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Ithaca High School

Jason Trumble, Principal
Carlan Gray, Associate Principal - Curriculum & Instruction
Martha Hardesty, Associate Principal - Student Life
Corey Mitchell Sr., Associate Principal - 9th Grade
Alan (Fe) Nunn, Assistant to the Principal for Family/Student Engagement

Jim Scarpula, Dean of Students - 11th Grade; 12th Grade A-H
Karen Jordan, Dean of Students - 10th Grade; 12th Grade I-P
Jocelyn Blizzard, Dean of Students - 9th Grade; 12th Grade Q-Z

1401 North Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Main Office: (607) 274-2143

8:55 AM – 3:32 PM
Staff Contacts/Websites
Staff Contacts/Websites

Program of Studies: Course Review by Department Leaders


Transportation Solutions
IHS Transportation Liaison: Martha Hardesty
IHS Family Liaison: Barbara Bergman
Way2Go Contact: Sophie Somerfeldt, 272-2292
School News
ICSD Adding Text Messaging Capability ICSD Adding Text Messaging Capability: The Ithaca City School District is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger Communicate, the system it currently uses to call and email families. The new service will allow schools to send parents and guardians important informational text messages about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more, directly to their mobile devices.   Any ICSD parent or guardian who wishes to participate in this service need only to: (i) verify that their wireless phone number is on file ... more >>
IHS Class of 1951 Donation IHS Class of 1951 Donation: A $15,000 donation from the Ithaca High School Class of 1951 will help IHS’ technology and engineering department support its student teams and spark an interest in engineering in younger students. The gift will fund a trailer that will not only accompany teams like Code Red Robotics and the Technology Student Association to competitions around the state and country, but will serve as a mobile makerspace and outreach tool for younger students as well. Currently, the teams rent ... more >>
IHS Visual Culture 2018 Exhibition IHS Visual Culture 2018 Exhibition: Exhibited in Kulp Auditorium through December 21 The art students at Ithaca High School want to talk about what they know, see, and feel through their art. Their images are personal portraits and perspectives of the environment, their friends, and their imagination. Text and images, faces and places, abstract and real are presented as a visual dialogue of these young artists' lives.  The artworks in this exhibit were created this year by students in Drawing and Painting, ... more >>
IHS Orchestra Students Perform with Hip Hop Duo IHS Orchestra Students Perform with Hip Hop Duo: On October 28, eleven Ithaca High School orchestra students, under the direction of Bill Makin, performed as backup musicians for hip-hop duo Black Violin at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY. The students spent the afternoon in rehearsals, learning what it’s like to play backup for a very different type of performance - one with a DJ, special effects lighting, a fog machine, and many amplifiers!   “It was a new style of music that I’ve never played before, so it was ... more >>
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day: Students had the day off on October 19, but ICSD teachers, staff, and administrators were hard at work, engaged in professional development on cultural anti-bias topics. The district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day brought staff in each building together that morning to consider issues of culture, identity, and implicit bias and how they impact interactions with colleagues, families, and students.  Administrators collaboratively planned and facilitated development ... more >>

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January 2019 Exams

Math Principles of Robotics - New Course

Math teachers at IHS are developing a new math course for next year, called "Math Principles of Robotics." The goal is to teach math and computational thinking using Lego robots as an experiential learning tool. 

Learn more:
Course Flyer
- Student Video


IHS Alumni Transcript Request Form (updated 7/16/18)
IHS School Profile

College Board

Belle Sherman
Beverly J Martin
Cayuga Heights
Fall Creek
South Hill
Boynton Middle
DeWitt Middle
Ithaca HS
Lehman Alternative


Ithaca City School District
Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2101