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Geneva High School
Geneva High School 2011.JPG
Address
101 Carter Road
Geneva, New York
Finger Lakes
Geneva, New York, Ontario County, 14456
United States
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
School board Geneva School Board
School district Geneva City School District
Superintendent Dr. Robert C. Young, Jr. [1]
Principal Gregory T. Baker
Asst. Principal Robert E. Smith
Dean of Students Randall J. Grenier
Staff 126
Teaching staff 75
Grades 9-12
Hours in school day 6
Campus Urban
Color(s) Red and Black
Athletics conference Section V
Mascot Panthers
Accreditation(s) Finger Lakes League, Section V, NYSPHSAA
Resource Officer Harry Bennett
Website

Geneva High School is a public secondary school located in Geneva, New York. The school serves grades 9-12 and is a part of the Geneva City School District. The current principal is Mr. Gregory Baker, and the current assistant principal is Mr. Robert Smith.

HistoryEdit

Relatively little is known about the early history of Geneva public schools. On June 19, 1812, the New York State legislature passed an act for the establishment of Common Schools which became the basis of the common school system in the State of New York. The date of the first public school established in Geneva in compliance with this act was in 1815.[2] Subsequently, a number of schools were established in Geneva.

In 1853, the Geneva Union School was incorporated and authorized to maintain a classical department and to instruct a normal class. In 1863, Geneva schools were desegregated. On March 16, 1869, the Union School’s corporate title was changed to “The Geneva Classical and Union School.” It was the first Union School built in New York State[2].

In 1924-1925, a commodious High School building was built at the corner of Milton and Pulteney Streets in the City of Geneva. The school was erected on the grounds formerly occupied by a cemetery; the bodies from which were exhumed and removed to Glenwood Cemetery[2].

In 1981, the high school was moved to its present location at 101 Carter Road in the City of Geneva.

Former principalsEdit

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Geneva High's rear entrance

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Issac Swift–1839-1852
  • Mr. J.E. Dexter–1852-1855
  • Mr. E.M. Hutchins–1855-1857
  • Mr. B.F. Bristol–1857-1859
  • Mr. William Vrooman–1879-1889
  • Mr. W.H. Truesdale–1889-1913
  • Mr. A.J. Meller–1913-1921
  • Mr. Lewis M. Collins–1921-1950 (Inspector - New York State Department of Education[3], retired)
  • Mr. Spurgeon B. Wuertenberger–1950-1971 (Principal - Belvedere Middle School, retired)
  • Mr. Vincent Scalise–1971-1985 (Principal - Geneva Junior High School, named Superintendent of Geneva City School District)
  • Mr. Edward J. Cigna–1985-? (Assistant Principal - Kings Park High School[4], named Assistant Superintendent of Business of Baldwin Central School District)
  • Mr. Brian J. Mazza–?-1997 (unknown, retired)
  • Mr. Michael E. Simon—1997-2004 (Principal - Waterloo Middle School, named Director of Physical Education/Administrator for Human Resources of Geneva City School District)
  • Mrs. Ann I. Goldfarb—2004-2005 (Principal - Geneva Middle School, returned to full-time duties at GMS)
  • Mr. David D. Pullen—2005-2007 (Vice Principal - Geneva High School, named Principal of Penn Yan Middle School)
  • Mr. William W. Rotenberg–2007-2011 (Principal - North Rose-Wolcott High School, resigned)

Selected former assistant principalsEdit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Arthur J. McCann–1923-1958 (Physical Education teacher - Geneva High School, retired[5])
  • Mr. Harold A. Bonesteel–1958-1967 (Athletics Director - Geneva City Schools, passed away)
  • Mr. Raymond Harrold [interim]–1967-1968 (Principal - Prospect Street School, retired)
  • Mr. Robert Paradiso–1968-1969 (Business teacher - Geneva High School, returned to teaching)
  • Ms. Helen P. Maney–1969-1978 (Social Studies teacher - Geneva High School, retired[6])
  • Mr. Guy Spader [interim]–1978 (Physical Education teacher - Geneva High School, returned to teaching duties)
  • Mr. Robert J. Maher–1978-1996 (Physical Education teacher - DeSales High School, retired[7])
  • Ms. Claudia W. Masters–1996-1997
  • Mr. Michael J. Ferrara–1997-1998 (Social Studies teacher - Geneva High School, named Assistant Principal of Waterloo High School)
  • Mr. Douglas Thomas–1998-2000
  • Mr. David Pullen–2000-2005 (Physical Education teacher - Penn Yan Academy, named Principal of Geneva High School[8])
  • Mr. Carmine L. Calabria–2005-2007 (English teacher - Geneva High School[8], named Principal of Geneva Middle School[9])
  • Mrs. Karen C. Simon–2007-2010 (Vice Principal - North Street School, retired)

AthleticsEdit

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A plaque of GHS' Panther Mascot

Geneva High School is a member of the Finger Lakes League, Section V, and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The school's athletic teams are named the Panthers and the school colors are black and red.

On November 6, 1900, the Geneva High School Football team set a football scoring record defeating Weedsport High School 109 to 0 on Hobart Field in Geneva, N.Y.[10]

Selected administratorsEdit

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Dean of Students Athletic Director
1997-1998 George Kiley Mike Simon Mike Ferrara Dave Whitcomb
1998-1999 George Kiley Mike Simon Dave Whitcomb
1999-2000 George Kiley Mike Simon Dave Whitcomb
2000-2001 Joe Stoner Mike Simon Dave Pullen Dave Whitcomb
2001-2002 Joe Stoner Mike Simon Dave Pullen Dave Whitcomb
2002-2003 Joe Stoner Mike Simon Dave Pullen Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2003-2004 Joe Stoner Mike Simon Dave Pullen Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2004-2005 Larry Pedersen Ann Goldfarb Dave Pullen Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2005-2006 Bob Young Dave Pullen Carmine Calabria Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2006-2007 Bob Young Dave Pullen Carmine Calabria Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2007-2008 Bob Young Bill Rotenberg Karen Simon Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2008-2009 Bob Young Bill Rotenberg Karen Simon Randy Greiner Dave Whitcomb
2009-2010 Bob Young Bill Rotenberg Karen Simon Randy Greiner
2010-2011 Bob Young Bill Rotenberg Rob Smith Randy Grenier
2011-2012 Bob Young Greg Baker Rob Smith Randy Grenier

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.genevacsd.org/district.cfm?subpage=238115
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Emmons, Thayles. The Story of Geneva. New York: The Finger Lakes Times, 1982.
  3. New Boy's Principal Named for High School. (1921, June 22). Geneva Daily Times , p. 10.
  4. Pittman, B. (1985, August 30). Child's welfare prime concern. The Finger Lakes Times , p. 6.
  5. Former Educator, City Mayor Succumbs. (1964, June 22). The Geneva Times , p. 5.
  6. Frishman, R. (1978, January 27). Miss Maney looks back at 40 years in school. The Finger Lakes Times, p. 6.
  7. Tracey, E. J. (1996). Alumni News And Notes. The Salesian , p. 3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chalker, J. H. (2005). MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING. MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION GENEVA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Geneva: Geneva City School District.
  9. Lothridge, B. (2007, June 11). Geneva Middle School principal named . The Finger Lakes Times,
  10. A New Football Record. The New York Times. 7 Nov. 1900: New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=980DE2D8143DE433A25754C0A9679D946197D6CF

External linksEdit

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