Mineola High School (New York)

Mineola High School is a public high school in the Mineola Union Free School District and is located in Garden City Park, New York. It serves Mineola, as well as certain parts of Albertson, Williston Park, Garden City Park, and Roslyn Heights.[2]

Mineola High School
Mineola HS Field.jpg
An aerial photo, showing Mineola High School's Football Field.
10 Armstrong Road
Garden City Park, NY 11040
TypeComprehensive school
Established1962 (current high school)
School districtMineola Union Free School District
PrincipalWhittney Smith, Ed.D.
Faculty87.00 FTEs[1]
Enrollment1,060 (as of 2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.18[1]
Color(s)Red, White and Black
NicknameThe Mustangs


The current high school opened in 1962, replacing the old high school, built in 1927, which now houses the Mineola Middle School.[3] In 2016, the high school underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, which included the refurbishment of the school's library.[4] Since 1981, it has been fully accredited by the Middle States Evaluation Committee.[citation needed]

Mineola's mascot is the Mustang, which replaced the original “Maroon” mascot in the early 1960s.[5][6]

Fine artsEdit

The Mineola Union Free School District was recognized as being one of the best communities for music education in the United States from 2009-2019.[7] In the winter months the Mineola Colorguard produces two indoor performance ensembles. Mineola White is composed of first-year members and competes in the Scholastic Novice Class in local competition. Mineola Red, an all-veteran ensemble, competes nationally in Winter Guard International (WGI). In 2006 Mineola High School became the first Scholastic colorguard program on Long Island to attend the prestigious WGI World Championships. In February 2009 Mineola Red was crowned the WGI Northeast Regional Scholastic A Champions at Trumbull, Connecticut, and in April 2009 finished 21st out of 102 units in the at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.

In 2010, Mineola Red was once again crowned the WGI Northeast Regional Scholastic A Champions at Trumbull. Then in April at Dayton, Ohio placed 16 out of more than 100 guards in Championships.[citation needed]

The Mineola Mustang Marching Band and Colorguard compete in the fall in the New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) and were named the 2009,[8] 2018 and 2019[9] New York State Small School Class 2 state champions making Mineola High School only the 4th school and 5th band to win back to back Small School Division 2 championships.[10]


The Mineola boys spring Track and Field team won Nassau County Championships in 2010. The Mineola boys' varsity soccer team won the Nassau & Long Island Championship in 2005 and won Conference ABC 1 in 2006.[citation needed] The girls' softball team has won Nassau County, Long Island, and state championships in its history. Its football team is among the top 50 in New York State for longest winning streaks, going 28–0–2 over several years.[citation needed]


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 972 students and 80.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. There were 185 students (19.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 49 (5.0% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Mineola High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 15, 2021.
  2. ^ http://www.mineola.k12.ny.us/Assets/Central_Registration/051116_District_Map.pdf?t=635985717982470000
  3. ^ "Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - Mystery Fotos #19 Amost Solved : Eight Amazing 1928 Aerials from the Cradle of Aviation Archives". www.vanderbiltcupraces.com. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  4. ^ Abraham, Betsy (2016-08-16). "Renovations Underway At High School". Mineola American. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  5. ^ TIMES, Special to THE NEW YORK (1952-11-16). "MEPHAM IS VICTOR FOR NASSAU CROWN; Pirates Defeat Mineola for Triple A Title -- Huntington Suffolk Champion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  6. ^ "Mineola Public Schools Departments | Athletics". www.mineola.k12.ny.us. Retrieved 2020-08-17. Go Mustangs!
  7. ^ "2019 Best Communities For Music Education Districts | NAMM Foundation". www.nammfoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  8. ^ "NYSFBC 05-09". docs.google.com. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  9. ^ "Scores". New York State Field Band Conference. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  10. ^ https://mineolaamerican.com/2019/11/mineola-high-schools-marching-band-places-first/
  11. ^ "Long Island Hires and Promotions". Newsday.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  12. ^ "Meet Karla Cavalli". Travelchannel.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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Coordinates: 40°44′31″N 73°39′27″W / 40.74194°N 73.65750°W / 40.74194; -73.65750