Williamsville North High School
|Williamsville North High School|
|1595 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
|Type||Public Secondary School|
|Motto||Encouraging - Nurturing - Challenging|
|School district||Williamsville Central School District|
|Teaching staff||91.66 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.02|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
Williamsville North High School is a public high school in the Williamsville Central School District of Williamsville, New York. The school offers a comprehensive program with multi-level instruction in many academic areas. Gary Collichio has been principal since July 2015.
When Williamsville North High School was built in 1968, it became the Williamsville Central School District's second high school.
The demographic breakdown of the 1,285 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:
- Male - 52.1%
- Female - 47.9%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 7.6%
- Black - 5.0%
- Hispanic - 2.7%
- White - 80.8%
- Multiracial - 3.7%
11.8% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Williamsville North has a wide range of Advanced Placement courses in many areas of study. All students are required to take the New York State Regents exams as required by the state for graduation. Williamsville North offers two different New York State certified diplomas: the Regents diploma and the Advanced Regents Diploma. The Advanced Regents diploma has more requirements in the math and sciences than the Regents diploma. Williamsville North does have a Foreign Language requirement, and every student must fulfill it by passing the regents exam in that language, usually in the end of the sophomore or junior year.
Williamsville North has several ensembles: A String Orchestra (under the direction of Mr. Joseph Buckle), Wind Ensemble (audition required for entry), Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble (audition required for entry), Jazz Band, Chorale (audition required for entry), Mixed Chorus, Choraleers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Choir.
The music department also offers courses in Music Theory and AP Music Theory.
The Winter Spartan Spectrum Concert is presented annually by Music Department; it includes all the major ensembles plus small ensembles created by North students. The concert is run in the prism-concert style of the Eastman School, where applause is limited between performances and the transition to the next ensemble is immediate. The Spectrum Concert is a two-day event held before the winter recess each year.
The Theatre Department performs a musical production each year; while the Drama Club puts on a smaller dramatic production each fall.
North's boys' athletic teams are referred to as the Spartans, whereas the girls' teams are referred to as the Lady Spartans.
Williamsville North is a member of the ECIC-I athletic conference within Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. North fields teams in many sports, in both the girl's and boy's divisions. Boys sports include Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Girls sports include Basketball, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming, and Diving. Cheerleading is also offered.
- Rob Gronkowski, NFL
- Chris Gronkowski (2005), NFL
- Dan Gronkowski (2003), NFL
- Glenn Gronkowski (2011), NFL
- Peter Salovey (1975), President of Yale University
There are numerous clubs at North covering a variety of interests. Everything from Environmental, to Drama, to Japanese club has a home at north. North also has Cultural Awareness Club that puts on an assembly every two years as well as Guitar Club that performs about once a month. Newer clubs include Film club, Stock Market Club, and the Gay Straight Alliance. The two major writing clubs at north are Fusion, once a monthly newspaper, and Aquilo the yearly magazine that reviews and publishes the best works from many students in the school like poems, short stories and illustrations. Academic clubs are also well represented through Science Olympiad, Masterminds, and Mock Trial. North has active chapters in many national organizations like DECA, as well as National, German, and Math Honor Society.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Williamsville North High School". ed.gov. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- Sandra Tan (November 14, 2007). "Woman is first to head high school in district". Buffalo News.