Amityville Memorial High School

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Amityville Memorial High School
Address
250 Merrick Road
Amityville, New York 11701
United States
Coordinates 40°40′13″N 73°24′44″W / 40.67028°N 73.41222°W / 40.67028; -73.41222Coordinates: 40°40′13″N 73°24′44″W / 40.67028°N 73.41222°W / 40.67028; -73.41222
Information
Type Secondary public
Motto "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
Established 1894
Principal Dr. Clinton Grant
Assistant Principal Donna DeFreitas
Faculty 65
Grades 10th12th
Number of students 705
School color(s) Red and grey         
Team name Warriors
Website

Amityville Memorial High School is a public high school located in Amityville, New York, United States, on the south shore of Long Island. It is part of the Amityville Union Free School District, which includes the village of Amityville and portions of North Amityville and East Massapequa.[1] The school follows a basic New York State Regents guideline and offers Advanced Placement (AP) and Syracuse University credited courses.

The members of hip-hop group De La Soul were students of Amityville High School, and released their debut LP 3 Feet High and Rising soon after (1989). Most were still high school students when their first album was released. Also hailing from Amityville is Taking Back Sunday founder Eddie Reyes.

Sports

The sports teams colors are red and gray, and the mascot is a Warrior.

Amityville is the home of legendary high school football coach Lou Howard. In the 1950s and 1960s, Howard's Amityville teams were nearly unbeatable. Bernie Wyatt (defensive back for the University of Iowa) and John Niland (offensive lineman for the famed Dallas Cowboys) were two of Coach Howard's greatest players. The school won the Long Island Football Championships in 1999 and 2007.

The school is the home of the Amityville Warriors basketball team. The Warriors won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Championships four years in a row, from 2000 to 2003. The Warriors also made the trip in 2004, attempting to make US history as the first team to win five state titles in a row, but lost to the would-be champions, Jamesville-Dewitt. The roster included AJ Price, Mark Johnson, Craig Stewart, PJ Smith, Courtney Cooke, Mat Devot, Sam Duncan, Keith Burgess, Ray Jones, Darrell Young, Brian Clinton, and Gamble Dickerson. Notable Warriors include NBA player Mike James, Shelton Jones, Jason Fraser, and current NBA point guard AJ Price.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 

External links

  • Amityville Memorial High School
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