75 Ocean Avenue
Malverne, NY 11565
Howard T. Herber Middle School is located in the Village of Malverne. The school district itself includes a portion of the Village of Malverne, as well as other portions of the Villages of Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, West Hempstead and the unincorporated areas of Malverne and North Lynbrook. Students in grades 6 through 8 attend Howard T. Herber Middle School. We are "dedicated to strive for excellence" for all of our students. Herber has a variety of extra-curricular activities for its students, as well as Herber MULES Sports for 7th and 8th graders.
Early adolescence is a critical period in which students must make a transition between the protective environment of the elementary school and the more demanding high school setting which requires individual responsibility, emotional maturity and independent decision making. It is the role of Howard T. Herber Middle School to provide for these students a nurturing and forgiving atmosphere in which they are encouraged to take risks and yet feel secure within a consistent and supportive educational structure. In such an environment, our students will be guided effectively and purposefully toward becoming caring, capable and ethical young adults able to make responsible choices and adapt to the changing society of the 21st century.
At approximately 2:15pm on January 19, an odor was detected coming from the boiler room in the basement at Howard T. Herber Middle School. The school was immediately evacuated and students were dismissed for the day. The local fire department and the district’s buildings and grounds crew responded to investigate the issue.
Officials determined that a fuel emissions issue was causing an elevated CO reading, the boiler was taken offline and mechanics worked to fix the malfunction. The district has since tested and retested the entire building and the situation has been remedied, the school has been cleared for re-entry and will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow.
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, thank you for your continued cooperation as we handled this matter.