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West Islip High SchoolWest Islip High School

1 Lions Path West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5800   FAX (631) 893-3270

Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal

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Principal's Secretary: Vickie Passarelli

Mr. Craig Gielarowski, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Tana Patti

Ms. Lynn Summers, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Pam Riker

Ms. Danielle Mammolito, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Marianne Gariglio


Julia Johnson, PTSA President

Important Phone Numbers

  • Attendance: (631) 504-5820
  • Counseling Office: (631) 504-5830
  • Nurse's Office
    Phone: (631) 504-5825
    Fax: (631) 321-0820
  • Anna Harris - (631) 504-5826
  • Sharon Kerrigan - (631) 504-5827
  • Alternative School: (631) 504-5851

Current News

WIHS Named a Recognition School for 2019-2020

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West Islip High School has been designated a Recognition School for 2019-2020 by the New York State Education Department, acknowledging high achievement and strong progress.

Color Guard Virtual Performance

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A Dozen HS Students Earn Town Achievement Awards

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A dozen high school students were recently named Town of Islip Student Achievement Award winners. The awards are based on the accomplishments of outstanding and talented students in grades 9-12 who have excelled in a specific academic area or who have made significant contributions to the community.

The winners were freshman Keirsten Nizen in the Fine Arts category; junior John DiBenedetto for Mathematics; senior Amanda Squeglia for Scholarship & Athletics; and seniors Marisa Calderone, Bethany Fanning, Grace Gallagher, Vanessa Gentile, Gizela Maksym, Anna Rentz, Tiarnan Smith, Samantha Soevyn and Tristan Tran in the Science category.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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The high school’s valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2020 are Grace Gallagher and Courtney Metzger, respectively.

Gallagher, who earned a weighted GPA of 106.166, serves as vice president of the school’s Science Honor Society and is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. A four-year violinist in the West Islip Chamber Ensemble, she earned a perfect NYSSMA score for the last three years. She has been a member of the school’s kickline team for four years and serves as team captain. Gallagher is also a member of the school’s Thirst Project and serves as a peer tutor. During her free time, she mentors physically disabled children by teaching and choreographing dance for them, and performs and teaches as a member of the West Islip Creative Arts program. Gallagher will attend Fairfield University, majoring in biology.

Metzger, who earned a weighted GPA of 105.59, is an AP Scholar with Honor and Seal of Biliteracy candidate. She serves as co-president of the school’s National Honor Society and vice president and treasurer of the school’s DECA club. She is also a member of the National English Language Honor Society, National Foreign Language Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, New York State Business & Marketing Honor Society, Mathletes, Science Olympiad team, Thirst Project and Century Club. Metzger earned the American Chemical Society Award, Long Island Business Teachers Association third-place prize in accounting, and Student of the Month honors from the high school’s art, business and math departments. As a member of the varsity field hockey team, she was honored with the 2018 Unsung Hero award and 2019 NYSPHSSA Scholar-Athlete recognition. Metzger will attend Stony Brook University, majoring in health science.

HS Singers “Rise” to the Occasion

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The West Islip Choral Union – comprised of 96 high school student-musicians from four choral ensembles – recently joined forces as a virtual choir to perform Andra Day’s inspirational “Rise Up!” together.