Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School

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Paul D. Schreiber High School
Paul D. Schreiber Seal.jpg
101 Campus Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

United States
Type Public high school
Established 1953
School district Port Washington School District
Principal Ira Pernick
Faculty 111.4 FTEs[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,545 (as of 2014–15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.9:1[1]
Color(s) Blue and white         
Mascot Viking
Newspaper The Schreiber Times
Yearbook Port Light

Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School (commonly Paul D. Schreiber High School or Schreiber High School) is a four-year public high school located in Port Washington, New York at 101 Campus Drive, in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. The school was originally constructed in 1953 and is named after a former superintendent. Schreiber is one of the top public high schools on Long Island.[2] U.S. News and World Report awarded Schreiber a gold medal in its 2014 rankings.[3] In 2015, it was ranked as the 283rd best high school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, with a student/teacher ratio of 13:1.[4]

As of the 2014–15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,545 students and 111.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.9:1. There were 238 students (15.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 68 (4.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


The school offers 26 Advanced Placement classes, more than three times the state average.[5] The Advanced Placement exam pass rate is 83%, meaning that 83% of students attain a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam, compared to the state average of 61%, and more than half of the student body, 53%, takes at least one Advanced Placement exam, compared to the state average of 16%.[6]

In 2011, Mandarin Chinese was added as a fifth language to the foreign language curriculum, joining Latin, French, Spanish, and Italian.[7] Mandarin could be taken only in conjunction with another of the aforementioned languages or after completion of a three-year language sequence. After the conclusion of the 2014–15 school year, Chinese was dropped from the list of course of offerings following budget reallocation.



Schreiber High School is part of the Section VIII (8) New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA). As such, it competes against other public schools in Nassau County, New York in: baseball, basketball, bowling, badminton, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.

Boys' cross country[edit]

From 2007 to 2009, the Vikings won three consecutive class AA Nassau County championship titles. Furthermore, the team finished third in class AA and seventh overall in the 2009 state meet. In 2016, the Vikings were also AAA Nassau County champions.[8]

Girls' tennis[edit]

In November 2008, the girls varsity tennis team defeated Westhampton High School in the Long Island Championship. This marked the second straight year that the team won the title.[9]

Boys' baseball[edit]

In 2017, the varsity team lost to Hicksville in the first round of the New York State Section VIII playoffs.

Boys' basketball

ESPN Radio and Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz personality and alumnus Jon "Stugotz" Weiner once set the Long Island record for most successful three pointers in a half with 6.[10]

Academic teams[edit]

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Schreiber's Academic Decathlon team was New York State's winning team from 1997 to 1998 and again from 2000 to 2004. They placed second in 2005, their first time not attending the national competition in eight years.

Recently, in the NYS competition for Nationals, the 2008 team came in second place while the 2010 team came in third.


Schreiber's Lincoln–Douglas debate team was nationally dominant from 2003 to 2005, with three students capturing several national titles. The team has since transformed into a Public Forum Debate team, winning the Varsity Public Forum New York State Championship in 2009. In April 2011, the team came in second place in Public Forum at the New York State Championship. Schreiber's debate team is once again successful, achieving exemplary results at the Princeton Classic in 2016.

Mock Trial[edit]

The school's Mock Trial team competes in the annual New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament. Schreiber won the Long Island Region of the state tournament in 1991 and 1996.

In the 2008 competition, the team advanced to the Round of 16 in the regional tournament. The team advanced to the county championship in 2007.

Across the Aisle[edit]

Beginning in September 2017, the former chapter of Turning Point USA has been renamed and reworked to no longer be affiliated with the organization. It is henceforth known as Across the Aisle, a political discussion forum encouraging students to share and debate their views on various current events. The goal of the club is to encourage bipartisan thought and thinking among students at Schreiber.

Other clubs[edit]

Schreiber offers a wide range of clubs including:

Schreiber offered a total of 46 clubs for the 2014–15 school year.[11]


The school features multiple bands, orchestras and choruses. In recent years, members of the various ensembles have been chosen to perform in select groups, including the All-State orchestra and band. For the 2008–09 school year, 11 Schreiber students were chosen as All-State musicians and alternates. In the 2010–11 year, 5 students were selected as the All-State musicians and alternates, and one year later 8 students were selected.

The school marching band has praiseworthy achievements as well. The marching band has performed and marched in the Sugar Bowl Parade (1989), Orange Bowl Parade (1990), and the Tournament of Roses Parade (1996).

In May 2000, the Schreiber Concert Band performed and won several awards at a high school band tournament in Hershey, PA. During the next school year, in the fall of 2000, the Paul D. Schreiber Marching Band performed the piece "Seventy-Six Trombones" from the musical The Music Man at the tenth annual Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall.

Research Program[edit]

Schreiber has a nationally recognized research program in Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.[12] There have been numerous local and national winners from the school's research program. Students compete in a variety of competitions including the Siemens Competition, Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The school's research program has attained nationwide recognition through student success in the Intel Science Talent Search competition.[13] From 2002 to 2010, the school had the sixth most semifinalists in the nation with 50, trailing only Montgomery Blair High School (108), Stuyvesant High School (103), Ward Melville High School (85), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (75), and Bronx High School of Science (59).[14]

Recent Years[edit]

In January 2008, the school produced six Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists, the second highest total on Long Island.[15] Additionally, two finalists were selected from the school. Schreiber was only one of two schools that produced double finalist winners.[16] Along with Great Neck North High School, Schreiber produced the second most finalists in the country, trailing only Stuyvesant High School of Manhattan.[17] A student from Schreiber was selected to be one of the top ten winners of the Intel Science Talent Search 2008, winning a scholarship of $20,000. The student was the ninth-place winner for a zoology project based on Odonate populations.[18]

Eight Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists were selected from Schreiber in 2006, tying for the second most semifinalists in the nation with Stuyvesant High School.[19] The achievement of the semifinalists marks the fourth consecutive year that Schreiber High School has been in the top five schools in the United States. That year, Schreiber also produced one finalist in the competition, who ended up winning the Glenn Seaborg award.


In 2000, nine semifinalists were selected, leading all schools on Long Island. Schreiber ranked fifth nationally and second among comprehensive high schools.[20] Furthermore, three students were chosen as finalists, leading all schools in the country.[21]

Ultimately, a student from Schreiber won first place in the competition for her steganography project. She encrypted a message in the gene sequence of a DNA strand.[22]

Regeneron STS Results By Year[edit]

School Year Intel STS Semifinalists Finalists Winners
2016–2017 76th Regeneron STS 6[23] 0 0
2015–2016 75th Intel STS 2[24] 0 0
2014–2015 74th Intel STS 1[25] 0 0
2013–2014 73rd Intel STS 3[26] 0 0
2012–2013 72nd Intel STS 2 0 0
2011–2012 71st Intel STS 3 0 0
2010–2011 70th Intel STS 3 0 0
2009–2010 69th Intel STS 4 0 0
2008–2009 68th Intel STS 3 0 0
2007–2008 67th Intel STS 6 2 1 (9th Place Finish)
2006–2007 66th Intel STS 6 0 0
2005–2006 65th Intel STS 8 1 0
2004–2005 64th Intel STS 5 0 0
2003–2004 63rd Intel STS 8 0 0
2002–2003 62nd Intel STS 8 0 0
2001–2002 61st Intel STS 2 0 0
2000–2001 60th Intel STS 3 0 0
1999–2000 59th Intel STS 9 3 1 (1st Place Finish)
1998–1999 58th Intel STS 8 0 0
1997–1998 57th Intel STS 7 0 0
1996–1997 56th Intel STS 2 0
1995–1996 55th Intel STS 0 0
1994–1995 54th Intel STS 2 0
1993–1994 53rd Intel STS 0 0
1992–1993 52nd Intel STS 2 0
1991–1992 51st Intel STS 2 0

School Publications[edit]


Schrieber's premier student publication is The Schreiber Times. The newspaper was first established in 1924 at the original Port Washington High School as The Port Weekly. The newspaper now publishes 24 page monthly issues that include sections about News, Features, Opinions, Arts and Entertainment, and Sports. The newspaper has also been recognized for its artwork and covers.

The Schreiber Times has won awards for each of its five sections from well-acclaimed sources, including the Long Island newspaper Newsday,[27] the American Scholastic Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and the Empire State School Press Association.

In 2012, The Schreiber Times launched an online version of the print paper. There is as an archive of all issues of The Schreiber Times and The Port Weekly published since 1924.

Adi Levin is the current Editor-in-Chief, having started in May 2017.[28]

Literary Magazine[edit]

Another publication, Kaleidoscope, is a literary magazine featuring the poetry, prose, artwork, and photography of Schreiber students. It has won various awards, including two silver medals in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Medallist Critiques in both 2010 and 2011.


The school also produces an annual yearbook. This yearbook is compiled by students with the aid of a faculty adviser and is called the Port Light.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Head of the class: School districts that add value". Newsday. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Best High Schools". U.S. News and World Report. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "National Rankings: Best High Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
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  7. ^ Dooley, Emily (28 September 2011). "Districts cut bus costs and drive savings". Newsday. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "2009 Results - NYSPHSAA New York State Cross Country Championships". RunnerSpace. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ McLaughlin, Corey (5 November 2008). "Port Washington girls repeat as LI tennis champs". Newsday. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2008. 
  10. ^ "Listen to The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on TuneIn". TuneIn. Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  11. ^ 2014-2015 Schreiber Clubs & Activities, Schreiber High School
  12. ^ Berger, Joseph (7 March 2007). "Intel Competition Is Where Science Rules and Research Is the Key". New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2008. 
  13. ^ Saslow, Linda (29 January 2006). "Where Scientists Are Made". New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2006. 
  14. ^ "Results of the Intel Science Talent Search". Society for Science & the Public. 
  15. ^ "Long Island News Stories on Sports, Politics & More". Newsday. 
  16. ^ "Intel Science Talent Search Finalists Announced: Schreiber Has Two". Port Washington News. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008. 
  17. ^ Fairbanks, Amanda M. (January 31, 2008). "New York Leads the Field in a High School Science Competition". New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  18. ^ Fairbanks, Amanda M. (12 March 2008). "North Carolina Student Wins $100,000 Intel Science Award". New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2008. 
  19. ^ "Schreiber Produces Eight Intel Winners: Tied for Second Place Nationally". Port Washington News. 2006 January 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2006.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  20. ^ Delatiner, Barbara (16 January 2000). "Port Washington Leads The Intel Science List". New York Times. Retrieved 18 January 2000.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  21. ^ Delatiner, Barbara (30 January 2000). "In Science Competitions, Every Player Wins". New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2000.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  22. ^ Molotsky, Irvin (14 March 2000). "Words Hidden in DNA Win Intel Competition". New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2000.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  23. ^ "6 Schreiber Students Named Winners In Regeneron Science Talent Search". 18 May 2017. 
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  25. ^ "Port Washington Intel Semifinalist Examines Achievement Gap". 12 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Three Schreiber Students Named Intel Semifinalists". 8 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Newsday - Long Island's & NYC's News Source". Newsday. 
  28. ^ "Staff 2017-18". The Schreiber Times. 

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