George W. Wingate High School
Coordinates: George W. Wingate High School is a defunct comprehensive high school in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It opened in 1956 and was closed down in June 2000 due to poor academic performance. The school was then divided into four small schools. The school was named for George Wood Wingate, an officer in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War.
The campus now houses four new small schools under the New Visions for Public Schools initiative of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). There are the International Arts Business School, The School for Human Rights, The School for Democracy and Leadership and the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow.
The high school's sports teams were known as the 'Generals', for George Wingate's rank in the New York National Guard (American Civil War).
- Frank Tepedino, major league baseball player1
- Barbara Boxer, United States Senator (D–CA)
- Roger Brown, A.B.A. and N.B.A. basketball player for Indianapolis Pacer. Elected to Indianapolis City Council.
- Steve Rubell, co-owner Studio 54, NYC
- "George Wingate (Brooklyn,NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
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