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252 Chestnut Street,
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3150
Fax: (516) 390-3152

Principal & Director of ENL: Faith Tripp




The West Hempstead Union Free School District recognizes the unique value of each student. It is dedicated to the success of each student based on the highest standards of excellence in education. Each student will be challenged to achieve mastery in all subject areas in an educational atmosphere that strives to build positive self- esteem, mutual respect for others, and life-long quest for learning.


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Autumn Fun at the Fourth Annual Chestnut Street School Fall Festival

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With Halloween just around the corner, Chestnut Street School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District had some fall fun on Oct. 25. The fourth annual PTA sponsored fall festival included a pumpkin patch and classic games with a spooky spin. 

From the Witch’s Broom Sweep to the Spooky Bean Bag toss, the students were all smiles rooting for their teams and fellow classmates. Principal Faith Tripp joined in on the fun and the students were able to wrap her up like a mummy. Classes took group photos with a fun, fall background and volunteers from West Hempstead High School assisted with the activities. 

Chestnut Street School sends thanks to the PTA and high school students who helped to make the fall festival a successful and fun event. 


Fire Prevention Month at Chestnut

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In conjunction with Fire Prevention Month, students at Chestnut Street Elementary School explored the importance of fire safety on Oct. 11. Members of the West Hempstead Fire Department visited the building and reviewed fire/emergency protocol such as calling for help and staying out of harm’s way.

As a special highlight, children had the opportunity to tour an actual fire truck in the school parking lot. With assistance getting in and out, they entered the truck, walked around it and learned about the tools, equipment and uniforms that are used to put out a fire. 


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