March 30, 2005
This is not really a trivia question but one that was asked of me today. As most of us who lived in Rockaway know, JHS 198 was also known as Benjamin N. Cardozo Junior High School. Was JHS 180 ever known by any another name?
Next question......if you went to elementary school and then on to junior high school, you probably completed 6th grade at your local elementary. If you can remember, did your 6th grade have an official graduation before sending you off to junior high school?
If you can answer either of these questions, please get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post the answers here. Also, if you have any class photos of your 6th grade graduation or for those of you who attended elementary school through the 8th grade, please send them to me so we can post them on the web site.
Skip Weinstock, Class of 1963 Email address: email@example.com
February 17, 2012
I came across the question you posted
several years ago about the official name of JHS 180 and thought I would add
another tidbit of information. The official name of the yearbook was
Junior High Tides and the official address was 320 Beach 104th Street
Steve Siesser, Class of 1965 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13, 2010
Never knew of another name for JHS 180,
and Mr. Gibney was the assistant principal at the time, early 1960's? Can not
recall if we had a graduation ceremony or not. But I got into trouble for
wearing shorts during the last week of school. I also recall that we had to wear
shirts and ties, ugh, and one of the years in JHS was when the big hurricane
flooded the Rockaways and the ocean and Jamaica bay met in the middle of
rockaway beach blvd. Mrs. Tint was big hit with the boys in her Spanish class,
and she drove what we called the Tint mobile, a three wheeler of some kind.
Wonder where Freddy Savoy, Mark Lapidus, and others ended up after FRHS? I left FRHS in 1964, and graduated from Brooklyn Academy in 1966. Wonder where Jane Heller, and her friends went, Bobby Mandel, and Howie Gannon?
Charles Town, WV
Email Address: email@example.com
May 10, 2008
I graduated from JHS 180 in 1965 - we just called it JHS 180, but thats not what you wanted to know - The Seahorse. Graduated from PS 43 (thats the school for me) in 1962 - done remember if we had an official graduation. Graduated Far Rockway - 1968
Joe Cambria Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15, 2006
JHS 180 was Rockaway Beach Junior High
School....And yes, I had a graduation ceremony from 6th grade.
Bruce Herbitter (FRHS class of 1971) email@example.com
March 22, 2006
Hi... I graduated from JHS 180 in 1986. The only other name i could think of is Rockaway Beach Junior high School. I just checked my year book and found no other name- hope this helps. Skip, thanks for the site, I'm looking for those who graduated (The Tides) JHS180 in 1986.
William Nieves Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 22, 2005
The name of the school according to a Red
Book which is an official Directory of the Board of Education is Rockaway Beach
Junior High School. This name was listed in a red book dated 1974 – 1975 I can
fax you a copy if you like. In the book of 1974 the principal was listed as Mr.
Oscar Wexman. The superintendent was Ms. Rose I. Schwab. The school
Custodian Engineer was Mr. Theodore Labrie.
Joseph E. Horton Email Address: email@example.com
Robin Outcalt Email Address: Robin.Outcalt@turner.com
Irvmeister Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glad to read that someone also agrees with me - JHS 180 also known as Rockaway Beach Junior High School!
Melanie (Simon) Wilner Class of 1975
I just found my JHS 180
autograph book and the cover of the book says the name of the school is
I went toJHS 198 but did not ever here that JHS180 had a another name. I graduated P.S. 105 and we did have a graduation as I recall.
Mark Schechter FRHS Class of 1975
April 5, 2005
April 3, 2005
April 2, 2005
JHS 180 was also known as Rockaway Beach Junior High School.