George Washington School 347 William St, West Hempstead, NY11552 When George Washington School opened in 1930, it functioned as a junior high school for students in the West Hempstead…More School District. The school house remained unchanged until 1956 when a wing was added to the building to accommodate growth in the community. A collection of "portable" classrooms was added in 1969, which were damaged in a fire that occurred at the school's site in the summer of 2010, but repaired in the following months. Today, the school teaches close to 400 students in grades 1 through 5. The school gives students the opportunity to participate in Student Government and work on a school newsletter in order to prepare them for some of the activities that will be available to them in middle school and high school. It also holds various educational and entertaining events throughout the year for students, their families and the rest of the community.
Howard T. Herber Middle School 75 Ocean Ave, Malverne, NY11565 Before it became Howard T. Herber Middle School, the building housed the Malverne Junior Senior High School from 1933 to…More 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.
Davison Avenue School 49 Davison Ave, Lynbrook, NY11563 Davison Avenue School is part of the Malverne Union Free School District, but the building is actually located in the…More 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.)
Maurice W. Downing School 55 Lindner Pl, Malverne, NY11565 Like Malverne Senior High School, Downing stands on a piece of land that had once been a lake. When this…More elementary school opened in 1929, it was known as the Lindner Place School and had only eight classrooms. Six years later, overcrowding forced the district to add six classrooms to the building and then another six in 1961. The school was renamed to honor Principal Maurice Downing, who had perished in a house fire. In the 1930s, the school educated students from Nassau County with infantile paralysis who required special services, and in the 1960s, the school was federally intergrated. Today, the school educates nearly 400 students each year. Famous former students include Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins and members of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Chestnut Street School 252 Chestnut St, West Hempstead, NY11552 Chestnut Street School was built in 1912 and is the oldest of the buildings in the West Hempstead school district. It…More 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.
West Hempstead Middle School 450 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY11552 Adjacent to West Hempstead High School, the middle school provides public education for students throughout the district…More in grades six through eight. The district constructed the middle school in 1956, three years after opening the high school. A bridge connects the two buildings, which are both located on a plot of land that originally served as a farm. The farmhouse still exists near the property today. More than 450 students fill the school's classrooms each year and participate in a wide range of after-school activities, sports teams and clubs.
Our Lady of Peace School is affiliated with Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, situated next to it. The school…More has been given a designation of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Association. The school educates students from Pre-Kindergarten through the eighth grade.