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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.
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.)
Howard T. Herber Middle School
75 Ocean Ave, Malverne, NY 11565
Before it became Howard T. Herber Middle School, the building housed the Malverne Junior Senior High School from 1933 toMore 1958. The school educated students from six different grades. In 1940, the district constructed additional classrooms and an impressive auditorium, which today serves as the performance space for both the middle school and the high school. When the high school opened in 1958, students in the upper grades were then educated in the new building and Howard T. Herber Middle School was created. It was named after Howard T. Herbert, who served as superintendent of the Malverne Union Free School District for many years. Today, more than 500 students are educated here each year, and they participate in sports teams, clubs and other extracurricular activities.
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