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Coordinates: 40°49′50.98″N 73°28′58.49″W / 40.8308278°N 73.4829139°W / 40.8308278; -73.4829139

Syosset High School (SHS), located in Syosset, New York, United States, in Nassau County on Long Island, is the only public high school for residents of the Syosset Central School District. As of 2012, the news magazine Newsweek ranked the high school 42nd best in the US. Syosset High School has been ranked #10 in New York by as of 2016.[2]

Syosset High School
SHS Logo.svg
Syosset, New York
United States
Type Public school
Motto "A great place to live, an outstanding place to learn"
Established 1956
School district Syosset Central School District
Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante
Faculty 208.4 FTEs[1]
Grades 9th through 12th
Enrollment 2,159 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 10.4:1[1]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red, black and white
Mascot SyoBraveHead.jpg
Syosset Braves

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,159 students and 208.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1. There were 78 students (3.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 10 (0.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]



The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1992–1993.[3] The school district as a whole was the 2002 winner of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award, which honors school districts for excellence in arts education. Syosset was also named a Grammy Signature school[4] for its music programs in orchestra, band, and chorus. In 2010 it was rated 14th in the country for music education by the National Association for Music Education.[5] Syosset High School ranked 143rd of 1600+ schools listed in Newsweek's 2010 Best High Schools list.

Eleanor Roosevelt was among the first notable people to make a personal appearance in the auditorium.[citation needed]

In April 2007, the school's Quiz Bowl team won an online national championship.[6]

Castle ProgramEdit

The Castle Program is designed for students (non-special education) who need a different environment in order to succeed. These students typically have a history of poor class and school attendance. They meet in a separate setting with small class sizes and a close-knit team of teachers who focus on "realistic expectations." Participation in this program is voluntary.[7]


WKWZ, 88.5 FM, is a broadcasting station owned and operated by the Syosset Central School District that operates from 2:30–11:00 pm Monday through Friday. It is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). WPOB broadcasts on the same frequency from 7:00–2:30 from Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, and is the sister station to WKWZ. The General Manager is head of the Syosset Film and Radio department, David Favilla, with all other positions (other than General Manager, Station Supervisor and Chief Engineer) operated by students in the school, with positions such as Station Managers, Music Director, Sports Director, Traffic Director, Program Director, Community News Director, and Organizational Supervisors.


Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Syosset Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ America's Top High Schools 2015
  3. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002, United States Department of Education. Accessed January 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "GRAMMY® Foundation Announces 2004 Signature Schools". Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "About the Syosset CSD". Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Online academic competition – exciting quiz bowl concept since the National Academic Championship was established in 1983". March 30, 1981. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Castle Program at Syosset High School".
  8. ^ "Long Island High School Sports News – Newsday – Scores & Recaps". Newsday. February 28, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Syosset beat Lindenhurst, 35-13, for Class I title". Newsday. November 28, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i Weber, Christopher. "School of Stars: Judd Apatow, Elaine Chao, Michael Isikoff, W.Va. First Lady?". Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  13. ^ Livnat, Arie (December 16, 2010). "No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Sue Bird headed to Ramle". Haaretz. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  14. ^ Raimondi, Marc (2010-04-05). "Christ the King's WNBA Royalty". New York Post. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  15. ^ Broadway World - #1 for Broadway Shows, Theatre, Entertainment, Tickets & More!
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  17. ^ "Podcaster Jon Lovett aims to deliver a tonic for our troubled times". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  18. ^ Jon Lovett
  19. ^ "LIVES WELL LIVED: JOHN C. RUSSELL; He Who Dances". New York Times. January 1, 1995. Retrieved January 24, 2011.

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