Elmont is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in northwestern Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, along its border with the borough of Queens in New York City. It is a suburban bedroom community located on Long Island. The population was 33,198 at the 2010 census.
Long Island and Nassau County specifically are consistently ranked nationally for providing outstanding education.
Elmont Memorial High School, former lacrosse powerhouse, recently was recognized as having the largest percentage of African-American high school students receive a "3" or higher on Advanced Placement tests nationally. In 2004, it had a graduation rate of 100 percent which was a first for the Sewanhaka Central High School District.
Elmont Memorial is also known for having its award-winning Model United Nations club. Elmont's Model UN team is known for beating thousands of high schools in the conferences that they attend. Their slogan, Elmont is UNique, has been proven many times since 1978.
Sewanhaka High School is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the state of New York and the nation. Some students can also attend the other high schools in the district for special programs.
The Elmont Union Free School District provides outstanding primary school education for Elmont residents. In 2005, the Elmont Union Free School District was recognized by the New York State Comptroller as one of 5 out of 52 districts cited as "well managed."
Closest elementary schools
- Dutch Broadway School (Grades K-6, Students: 997)
- Clara H. Carlson School (Grades K-6, Students: 885)
- Gotham Avenue School (Grades K-6, Students: 814)
- Covert Avenue School (Grades K-6, Students: 700)
- Alden Terrace School (Grades K-6, Students: 550)
- Stewart Manor School (Grades K-6, Students: 344)
Elmont is located on the border of Nassau County and the New York City borough of Queens.
Closest airports include:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (7 miles, New York, NY)
- LaGuardia Airport (13 miles, New York, NY)
- Sands Point Seaplane Base (public use, 10 miles (16 km), Port Washington, Long Island, NY)
The MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) provides race-day-only passenger service to Belmont Park from Jamaica and Penn Station. Elmont is near the Floral Park, New Hyde Park and Valley Stream stations of the LIRR which provide regular commuter service to NYC.
The Nassau Inter-County Express system serves Elmont with routes n1 (Elmont Road/Central Ave.), and n6 on Hempstead Turnpike (near Belmont Park Racetrack) for connections to the LIRR & NYC subways and buses.
Elmont is located at the junction of the Cross Island Parkway, Belt Parkway, and Southern State Parkway, providing quick access to the Long Island Parkway system. Elmont is about 7 miles (11 km) from the Long Island Expressway and 10 miles (16 km) from the Throgs Neck Bridge for travel upstate.
- Valley Stream
- West Hempstead
- Bellmore, NY
- East Meadow
- East Williston
- Floral Park
- Franklin Square
- Garden City
- New Hyde Park
- Upper Brookville
- Williston Park
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