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