1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Eric Gomez
Dr. Neil Testa, Ed.D.
Mr. Ken Zisel


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

Important Information



Fall Sports 2015 Tryout Information

Letter from the Principal - August 6, 2015

Mandatory Student Parking Meeting

Class of 2015 Graduation Slideshow


For important information related to the upcoming school year, please
click on the Forms/Application tab located to the left.

Underclassman photo retakes on September 25th in the auditorium.

Late Bus Schedule

Current News

Senior Wins Cristin Bambino Award

Gillian Cohen, a senior at Calhoun High School, was the recipient of the prestigious, New York School Insurance Reciprocal/Cristin Bambino Memorial Scholarship totaling $5,000. The scholarship is granted to a college-bound special education student to award him or her for overcoming special challenges while completing high school and obtaining entrance to a college.
During her high school career, Cohen has played with Calhoun’s junior varsity girls tennis team and is currently the team manager for the varsity team. Additionally, she is an active member of the school’s World of Difference and Key clubs.  

As a liver transplant recipient, Cohen also works closely with the Transplant Recipients International Organization and the New York State Organ Donor Network. She has spoken at various events reflecting on her experience as a transplant recipient and is also very active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, recently securing an internship.  

On May 2, Cohen threw out the first pitch at the New York Mets game as a representative for Make-A-Wish. She threw a perfect strike. Cohen plans on attending LIU Post in the fall.

Cohen was recognized by the Board of Education at its June 3 meeting.

Prep for the Future Thanks Local Community

Staff members in the Prep for the Future program, faculty and administrators at Calhoun High School held an end-of-year appreciation barbeque on June 9 to thank members of the community for their continued support.
The Prep for the Future program aims to connect students with disabilities to real-world experiences through volunteer and work programs with companies from the Bellmore-Merrick community. Calhoun faculty members, along with staff from the South Oaks Comprehensive Behavior Health Continuum, run the program.
The neighboring community of businesses and organizations welcome Prep for the Future students and help them build necessary skills to succeed once they graduate from high school.
At the barbeque, students and local business leaders alike gathered under a tent to enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, refreshments and some socializing. Members of Calhoun High School administrative team, as well as central administration staff, were also on hand.

District Celebrates the Arts


Bellmore-Merrick recently held its biannual Celebration of the Arts at the Brookside School with a stunning collection of work and showcases from student-artists across the district.

Attended by community members, students, art teachers, art supervisors, building principals, the Board of Education and Superintendent John DeTommaso, the arts celebration included a magnificent gallery of hundreds of pieces of student artwork and an array of extraordinary musical presentations.  

Browse the photo gallery to view some of the stunning artwork.

Calhoun Student Goes National

Calhoun High School junior Irene Kowalski has been elected president of the New York State chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America.

A three-year member of the school’s DECA, Irene currently serves as its social media correspondent. As a result of her success at both state and national DECA competitions, she has been elected to the position of president of the state chapter and will be responsible for overseeing more than 120 high school chapters across New York.

Irene was honored for this prestigious position at the May 6 Board of Education meeting.