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About LVHS

Welcome to Locust Valley High School, a student-centered school that stresses excellence in an environment of high expectations and high support. Our size is ideal with fewer than 700 students allowing individuals to be well known and appropriately recognized for their unique and special talent. Our gracious and expansive surroundings provide a clean, safe and attractive environment for students. Above all, Locust Valley High School is an academic institution that challenges students to reach their highest level.

Students at Locust Valley High School are encouraged to participate in our wide array of college-level courses and research programs, as well as study our numerous elective offerings. Outside of the classroom, students enjoy a broad array of co-curricular and extra-curricular options. Our journalism program and school newspaper are recognized perennially as among the finest in the State of New York. Locust Valley's music program is highly rated, with one-third of the student population enrolled and numerous students receiving All State recognition. The majority of our students participate in extracurricular activities; and despite our relatively small size, Locust Valley fields teams in fifteen varsity sports.

We welcome your interest in our school and encourage you to contact us by e-mail or telephone if you have further questions.

Dancing the Night Away


The high school’s first homecoming dance was a success, with 175 students dancing to the music of a DJ and getting in the spirit for a weekend of fun. The senior class organized the event as a fundraiser for the senior prom. The Class of 2019 student government members thought that having a dance would help keep the enthusiasm going for the homecoming parade and game the following day. They were right!

Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

Locust Valley High School congratulates senior Adit Dutta for being named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Adit is recognized for achieving an exceptional score on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) as a junior when he took the exam along with 1.6 million students across the nation. Of those high school students, only approximately 16,000 were named semifinalists. 

Adit will now compete for a spot as a finalist by providing proof of his high academic achievements throughout high school and by earning a score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that is consistent with his performance on the PSAT. In February 2019, the National Merit Corporation will name the finalists who will go on to compete for the actual scholarships.

An IB Diploma candidate, Adit is also a member of the wrestling team and the AIDS Awareness Club. He plays the piano and has a talent for drawing, which he practices in his IB Art course.  Adit is considering majoring in Biology and preparing for a possible career in dentistry. 

Congratulations to Adit on this elite accomplishment!