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East Meadow High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Richard Howard
Grades  9−12
Phone  +1 516-228-5331
Lowest grade  Ninth grade
Religious affiliation(s)  Public
Faculty  126.0 FTEs
Enrollment  1,621 (as of 2014-15)
Founded  1953
Colors  Navy Blue, Gold
East Meadow High School

Address  101 Carman Ave, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
District  East Meadow Union Free School District

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East Meadow High School is a public high school in the East Meadow school district. East Meadow High School was founded in 1953, as part of what is now the third-largest school district in New York State. The school serves students in grades 9−12. Approximately 88% of 2007's graduating class continued their education – with 60% going on to four-year colleges and 27% to two-year colleges.


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,621 students and 126.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1. There were 215 students (13.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 104 (6.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

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East Meadow provides has sports programs with three seasons each offering various sports for students to choose.

Fall sports

Football (2006 & 2011 Nassau County Champions), Soccer, Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Field Hockey (2008 County Champions), Cheerleading, Boys Golf, Rockettes/Kickline, Girls Swimming and Diving. The girls' cross country team had a league meet winning streak from October 2000 through October 2009. Their record during this time was approximately 120-0.

Winter sports

Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Bowling, Winter Track

Spring sports

Baseball (1997 State Champions), Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field (2009 Boys Class A Division I Champions), Mens Tennis, Girls Badminton.


The East Meadow High School Jet Marching Band has competed in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Many students participate in band, orchestra, chorus, music theory, and after school in the pit orchestra, jazz band, string ensemble, and vocal jazz. They also host a summer music program every July, and have their own chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society, chapter number 2817.

Notable alumni

  • Criss Angel, magician/illusionist, and stunt.
  • Adam Busch, actor/singer
  • Richard Greenberg, Broadway playwright (Take Me Out, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The American Plan)
  • Max Hechtman, videographer/editor, producer, director of photography (I Am Here)
  • Annet Mahendru, Afghan-born Russian–Indian actress
  • John Mauceri, conductor
  • Craig Mitchell, as Craig Olshlager, actor/comedian/writer
  • Brandon Moore, NFL linebacker
  • Rich Ohrnberger, National Football League offensive lineman
  • Dave Palumbo, bodybuilder
  • Joel Rifkin, serial killer
  • Darren Romeo, illusionist and magician. Sole protégé of Siegfried and Roy.
  • Michael Rothstein, ESPN reporter
  • Matt Serra, UFC fighter and former UFC Welterweight Champion
  • Mark Staniszewski, martial artist
  • Frank Viola, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Tia Walker, blogger and publisher
  • Mobile apps

    East Meadow High School has a mobile application for the iPhone and Android phones available. The applications were designed and developed by Christian Turkoanje who was a graduating senior in the class of 2011. The applications were a submission for his Senior Project, a requirement for all graduating seniors to complete.


    East Meadow High School Wikipedia