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Linton High School

Schenectady High School
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Location
1445 The Plaza

Schenectady, New York 12308

Coordinates 42°48′50″N 73°54′36″W / 42.814°N 73.910°W / 42.814; -73.910Coordinates: 42°48′50″N 73°54′36″W / 42.814°N 73.910°W / 42.814; -73.910

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Type Urban public high school
Established 1958
School district Schenectady City Schools
Principal Diane Wilkinson[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,910[2]
Color(s) Blue and white and Red
Mascot Patriot
Nicknames "Schenectady High", SHS, "Home of the Patriots"
Website

Schenectady High School is a high school located at 1445 The Plaza in Schenectady, New York, USA. It was founded in 1992 through the merger of Linton High School and Mont Pleasant High School. It is the only high school in the Schenectady City School District.

Among the programs at SHS are the International Baccalaureate Program and the CISCO program. Schenectady High has a number of schools, including the Fine Art House, the Math, Science and Technology House, the GE Scholars School of Humanities and Culture, and the Global Commerce House.

The mission statement of the school is "to provide a quality education for a lifetime of learning."

John Sayles School of Fine Arts

The John Sayles School of Fine Arts (JSSFA) is a smaller learning community of approximately 650 students at Schenectady High School. Carrying the name of one of Schenectady's famous district graduates internationally known filmmaker, John Sayles. The school provides an integrated Regents high school curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus in visual art, music, theatre, and dance. Schenectady High School, with an enrollment of approximately 2900 students, is divided into five communities, including the Sayles School. The Sayles School of Fine Arts provides unique arts opportunities in the region. The John Sayles School of Fine Arts was recently awarded the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education and its students performed on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center.

Students in the Sayles School have the chance to study visual art, music, dance, media arts, and theatre. Consistent and sequential course work provides students at all ability levels opportunities to explore the arts. Course work is taught during the school day and includes classes in Acting, Tap, Jazz Dance, Drawing, Piano, Film making, Concert Choir, Serenaders, Women's Choir, Chamber Choir, and International Baccalaureate Music and Art, to name a few. All subjects and grade levels integrate the arts. There are four grade level teams including teachers in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Foreign Language.

The Sayles School of Fine Arts is housed in a 42,000-square-foot (3,900 m2) wing at Schenectady High School, built as an addition in 2001. The facilities include: a Black Box Theater, Dance Studio, Video Production Studio, Media Arts Lab, Piano Lab, Music Studios, Art Studios, and Gallery. The JSSFA is home to the Blue Roses Theatre Company, the district television station, Schenectady City Schools TV (SCS-TV), and the Henry and Miriam Butzel Gallery.

Notable alumni

  • Billy Connors - pitcher/pitching coach for New York Yankees and other teams, Class of 1959
  • Barry Kramer -played in the NBA for the San Francisco Warriors New York Knicks and later in the ABA for the New York Nets, Linton Class of 1960
  • Pat Riley - University of Kentucky and NBA basketball player and later NBA championship coach, Linton Class of 1963
  • James Thomas -College Basketball Player at University of Texas, former NBA player and currently playing professionally in Italy. (Later attended and graduated from Hargrave Academy in Chatham, VA).
  • Geller - Radio Personality
  • Casper Wells- Outfielder for the Seattle Mariners.

References

External links

  • Schenectady High School official website
  • publicschoolreview.com
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