James Cummings
Principal's Message
Jeanne Kozlowsky
Associate Principal
Craig Evans
Associate Principal
Brian Norton
Associate Principal

Christine DiProperzio   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading & Library
John Watson   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics & Business
Jachan Watkis   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science & Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies & FACS
Bradley Murphy   Curriculum Associate K-12 for Fine & Performing Arts
Gina Palasciano   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages & ENL

Craig Evans
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4110

  Transportation Information for Midterms and Regents Exams

See HS Backpack for Transportation Information and Shuttle Stops 



DPHS Weekend Activities - 1/23 and 1/24 

Due to the forecast of blizzard like conditions, and predicted snow accumulation, all Saturday and Sunday Deer Park High School activities have been cancelled.  This includes the SAT, the boys' basketball game, and the kickline bus to the competition. Have a safe weekend. 




Financial Aid Night - Tuesday, January 19th 

Financial Aid Night, hosted by the Deer Park High School Guidance Department, will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:45 PM in the Deer Park High School Auditorium.  This presentation will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including how to file the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).







The schedules for these exams are located in the HS backpack.   

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Senior Class Information

Click here to see the Power Point from the senior parent meeting on September 17. 

Yearbooks and Underclassmen Pictures (2015-16)

Underclassmen pictures will take place during gym periods on Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19.


Orchestra Students Get ‘Up Close’ to Manhattan Musicians


The high school's chamber orchestra and AP music theory students attended an April 7 concert presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. The students were treated to “Music Up Close,” a special working rehearsal.

“Our students were able to interact with the CMS musicians and listen to an extraordinary performance by some of the finest chamber musicians from around the world,” said Deer Park music teacher Kathryn Attard.

Deer Park’s Arts Shine with Another Best Music Designation


Deer Park has once again been awarded with a Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation, honoring the district’s strong commitment to music education.

The annual survey, now in its 17th year, highlights school districts which place exceptional emphasis on maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum and highlights music’s crucial role in students’ academic skills and success. The BCME’s Best Communities award is decided on a variety of metrics reviewed by the University of Kansas-affiliated Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, including student enrollment in music courses, Advanced Placement or honors weighted music courses offered, the number of minutes per week devoted to both classroom music and performing ensembles, and the appropriate districtwide staffing of certified music teachers.

“We are proud that NAMM has named us again to the Best Community for Music Education program, as it recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, community organizations and community leaders who work together to assure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “It is through the diligent work ethic and talent of these parties that Deer Park continues to shine in the arts.”

SADD Students Volunteer at Deer Park Community Center


On a monthly basis, members of the high school’s SADD club volunteer their time after school to work with grade school and middle school students at the Deer Park Community Center, engaging the younger students in different activities including volleyball, basketball, board games, and arts and crafts.

“Our SADD club members look forward to the first Friday of every month,” said adviser Janet Werner. “Several graduating seniors especially love their time here as they plan on majoring in education or early childhood development.”

Recognizing Winter Athletes at April Ceremony


Recognizing the memorable achievements of its students, the high school’s winter athletic awards honored eight sports teams in a ceremony at the high school auditorium during the Board of Education meeting on April 19. Athletic Director Dominick Fontana and Superintendent Eva J. Demyen presented each student-athlete with a certificate in front of their proud families.

Six of these sports – varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball, varsity boys swimming and diving, varsity girls track, varsity boys track, and kickline – earned Scholar/Athlete team recognition for their successful commitment to both athletics and academics. Teams awarded this honor by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association are required to have five players or more and earn a cumulative team GPA of 90 percent or higher.

The varsity boys basketball team qualified for the Class AA playoffs, with individual honors going to Brett Talbert (Academic All-County), Darien Jenkins (All-County), Princeton Louis (All-League), Donnell Louissaint (All-Conference) and Joshua Pismeny (All-League, Unsung Hero Award), while the varsity girls basketball team was led by Antanasia Chambers, who earned All-Conference status.

High achievers on the varsity wrestling squad included state champion Thomas Cox (All-League, All-County, All-State) as well as Christian Birdsall (All-League), Kenneth Cooper (All-League), Justin Perez (All-League) and Preston Maucere (All-League, All-County).

The varsity boys swimming and diving team earned the league’s Sportsmanship Award, along with individual All-League honors for Michael Charumaneeroj, Dylan Cornelia (who also broke a school record in the 100-meter breast stroke), Colin Reilly, Nicholas Trnka and Benjamin Wilkonski.

All-League winners Nailah Edmead and Victoria Major led the varsity girls track team, with Major also finishing fourth in the state in high jump and setting a school record en route to All-County and All-State honors. Major was presented with a commemorative framed jersey, signed by the team and coaches Jim Petti and Kevin Marner.

The varsity boys track team yielded seven All-League winners: Ryan Brown, Christopher Cox, Joseph Curry, Alex Delassalle, Nicholas Fenton, Alvin Sime and Michael Theiling.

Varsity bowling featured Joseph Thomas, who won an SCBCA Award for having a 200-plus average, and Adam Zimmerman, who won the Suffolk County Individual Bowling Tournament, earned All-State status as a member of the Section XI state championship team, and recorded a 241.8 season average, the highest among all Suffolk County bowlers.

The varsity kickline squad finished second in kick and third in the open competition at the Nationals Tournament, and secnd in the open competition and first in both kick and pom categories at the LIKA Championships.  

Junior Takes 16th in Elite National Track Competition


With an outstanding time of 1:57, junior Nick Fenton placed fifth in his race and 16th overall in the boys 800-meter Emerging Elite event at the 2016 New Balance National Indoor track competition, held March 11 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City.

Fenton ran against athletes from all over the country, including Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, as well as Canada. It was the first time since Joe Parks in 2006 that a Deer Park runner qualified for and competed in the national championship meet.  

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