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Shoreham-Wading River High School is located approximately seventy miles east of New York City on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. The State University at Stony Brook and the Brookhaven National Laboratory located nearby offer a myriad of resources and opportunities for higher learning, research, internships and employment. Our district is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Exemplifying unity, the new district organized committees made up of community members to provide input on major areas of the future high school program. The district chose architects and involved the professional staff in preparing preliminary designs for the new school. Due to increasing student enrollment throughout the early part of the 1900's, several multi-district reorganization plans were discussed to meet the anticipated need for a secondary school during the 1960's and 70's. On July 1, 1973, the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District No. 1, Town of Riverhead and Brookhaven, was created. During this same year, a new middle school opened its doors to students. On October 24, 1973, resident voters approved the funds for the new high school and building began. The high school opened its doors to students in September of 1975, and sits on 40 acres of land given to the district by the federal government.

The very foundation of the Shoreham-Wading River High School rests on the concepts of unity and progress. Unity was chosen because the school was the result of the first collaborative effort between Shoreham and Wading River, in the education of their children. Progress represents the connection between the past and future of the school.

Shoreham-Wading River is a secondary school with an enrollment of approximately 800 students in grades nine through twelve. Students with vocational interests have access to several BOCES centers for training in highly specialized and technological fields of study. The high school is the center of the community. The public library, community fitness and nautilus center, exercise trail, evening tennis courts and community athletic fields are incorporated in this sprawling sixty-acre high school campus.

The high school library is an active state of the art program with 60,000+ volumes and 30 computer stations for reseach. The library program prides itself on supplying primary source materials and a critical thinking skills curriculum.

Our computer labs are equipment with 20-30 computers in each lab. Programs include word processing, spread sheets, databases, computer aided design, desktop publishing, and multi-media software. . A more detailed technology initiative is available.

Current News

Player Honors for Girls Basketball Team

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls basketball team, who won the school’s first Suffolk County Class A Championship, brought home some individual players’ honors from the Suffolk County Awards Dinner on March 21.

Sophie Costello was named Academic All-County, All-League, All-Conference, All-County and Player of the Year; GraceAnn Leonard took All-League, All-Conference and All-County honors; Juliana Mahan was named All-League; Colleen Ohrtman took Academic All-County and Unsung Hero titles and Annie Sheehan was named Academic All-County and All-League. Coach Adam Lievre was also honored, being named League and County Coach of the Year.

Date Added: 3/22/2023

Students Attend DECA State Conference

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Shoreham-Wading River High School was well represented at DECA’s 63rd Annual New York State Career Conference recently held in Rochester, New York. Twenty-eight students competed in events in business, finance, entrepreneurship and marketing. Students were required to take exams, prepare presentations in entrepreneurship and professional selling and role play various business situations.

Six students – Ayman Ali, Ryan Cummings, Olivia Diamond, Jacob Formisano, Liam McGuire and Christopher Vignola – were recognized in the DECA National Honor Society, and 12 students received medals for placing top 10 in one or more of their events, with three students placing top 10 overall. National Event winners included Ayman Ali and Sean Dany, who placed second in the state for Financial Services Team Decision Making, and Jacob Formisano, Christopher Vignola and Bryan Vogel, who qualified as Leadership Academy candidates. Five students will move on to represent Shoreham-Wading River at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations to all the students and adviser Melissa Cosgrove on these exciting achievements!

Date Added: 3/21/2023

Students Explore a Passion for Media

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Four Shoreham-Wading River High School students – Kayla Bodenburg, Elise Brooks, Noah Parrinello and Katelyn Roberts – recently attended Adelphi University’s Press Day with English teacher and Journalism Club adviser Sara Trenn.

The news event for high school students is an opportunity for them to explore their passion for media.

Journalism Club member Julianna O’Neill won honorable mention in the Best Feature Article category for the Quill Awards. Her article beat out student reporters from schools such as Jericho, Lynbrook and Roslyn. Katelyn Roberts accepted the award on Julianna O’Neill’s behalf.

Date Added: 3/13/2023