Rush–Henrietta Senior High School

Rush–Henrietta Senior High School - James E. Sperry Building, located in Henrietta, New York, also referred to as Rush–Henrietta Senior High School, R-H and Sperry High School, is the only high school in the Rush-Henrietta Central School District. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the principal is Beth Patton.

Rush Henrietta Senior High School
1799 Lehigh Station Road

United States
Coordinates43°03′29″N 77°36′25″W / 43.05818°N 77.60688°W / 43.05818; -77.60688Coordinates: 43°03′29″N 77°36′25″W / 43.05818°N 77.60688°W / 43.05818; -77.60688
TypePublic high school
MottoGuiding Student Success
School districtRush-Henrietta Central School District
Enrollment1,228 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Green, Gold, and Black
MascotRoyal Comets

Beginning with the class of 2004, students in the ninth grade in the Rush-Henrietta district began attending the Ninth Grade Academy (formerly known as the Webster building). This move was made in response to an overcrowding of students at the Senior High building. The Ninth Grade Academy is a short distance (.5 miles) from the high school.

Rush-Henrietta has a strong athletic program with dozens of varsity teams. The school is known to be arch rivals with the Red Raiders of the nearby Fairport Central School District, located in Fairport, New York.

Sports facilitiesEdit

Royal Comets face off against the Fairport High School Red Raiders at Elmer L. Gordon Stadium

The Senior High School has a wide array of sports facilities. This includes a football stadium with two sets of bleacher stands and an 8-lane track surrounding the field. The grounds also contain 6 fully caged and standard regulation tennis courts, three baseball diamonds, and three soccer/lacrosse fields.

Inside, an indoor pool features a diving well as well as standard lap lanes. The school allows time for open swim where any resident of the Rush-Henrietta community may use the pool. A full-sized basketball court comprises the gymnasium, flanked by folding bleachers on each side of the court.


Under the direction of Dr. Ken Graham, Superintendent of Schools, the school recently added on a $15 million gym complex, as well as extensive remodeling to the sports fields located on the campus. This expansion also added eight new classrooms to the academic structure of the building. The expansion also added a Senior Lounge to the building. The expansion also added a new Literacy Center adjacent to the Senior Lounge. The expansion also added new parking lot space. The expansion was under the supervision of The Rush Henrietta Central School District. The expansion is set to be completed in September 2014.

Notable alumniEdit

  • Blaise Faggiano - head college football coach at Utica College and former defensive coordinator at St. John Fisher College.
  • Ed Pierce - Class of 1971, is the former Executive Editor of the Journal Tribune daily newspaper in Biddeford, Maine and a two-time national finalist for Youth Sportswriter of the Year awarded by Penn State University's College of Sports Journalism. During his career as a journalist, he interviewed Muhammad Ali, Ronald Reagan, David Bowie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and William Shatner, among others.
  • Desmond Green - NY State Champion wrestler; current Mixed Martial Artist [2]
  • Mike Nguyen - Class of 1984, is a Vietnamese-American artist who worked as a Supervising Animator on Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant but is most famous for his own animated feature My Little World. Mike Nguyen received his BFA in character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 1988. Since then, he has worked in the feature animation film industry for over 10 years as an animator, for major studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros.
  • Shenise Johnson - Class of 2008, Professional Women's Basketball player (WNBA) for the Indiana Fever.
  • Miranda Melville - Class of 2008, 2016 US Olympic Women's Track and Field Team Member
  • Mike "Pickle" Dambra - Class of 1981, Touring Stand-Up Comedian and devoted father.


  1. ^ "RUSH-HENRIETTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Desmond Green Bio". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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