Brentwood High School
is a secondary school
, New York
. It is one of the largest high schools in New York State, on the southern shore of Suffolk County, Long Island
. Richard Loeschner is the current principal.
The first class to graduate from Brentwood High School was the class of 1957. Prior to this, public school students in the district attended Bay Shore High School
. Brentwood High School began with only the Ross Building, with its glorious tennis courts and state of the art swimming pool. The Sonderling Building was not built until 1965. By then there were the four Junior High Schools; the original South, then North, West and East (completed in 1966). Their students went into both high school buildings.
For over ten years in sports, Brentwood High School always ranked as League I Champions in all sports, with banners for basketball, wrestling, baseball and football adorning both gymnasiums.
In the autumn of 1968, more than half the female students staged a Dress Code protest. They wore pants. So many were sent to the office, (run by the enduring principal, Stanley P. Yankowski), by their classroom teachers, that the Dress Code was changed.
From 1967 through 1971, all 3,500 students had only 4 minute locker breaks within which to traverse both buildings. During the 1960s there were Hall Patrol Monitors stationed in the centers of all the corridors, and students were expected to walk on the right side of the hallway, to keep... Read More