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 Huntington High School's internship program is accepting applications for next year (1)
February 1, 2023

Social Justice Ambassadors Strive for Positive Change

Huntington High School’s social justice ambassadors are trying to make the building and community a nicer place for everyone, from the language used to communicate with each other to the tone of voices and even their sound level. Helping free daily interactions of bias or worse is a mission that members of the group take seriously.

 Huntington High School's internship program is accepting applications for next year (1)
January 30, 2023

Juniors Invited to Apply Now for HHS Internship Program

Did you know that Huntington High School offers credit-bearing internships for seniors? The student internship program is designed to provide seniors with opportunities that go beyond the traditional academic classroom. Participants are provided with a challenging real-world environment, allowing them to experience all of the ins and outs of an assortment of career fields.

 Huntington High School sophomore John Song.
January 26, 2023

Benjamin Edgar-McNerney Masters it All at Huntington

Benjamin Edgar-McNerney is one of Huntington High School’s top students academically. The junior is mastering every subject while also participating in the co-curricular and athletic programs. His all-around excellence has been nothing short of spectacular.

 Huntington High School sophomore John Song.
January 25, 2023

Sophomore John Song Quietly Goes About Achieving

John Song is Mr. Steady. The Huntington High School sophomore is level-headed and composed. He doesn’t get flustered. He pushes ahead; always ahead. He goes about his business with little flash or fanfare. But his achievements are spectacular.

 Huntington junior Eli Soric.
January 19, 2023

Huntington Junior Eli Soric is Driven to Succeed

Eli Soric has many talents and interests. The Huntington High School junior is driven to succeed in a classroom; strives to help others and the community at large through his involvement in several organizations and is a great teammate and player on the Blue Devil boys’ basketball team. As he looks forward to the future, the teenager intends to continue helping those who need it.

 Harrison Baliber at the plate for Huntington. (Darin Reed photo.)
January 17, 2023

Junior Harry Baliber Does it His Way

Once Harry Baliber puts on a Blue Devil uniform, he transforms from the mild-mannered teenager that has gained the affection and respect of his classmates and teachers to a hardnosed competitor that plays to win with the Huntington High School basketball and baseball teams. The junior is an all-around good guy with a great sense of humor and he earns good grades, too.

 Huntington's debate club allows students to argue about issues in an structured format (2)
January 13, 2023

Proposal Developed for HHS Dance-a-Thon in April

If details can be ironed out, Huntington Key Club members hope to hold the high school’s first dance-a-thon in late April in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium. It’s all in the name of charity; specifically helping the families of children who are battling a dreaded disease.

 Huntington's debate club allows students to argue about issues in an structured format (2)
January 10, 2023

Huntington Debate Club Spurs Verbal Battles

There’s a group of Huntington High School students who love a good argument. These teenagers are members of the debate club. They engage in verbal battle within a framework and consistent with a set of rules that prevents matters from spiraling into chaos.

 Huntington High School's environmental club plans many exciting intiatives
January 9, 2023

Huntington’s Environmental Club Renews Commitment

Huntington High School’s environmental club welcomed in the new year with a renewed commitment to its mission, which is namely to improve the environment of the school, community and world with a focus on sustainability and Earth-friendly advocacy.

 Huntington Key Club members at Target in Huntington.
January 5, 2023

Emma Polinsky Enjoying Spectacular Freshman Year

Emma Polinsky is one of Huntington High School’s freshman stars. She loves to laugh and make others smile. She’s a sensational student and talented athlete and she enjoys volunteering and improving the lives of those around her.

 Huntington Key Club members at Target in Huntington.
January 4, 2023

Sophomore Isabella Careccia-Johnson Pursues Her Passion

Isabella Careccia-Johnson is one of the highest achievers in Huntington High School’s Class of 2025. The sophomore compiled a first quarter weighted academic average of nearly 105, but that barely scratches the surface of this exceptional teenager.

 Huntington Key Club members at Target in Huntington.
January 3, 2023

Key Club Participates in Target Tour Initiative

Huntington High School’s Key Club continued its long tradition of collaborating with the Huntington Kiwanis Club to make the holidays brighter for dozens of local children.

 Huntington High School sophomore Sophia Rodriguez.
January 3, 2023

Sophomore Sofia Rodriguez Has Big Dreams

A sweet young woman who exudes sincerity, Sofia Rodriguez has quietly, but confidently, been compiling an outstanding record at Huntington High School where she “absolutely loves” performing. The sophomore has already starred in the drama and choral programs while earning very good grades.

 The gingerbread houses were impressive when finished (3)
December 23, 2022

Huntington’s National Honor Society Adopts-a-Family

National Honor Society members at Huntington High School have mobilized for the holidays, raising funds for its annual Adopt-a-Family initiative.

 Huntington High School junior Rylee Davis.
December 21, 2022

Rylee Davis Plans for Career as Medical Doctor

Rylee Davis has lived all over the world and studied in multiple schools, but she’s having the time of her life right here; right now. The Huntington High School junior is thriving.

 Huntington High School sophomore Gavin Deegan.
December 21, 2022

Sophomore Gavin Deegan Starts Standing Out

Huntington High School sophomore Gavin Deegan has quietly started standing out among his classmates. He’s kind and compassionate and a wonderful athlete, playing on the Blue Devil swimming and lacrosse teams. He earns very good grades and is already thinking about possible careers.

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About Huntington High School

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Huntington Pride

The staff members at Huntington High School pride themselves in providing a challenging academic environment as well as opportunities for leadership, citizenship and service. The instructional programs address all levels of performance. The school offers a large selection of Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines.

Rich Curriculum

The foreign language program in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish offers advanced, honors and AP level courses with an option to acquire college credits. The academic support services provided at the high school are specific and focused. Numerous extra help programs are offered by teachers both before and after school. Walk in tutoring is available in all major subjects during all lunch periods.

Special Education programs range from teacher consultant models to life skills. The high school offers both ENL and bilingual classes (math and science) to ELL students. In addition, there is an after school alternative program provided to support those students who need to make-up credits.  

Extras and Special Interests

Arts, music and physical education programs are among the best and most competitive in the country. Students choose from an extensive and creative list of electives and are afforded the opportunity to join over 40 student activities. Career exploration is provided through a well-delineated internship program that allows all 11th and 12th grade students to pursue special interests. Active student groups focus on community services that teach compassion, empathy, and social responsibility.


The honor societies combine academic excellence with the responsibility to share talents and skills with other students throughout the district who need support in specific content areas. Drama productions provide a showcase for the magnificent talent of gifted students, exceptional staff and a stage crew that is organized, creative and efficient. The school newspaper, The Dispatch, shares provocative and insightful ideas.

Huntington 2022 seniors
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Onwards and Upwards

The guidance department and the college counseling center provide students and their families with information intended to aid them in making the best possible course choices. Each year Huntington seniors are accepted by the most competitive colleges and universities in the country including Yale, Cornell, Harvard, the U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Fordham, Columbia, Lehigh, Tufts, Vanderbilt and many others. Huntington prides itself in assisting students to gain acceptance to the college that can best meet their needs and interests.

Tradition of Excellence

Through the monthly Pride Award program, teachers nominate and recognize a large number of students who are working diligently to improve their academic performance. It is through the efforts of dedicated teachers, staff members and devoted parents that the school is able to provide a challenging and supportive environment for all students.

Huntington High School’s tradition of excellence and social responsibility will continue to provide the foundation from which the community’s youth will draw strength and inspiration.

Huntington High School Leadership

Brendan Cusack

Brenden Cusack


Brenden Cusack has been Huntington High School’s principal since July 1, 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education at SUNY New Paltz in 1995 and a Master of Science degree in adolescent education/English 7-12 at CUNY Queens College in 2002. He obtained a professional diploma in school administration and supervision at CUNY-Queens College in 2005.

Prior to being named principal, Mr. Cusack served as Huntington High School’s assistant principal for three years. He earlier worked as assistant principal at Hicksville High School for three years. Prior to that position, he was an administrative dean at Walt Whitman High School for four years.

A Freeport High School English teacher for eight years, Mr. Cusack taught Advanced Placement literature and theatre arts, served as a class advisor for four years, chaired the Middle States Committee on Educational Programs and produced school plays. He has also been employed as an assistant principal of the Freeport School District’s summer school program and assistant principal and principal of the Western Suffolk BOCES regional summer school.

Since coming to Huntington in 2012, Mr. Cusack has embraced the high school’s academic, co-curricular and athletic programs and worked tirelessly to improve the student experience. He can often be found during after school and evening hours attending games, plays, concerts and induction ceremonies and meeting with students and parents.

The veteran educator maintains memberships in the Huntington PTSA, Huntington SEPTA, Suffolk County High School Principals Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Council of Administrators and Supervisors.

Mr. Cusack participated in school leadership training at Harvard College in 2015. He is entering his 27th year in education.

Gamal Smith

Gamal Smith

Assistant Principal

Gamal Smith has been an assistant principal at Huntington High School since July 2015. Mr. Smith obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and pre-med studies at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he also played on the varsity basketball team for four years. He earned a Master of Science degree at Mercy College in the Bronx and studied for his state administrative certification at Touro College in Manhattan.

Prior to joining Huntington’s administrative ranks, Mr. Smith worked as a teacher and lab instructor at Richmond Hill High School and John Adams High School, where he also served as dean of students. He was assistant principal at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, dean of students/discipline at Brooklyn Lab School, assistant principal and science department chairman at Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School in the Bronx, assistant principal at PS 212 in the Bronx and dean of students and a science teacher at PS 254 in the Bronx. He was also principal of Nassau BOCES PATH (Positive Alternative Twilight High School) for a year.

Mr. Smith has worked for several years as the assistant principal and principal of the Western Suffolk BOCES summer school program.

Over the years Mr. Smith has helped spearhead many initiatives at schools where he has worked, including Saturday, after school, extended day and early college awareness programs and science fairs and expos.

Jully Williams

Jully Williams

Assistant Principal

Jully Williams has been an assistant principal at Huntington High School since September 2021. She obtained an Associate of Arts degree at Suffolk Community College in Selden. She earned bachelor and master degrees at Adelphi University in 2006 and 2009, respectively. She holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University.

At the time of her appointment, Ms. Williams had been working as an English as a new language teacher in North Babylon, where she had been on the faculty since August 2011. She has also worked at SCOPE and at Suffolk Community College as an adjunct professor.

Ms. Williams completed administrative internships at North Babylon and Central Islip while studying at Stony Brook for her state certification. She worked as a dean in the Western Suffolk BOCES summer program at North Babylon in 2021.

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High School Videos

Blue Devil Broadcast

Season 1,  Episode 1 - HHS morning broadcast team delivers news from the high school.

HHS Homecoming 2022

A slideshow video commemorating this year's Homecoming Day celebration. Credits: Darin Reed

HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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October 21, 2022

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