Hicksville Community Information

Local Schools

Hicksville students are served by nine elementary, middle and high schools, all which are a part of the Hicksville Public Schools district. Elementary schools include Burns Avenue, Dutch Lane, East Street, Fork Lane, Lee Avenue, Old Country Road, and Woodland. Students then filter into Hicksville Middle School and, afterwards, Hicksville High School. Several private schools are also located near Hicksville for those who choose to send their children to learn in a faith-based setting.

Colleges and Universities

A number of colleges and universities are located within a 10-mile radius from Hicksville, each featuring strict and challenging curricula that guarantees students will receive high quality education in preparation to become responsible citizens within the community. Nearby institutions of higher learning include Hofstra University in Hempstead; New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury; SUNY College at Old Westbury; SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale; Long Island University-CW Post Campus in Brookville; Nassau Community College in Garden City; and Adelphi University in Garden City.

Parks and Recreation

Residents have a few choices when it comes to community parks, including Cantiague Park, West Village Green, Jerusalem Avenue Field, and Bethpage Community Park in neighboring Bethpage.

Residents are also a stone's throw away from Bethpage State Park which includes five golf courses, a polo field, tennis courts, and picnic areas. Bethpage State Park is home to five 18-hole golf courses: Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, and Black. Each course ascends in skill difficulty. Bethpage Black Course became publicly owned and operated in 2002 and served as the host to the U.S. Open Golf Championship, which was won by Tiger Woods that year. The Black Course also hosted the 2009 U.S. Open and was won by Lucas Glover. Bethpage Golf Course is such a well-renowned course; in 2008 it made the list of America's greatest golf courses with nationally recognized golf publication Golf Digest ranking Bethpage Black 26th course overall, 6th in the state of New York, 6th in America's 50 toughest courses, and was ranked 5th of the greatest public courses in the country. The Professional Golfers' Association also lists Bethpage Black Course as one of the top ten "World's Most Beautiful Courses." Residents are also within distance to a few other area golf courses in Nassau County, including Wheatley Hills Golf Course, Meadow Brook Country Club, Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, and Glen Oaks Club.

Bethpage State Park isn't limited to just golf. For those who are interested in playing a game of polo, this state park includes its own Polo Grounds complete with a 900 foot by 400 foot field and bleacher-style seating. The 1994 U.S. Open Polo Championship finals were played at the polo grounds here in Bethpage State Park.

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