Yorktown High School (New York)

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Yorktown High School
Address
Yorktown High School is located in New York
Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School is located in the United States
Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School
2727 Crompond Road

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10598

Coordinates41°17′42″N 73°48′11″W / 41.295°N 73.803°W / 41.295; -73.803
Information
School districtYorktown Central School District
PrincipalJoseph DeGennaro
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,227 (2016-17)[1]
MascotCorn Husker
Website

Yorktown High School is a public high school in Yorktown Heights, New York that serves students in grades 9-12. The school offers academic electives, sports, and student news and literary publications. The school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. As of Sept. 2018, the Superintendent is Dr. Ron Hattar.[2] The Principal is Joseph DeGennaro and he has been at the post since the Fall of 2008.

History[edit]

Yorktown High School has a history of successful lacrosse teams.

Controversy[edit]

The school received local and national media attention after its principal was abruptly fired in February 2008. All of the students walked out to protest the firing and many parents expressed concerns. Despite the opposition, the firing was upheld.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ [1] Archived August 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Berger, Joseph (6 April 2008). "Principal's Fast Ouster a Mystery" – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "Jeff Modesitt". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Russ Swan". Retrieved January 12, 2019.