skip to main content

400 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3214
Fax: (516) 489-1769

Principal: James DeTommaso

Assistant Principals:

Adam T. Hopkins
Michelle Lambo-Maron



The High School Spring Concert has been changed from May 22 to May 29.

ACT Prep Class - June 8 ACT

New to WH High School - Teacher Office Hours

Extra Help/Office Hours for 2018-2019

Stop-n-Shop A+ School Rewards Program (English)
Stop-n-Shop A+ School Rewards Program (Spanish)

View Photo Albums



Future Focus

Future Focus

An emphasis on future plans was the theme for the district on May 22 when the high school and middle school hosted alumni, local universities and organizations for Alumni Day and the Career and College Fair.

The high school celebrated Annual Alumni Day by welcoming back recent graduates for a workshop with the senior class. The alumni spoke to the soon-to-be graduates about college life including scheduling, dorm life, selecting a major, time management and other aspects of going to college. 

The addition of the Career and College Fair this year allowed students at the middle school and high school to speak to representatives from higher institutions such as Farmingdale State College, Molloy College, LIU Post, Johnson and Wales University and Nassau Community College. Local organizations such as the Long Island Nets, the West Hempstead Public Library and Winthrop Hospital were also on hand to offer potential career paths.

The district thanks all of the alumni, colleges and working professionals for sharing advice and encouragement to students as they prepare for the future.

2019 Art Show

Spring College and Career Day

Award Winning Presence at Long Island Science Congress

Award Winning Presence at Long Island Science Congress photo
Award Winning Presence at Long Island Science Congress photo 2
The district was represented by students from the middle school and high school at the Long Island Science Congress on April 9 and 10. A total of 14 West Hempstead students earned awards for their presentations.

High school students Jordan DeJesus and Jaci Gillen were each presented with the Achievement Award for their projects in the Senior Division. Raees Bacchus, Barrett Schenk, Nicholas Solar and Sophia Varone all earned Honorable Mention Awards.

Middle school student Ariana DeJesus garnered the Achievement Award for the Junior Division while Lauren Ford and Grace Leppard were each presented with the Meritorious Award. Xharlize Avila, Christina Gabayan, Xavi Galdamez-Febus and Matthew Watterson all earned Honorable Mention accolades.

“Our students performed very well and should be proud of their accomplishment,” said Director of STEM Joseph Cangemi.

A First for Biliteracy in West Hempstead

A First for Biliteracy in West Hempstead
Senior Neven Vaduthala will become the first graduate in school history to have the New York State Seal of Biliteracy included in his diploma.

The State Seal of Biliteracy was signed into law in 2012 and was established to recognize high school graduates who have attained high levels of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.

Neven completed steps that were required in order to earn this honor. He wrote an essay on the history of social equality in America in both English and Spanish, inspired by the book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

“I really learned a lot about myself as I went through this application process for the Seal of Biliteracy,” said Neven. “It was beneficial in doing some self-reflecting as a student in addition to a great highlight on my resume.” 
Following submission of both his essays, Neven went through an interview process in which he discussed the impact of English and Spanish in his life as he has been studying Spanish since seventh grade. Following the interview round, he was notified of his selection as the first West Hempstead student to earn this high honor. 

“Neven is a trailblazer for future West Hempstead students that can speak and write in two or more languages,” said Principal James DeTommaso. “He sets the bar and inspiration for graduates in years to come to also apply for this tremendous honor.”

The district congratulates Neven on being bestowed the Seal of Biliteracy and wishes him luck as he enrolls at Northwestern University this fall.


No backpack items are currently available.