S. S. Seward Institute

S. S. Seward Institute

Infobox Education in the United States
name = S. S. Seward Institute

imagesize = 300px
streetaddress = 52 North Main St.
city = Florida
state = NY
zipcode = 10921
coordinates = coor dms|41|20|01|N|74|21|22|W
url = [http://www.floridaufsd.org/sssi/site/default.asp S. S. Seward Institute]
district = Florida Union Free School District

principal = Michael Rheaume
viceprincipal = Susan Moore
staff = 48PDFlink| [https://www.nystart.gov/publicweb-rc/2006/AOR-2006-442115020001.pdf New York State School Report Card 2005-06, Accountability and Overview Information for S. S. Seward Institute] |605 KiB , retrieved September 13, 2007.]
fundingtype = public
schooltype = secondary school
grades = 6-12
language = English
communities = Florida
Town of Goshen (part)
Town of Warwick (part)
Town of Chester (part)
mascot =
teamname = Spartans
colors = Bluecolorbox|blue and orangecolorbox|orange
founded =
enrollment = 470
enrollment_as_of = 2005-06
grade6 = 85
grade7 = 59
grade8 = 84
grade9 = 60
grade10 = 59
grade11 = 66
grade12 = 57

S. S. Seward Institute is the secondary school in the Florida Union Free School District in Orange County, New York, USA. It is located along Main Street (NY 17A/94) in the village of Florida and referred to locally as just "The Institute".

The student body consists of grades 6-12, drawn from Florida and surrounding portions of the towns of Chester, Goshen and Warwick. It has the smallest population of any secondary school in the county, and is the rare American public high school that does not field a football team in the fall.

The school gets its name from Samuel S. Seward, who settled in the region in the early 19th century and started the school with an endowment of $20,000 after succeeding in various local business pursuits.cite book |last=Seward |first=William Henry |authorlink=William H. Seward |coauthors= |title=The Life of William Henry Seward, with Selections from His Works |year=1855 |publisher=J.S. Redfield and sons |location=New York |pages=15| url=http://books.google.com/books?id=RqilIE7_ZGgC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=%22ss+seward+institute%22&source=web&ots=Hb87PVywl2&sig=1MBWUGjcYlWyEBxVymSDJklMyBA#PPA13,M1 |accessdate=2007-09-13|quote= Dr. Seward founded the 'S.S. Seward Institute' at Florida, an excellent high school for persons of both sexes. He endowed this seminary with a permanent fund of $20,000 ..."] One of his sons, William Henry Seward, attended one of the institute's predecessors for a time, and later began a career in public service that culminated in the purchase of Alaska while Secretary of State. A memorial to him is located on Main Street in front of the school.


External links

* [http://www.floridaufsd.org/sssi/site/default.asp School website]

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