Day 170

Jamaica High School

June 17th, 2012

Recently landmarked, and even more recently designated a failing school, Jamaica High — the alma mater of many notables, including Francis Ford Coppola, Stephen Jay Gould, Bob Beamon, and Ashrita Furman — was built between 1925 and 1927 by William Gompert, the successor of our old friend Charles B.J. Snyder, on what was then the largest school site in the country, measuring almost 625,000 square feet.


  1. tom says:

    damn nice looking school. hard to believe its on the failing schools list…but then which schools arent failing?

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