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Davison Avenue School
49 Davison Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563
Davison Avenue School is part of the Malverne Union Free School District, but the building is actually located in theMore village of Lynbrook. In the early 1990s, Davison Avenue earned the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award. Built in 1921, it is the oldest school building in the district. When the school first opened, it only had six classrooms, but four years later it underwent extensive renovations. This added eight more rooms and a combination gymnasium-auditorium, which until 1932 also served as the home basketball court and assembly room for the high school. Six more rooms were added in 1951, and around 2007, a new playground was installed on the school grounds. In 2010, the school underwent a transformation that changed Davison Avenue School from a kindergarten-through-fourth-grade school to one that was solely responsible for educating all of the district's third and fourth graders. (All the younger students in the district were consolidated into Downing School.)
Chestnut Street School
252 Chestnut St, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Chestnut Street School was built in 1912 and is the oldest of the buildings in the West Hempstead school district. ItMore was a four-room school house until the district added the back wing in 1927. Two decades later, it constructed the front portion, which now serves as the district's administration building. Today, the school provides instruction to approximately 135 kindergarten students. The school grounds also have a baseball field and playground.
Malverne Senior High School
80 Ocean Ave, Malverne, NY 11565
Malverne Senior High School currently stands on a stretch of land that used to be Pine Lake. The lake was fed byMore underwater streams that cut off Malverne from Lakeview. The village had to drain the lake in order to construct the school, which opened in 1956. At that time, students needed to cross a bridge to reach the athletic fields behind the school because a stream continued to run through the property. Famous graduates of Malverne High School include actor Tony Danza, Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins and journalist and author Jeffrey Goldberg. Today, the high school educates nearly 600 students each year and offers a diverse collections of clubs, sports and other extracurricular activities.
Nassau BOCES Eagle Avenue Middle School
307 Eagle Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
The Eagle Avenue Middle School is part of the Board Of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County. Nassau BOCESMore leases the school building from the West Hempstead Union Free School District. This school caters to students, ages 10 to 14, who have learning, behavioural, emotional and developmental disabilities. Students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), which are developed by a multidisciplinary team to meet the specific needs and goals of each student. The school's traditional middle school program has a classroom curriculum that includes reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. These subjects are adapted to the student's cognitive level and learning style. Students also get involved in activities that promote community awareness. The school also offers unique programs for selected students. While some younger students focus primarily on academics, following New York State standards, many of the older students have differentiated schedules, which include developing life skills, building personal independence and working toward a high school diploma.
West Hempstead High School
400 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552
West Hempstead High School opened its doors in 1953. The school was built on a large plot of land that had been a farm.More (The farmhouse still stands today near the school's parking lot.) Each year, about 900 students fill the halls of the school building. Students can participate in advanced placement courses and various clubs, sport teams and extracurricular activities. Professional football player and College Football Hall of Famer Donald McPherson attended West Hempstead High School, where he was a two-sport All-American Athlete in football and track.
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