George Washington High School (New York City)


George Washington High School (New York City)

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George Washington High School was a public high school located in the Fort George neighborhood of the Washington Heights section of Manhattan in New York City, New York.

The original school, which was operated by the New York City Department of Education, was built February 2, 1917.

The school's name derives from the Revolutionary War battle fought on the hill of the building site. The school was once an annex of Morris High School. George Washington High School was built and opened in 1919, and then moved into the current building at 549 Audubon Avenue in 1925. The students arrived at the building on February 1st, Washington's Birthday.

In the school year of 1999-2000 the school was divided into 4 different academies:
* The first floor is the High School for Media and Communications (M463)
* The second floor houses the High School for International Business and Finance (M462)
* The third floor houses the High School for Health Careers and Sciences (M468)
* The fourth floor houses the High School for Law and Public Service (M467)

February 1972 was the first time ID cards where used in the school for students and staff.

Murals were painted all over the school to brighten up the students while they were going to class with picture of famous people and school logos.

ports

June 6, 2008, the George Washington Trojans baseball team beat the James Madison Knights, in an exciting 11th inning finish of 4-0, to win the Division "A" City Championship at Shea Stadium.

On June 9, 2006, the George Washington Trojans (baseball team) went to the championship to play against James Monroe High School of the Bronx but came up short and lost the championship to Monroe. #1 James Monroe 4, #3 George Washington 0.

In 2004 the George Washington Trojans (baseball team) went to the championship to play against Monroe High School of the Bronx but came up short and lost the championship to Monroe.

In 2000 the baseball/football/track field was fixed by the City of New York and some players with the New York Yankees were there to help.

1983 Cross Country Division Champions1928,1974 Baseball PSAL Champions1973 Soccer PSAL Champions2008 varsity baseball team win in shea stadium

In 1971 George Washington sports entered a new atmosphere of promise this year with the assembling of the first football team since 1940. Every member of the squad worked together to start what was once called "school spirit" and they worked wonders. It was about time for some promise in GW and the football team symbolized it.

*Football team 1928-present
*Baseball 1928-present
*Basketball-1950's-present
*Softball team-1980's-present
*Volleyball-1920's-present
*Cheerleading 2006-present

In 1980 the students protested against the Board of Education because school sports were taken away in a budget cut.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of George Washington High School school include:
* Harry Belafonte (born 1927), actor and singer. [Arenson, Karen W. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E07EFDA103CF931A35755C0A9669C8B63 "Commencements; Belafonte Lauds Diversity Of Baruch College Class"] , "The New York Times", June 2, 2000. Accessed April 16, 2008. "(He said that he had not gotten past the first year at George Washington High School, and that the only college degrees he had were honorary ones.)"]
* Maria Callas (1923-1977), International Opera Star (known then as "Mary Anna Callas")
* Rod Carew (born 1945), Major League Baseball Hall of Famer.
*Gene Colan, Marvel and DC Comics artist, Comic Book Hall of Famer
* Alan Greenspan (born 1926), economist, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.Leonhardt, David. [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/books/18leonhardt.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=carew+%22george+washington+high+school%22&st=nyt&oref=slogin "Economist’s Life, Scored With Jazz Theme"] , "The New York Times", September 18, 2007. Accessed April 16, 2008. "He attended George Washington High School a few years behind Henry Kissinger (and a few decades before the baseball stars Rod Carew and Manny Ramirez, a historical oddity that Mr. Greenspan, who still remembers Joe DiMaggio’s 1936 batting average, probably appreciates)."]
*Dr. Murray Jarvik, (1923-2008) UCLA pharmacologist who showed that nicotine was the addictive factor in tobacco and invented the nicotine patch for smokers trying to quit ["Sydney Morning Herald Obituaries of 16 May 2008" ]
* Jacob Javits, senator and state attorney general
* John George Kemeny (1926-1992), atomic scientist. [Faison, Seth. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE3D8103EF934A15751C1A964958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 " John Kemeny, 66, Computer Pioneer and Educator"] , "The New York Times", December 27, 1992. Accessed April 16, 2008. ""When he arrived with his family in New York City in 1940, Dr. Kemeny attended George Washington High School. Three years later he graduated at the top of his class."]
* Henry Kissinger (born 1923), former United States Secretary of State, 1973 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
* Ron Perlman (born 1950), actor, graduated in 1967
* Manny Ramírez (born 1972), Major League Baseball player (did not graduate)
* Guy Williams (1924-1989), Hollywood actor
* Hassan Corley-Perry (born 1988),star graduated in 2006

References

ources

* [http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/histo/salzman/projects/w_h/gwhs.html George Washington High School profile]

External links

* [http://new-york.schooltree.org/public/George-Washington-High-060029.html George Washington High School profile] provided by schooltree.org
* [http://www.media05.s5.com A site made by Media & Communication from the George Washington high school campus class of 2005]
* NYC Dept of Education official websites for the four academies:
** [http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/06/M462 High School for International Business and Finance (M462)]
** [http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/06/M463 High School for Media and Communications (M463)]
** [http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/06/M467 High School for Law and Public Service (M467)]
** [http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/06/M468 High School for Health Careers and Sciences (M468)]


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