Schenectady High School

About Our School

The Schenectady High School building opened in 1958 as Linton High School.  It was renamed Schenectady High School in 1992 when it merged with Mont Pleasant High School.

Origin of School Name
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The school was originally named in honor of Dr. Harry J Linton (1895 - 1954) a long time teacher, principal and then superintendent of Schenectady City Schools.  It was renamed to Schenectady High School when Mont Pleasant and Linton High Schools merged.  Schenectady High School became our city's only high school.

Some Distinguished Alumni
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Billy Connors (LHS Class of 1959) pitcher and pitching coach for several major league baseball teams including the New York Yankees; Barry Kramer (LHS Class of 1960) played for the New York Knicks and became Schenectady County Surrogate Court Judge; Pat Riley (LHS Class of 1963) National Basketball Association player and championship winning coach; Julia L. Hurwitz-Coleclough (LHS Class of 1972) immunologist and AIDS vaccine researcher; John Sykes (LHS Class of 1973) is Vice-President of MTV (Music Television) and President of VH-1.

Mission Statement
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The mission of Schenectady High School is to provide a quality education for a lifetime of learning.


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