Yorktown High School (New York)

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Yorktown High School
Yorktown Heights, NY
Coordinates 41°17′42″N 73°48′11″W / 41.295°N 73.803°W / 41.295; -73.803
School district Yorktown Central School District
Principal Joseph DeGennaro
Grades 9-12
Mascot Corn Husker
Rival Somers High School

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. 2012, the Superintendent is Dr. Ralph Napolitano, who has been serving in the position for several years.[1] The Principal is Joseph DeGennaro and he has been at the post since the Fall of 2008.


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.[2]