Jericho is a town in Nassau County on the north shore of Long Island, New York with a population of approximately 13,500 residents. Jericho was originally a part of the Robert Williams Plantation in 1648 and was settled by Quakers who fled persecution in England. The name of the town was derived from the town of Jericho in the Middle East near the Jordan River that is mentioned in the Bible as a part of the Promised Land. Today, Jericho is a small family-friendly suburb with several historical landmarks about 30 miles outside of New York City.
The public schools in Jericho fall under the Jericho Union Free School District, which contains three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The elementary schools include Robert Seaman Elementary School (grades K-5), George A. Jackson Elementary School (ages K-5), and Cantiague Elementary School (grades K-5). The district middle school is Jericho Middle School (grades 6-8) and the high school is Jericho High School (grades 9-12).
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