White Plains High School

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White Plains High School
White Plains High School
Address
550 North Street
White Plains, New York 10605-3004
Coordinates 41°01′12″N 73°44′16″W / 41.02005°N 73.73777°W / 41.02005; -73.73777Coordinates: 41°01′12″N 73°44′16″W / 41.02005°N 73.73777°W / 41.02005; -73.73777
Information
Type Public
School district White Plains Public Schools
Grades 9 – 12
Enrollment 2,251 (2007–2008)
Number of students 2,500
Campus size 75 Acres
Color(s)

        

Orange & Black
Athletics Section 1 (NYSPHSAA)
Mascot Tiger
Website

White Plains Senior High School is the main high school in the White Plains Public Schools system of White Plains, New York, United States.[1] It was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a School of Excellence in 1986–87. The school's code of conduct,[2] and its state accountability report[3] are available online.

Demographics[edit]

The student body is 52.1 percent Hispanic, 23.1 percent White, 21.7 percent Black, and three percent Asian.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • Yearbook: The Oracle[5]
  • Newspaper: The Orange[6]
  • Literary Magazine: The Roar[7]

Jiggy Showcase[edit]

The Jiggy Showcase is an annual showcase that displays the diverse cultural roots of White Plains High School students. Various dancing styles, songs, and outfits are represented by performers and models. The showcase was named after the Will Smith song, "Getting Jiggy With It". In May 2016, the high school put on its last and final Jiggy Showcase.

Songwriter's Showcase[edit]

The Songwriter's Showcase exhibits students' singing, and songwriting talents which are performed for a public audience. The showcase became a biannual event in 2000.

Sports[edit]

The school makes available for its students two gymnasiums, a weight room, a track field and football field (Loucks Field),[8] a soccer field, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and a pool. White Plains football team won the Section 1 class AA title in 2013 for the first time in 34 years.

Theater[edit]

The school has an impressive theater department[citation needed] which typically puts on three plays and one musical each year. The plays are performed in the Little Theater, while the musicals are performed in the auditorium.

Rivals[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

In film[edit]

Scenes from The Beaver, a film directed by Jodie Foster and starring Mel Gibson and Foster, were filmed at the high school in the fall of 2009.[20] Scenes from the film Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti, were shot at the high school in March 2010.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Plains High School / Overview". Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Policies and Procedures / Code of Conduct Policy". Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ "The New York State School Report Card : 2006-07" (PDF). Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  4. ^ "White Plains Senior High School (White Plains, NY) » contact info, student demographics, map, class sizes". Muninetguide.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ "The Oracle / Welcome". Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  6. ^ "The Orange / Welcome". Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Clubs and Activities at WPHS / The ROAR". Whiteplainspublicschools.org. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  8. ^ "White Plains CitizeNetReporter - Loucks Field Makeover to Open for 2008 Loucks Games. Parker-T-Giving". Whiteplainscnr.com. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  9. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  10. ^ "Biography for Jennifer Damiano". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  11. ^ Class of 1924 Photo with Dan Duryea
  12. ^ "White Plains High School Distringuished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  13. ^ "Harry Jefferson, Jr.". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  14. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  15. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  16. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  17. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  18. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  19. ^ "White Plains High School Distinguished Alumni". Alumniclass.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  20. ^ "Extras casting call for Jodi Foster feature film 'The Beaver' in White Plains, NY". Extra Casting. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  21. ^ "Movie filming today at White Plains H.S. - White Plains and Valhalla". Whiteplains.lohudblogs.com. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2013-10-15.