Award Year: 2021

Jericho Senior High School

99 Cedar Swamp Road
Jericho, NY, 11753-1202

(516) 203-3610

Mr. David Cohen, Principal at time of Nomination

Jericho Union Free School District

School Website


Jericho High School dedicates itself to instilling pride in student achievement and social responsibility, fostering student connections and collaboration, and encouraging creativity and critical thinking.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 41%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 54%
Students create Chalkfest as a safe activity during covid

Students create Chalkfest as a safe activity during covid

Jericho High School is a unique and remarkable home to approximately 1,200 students. Thanks to the care and dedication of our faculty, as well as the determination and drive of our students, Jericho High School is typically recognized as one of the highest achieving public schools in New York State. Students are able to explore their interests and passions through extensive course and club options. It is the voice of our students and the actions of our student leaders that defines our school culture.

Students at Jericho High School demonstrate exceptional levels of motivation to learn and succeed. Our teachers are passionate about their continued learning. This translates to innovative instruction, the use of cutting edge technology, and all students consistently engaged in challenging learning experiences.

Our primary focus is for students to make meaningful connections with faculty and peers to support their overall well being. As a high performing school, our students are often overscheduled, extremely competitive in their academic and extracurricular settings, and frequently experience elevated levels of stress. In order to best support and care for our students the school has recently developed and implemented a comprehensive approach to social emotional learning, including our NEST program which is based upon restorative practices, instilling mindfulness strategies throughout our curricula, and providing wellness days that are aimed to engage students in non academic workshops and activities.

Jericho High School spends today considering ways to provide our students with an even better version of school tomorrow!