Award Year: 2017

Massapequa High School

4925 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY, 11758-6297

(516) 308-5901

Mr. Patrick John DiClemente, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Massapequa Union Free School District

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To educate students to their highest level of potential and teach the skills and knowledge so students become capable, creative, and responsible members of society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 10%
A spirited student body drives the positive culture in Massapequa.

A spirited student body drives the positive culture in Massapequa.

Massapequa High School is located approximately thirty miles east of New York City in the beautiful community of Massapequa. With approximately 1750 hardworking sophomores, juniors, and seniors, along with a dynamic hardworking staff, Massapequa individuals come together each day to pursue opportunities for learning in an open-campus educational setting that fosters quality relationships and challenging programs amidst a supportive nurturing community. The school is safe, people are polite, hardworking, and dedicated. There is an atmosphere of continuous growth; respect is shared, expectations are rigorous, attainable, and people are compassionate and understanding.

Massapequa High School serves students that pursue and expect high achievement and success. Students, staff, and families take great pride in the college-level course offerings and the ability of students to enter universities with satisfied credits. Top performing comprehensive special education programs bring distinction to the school. With a clearly articulated partnership that includes focus on student development with regard to the enhancement of content knowledge, life skill development, job training and career planning, young people are increasing their present identities as students and citizens while also increasing their potential for future gains in life.

Massapequa High School has a vibrant pulse that comes alive daily with school spirit, academics, the arts, athletics, and clubs. The high school presents a staff of professionals sensitive and focused on the best means of cultivating learners who will be creators. Students drive the positive culture and embedded among all in the school and town is a loyalty for Massapequa Chiefs past and present.