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CRISIS AT HEMPSTEAD HIGH  MetroFocus

With a graduation rate of only 37%, Hempstead High School on Long Island is one of the worst performing schools in the nation. Why? Find out.



Latest Hempstead School Official Arrest Adds To District's Woes  Long Island Press

Besides the Hempstead school district's 37 percent graduation rate, crumbling schools, gang violence, and embattled superintendent, another vexing problem is ...



Opinion: Make-believe at Hempstead schools  Newsday

Latest student performance report glosses over deep district challenges.



State-Appointed Monitor: Struggling Hempstead School District Beginning To Make Progress  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A report is out sizing up a long-struggling school district. The Hempstead district has been under the watch of a state ...



West Hempstead High School students share uplifting words  Long Island Herald

Art Honor Society students at West Hempstead High School invited their peers to take part in a “What Lifts You” project during lunch periods on March 18.



Island Park to Stop Sending Students to West Hempstead High School  NBC New York

After almost 50 years of sending recent middle school graduates to West Hempstead High, officials of the Island Park School District announced that, due to ...



Enduring Struggles in Hempstead School District  Long Island Press

The multitude of complex problems plaguing the Hempstead School District have made headlines across the region. From persistent rumors of a state takeover ...



Island Park to stop sending kids to West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

Island Park school officials announced in a July 11 letter to parents that starting with the 2019-20 school year, they will stop offering Island Park's middle school ...



State Will Not Take Over Long-Struggling Hempstead Schools  The New York Times

The New York State Education Department said Thursday that it would not take control of Hempstead School District on Long Island, which has been troubled for ...



Will State Take Over Troubled Hempstead Schools?  Long Island Press

Despite persistent struggles with declining graduation rates, violence, alleged corruption, and overall school board turmoil, the verdict is still out on whether the ...



LI graduation rates drop slightly  Newsday

According to the state, 88.4 percent of seniors graduated on time after four years of high school in 2018 - down from 88.9 percent in 2017.



Students construct museum to recognize Black History Month at West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

An annual tradition at West Hempstead High School for Black History Month continued this February, when students created a museum featuring several ...



Viral Video Catches Long Island Teacher On The Phone During Class  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A troubling video is making the rounds on social media. It appears to a show a teacher slacking off in class at a school in ...



Experts: Damaged school might not reopen until March  Newsday

The Hempstead school district's Prospect School may not be fully operational until March, according to experts coordinating the renovations and repairs since ...



Long Island races, walks during spring and summer  Newsday

May | June | July | August | September | October Running is at the top of popular sports on Long Island. By the hundreds, and sometimes thousands, runners of ...



Parents: Asbestos being removed from school while students are in building  News 12 Long Island

Parents say they're concerned about asbestos removal at a West Hempstead elementary school that's happening while students are in the building.



Schools chief lauds 'noteworthy' Hempstead work  Newsday

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia spent Friday in meetings with school board members and administrators, her first visit to the struggling system ...



State: 3 struggling LI schools show progress  Newsday

Two struggling public schools in Hempstead and one in Wyandanch made "demonstrable improvement" in their academic performance in the 2017-18 ...



School board takes action against superintendent  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Tuesday to take steps toward seeking Superintendent Shimon Waronker's dismissal, the latest twist in a ...



New football field highlights renovations at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

The newly installed artificial-turf football field at West Hempstead High School is the first of several completed renovations. In addition to the football field, the ...



Hempstead valedictorian: 'We are not a statistic'  Newsday

Class valedictorian Stephanie Chevez implored Hempstead High School's Class of 2018, which is primarily black and Latino, to recognize the power of its ...



Students at West Hempstead High School lend a virtual hand  liherald.com

Students from West Hempstead High School had the opportunity to represent their school's Virtual Enterprises International program at the New York State ...



Brown: 10 bright spots in Hempstead schools  Newsday

Jack Bierwirth, a state-appointed adviser to the Hempstead school district, handed up his third quarterly report to the state education commissioner recently.



Editorial: Hempstead schools are on the brink  Newsday

As Hempstead sadly keeps proving, it needs all the help it can get to make the grade.



West Hempstead schools take part in Red Ribbon Week  Long Island Herald

Staff and students throughout the West Hempstead Union Free School District participated in several activities and lessons to honor Red Ribbon Week, which ...



West Hempstead High School Key Club feeds local families  liherald.com

For the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the West Hempstead High School Key Club accepted donations of turkeys and other food items and gift cards as part ...



In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?  The New York Times

When it comes to educational dysfunction, the Hempstead school district in Nassau County on Long Island is in a class by itself. For almost 30 years, the district ...



West Hempstead High School senior shares project on zoonotic diseases  liherald.com

Growing up, West Hempstead High School senior Mary Penson often visited her father, Dr. Harry Penson, at his veterinarian office. It was interesting, she said, ...



Longtime educator begins new chapter as West Hempstead High School's principal  liherald

With 27 years of experience in education, James DeTommaso has developed not only a love of teaching, but also a passion for leadership. He was officially ...



Cops: HS principal hurt in student fight; 2 arrested  Newsday

The principal at Hempstead High School was injured Friday while breaking up a fight between students, and two students were arrested, village police said.



Homecoming festivities in West Hempstead  liherald.com

School spirit was on full display at West Hempstead High School's Homecoming parade during the first weekend of fall on Sept. 22. From members of the Board ...



West Hempstead High School's class of 2018  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's graduating class received their diplomas, which marked the end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at C.W. ...



A son of Hempstead High, now wearing a star  Newsday

On a June day in 1991, a van bearing a band of proud teachers and students drove north from Long Island to cheer on a former Hempstead High School ...



West Hempstead High School senior recognized as a National Merit Commended Student  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School senior Theodore Kim was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.



STEM connection with West Hempstead High School alumni  liherald.com

With alumni home for Thanksgiving break, West Hempstead High School extended a welcome to recent graduates for a STEM Major Alumni Day panel and ...



District seeks classrooms after lightning strike  Newsday

Repairs from a lightning strike at Prospect School in Hempstead are expected to continue past the first day of classes, leaving approximately 600 kindergarten ...



A 'superhero' in West Hempstead  liherald.com

West Hempstead resident Lauren Lee has been an attorney for 31 years, but no matter how busy her schedule may be, finding time to be a part of her children's ...



Activist: LI's 'Unknown gem' ripe for apartments  Newsday

THE SCOOP West Hempstead, with a variety of mass transportation options and recreational opportunities, is something of an unknown gem, says 51-year ...



Signs of improvement at Hempstead High School  Long Island Report

Posted by LIR staff on Monday, February 13, 2017 ·. Last year, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia confirmed that Hempstead High School ...



West Hempstead Celebrates Homecoming On New Field  Malverne, NY Patch

The new turf field at West Hempstead High School was the site of this year's homecoming celebrations as the varsity football team hosted Friends Academy on ...



Fall festival fun for schools in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

The spirit of fall was in full effect on Oct. 26 as the Chestnut Street School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District hosted a day of activities.



Hempstead Schools Draw State Review, Again  Long Island Press

School board president Maribel Touré, left, and acting superintendent Regina Armstrong debate issues before the school board. (Photo by Bob Giglione).



State issues audit to Hempstead HS after low graduation rates  News 12 Long Island

A state audit has been issued to Hempstead High School after a low number of students graduated last year.



School board fires two, hires back HS principal  Newsday

The Hempstead school board, in a flurry of personnel changes, has fired Deputy Superintendent Varleton McDonald and Hempstead High School Principal ...



West Hempstead HS Principal Retiring  Patch.com

From the West Hempstead Union Free School District: After serving the West Hempstead community for nearly 18 years, West Hempstead High School Principal ...



West Hempstead Board Of Ed Appoints New Superintendent  Patch.com

West Hempstead Appoints New Superintendent - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - Daniel Rehman will take over for Patricia Sullivan-Kriss, who is retiring, effecrtive ...



CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff Unveils 37%, A Deep Dive Into A Struggling School District  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 on Tuesday unveiled 37%, a special report that was a year in the making. It's titled after the graduation rate at Hempstead ...



Hempstead Teacher Accused Of Buying Computers With District Money, Reselling Them For Profit  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A high school theatre teacher on Long Island is the subject of high drama this week. As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported, ...



West Hempstead students shine at science expo  liherald.com

Students from West Hempstead Middle School and West Hempstead High School took part in the district's Science Expo on Jan. 10, showcasing projects they ...



West Hempstead School District says farewell to Mr. Escobar  liherald.com

Throughout his life, West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar said that he has prided himself on consistency. “Every day, I would just get up, put on ...



Long Island valedictorians: Amityville to Hempstead  Newsday

Meet some of Long Island's 2018 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813.



High school classroom closed for asbestos remediation  Newsday

District leader says “slight asbestos” was found in pipework above the music room, and no students or staff members were exposed.



West Hempstead High School hosts music festival  liherald.com

For the first time in six years, West Hempstead High School hosted the Zone 13 New York State School Music Association Festival on April 17 and 18. Roughly ...



Cops probe threat to high school after lockdown  Newsday

Hempstead High School was locked down on Wednesday due to an unspecified threat, a hoax that is being investigated, the police said.“They did receive a ...



Cops: Gunfire near school board meeting  Newsday

Gunshots rang out at two locations outside Hempstead High School Thursday night just before a school board meeting was about to start on campus, authorities ...



2 new Hempstead school board members sworn in  Newsday

The Hempstead school board swore in two new members and appointed new leadership on Monday night, changes that will likely affect the dynamics of the ...



Summer programs in Nassau aim to keep students sharp  Newsday

Many school districts across Long Island powered through the summer, with scores of students taking part in special reading programs, art academies and ...



Officials: 1 shot near high school  Newsday

A teenager was shot just outside the Hempstead High School campus Monday evening, prompting school staff to hustle students in after-school programs inside ...



Ex-Hempstead star Lisa Smith a Nassau HOFer  Newsday

She's one of 29 people inducted into the fourth class of the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame.



West Hempstead school district  Newsday

VOTING7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at West Hempstead Middle School.THE BUDGETThe district proposes a $61122822 school budget for 2018-19, a 1.97 percent ...



Streams, lakes and ponds surrounding West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

In 1643, the area that makes up the West Hempstead community was purchased from the Massapequa and featured lush pastureland, arable soil and plentiful ...



Special adviser blames school district’s leadership  Newsday

Veteran educator Jack Bierwirth says his examination shows that “governance is the single most significant barrier” to students' education.



CBS2 Investigates: Reported Administrative Chaos At Hempstead Schools  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It's almost time for kids to go back to school, and for one Long Island school district it is the moment of truth. Hempstead High ...



Editorial: Hempstead schools are in crisis  Newsday

On Monday, the state Education Department issued a devastating report on the Hempstead school district. It said the school board was the “most significant ...



Hispanic Heritage Month at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

The auditorium at West Hempstead High School was filled with music and dance on Oct. 12 as the Phyllis Rose Dance Company performed to help celebrate ...



Parents, students form education advocacy group  Newsday

Taylor Raynor, the mother of two girls and a legislative candidate, is spearheading the group. She said Save Hempstead Students is concerned about many ...



Board votes to place schools chief on leave  Newsday

Shimon Waronker, the embattled superintendent of the Hempstead school district, was placed on administrative leave late Tuesday night by the district's school ...



West Hempstead native remains hopeful for a new, healthy heart  liherald

West Hempstead native Jessica Venditto says her motto remains, “Every day is a great day,” even though most days are a battle to stay alive. Venditto was born ...



Siblings attend Hempstead prom in place of late brother  News 12 Long Island

An 8-year-old girl and her older brother attended Hempstead High School's prom Tuesday night in honor of their brother, who was killed in 2015.



Officials stress need for change in struggling district  Newsday

After an extraordinary personal visit Thursday from New York's top two education leaders, Hempstead school board trustees generally agreed on the urgency of ...



Residents sue district over trustee’s removal  Newsday

The four plaintiffs, in action brought in state Supreme Court in Mineola, say $405000 was misspent on proceedings against LaMont Johnson, who later was ...



Group raises security concerns after Hempstead HS brawl  News 12 Long Island

Cellphone video of a brawl at Hempstead High School shows students pushing and shoving and school security breaking it up.



State rating of schools and districts  Newsday

Effort to measure student achievement and growth.



West Hempstead's progress-pursuing duo  Long Island Herald

West Hempstead High School's valedictorian and salutatorian, Shadman Syed and Lee Boodoo, would no doubt agree with the words of author and ...



Downgrade to upgrade for West Hempstead sixth-graders?  liherald

With student enrollment declining, the West Hempstead Union Free School District is proposing grade level restructuring. Plans to remove the sixth grade from ...



Students at Cornwell Avenue School in West Hempstead team for its Thanksgiving drive  liherald.com

Students at Cornwell Avenue School in West Hempstead are helping 20 local families enjoy Thanksgiving this year, with the school's Girls on the Run group and ...



West Hempstead native shares cross-country wheelchair journey in film  liherald.com

Five years ago, West Hempstead native Suheil Aghabi completed a 3,100-mile, 100-day cross-country trip in his wheelchair, which was documented by a film ...



HS principal: I can't vouch for students' grades  Newsday

The principal who took over Hempstead High School after revelations of a grade-changing scandal says he has been shut out of responsibility for student scores ...



Hempstead schools: Under the state spotlight  Newsday

Forty administrators from the state Education Department in Albany journeyed to Long Island in December 2004 with a singular purpose — to tour the ...



School, street to be renamed for civil rights pioneer  Newsday

Joseph A. McNeil has been called a civil rights pioneer for his role as a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who led the 1960 sit-in at a segregated lunch ...



Knicks’ Steve Mills guided by his LI legendary father  Newsday

Ollie Mills taught and coached basketball at Hempstead High, and impacted many lives.



Celebrating West Hempstead High School class of 2017  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's graduating class received their diplomas and marked the official end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at ...



West Hempstead High School seniors create a 'Force for Change'  liherald.com

In honor of the new Star Wars movie, “Star Wars — The Last Jedi,” West Hempstead High School seniors held a community *service* event, “Force for Change” to ...



Papers: Teacher made $2,000 in computer theft  Newsday

A Hempstead High School theater teacher facing a grand larceny charge in connection with more than $140000 in computer equipment she ordered told police ...



Putting Down Roots in West Hempstead, N.Y.  New York Times

When Kathleen and Stephen Dunne look back on the purchase of their home in West Hempstead, N.Y., just a couple of weeks before they were married in 1990, ...



Town IDA approves projects for a second time  Newsday

The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency voted Thursday to re-approve two projects in Hempstead Village in light of a village trustee's concerns.



Teens in West Hempstead take ownership  liherald.com

For most high school students, January marks a return to classes and schoolwork after winter break. For students at West Hempstead High School and 65 other ...



West Hempstead Footballer Is Unsung Hero  Patch.com

West Hempstead Footballer Is Unsung Hero - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - He was honored for his work ethic and his commitment to the game.



District voters to consider $46.8M bond issue  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Thursday night to seek voters' authorization of a $46.8 million bond issue to demolish the aged Marguerite G.



West Hempstead Students Honored For Athletic Achievement  Patch.com

Students Honored For Athletic Achievement - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - They were recognized by the Wendy's High School Heisman for their athletic and ...



Meet The West Hempstead Valedictorian And Salutatorian  Patch.com

West Hempstead High School has named Nathaniel Vaduthala and Tina Tudisco the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2017.



Anthony Dalessio joins Nassau comptroller’s office  Newsday

GOVERNMENT Anthony Dalessio of Sands Point has been appointed deputy comptroller in charge of accounting at the office of the Nassau County comptroller ...



LI's 2008 valedictorians: Where are they now?  Newsday

Newsday caught up with some of Long Island's high school valedictorians from 2008. Here's what they've been up to, and the advice they have for today's ...



Teacher demographics on Long Island - NMGDB  Newsday

Minorities account for 45 percent of public school students on Long Island but just a little more than 8 percent of the teaching staff.



Nassau HS Athletic HOF grows  liherald.com

The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame will hold its 2018 induction ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Crest Hollow County Club.



Dobie: What I saw at Hempstead High one morning  Newsday

Stephen Strachan stands in a hallway in Hempstead High School. He's a commanding figure, and not just because he's 6-foot-4. He has presence, and right ...



West Hempstead Sends Off The Class Of 2017  Patch.com

June 25 was a day of celebration for the West Hempstead class of 2017 when 13 years of hard work culminated in a graduation ceremony at the Tilles Center for ...



Hempstead student earns full QuestBridge scholarship  Newsday

A Hempstead High School senior is the school's first to receive a full college scholarship as a QuestBridge Scholar.Travis Nelson, 17, was among 767 students ...



High School Graduation 1958 as Seen in LIFE Magazine | Time.com  TIME

In 1958, LIFE Magazine created its own high school yearbook for the graduating class at Hempstead High.



Hempstead High on state's lowest academic rung list  Newsday

Hempstead High School has been posted on a state "priority" list -- the lowest academic rung -- and 34 other Long Island schools have been placed on a newly ...



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