Irondequoit High School

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Irondequoit High School
Irondequoit High School 2006
260 Cooper Road
Rochester, New York 14617
United States
Coordinates 43°13′00″N 77°35′49″W / 43.2166°N 77.596993°W / 43.2166; -77.596993Coordinates: 43°13′00″N 77°35′49″W / 43.2166°N 77.596993°W / 43.2166; -77.596993
Type Public high school
School district West Irondequoit Central School District
Principal Douglas W Lauf
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1393 (2007)
Campus suburban
School colour(s) Blue and Gold
Nickname Eagles
Newspaper News-Rodequoit
Yearbook Neodaondaquat

Irondequoit High School (IHS) is a public high school in the town of Irondequoit, New York, a major suburb of Rochester, New York.


Irondequoit District Number 3 renamed their original Irondequoit Union Free School as Irondequoit High School in 1924. A larger property, the Williams farm, was bought on Cooper Road in 1927 for $72,000. By 1931 a middle school - Reuben A. Dake School - had been built on the Cooper Road site. A new high school was built just to the south in 1949-1950 for $1,000,000. The building was dedicated on October 26, 1950. The high school building was erected in 1924, as the Irondequoit Free Union School, District Number 3. This district was joined to District Number 4 in 1953 to become the West Irondequoit Central School District.

First Addition The high school was enlarged in 1957 at a cost of $1,750,000: 25 regular classrooms were added; music rooms for band, chorus and orchestra; a library; two art rooms; a cafeteria for 500 students; a pool (and locker room); and enlarged offices.

Second Addition In 1961 another $28,000 was spent to connect the cafeteria with the south end of the 1957 wing.

Third Addition As the town continued to grow, more classrooms were needed. Twenty-six more were added, as well as a 300-student cafeteria, rooms for shop classes, and more locker rooms and shower rooms for athletics. To match this expansion in school attendance, the kitchen, library, chemistry and biology labs, and offices were expanded. All of this cost $1,602,650. The new space was occupied at the start of the 1964-1965 school year.[1]


The following figures are taken from a New York State District Report Card for 2002 [2] Some statistics for lower grades in the same district are included for comparison.

Fall Enrollment
Grade 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
Ninth 362 395 373
Tenth 339 354 364
Eleventh 308 336 364
Twelfth 303 318 342
Average Class Size
Grade 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001–2002
Kindergarten 20 21 21
Common Branch 21 21 22
English Grade 8 20 23 23
Mathematics Grade 8 25 23 23
Science Grade 8 25 22 24
Social Studies Grade 8 25 25 23
English Grade 10 22 23 24
Mathematics Grade 10 23 24 25
Science Grade 10 23 25 24
Social Studies Grade 10 24 22 24

Statistics from the Department of Education:[3]

  • Total Students(2004–2005): 1393
  • Full-time teachers: 87.4
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.9
  • Eligible for discounted/free lunch: 204 ( 15%)


The Irondequoit High School Eagles face off against the en:Canandaigua Academy Braves at Irondequoit High School Stadium

The Irondequoit lacrosse team has earned a reputation as one of the premier programs in the country. In November 2006, it was the subject of a documentary film called "Irondequoit: Lacrosse Town USA".[4] From its founding in 1957 through the 2007 season, the lacrosse team has never finished a season with a losing record. Irondequoit lacrosse teams have won 28 championship titles and have produced 30 High School All-Americans, plus a long list of college lacrosse coaches.

The Irondequoit High School mascot is the Eagles. It was formerly the "Indians" but was changed in the early 2000s.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ West, Maude I.: "Irondequoit Story - A History of the Town of Irondequoit, Second Edition", pages 18-20. Briddon Press, 1967.
  2. ^ BEDS Code 26-08-03-06-0000,
  3. ^ Schooldigger[dead link]
  4. ^ Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse documentary premieres at Irondequoit High School Archived December 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Irondequoit High School grad earns prestigious award - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow Archived 2012-02-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Kent D. Syverud Named 12th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University - Syracuse University News

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