Three Village Central School District

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Three Village Central School District
The front entrance of Ward Melville High School.
Flag of New York.svg North Country Administration Building, 100 Suffolk Avenue, Stony Brook, New York 11790-1821 [1] [2]
District information
Type Public / Suburban
Grades K-12
SuperintendentCheryl Pedisich
Students and staff
District mascot Patriot
ColorsGreen and Yellow
Other information

Three Village Central School District is a school district located in Long Island, New York. It serves Setauket, East Setauket, South Setauket, Stony Brook, Poquott, Head of the Harbor, Old Field, and small portions of Port Jefferson, Saint James and Lake Grove. Its name came from the older, original "Three Villages" of Setauket, Stony Brook and Old Field after the merger of the Stony Brook and Setauket school districts in the 1960s. Ward Melville, a local philanthropist, was a proponent of the Three Village school district, and contributed land for its new schools.

The school district is renowned for its InSTAR program, a three-year science research program which produces record numbers of Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly Intel STS) semifinalists. In 2008, the district's program produced 13 semifinalists, the most semifinalists from a single school in the entire nation. The district's Intellectually Gifted (I.G.) program is housed at its Nassakeag Elementary School. The Three Village CSD has been represented at nationals for Science Olympiad [3] and by various varsity sports teams. [4] [5]

The current Superintendent of Schools is Cheryl Pedisich. [6]

District history

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Ward Melville High School include:



Cheryl Pedisich is currently the Superintendent of Schools.

Board of education

Current Board of Education members (with term expiration dates in parentheses) are:

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  7. Konig, Susan. "L.I.'s Biggest Export? Try Standup Comedy", The New York Times , November 14, 1999. Accessed October 27, 2007. "Mr. James was born in Mineola, but his family soon moved to Stony Brook, where he graduated from Ward Melville High School."
  8. "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Booming Success For Losers", The New York Times , August 29, 1994. Accessed October 24, 2007. "It was a great day for the 6-foot, 200-pound kicker from Setauket, L.I., who averaged 60.1 yards in his nine attempts.... Sauerbrun, a senior, was a soccer player until the ninth grade, when he tried kicking at Ward Melville High School."