York. The school is operated by the New York City Department of Education.

History[edit]

The school was designed by Eliot B. Willauer of the notable architectural firm Eggers & Higgins, architects on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, as part of the Board of Education's half-billion dollar post World War II expansion program.[2][3]

The school opened in 1955 as the East Queens High School but was later renamed after the 8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren.

Notable alumni[edit]

This is a partial list of notable alumni of Martin Van Buren High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan, Melissa. "'Failing' Van Buren principal replaced". Queens Courier. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ American Architect Directory: 1956 R.R. Bowker LLC, p.606.
  3. ^ Landmarks Preservation Commission LP-2131
  4. ^ a b "Martin Van Buren High School, Q435, Borough of Queens". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Wilczek, Frank. "Autobiography". Nobel Media. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 

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