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Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Jericho High School – Newsweek – 32/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Jericho High School  – Newsweek – 32/100

Jericho High School


Jericho High School is an American high school in the hamlet of Jericho in Nassau County, New York. It is the only high school in the Jericho Union Free School District. It opened in 1959.

99 Cedar Swamp Rd, Jericho, NY 11753, United States

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Cost of education

For the 2012-2013 school year, Jericho Public School district will spend a total of US$ 114,468,464 for a projected number of 3004 students, of which 1192 are students of Jericho High School. US$ 38,105 will be spent per student, which is US$ 457,264 for a student studying for 12 years from Grade 1 to 12, or US$ 914,528 for a household with 2 students.[2][3]
In the 2011-2012 school year, Jericho Public School district spent a total of US$ 111,962,251 for 3026 students of K-12, of which 1202 are Jericho High School students. US$ 37,000 was spent per student, which is US$ 444,000 for a student studying for 12 years from Grade 1 to 12, or US$ 888,000 for a household with 2 students.


In the 2010 Newsweek magazine’s annual list of the Top 1622 American High Schools, Jericho High School is ranked 32nd, including being ranked 2nd in New York State.[4] In U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Best High Schools in America it ranks 4th.[5] It offers many Advanced Placement classes, St. John’s University college credit classes, has among the highest average SAT scores in the country[citation needed], and spends more money on each student than nearly all other Long Island schools.[citation needed] College placements from Jericho High School typically include a large number attending the Ivy League institutions, NYU, SUNY, and many other first and second tier national institutions.[citation needed]


Jericho High School offers clubs and academic extracurricular activities, ranging from knitting to chess. Jericho also has science and social science research programs, consistently producing Siemens and Intel semifinalists, as well as a few Intel Finalists.[citation needed] Many students have won the Brain Bee held at LIU Post.[citation needed] The Debate Team has also placed in the New York State Forensic League Championship Tournament in the Lincoln Douglas category.[citation needed] The Drama club does two shows per year, one drama and one musical, and is known as the Harlequin players.[7] Other clubs include Peer Tutoring Club, Blue Key Club, Sunrise Club, Kids Helping Pets Club, Model UN, Model Congress, Quizbowl, GSA, and JerEcho.


The sports teams are known as the Jayhawks. Jericho High School has long-standing rivalries with neighboring Great Neck South High School, Long Beach High School, Syosset High School[8] and Roslyn High School. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 Boys Varsity Soccer teams won the New York State Championship.[citation needed]


In the 2011-2012 school year, the number of students enrolled were:[3]
275 in Grade 9
321 in Grade 10
317 in Grade 11
289 in Grade 12
1200 Total High School Enrollment (9 to 12)
3026 Total Jericho School District Enrollment (K to 12)
The student body in the 2009–2010 school year consisted of:[9]
2 American Indian or Alaska Native students or 0% of the student body
26 Black or African American students or 2% of the student body
18 Hispanic or Latino students or 1% of the student body
386 Asian or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students or 31% of the student body
794 White students or 65% of the student body
17 Multiracial students or 1% of the student body




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