Northport - East Northport Union Free School District
In 1922 the East Northport and Eatons Neck districts united with Northport, forming the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District
The school district is situated on the north shore of Long Island in western Suffolk County, Northport-East Northport is approximately 50 miles from the United States' largest city, New York. The district serves the communities of Northport, Eatons Neck, Asharoken and much of East Northport, all located in the Town of Huntington, New York.
Educational offerings in the schools are broad in scope. A basic education program is offered at all levels, and augmenting it is a wide range of elective programs to meet the interests, abilities, needs and career goals of district pupils. Special services are provided by district staff and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Northport High School is the only high school in the nation to offer an International Baccalaureate program, two National Academy Programs (Finance & Information Technology), more than 20 AP/IB courses, a science research program, Project Lead the Way, and a state model law program.
The school district also offers acceleration programs, of a one to two year acceleration in math, and of a one-year acceleration in science. The high school has a large range of challenging programs available for students. The high school's art and music department are highly recognized. Pupils perform well above the norm on state and national examinations and graduating seniors receive a large number of scholarships and awards. Over 95% of high school graduates continue their education.
Northport has a well-established and recognized music program. Many students avail themselves of the chance to explore and excel at all different types of music ranging from voice, band, orchestra, composition, etc. The school was named a Grammy Signature School by the Grammy Foundation four times, in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006. MENC: The National Association for Music Education also named Northport as one of the 100 best communities for music education in America.
The art department is another highly recognized department. Students can take higher level AP and IB art classes in addition to computer art, photography, painting, cartoon drawing and sculpture electives. Students have won many different awards for their artistic talents.
For its overall distinction in academics and service, NHS was awarded the Claes Nobel School of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars in March 2004.