Paul D. Schreiber High School proudly represents the community of Port Washington, serving as a model of fine education practices, outstanding academic programs and excellence in teaching. As a result of Schreiber's fine academic standing, leadership and vision it has been touted as one of the top one-thousand high schools in America, rceiving high rankings each year in Newsweek's “The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools”, and garnering accolades for it's impressive number of Intel scholars. Schreiber High School prides itself in the wealth of clubs, activities and diversity of events that enrich our student body, faculty and community.The school was built in 1953, and several additions were constructed in 1957 and 1967. It is with pride that in 2002 the school district passed a bond proposition in the sum of $24 million for the purpose of constructing a new gymnasium, a new library media center, 18 additional classrooms, expanded technology education classrooms, additional performing arts facilities, and an extension to the cafeteria. All of this has been completed as of September 2004.
The tradition of academic excellence continues as evidenced by eight members of the senior class who have qualified for semi-finalist status in the Intel Talent Search with one student earning finalist status. Additionally, four seniors qualified as National Merit Finalists.
Within this highly competitive environment, twenty-three advanced placement courses are offered. There are, as well, honor courses and the honors option to motivate our students. Similarly, there is an outstanding athletic program and co-curricular program encompassing intramurals, drama, mock trials, student government, music, fine arts and several volunteer and service organizations, in total forty clubs and forty-four inter-scholastic teams. Seniors at the completion of their high school experience enjoy the tradition of a graduation celebration known as the Gambol.
In keeping with the comprehensive nature of the high school program, we have an extensive array of programs and courses to assist our students. These efforts include resource rooms, inclusion classes, laboratory classes for extra help, The Freshman Learning Community, the STEPS alternative education program and Academic Intervention Services. Block scheduling concepts also have enabled us to enhance the quality of instruction and effective use of instructional time. These efforts are supplemented with student tutoring during the school day, before school and after school.