1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:

Mr. Eric Gomez
Mr. Neil Testa
Mr. Ken Zisel


 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
 Main Office:

Important Information

2014 Senior Parking Information

2014 Fall Sports Try-Out Information

Physicals for Calhoun Fall Sports will be held on August 21st, 9 AM at Calhoun High School

Football Physicals for the district will be held on August 14th from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Mepham High School

Supply List for Teachers 2014-2015

Current News

Organic Garden in Calhoun High School Atrium ‘Producing’ Results

Over the past few weeks, the organic garden located in the center atrium at Calhoun has come alive with fresh produce and blossoms, including Rose of Sharon, tomatoes and corn.

The quiet oasis is a labor of love made possible by students in the Fitness for Life program as well as special education students, who prepare the garden during the school year under the supervision of Fitness for Life teacher James Raucci, special education teacher Beth Johnson and Cheryl Gitlitz, a social worker at Calhoun.

The garden’s produce is cultivated completely organic, without the use of pesticides. During the summer, faculty and staff members harvest and disperse the vegetables until students return to Calhoun in September to take over stewardship. In addition to the bright colors and shady gazebo in the center of the garden, student artwork lends to the aesthetic experience, creating opportunities for students to contribute across the disciplines.

Principal Nicole Hollings said the process of maintaining the garden has a number of educational benefits.

“Students understand how organic farming works,” she said. “They learn about the plant life cycle, healthy eating and the importance of fresh produce.”

Browse the photo gallery for a full view of the gardens at Calhoun.

Graduation Video

Sanford H. Calhoun High School Holds 55th Annual Graduation Commencement

On June 29, Calhoun High School held its 55th annual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014. Held at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, 350 graduating seniors received their diplomas from Principal David Seinfeld as well as members of the Board of Education and John DeTommaso, superintendent of schools.

The ceremony was emceed by Class of 2014 President Rebecca Peretz, who delivered the welcoming remarks and the class appreciation speech. Parents, friends, faculty members and, of course, the graduating class also heard from valedictorian Katherine Kustas and salutatorian Alexander Boyd. The afternoon was capped off by the senior choir's beautiful rendition of the Calhoun alma mater and a song titled, "For Just a Little While."

Congrats to the Calhoun High School Class of 2014! Browse the photo gallery and relive the pomp and circumstance.



A Snapshot from Prom


Sanford H. Calhoun High School Department of Languages Other Than English Contest Winners 2013-2014

Long Island Language Teachers Foreign Language Day Competition
Original Essay

Italian Level IV
Honorable Mention:   
Joanna Marmo
Jessica Marrapodi

Italian Level V
Honorable Mention:  
Jacob Garber

Italian Level V
Third Place:
Kyra Gassmann

Italian Level V
Second Place:  

Kirsten Back

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: National Spanish Exam

Level II
Alaina Anderson

Daniel Goetz
Elizabeth Hwang
Angela Mitsas
Jesse Rogers

Lindsay Abrahams
Christian Concepcion
Ryan Elliott
Rebecca Holtz
Destiny Pineda

Honorable Mention:
Benjamin Adelberg
Devon Bayer
Isaac Bloch
Samantha Foley
Maximos Goodman
Cristin Rodriguez
Michelle Steinberg
Medelene Vergel

Level III
Haley Ryan

Christopher Burke
Jenna Pasternak

Bianca Liriano
Noelle Perrone
Christopher Reyes

Honorable Mention:
Ryan Curran
Louis Lin
Elijah Maduro
Rachel November
Kenneth Petter
Maribel Sabino
Lori Zomback

Level IV
David Braunstein

Christine Collins

Paulina R. Fein

Honorable Mention:
Mark Rayev

Level V
John De Lise

Giovanni Caboto Lodge Scholarship – Charity Foundation
Victoria Ende

American Association of Teachers of Italian Poetry Recitation Contest

Italian Level IV
Honorable Mention:  
Alyssa Garbarino

Italian cooking First Place:
Julianna Casella