Award Year: 2019

Cornwall Central High School

10 Dragon Drive
New Windsor, NY, 12553-8670

(845) 534-8009

Ms. Lynn R. Imperato, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Emerly A. Martinez, Current Principal

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Cornwall Central High School is committed to work together with the community to provide a secure and nurturing environment of diverse learning opportunities for all students. It is our goal to help students achieve their dreams and aspirations and to prepare them to confidently face challenges while promoting strength of mind, body, and character.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 17%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Excellence in the Arts, Athletics, and Academics while providing a solid civic foundation.

Excellence in the Arts, Athletics, and Academics while providing a solid civic foundation.

In an area of the country rich with the history that shaped our nation sits Cornwall Central High School (CCHS). Mere miles from numerous Revolutionary War sites and nestled at the base of Storm King Mountain, Cornwall features many unique resources to offer students in this enriching environment. An hour's drive from New York City, one of the most-noteworthy cultural hubs in the world, the district's proximity to such diversified experiences exemplifies all that distinguishes Cornwall Central High School as a stellar learning institution.

Cornwall Central High School has long been defined by its unwavering commitment to promoting excellence in all areas of student development: personal, academic, social, athletic, and college/career. Through each of these growth venues, CCHS students are encouraged to explore their individualized learning, and hone skills that will empower them to become people versed in critical thought, social awareness, and integrity. Guided by the tutelage of an award-winning faculty, Cornwall Central High School students emerge from their secondary journey with self-understanding, a strong awareness and celebration of the differences in the world today, and all of the tools necessary to foster personal achievements. Cornwall's many areas of recognition - from its recent ranking on the U.S. News and World Report's "Best High Schools in the U.S.," to its consistently top test scores and high graduation rates - illustrate the impact that this secondary school has had on students and community alike.

In a sometimes unpredictable world, Cornwall Central High School remains steadfast in its mission to guide students to all levels of success.