Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School

1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4010
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Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Tamika Eason, Jonathan Cutolo, Bradley Reminick

Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
Students: 1,600
Faculty: 131



The educational program at Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School is designed to meet the needs of every student through a unique variety of course offerings and support programs. The diversity of the school's student population enriches all who enter its doors and is one of the school community's greatest strengths. The faculty and staff of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School believe that a student's high school education is the most important four years of a student's life.

The school serves approximately 1,600 students in grades nine through twelve. Through outstanding academic opportunities, support programs, and counseling, each student is constantly encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School has instituted a successful all-Regents program, an in-school and after-school remediation program, Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and offers a wide variety of elective courses such as drama, sports and entertainment marketing, and criminal justice.

Current News

Recognizing the Top of the Class


Administrators, staff and members of the Board of Education honored the top 20 students in Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s Class of 2017 with a luncheon celebration on Jan. 27.

Before calling individual students up to the podium to be recognized for their academic, athletic and community involvement, Principal Joseph Agosta acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the students and their parents and the teachers. “This is a proud moment for both you and your families,” Agosta said. “The countless hours you have put in supporting your child is the reason they are standing here today.”

To the students, Agosta continued, “Challenge yourself to become great. Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you. Remember the values, guidance and encouragement the staff and teachers here have taught you. Continue to be a positive force in the community.”

Each of the top 20 students had an opportunity to recognize and thank a teacher who was influential in their time at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.

The district congratulates the top 20 students of the Class of 2017 (in rank order): Tomasz Solecki (valedictorian); Mikayla Angel (salutatorian); Sophia Hall; Sofie Wilson; Cristian Dilone; Kimberly Cheung; Jonathan Gudel; Jenna Langan; Ashley Hudson; Brayan Pena; Cameren Jackson; Gregory Morgan; Chanyia Welch; Jade Dickenson; Neal Shah; David Hararah; Claudia Motley; Lyndsey Wilson; Juan Gubisch; and Jason Hernandez.

Prepping for Business Olympics

On Jan. 24, Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory spoke to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students as they prepare for their first Business Olympics on March 29. Leg. Gregory provided much insight and background information to help the students with their projects.

Experimenting with 3-D Printing

Experimenting with 3-D Printing
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students are learning how to use a 3-D printer in their Web 2.0 class, which is taught by school library media specialist Diana La Spina. Using the online program Tinkercad, students are having fun designing mallets, bracelets, signs and more.

Fall Sports All-Stars

Fall Sports All-Stars
Congratulations to the student-athletes who were awarded for their play on the field and in the classroom during the fall 2016 sports season. For a full list of winners, click here.

World-Class Wrestlers Offer Tips

World-Class Wrestlers Offer Tips
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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s wrestling team participated in a hands-on instructional clinic thanks to the Army World Class Athlete Program.

Approximately 44 wrestlers, including 11 females, from the high school, took part in the two-hour clinic on Jan. 12 facilitated by Sgt. Ryan Mango and Pfc. Jenna Nowry.

AWCAP features teams for Olympic sports for which soldiers may compete. The soldiers who make the team are assigned to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as their duty station, and their military duty is to train for their Olympic sport.

Key Club Drive Helps Save Lives

Key Club Drive Helps Save Lives

The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Key Club held its second blood drive of the school year on Jan. 12. Copiague students and staff members donated 50 pints of blood. The next blood drive will be held on April 21.

Paving the Path to College and Career Readiness

Paving the Path to College and Career Readiness

Being college and career ready was top of mind for students as the district celebrated College and Career Day on Jan. 13.

From the elementary schools all the way up to the high school, faculty and administrators proudly dressed in their alma mater. Students at Great Neck Road opted to dress as their future career choice with a slew of doctors, veterinarians, police officers and lawyers throughout the building. One elementary class set up its room as a bakery for the day. Dressed as aspiring chefs, the students baked and sold cupcakes and cookies to learn about business model.

Students at the middle school learned about the many opportunities offered during the college years, such as traveling abroad and meeting new people. Teachers shared their college experience and spoke about the endless career choices that college can offer.

Military personnel, local businesspeople and alumni visited Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School to offer insight and information about the college experience. Many alumni spoke about budgeting, dorm life, financial aid and navigating through the first year both academically and socially.

Throughout the district, students sported their blue and white “College and Career Day” bracelets to support the event.