Jamestown High School (New York)

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Jamestown High School

Location

350 East Second Street
Jamestown, New York 14701

Coordinates
42°05′46″N 79°14′08″W / 42.09623°N 79.23548°W / 42.09623; -79.23548Coordinates: 42°05′46″N 79°14′08″W / 42.09623°N 79.23548°W / 42.09623; -79.23548

Information

Type
Public

Established
1867

School district
Jamestown City School District

Superintendent
Tim O. Mains

NCES School ID
361563001350[1]

Principal
Mike McElrath, PhD

Grades
9–12

Enrollment
1,502

Number of students
1,600

Color(s)
Red and green

Mascot
Red Raider

Website
Official site

Early postcard showing school, circa 1906–1916

Jamestown High School (JHS) is a public high school located in Jamestown, New York, United States. It is the sole public high school within the city limits of Jamestown, and educates high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Contents

1 Music
2 Academics
3 Sports
4 Clubs and organizations
5 References
6 External links

Music[edit]

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Jamestown High School has a long tradition of excellence in its music and arts program. 1903 marked the publishing of the first yearbook. In 1924, the Band and A Cappella Choir were founded, which still exist today. In 1934, the present day building began construction as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal. The new school building was officially finished on November 15, 1935. In 1979, the first Battle of the Classes took place, which still continues today. The event raised about $250,000 over the course of 30 years for local charities. From 1984-87, the school went through modernization, including the construction of a new gym.
In 1980 the marching band came under the direction of Louis A. Deppas. In 1982 the band represented all of New York State at the Festival of States in St. Petersburg, Florida. There they placed 3rd, 4th, and 7th in Concert, Parade, and Field Band competitions respectively. The band represented NYS in 1984 at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and on New Year’s Day 1986 at t