Syosset High School

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Coordinates: 40°49′50.98″N 73°28′58.49″W / 40.8308278°N 73.4829139°W / 40.8308278; -73.4829139

Syosset High School
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"A great place to live, an outstanding place to learn"
Location
Syosset, New York
United States
Information
Type Public School
Established 1956
School district Syosset Central School District
Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante
Faculty 250+
Grades 9th through 12th
Campus size 2,200 students
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, Black and White
Mascot SyoBraveHead.jpg
Syosset Braves
Website

Syosset High School, located on Southwoods Road in Syosset, New York, United States is the only public high school for residents of the Syosset Central School District. As of 2015, the magazine Newsweek ranked the high school 219th in the US out of the top 500 US high schools[1]

Overview[edit]

The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1992–1993. The school district as a whole was also the 2002 winner of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award, which honors school districts for excellence in arts education. The school was also named a Grammy Signature[2] for its music programs in orchestra, band and chorus. In 2010 it was rated 14th in the country for music education by the National Association for Music Education.[3] Syosset High School ranked 143rd of 1600+ schools listed in Newsweek's 2010 Best High Schools list. Eleanor Roosevelt was among the first notable people to make a personal appearance in the auditorium.[citation needed]

In April 2007, the school's Quiz Bowl team won an online national championship.[4]

Academic Departments[edit]

Syosset High School has several academic departments which house a wide variety of courses for students to choose from:

  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Castle Program
  • Driver's Education
  • English
  • Human Ecology (formerly known as Family and Consumer Sciences)
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Theater Arts
  • World Language

Castle Program[edit]

The Castle Program is designed for students (non-special education) who need a different environment in order to succeed. These students are typically students who have a history of poor class and school attendance. They meet in a separate setting with small class sizes and a close-knit team of teachers who focus on "realistic expectations." Participation in this program is voluntary.[5]

WKWZ[edit]

WKWZ, 88.5 FM, is a broadcasting station owned and operated by the Syosset Central School District that operates from 2:30–11:00 pm Monday through Friday. It is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). WPOB broadcasts on the same frequency from 7:00–2:30 from Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, and is the sister station to WKWZ. The General Manager is head of the Syosset Film and Radio department, David Favilla, with all other positions (other than General Manager, Station Supervisor and Chief Engineer) operated by students in the school, with positions such as Station Manager(s), Music Director, Sports Director, Traffic Director, Program Director, Community News Director, and Organizational Supervisor(s).

Athletics[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Sue Bird, on offense

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2015
  2. ^ "GRAMMY® Foundation Announces 2004 Signature Schools". Prweb.com. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About the Syosset CSD". Homework.syosset.k12.ny.us. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Online academic competition – exciting quiz bowl concept since the National Academic Championship was established in 1983". Qunlimited.com. March 30, 1981. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Castle Program at Syosset High School". Retrieved 2/5/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Long Island High School Sports News – Newsday – Scores & Recaps". Newsday. February 28, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Syosset beat Lindenhurst, 35-13, for Class I title". Newsday. November 28, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ [ny.milesplit.com/articles/20440]
  9. ^ [ny.milesplit.com/meets/78367/results/150471]
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Weber, Christopher. "School of Stars: Judd Apatow, Elaine Chao, Michael Isikoff, W.Va. First Lady?". Politicsdaily.com. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ Livnat, Arie (December 16, 2010). "No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Sue Bird headed to Ramle". Haaretz. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
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  14. ^ "LIVES WELL LIVED: JOHN C. RUSSELL; He Who Dances". New York Times. January 1, 1995. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 

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