John Jay High School (Hopewell Junction, New York)

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John Jay Senior High School
Location
2012 State Route 52.
East Fishkill, New York 12533

Coordinates41°32′27″N 73°50′13″W / 41.540803°N 73.836837°W / 41.540803; -73.836837
Information
TypePublic
Established1969
School districtWappingers Central School District
PrincipalDwight Bonk
Staff172
Grades9-12
Number of students2377
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Navy Blue on Light Blue
AthleticsFootball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Track and field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Baseball, Crew, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
Athletics conferenceSection I League C, Class AA
MascotPatriot
RivalRoy C. Ketcham High School, Arlington High School
NewspaperJohn Jay Patriot
Website
 
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John Jay Senior High School
Location
2012 State Route 52.
East Fishkill, New York 12533

Coordinates41°32′27″N 73°50′13″W / 41.540803°N 73.836837°W / 41.540803; -73.836837
Information
TypePublic
Established1969
School districtWappingers Central School District
PrincipalDwight Bonk
Staff172
Grades9-12
Number of students2377
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Navy Blue on Light Blue
AthleticsFootball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Track and field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Baseball, Crew, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
Athletics conferenceSection I League C, Class AA
MascotPatriot
RivalRoy C. Ketcham High School, Arlington High School
NewspaperJohn Jay Patriot
Website

John Jay Senior High School is a public high school on State Route 52 in the hamlet of Hopewell Junction in the town of East Fishkill, New York. The school teaches grades 9 through 12. Students from Van Wyck and Wappingers junior high schools who have successfully completed the 8th grade continue to the 9th grade at either Roy C. Ketcham High School or John Jay. The school is a part of the Wappingers Central School District.[1]

John Jay was built in 1968 to accommodate the growth of the Wappingers School District. Prior to its construction, Ketcham High School was the district's only high school, 8 miles (13 km) away in Wappingers Falls. The 1973 graduating class was the first class to have completed four full years at John Jay HS.

Growing pains in Southern Dutchess County, New York have, like a number of schools in the area, taken their toll on John Jay. A number of classes have more than 25 students in them, although there has been a recent rise in classes with less than 15 students.

Expansion[edit]

In 2002, a new biology-chemistry wing was opened for the exclusive use of these laboratory courses. In 2009, a new math wing was opened on the first floor. The school is geographically surrounded by IBM Fishkill. The presence of IBM in the area has fueled and helped to fund a model example of a high school engineering focus. John Jay offers many classes focused on engineering, with some classes utilizing college-level computer programs and mathematics. Some of the classes are eligible for college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Success[edit]

In recent years, John Jay's percentage of students going on to two- and four-year colleges has been in the 90s.[2] Often students enrolled in two-year programs subsequently move on to four-year programs following their earning an Associate's Degree.

The school has recently added an addition (extending from the Math to the English wings) which has added four new classrooms to the building.[3][4]

U.S. News & World Report awarded the school a silver medal giving it a national rank of 1,156 among the best high schools in the US.[5]

Feeder Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

Brinckerhoff Elementary School in Fishkill, New York
Fishkill Elementary School in Fishkill, New York
Fishkill Plains Elementary School in East Fishkill, New York
Gayhead Elementary School in East Fishkill, New York

Junior High Schools[edit]

Van Wyck Junior High School in East Fishkill, New York

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.wappingersschools.org/JohnJayHS/construction2/main.html