John Glenn High School (Huntington, New York)

John Glenn High School (Huntington, New York)

Infobox Public School
name = John Glenn High School

established = 1962
type = Public
religion = All
head_name = Principal
head = Vincent Mulieri
viceprincipal = Eileen Maiori & Leroy Cole
dean = Joanna Sepp
streetaddress = 478 Elwood Road
city = Huntington
state = NY
zipcode = 11731
country = USA
district = Elwood
enrollment = 802
grades = 9th - 12th
colors = Blue and White
mascot = Knights
homepage = []

John Glenn High School is a high school located in East Northport, New York of about 800 students and 100 faculty serving residents of the Elwood School District.


The school was constructed for approximately $950,000 from a school bond offering and opened in September 1962. The school is named after NASA astronaut John Glenn, who's historic flight around the earth took place during the construction of the school. The School Board and PTA led by Mary Birkel decided on the name. Its first senior class of 72 students graduated in June 1963. The school quickly became known for both its high percentage of students entering college as well as a for having a superior sports program, participating as the Elwood Knights in the Suffolk County League B IV.


The school has had numerous athletes named as All county and All State in basketball, football, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, baseball and soccer. The 1964 baseball team won the Suffolk County title and its varsity football team was undefeated (8-0) that same year. Football has remained a successful program. James Dunn was the coach during the program's first period, guiding the undefeated 1964 team and was named Suffolk County Coach of the Year by Newsday. Tony Cerullo coached in 1970s and 80s, winning conference titles in 1972, 1975-77, 1979 and 1984, with a Rutgers Trophy in 1979 to his credit as well for the best football team in the county. The John Glenn girls' volleyball team captured the Long Island Championship in November 2007 and went on win the Class B State Volleyball Championship. [ [ NYSPHSAA Girls’ Volleyball Championships: Schedule - Class B] ]


Each year, members of the senior class achieve SAT scores that rank above the national and state averages. Its students have performed as All-County, All-State and All-Eastern musicians. Many of the school's art students participate in and receive recognition at regional competitions and one student was recognized for his work, at the state level. The number of seniors cited by the National Merit Scholarship Program exceeds the national average. Graduating classes have included a number of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and commended scholars. In addition, 87 percent of the class of 2003 graduated with a New York State Regents diploma, one of the highest percentages on Long Island. Ninety percent of the graduating class continued their education, attending colleges, universities, and technical schools. Courses are reviewed annually and new courses are added to meet changing needs. Included are Advanced Placement and college-level courses, Regents courses that meet and exceed all state requirements, and electives in both academic and technical areas.

Notable Alumni

*Wayne Coffey, class of 1967, sports editor for the New York Daily News
*"Cousin" Sal Iacono, class of 1989, comedian and writer
*Anthony Cumia, co-host of XM Satellite Radio program "The Opie and Anthony Show"
*Paul Miller, class of 1979, Commissioner, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1994 - 2004), White House Liaison to Disability Community / Deputy Director of U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs (1992 - 1994)
*David Spergel, class of 1978, theoretical astrophysicist and MacArthur Fellow; presently a professor at Princeton University known for his work on the WMAP mission and chair of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council


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