J. Tilden High School is a New York City public high school located in the East Flatbush section of
Brooklyn, New York.
school is named for Samuel J. Tilden, who was once a leader of New
York's Democratic Party, and, as state party chairman (1865 – 75),
he effected the overthrow of the Tammany Hall boss Tweed. He also
was New York's governor (1875-8) and the Democratic presidential
nominee in 1876.
Above the Rim was shot at Samuel J. Tilden. Exterior
scenes for the movie Lords of Flatbush were
shot at Tilden.
Tilden opened in 1930, and
is scheduled to be phased out in June 2010. It is currently not a
high school per se and is composed of four smaller schools.
Some well-known Tilden
alumni include professional baseball players Sid Gordon and Willie
Randolph. Minister and activist Al Sharpton also attended Tilden.
at your convenience (located on another website).
You will be able to both browse any number of yearbooks from cover
to cover or use the database to search for a Tilden graduate.
similar database for nearby Thomas Jefferson High School exists
within the Museum of Family History's website. To view this
database, or to browse any of the Jefferson yearbooks, please click