Valley Stream North High School

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Valley Stream North High School
750 Herman Avenue,
Franklin Square, NY
Franklin Square, New York, Nassau County 11010
United States
School type Public
Opened 1955
Status Open
School district Valley Stream Central High School District
Dean Corey Macnamara & Tom Maddock
Principal James Bolen
Vice principal Jennifer Buonaspina
Dave Trizano
Head of school James Bolen
Faculty 95.8 FTEs[1]
Grades 712
Gender Coeducational
Age range 11 to 18
Enrollment 1,281 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.4:1[1]
Hours in school day 7:50 to 2:43
School color(s) Green and White
Athletics Football, Cross Country, Winter Track, Spring Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, Wrestling, Tennis, Softball, Badminton, Lacrosse
Mascot Spartan
Rival Valley Stream South High School
National ranking 656
Newspaper North Star
Yearbook The Chariot
Graduates (2016) Class of 2015
Magnet School No
Year-round schedule No
Clubs Student Council, Grade Council, SADD, STOP, Spartan Update, North Star, Art Club, Drama Club, GSA, Ecology Club, Many Honor Societies, SPO, 7:10 Downbeats, Jazz Band, Homework Club, Table Tennis, Women's Choir

Valley Stream North High School (VSNHS) is a combined public junior and senior high school located in the hamlet of Franklin Square, New York in southwest Nassau County on Long Island.

Valley Stream North High School is one of three high schools in the Valley Stream Central High School District. Like Valley Stream South High School, Valley Stream North High School is a combined junior-senior high school that educates grades seven through twelve. Students who attend Valley Stream North High School are mainly graduates of the local Franklin Square, North Valley Stream, and Elmont elementary schools, including Willow Road Elementary School, James A. Dever Elementary School, and Howell Road Elementary School. Students who attend Valley Stream North High School reside in either Franklin Square, Malverne, North Valley Stream, or Elmont. Valley Stream North High School is known to the local population simply as "North."

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,281 students and 95.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. There were 178 students (13.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 43 (3.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Spartan Update[edit]

Spartan Update is a 7- to 10-minute student produced bi-weekly TV news report shown school-wide on Fridays at the beginning of first period. All activity at North comes to a halt during the broadcast as all students and faculty watch the show. Full-footage news coverage is provided on 4–7 different issues that were prominent in the mainstream news that week. Other elements typically shown are a student-made commercial, a weather report, and a sports segment. Topics frequently covered include school events, recent trips, innovative projects in various classes, and unique happenings at the school. Taping and editing of the show is typically done almost every day after the school day ends. Many Spartan Update alumni have gone on to study in communications or other related fields in college.

North Star[edit]

North Star is a student publication/blog containing articles about recent events (both in and out of the school), opinions, interests, and school activities. The club releases new articles online often. North Star journalists are recognized annually by the Long Island Press through the Excellence in High School Journalism Awards Program, and many have gone on to pursue a career in journalism.

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Coordinates: 40°41′15″N 73°40′28″W / 40.68750°N 73.67444°W / 40.68750; -73.67444