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Massapequa High School

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Established  1955
Grades  10–12
Student to teacher ratio  12.8:1
Founded  1955
Faculty  142.4 FTEs
Enrollment  1,825 (as of 2014-15)
Phone  +1 516-308-5900
Color  Navy blue and gold
Massapequa High School
Principal  Patrick DiClemente (Main Campus) Jordan McCaw (Ames Campus)
Address  4925 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758, USA
District  Massapequa Union Free School District

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Massapequa High School is a public high school located in Massapequa, New York, United States, for students in grades 10 through 12. Students in grade 9 attend the Massapequa High School Ames campus, which is located at 198 Baltimore Avenue in Massapequa.

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As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,825 students and 142.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 97 students (5.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 30 (1.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

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History

Massapequa High School's first graduating class, the class of 1956, remained at the elementary school located at Hicksville Road for its freshman year and then spent the next two years at what was to become East Lake Junior High School (now known as East Lake Elementary School). Massapequa High School opened in its own location on Merrick Road in September 1955.

Berner High School opened in 1962 to relieve the growing population of Massapequa High School. After a decline in district enrollment, Berner High School closed in 1987 and now serves 7th and 8th grade students as Berner Middle School.

Massapequa High School underwent an expansion in the northeast corner of the school, with construction of a new wing with eight classrooms completed in September 2007. The school's track was resurfaced in the summer of 2011.

Massapequa High School Main Campus

Located on Merrick Rd. in Massapequa across from the South Gate Shopping Center.

Massapequa High School Ames Campus

Located on Baltimore Ave.

Athletics

In the 2006 Season Massapequa High School's baseball team won the New York State division. They won the LI Championship again in 2007, 2008, and 2009 creating a "four peat" tradition.

In 2007, Massapequa High School's volleyball team won the New York State championship. Recently, cheerleading was added as a sport.

Massapequa HS has a wrestling program dating back to the 1950s. The Massapequa Wrestling program, involving only freshmen, began in 1952 under the leadership of Coach Len Connor. In 1955, Bill Deveaux took over as the head coach and managed the program through 1957, which included the first graduating class in 1956. John Hass officially took over as the head coach in 1958 and continued until 1962. In 1963, former wrestler Al Bevilacqua took over as the head coach. Wrestling grew and flourished at Massapequa under the leadership and program development of Coach Bevilacqua. Years later, another former wrestler, Gary Mims would become an assistant coach and help Coach Bevilacqua turn Massapequa into a wrestling powerhouse. Mims would go on to become the head coach in 1978 and guide the program through 28 successful years up until his retirement in 2006. In 2006, Joe Catalanotto took over as head coach at Massapequa. Prior to 2006, Coach Catalanotto had been the Junior High coach for seven years and an assistant with both the Varsity and Junior Varsity programs at Massapequa.

In 2010, the Girl's Varsity Soccer team won the New York State class AA title. In 2013, both the Boy's Varsity Soccer team and the Girl's Varsity Soccer team won the New York State class AA titles.

Massapequa Girls Volleyball team has won Nassau County title for 15 years in a row.

Massapequa lacrosse: Massapequa has a respected lacrosse program and has produced many high school All-County and All-American players. Many have gone on to play at top division 1, 2, and 3 schools and in the MLL and the NLL. History: Nassau County Champs Class A: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2013. The men's varsity lacrosse team won the New York State Championship in the 2014 Spring Season.

Notable alumni

  • Brian Baldinger (born 1959), former pro football player
  • Gary Baldinger (born 1963), former pro football player
  • Rich Baldinger (born 1959), former pro football player
  • Alec Baldwin (born 1958), actor
  • Phil Baroni (born 1976), wrestler; professional Mixed Martial Artist, formerly with the UFC
  • Matt Bennett (born 1991, class of 2008), actor/singer
  • Joey Buttafuoco (born 1956, class of 1974), auto body shop owner best known for having had an affair with a 17-year-old woman who later shot his wife
  • Mary Jo Buttafuoco (born 1955, class of 1974), motivational speaker, and ex-wife of Joey Buttafuoco
  • Jordan Chariton (2004), reporter for The Young Turks
  • Candy Darling (1944-1974), transgender Andy Warhol superstar
  • Elliot Easton (born 1953), musician
  • Jessica Hahn (born 1959, class of 1977), Playboy model, actor, focus of Jim Bakker scandal
  • Anthony Ingrassia, (1944) American playwright, producer and director
  • Brian Kilmeade (1982), television host and author
  • Ron Kovic (1964), author of Born on the Fourth of July
  • Jerry Seinfeld (born 1954, class of 1972), comedian.
  • Brian Setzer (born 1959, class of 1977), musician
  • Casey Stern (born 1978, class of 1996) SiriusXM radio personality
  • Stray Cats, band.
  • Tim Van Patten (born 1959, class of 1977), actor
  • References

    Massapequa High School Wikipedia


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