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    Schaumburg High School

    Schaumburg High School

    • School district: Township High School District 211
    Schaumburg High School, or SHS is a public four-year high school located in Schaumburg, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Schaumburg High School opened on September 17, 1970. It is accredited by the North Central Association and has earned full recognition status by the State Superintendent of Schools in the State of Illinois. Currently, as well as for the next couple of years, Schaumburg High School is undergoing a massive reconstruction product in which 13 new classrooms, a new grand foyer, busport, administration center, three new science labs, and handicap accessibility will be added to the high school. This is a part of the larger District 211 construction projects on Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High Schools. Schaumburg High School serves students who reside in Schaumburg, the south side of Hoffman Estates and the northern Cook County section of Hanover Park. Every two years Schaumburg also donates to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. In the year of 2012 Schaumburg raised over $100,000 giving them second place in the state of Illinois for most money raised. Schaumburg High School was ranked 486 in the nation during the year 2012 by
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    7 votes
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    Leeds Girls' High School

    Leeds Girls' High School

    Leeds Girls' High School (LGHS) was an independent, selective, fee paying school for girls aged 3–18 located in Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The school was merged with Leeds Grammar School to form the Grammar School at Leeds in the September 2008. The school had three sections: The school motto was 'Age Quod Agis', which translates as 'do what you do'. Whilst seemingly tautological at first glance, it is in fact a corruption of the Biblical exhortation, "whatsoever thy turn thy hand to, do it with all thy might". Leeds Girls' High School had many notable alumni. The school site was situated throughout the Western suburbs of Headingley. Rose Court was situated on the large Senior School site on Headingley Lane, whilst Ford House operated 1 mile (1.6 km) down the road in a converted mansion house. The Senior School building was built in the early 1900s, and efforts are currently being made to make it a listed building. The furniture within the Senior School Library was designed by Robert Thompson (The Mouseman), but sold when the school moving to Alwoodley Gates. The Assembly Hall had some of the most exquisite wood panelling of any school in the North of
    7.71
    7 votes
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    West Hills High School

    West Hills High School

    • School district: Grossmont Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    West Hills High School (WHHS) is a public, comprehensive high school located in Santee, California, and serves students in grades nine through twelve. Opened in 1987, West Hills is the eleventh of thirteen high schools to be constructed in the Grossmont Union High School District which serves the east county area of San Diego County. West Hills High opened as a satellite campus for Santana High School in 1985 to accommodate the overcrowding. Freshmen took classes in the morning, then were bused back to Santana for afternoon classes. On September 7, 1987, West Hills High School opened its doors to a new class of freshmen and officially became the district's 10th high school. The first phase of permanent construction was completed just prior to the 1990-91 school year. In June 1991 the first graduating class held its graduation ceremony at San Diego State University. Time Line Athletics West Hill's athletic teams, the Wolf Pack, compete in the Hills League of the Grossmont Conference and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San Diego Section. The school fields teams in the following sports: baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, boys cross country,
    7.43
    7 votes
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    Coral Gables High School

    Coral Gables High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Coral Gables Senior High School is a secondary school located at 450 Bird Road in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Coral Gables SHS opened its doors in 1950; its architectural design reflects a Spanish influence with its open courtyards adorned with water fountains. New buildings have been added to its 26-acre (110,000 m) campus, most recently a three-story building. Coral Gables SHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The last review took place in the spring of 2006. The instructional faculty consists of 183 teachers. Eighty-two members of the faculty have a Masters degree and six faculty members have earned a Doctorate degree. Coral Gables High School was one of only twelve high schools in the nation to win the Siemens Foundation's Award for Advanced Placement. It also ranks 221st in Newsweek's Top 1,000 U.S. Schools. Coral Gables SHS is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Douglas Road Station. Coral Gables SHS student reflects the ethnic makeup of Miami-Dade County. Coral Gables SHS is 82% Hispanic (of any race), 7 Black, 10% White non-Hispanic and 1% Asian/other. highlights is the Coral Gables SHS newspaper. It has been in circulation since
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    5 votes
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    North Medford High School

    North Medford High School

    • School district: Medford School District 549C
    North Medford High School is a public high school in Medford, Oregon, United States. It is part of Medford School District, and its mascot is the Black Tornado. It is the only school in America with the Black Tornado as a mascot. Originally the City of Medford had a single high school, called Medford High School, constructed in the 1920s. In the 1960s, the school district expanded, constructing a new high school on the opposite side of the city. Rather than develop this into an independent school, the district kept Medford High School as the lone school, with students attending at the two different locations. The current campus of NMHS was the newly constructed "Medford Senior High School", with grades 11 and 12 attending while grades 9 and 10 went to Medford Mid High School, which later became South Medford High School (SMHS) and ultimately Central Medford High School. (SMHS has since changed locations following construction of a new school). This was set in place to primarily to allow Medford to compete athletically with larger school districts such as Portland. At this time the city would have placed in smaller athletic (then 2A) divisions if the district would have been divided
    7.67
    6 votes
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    Winston Churchill High School

    Winston Churchill High School

    • School district: Montgomery County Public Schools
    Winston Churchill High School, often referred to as WCHS or Churchill, is a high school in Potomac, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland. The school is named after Winston Churchill, British statesman and politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during and after the Second World War. The school was founded in 1964 and is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system. The majority of the students come from Herbert Hoover Middle School (75%) and Cabin John Middle School (25%). The principal, as of the 2012–2013 school year, is Dr. Joan C. Benz. Churchill has been in the top 100 High Schools in the United States, as ranked by US news, for years, climbing to as high as 42 in 2007. Churchill earned the 2007 Maryland Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence, and it was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2007 National No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. In 2012 Churchill was rated the best High School in Maryland, according to US News and World Report Churchill has nine academic departments: Art, Computer Science, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. The school also has
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Dwight Morrow High School

    Dwight Morrow High School

    • School district: Englewood Public School District
    Dwight Morrow High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Englewood, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Englewood Public School District. The school also serves students from Englewood Cliffs, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school has been accredited since 1928 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Founded in 1932, the school is named after Dwight Morrow, a businessman, politician, and diplomat, who lived in the city. The school shares its campus with the Academies@Englewood and Janis E. Dismus Middle School. Dwight Morrow & the Academies at Englewood are located east of Miller's Pond and share the same administration. Janis E. Dismus Middle School, the former Englewood Middle School is located south of Millers Pond and operates independently. As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,035 students and 91 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.37. The school was the 83rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High
    6.43
    7 votes
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    Howard High School

    Howard High School

    • School district: Howard County Public Schools
    Howard High School, in its 58th year, serves families from Ellicott City, Elkridge, and Columbia, Maryland and is part of the Howard County Public School System. The school was formerly known as Howard County Senior High School. The population is both culturally and economically diverse with over three quarters of the graduates enrolling in post-secondary institutions. The school is boxed by Maryland Route 108, Maryland Route 104, and immediately southwest of Maryland Route 100 and is visible from the highway. It is located 11 miles outside of Baltimore. Like all other Howard County high schools, Howard High has a yearlong schedule that provides students with the opportunity to earn seven credits. Currently the school has a schedule which includes 6 fifty minute classes per day, with the fourth period alternating between A day and B day so the students earn a total of 7 credits per year. At the opening of the 2006-2007 school year, Howard completed its renovations, which included a brand new cafeteria attached to an atrium, two new wings on opposite ends on the school, an auxiliary gym (in which the previous cafeteria was positioned), and a new track around the football field. The
    6.43
    7 votes
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    Saint Agnes Academy

    Saint Agnes Academy

    St. Agnes Academy is a Dominican college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 in Houston, Texas, United States at the edge of both the Alief and Sharpstown communities. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Pauline Gannon, a Dominican Sister, founded St. Agnes Academy in 1905. St. Agnes opened on February 11, 1906, at 3901 Fannin Street in what is now considered to be Midtown. The school was named after Saint Agnes of Rome. The school was founded as a grade one through 12 school with boarding facilities. The University of Texas and the Texas State Board of Education accredited St. Agnes in 1917. In 1939, boarding was discontinued. In 1952, St. Agnes began to serve grades nine through 12 only. In 1963, the school moved from its Fannin Street location to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in the Sharpstown area of Houston, Texas. The school motto is Veritas, meaning truth. In September 1963, the school moved across town to its current location at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard (near the intersection of Gessner Drive and Bellaire Boulevard). St. Agnes Academy is located near Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, a Jesuit
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Calhoun school

    Calhoun school

    The Calhoun School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school located in New York City's Upper West Side. Classes are offered for preschool (3s and 4s) through 12th grade. It was founded in 1896, and currently has approximately 750 students enrolled in the lower, middle and upper schools. The Calhoun School is committed to a progressive educational approach that values intellectual pursuit, creativity, diversity, and community involvement. In 1896, The Calhoun School was founded by Laura Jacobi as the Jacobi School in a brownstone at 158–160 West 80th Street. Miss Jacobi came to this country from Germany with the help of her uncle, Dr. Abraham Jacobi, professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College and Columbia. Through her uncle and her aunt, Miss Jacobi was exposed to a progressive circle committed to women's rights, community health and civil reform. Initially, Miss Jacobi began her program as a "brother-and-sister" school, counting among its first students the son and daughter of Franz Boas, one of the founders of American cultural anthropology. It gradually evolved into a girls school, attracting the daughters of socially prominent Jewish
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Ely Community College

    Ely Community College

    Ely College is a secondary academy school located in Ely, Cambridgeshire. In 1962, St Audrey's School and Ely High School were moved out of the centre of Ely to an extensive site on Downham Road. Shortly after this, a donation from the Catherine Needham Foundation, a local charitable trust set up in memory of Lady Catherine Needham, enabled the establishment of the Needham's County Secondary School. It was renamed in the mid 1970s to City of Ely College, and then subsequently to City of Ely Community College. In 2011 it was renamed Ely College. In September 2010, the College's governors adopted Foundation status, and in 2011, they applied to the Secretary of State to change to Academy status, proposing to join the CfBT Schools Trust, an Academies Trust formed by CfBT, one of the UK's leading educational charities. Ely College joined the Trust in January 2012. In April 2011 the Daily Express dubbed Ely College "Britain's strictest school". In a newsletter to parents that month, Headteacher Catherine Jenkinson-Dix had issued a warning about the introduction of a zero-tolerance policy for the school, rigidly enforcing existing policies on school uniforms and discipline, plus
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Dunbar Magnet Middle School

    Dunbar Magnet Middle School

    • School district: Little Rock School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Sixth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Eighth grade
    Dunbar Gifted & Talented Education International Studies Magnet Middle School is a magnet middle school for students in grades 6 through 8 located in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. Dunbar Magnet Middle School is administered by the Little Rock School District. Dunbar Junior and Senior High School and Junior College, is located at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County). Named for Paul Laurence Dunbar, who was the first African-American to gain national attention as a poet. The institution has become significant in four distinct areas: African-American history, education history, legal history, and architecture/engineering achievement. Between 1929 and 1955, Dunbar provider comprehensive education for black students in Little Rock. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Dunbar is located near the historically famous Little Rock Central High School and is a principal feeder into that school. Both schools are on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its construction in 1929 as a Rosenwald School and before the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957, Dunbar was the site of the Negro School of
    7.00
    6 votes
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    Albany High School

    Albany High School

    • School district: Dougherty County School System
    Albany High School is a four-year secondary school located in Albany, Georgia. It is a part of the Dougherty County School System. The school educates students in grades 9-12. Albany High School was established in 1886 after H. M. McIntosh, editor of the Albany News and Advertiser, initiated a campaign and to raise the funds necessary to erect the school. It was the first high school established within the county. Approximately two years after the school opened it, was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. Classes were temporarily held in the town courthouse while the academy was rebuilt. Student enrollment rapidly increased during the first two decades, leading to overcrowding, so the school expanded, and eventually a new high school building was built in 1908. This building contained ten classrooms, and was located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Society Avenue. In 1925, the high school moved to another building located at 1000 North Jefferson Street. The school shifted to its current building on Residence Avenue in the fall of 1954. In the fall of 1999, a Magnet Honors Program was added to the curriculum of Albany High. The school's boys basketball team coached by
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Conestoga High School, Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania

    Conestoga High School, Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania

    Conestoga High School, located in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania, United States, is the only secondary school in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Conestoga, nicknamed "'Stoga," is located 20.069 miles northwest of Philadelphia in the suburbs known as the Main Line. Currently ranked as a Silver Medal School by U.S. News & World Report, Conestoga offers more Advanced Placement (AP) classes and boasts more National Merit Semifinalists (37 from Class of 2010) than any other school in the state, public or private. Last year, students took 1,148 AP tests in total, of which 93% were passed with a 3 or higher. The average SAT score for the Class of 2008 was 594 in math, 580 in reading and 579 in writing. 96% of Conestoga graduates advance to colleges and universities; 93% of them to four-year colleges and universities. The graduating Classes of 2009 and 2010 sent one or more students to Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Boston University, Boston
    7.80
    5 votes
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    James M. Bennett High School

    James M. Bennett High School

    • School district: Wicomico County Public Schools
    James M. Bennett High School is a high school located in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. It is part of the Wicomico County Public School system. It is one of four public high schools in Wicomico County along with Mardela Middle and High School, Parkside High School, and Wicomico High School. It was established in 1962. It has an enrollment of 1346 (in 2008) in grades nine through twelve, and 110 teachers and assistants. James M. Bennett High School is currently headed by principal Steve Grudis, who is aided by Vice Principals Kim Pinhey and James Cook, and Dean of Students Joe Raffa and John Kotz. Construction on the replacement James M. Bennett High School completed 2010, and the school opened for the 2010-2011 school year. Construction began in 2008, with a goal completion date of 2011. The new building includes state of the art technology including geothermal heating control and automated energy-saving lighting and up-to-date educational tools such as LCD projectors, digital whiteboards, campus-wide Wi-FI and TV networks, and document cameras replacing overhead projectors. Eventually Bennett Middle School will be demolished for additional sports fields. The new school was
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Wilde Lake High School

    Wilde Lake High School

    • School district: Howard County Public Schools
    Wilde Lake High School is a secondary school located in Columbia, Maryland's Village of Wilde Lake, one of 12 public high schools in Howard County. Opened in 1971 as a model school for the nation, it was Columbia's first high school. It had a unique open doughnut-shaped design with "open classrooms" and was a model school for new teaching settings. In 1994, the original building was demolished and reconstructed on the same site with a more traditional style. The new building, opened in 1996, replicates the open idea, with a central main street, and halls surrounding it and a bridge across the second floor. The school is centrally located in Howard County and its district borders that of River Hill High School, Marriotts Ridge High School, Centennial High School, Howard High School, Oakland Mills High School, and Atholton High School. Wilde Lake's official mascot is the "Wildecat". The school's main sports rivals are River Hill High School and Atholton High School. Wilde Lake has a modern 750-seat theater named for Columbia founder James Rouse. The stage is used by both school and community groups. The 12,500-square-foot performance space is also ideal for community meetings, sales
    7.80
    5 votes
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    John F. Kennedy High School

    John F. Kennedy High School

    • School district: Montgomery County Public Schools
    John F. Kennedy High School is a public high school located in unincorporated Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland. The school is a part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Over 1,550 students are enrolled at Kennedy. Since the 2004-2005 school year Kennedy has been part of the Down County Consortium, which includes Montgomery Blair, Wheaton, Einstein, and Northwood High Schools. Kennedy's mascot is the Cavalier. Kennedy has several middle schools which feed into it as it is part of a consortium although there are two middle schools assigned specifically to Kennedy; Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School, and Argyle Middle School. Opening its doors in 1964, The school was originally going to be called "East Wheaton High School" but due to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963 the school took his name as its namesake. Kennedy's early history is that of an experimental school, with open classes, no grades, and no required attendance. The onus was on Kennedy's students to be self-motivated. Kennedy's rare approach to education gained international attention, but ultimately these trends did not become very popular in other schools. Kennedy itself ceased to use
    9.00
    4 votes
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    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

    The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (also Lab School and abbreviated UCLS; the upper classes are nicknamed U-High) is a private, co-educational day school in Chicago, Illinois. It is affiliated with the University of Chicago. About half of the students have a parent who is on faculty at the University. The Laboratory Schools were founded by American educator John Dewey in 1896 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The school began as a progressive institution that goes from nursery school through 12th grade. The Lower School, Middle School, and High School are a part of the main 1362 E 59th Street building. The main building consists of five smaller, interconnected buildings: Judd, Blaine, Belfield, Middle School and U-High. Similarly, there are two gymnasiums, Kovler and Sunny, which stand as interconnected buildings. Kenwood Avenue has a cul-de-sac between the schools and the gyms, thus the recreational playground area between the gyms and the schools is known as Kenwood Mall. The Nursery School consists of two smaller, separate buildings and is a block west and a half block north on Woodlawn Ave. The school has over 1,700 students currently enrolled, though there
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Doris M. Johnson High School

    Doris M. Johnson High School

    • School district: Baltimore City Public School System
    Doris M. Johnson High School (DMJ/DMJHS), formerly known as School #426 at the Lake Clifton Campus, although informally Doris M. Johnson or simply Doris Johnson for short, was a public four-year high school situated on the Lake Clifton Campus, located at 2801 Saint Lo Drive in the northeast area known as Clifton Park of Baltimore City, Maryland, United States. It was formerly known as School #426 at the Lake Clifton Campus that was operational in the 2003-2004 school year as a result of the breakup of Lake Clifton Eastern High School, into two smaller high schools. In 2005—2006 the high school was formally named Doris M. Johnson High School. The comprehensive high school specializes in the law and leadership focus. At the January 26, 2010 Baltimore City School Board meeting, school system CEO, Dr. Andrés Alonso announced that Doris M. Johnson would be among five schools to close at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year, pending board approval. The REACH! Partnership School that currently shares campus space with Doris M. Johnson will expand to utilize the newly vacant parts of the Lake Clifton campus. When the school first opened in it was named School #426 at the Lake
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Glenbard West High School

    Glenbard West High School

    • School district: Glenbard Township High School District 87
    Glenbard West High School, "GWHS," "GBW," or "West," is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Ellyn Avenue and Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Glenbard Township High School District 87. The West campus draws students from Glen Ellyn (primarily north of Illinois Route 38), a small portion of Lombard, and portions of Wheaton, Glendale Heights and Carol Stream. The first high school that students in the area attended was Glen Ellyn High School, which served students from 1916-1922. These classes were held at the DuPage Bank Building. By 1920, it was clear that a new facility was required as classes were spread between the bank building and local church basements. The district purchased a site on Honeysuckle Hill for the price of US$1. The current building opened in 1922 as Glenbard Township High School; the first of the district's high schools. The school was built in the style of a castle, complete with roof turrets. 'Glenbard' as it was originally named, was constructed in 1922, atop Honeysuckle Hill, overlooking Lake Ellyn. Built with dark red brick, the building was built with
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Vernon Hills High School

    Vernon Hills High School

    • School district: Community High School District 128
    Vernon Hills High School, or VHHS, is a public four-year high school located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 128, which also includes Libertyville High School. Following the successful passage of a $48.5 million bond referendum in 1997, construction on the school began. The doors opened on September 7, 1999 for all freshmen in District 128. Construction continued for the next year, upon which the school opened for all grades in August 2000. The school was formally dedicated on April 9, 2000. The first graduating class was that of 2002. The Cougar mascot was chosen following a poll of the freshmen and sophomore students attending the new school in August 2000. In 2010, Vernon Hills had a mean composite ACT score of 24.7, and graduated 95.9% of its senior class. The average class size is 20.3. Vernon Hills has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The faculty consists of 111 teachers, of whom 97 hold a masters degree or beyond. In 2009, Newsweek released a list of the best high schools in
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Deering High School

    Deering High School

    • School district: Portland Public Schools
    Deering High School (DHS) is a public high school in Portland, Maine (Cumberland County) which educates grades 9–12. The school is part of the Portland Public Schools district. It is named after the Deering Center neighborhood it serves. It was established in 1874. It is one of the three public high schools located in Portland, the others being Portland High School and Casco Bay High School. Memorial Stadium is located behind Deering High School and is the home field for DHS outdoor sports teams. The Deering Rams won the Maine Class A Boys' State Basketball Championship on March 3, 2012.
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    4 votes
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    Aragon High School

    Aragon High School

    • School district: San Mateo Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Aragon High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California, and is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD). It is located in San Mateo County, a large suburb just outside San Francisco. The school has a clear accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Aragon High School was established in 1961 to accommodate development and population growth in San Mateo. The campus is located in the affluent Foothill Terrace neighborhood to the north of State Route 92 and west of State Route 82 (El Camino Real), on the border with the town of Hillsborough. 2011-2012 Aragon has surpassed the STAR testing academic performance index level of 800 the last two school years. Aragon is ranked 348th in Newsweek's Top 1,500 High Schools for 2010. In 2008, Aragon did not meet 2 of 32 criteria for the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Aragon failed both portions of the Percent Proficiency criteria of the AYP and therefore, failed to make the AYP. In the 2009-2010 school year, the San Mateo Union High School District had been identified as a Program Improvement (PI) district due to the district
    5.57
    7 votes
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    Miami Springs High School

    Miami Springs High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami Springs High School is a secondary school located at 751 Dove Avenue in Miami Springs, Florida, USA; its principal is Anna L. Rodriguez. The school is part of Miami-Dade County Public School's nationally-accredited magnet program, specializing in travel and tourism, the oldest of its kind in the state of Florida (established in 1987). Miami Springs serves ninth through twelfth grade students in the city of Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, the town of Medley, the southern portion of the city of Hialeah (south of 29th Street, and south of 25th Street after Hialeah Park) and a small unincorporated residential neighborhood east of Miami International Airport, the school used to serve the western Miami suburb of Doral, Florida until 2006 when a new high school was built in that area. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, the opening of Westland Hialeah High School in the southern portion of Hialeah, removed the entire portion of southern Hialeah served by the school and located West of Palm Avenue, however, all portions of the boundary located east of Palm Avenue in Hialeah remained served by the school. Construction at Miami Springs Senior High School began in
    6.33
    6 votes
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    Harvey Milk High School

    Harvey Milk High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Harvey Milk High School is a public high school in the East Village of New York City designed for, though not limited to, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people, as well as those questioning their sexuality. It is named after San Francisco, California supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to office. Milk was assassinated along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone on November 27, 1978. The school was originally run by the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), an organization that provides social support to at-risk youth, especially non-heterosexuals. After becoming a fully accredited public school in 2002, the high school is now administered by the New York City Department of Education, separate from HMI. The school and the non-profit still share space in the same building, with Hetrick-Martin providing a majority of the school's arts and culture programming. The school was founded in 1985 as a small, two-room program with just over a dozen students by HMI in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education's Career Education Center. The Department of Education administers the school and is responsible for admissions. Harvey Milk was
    9.67
    3 votes
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    NYC Lab School

    NYC Lab School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies is a secondary school in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City. It consists of grades 6-12 and was described as one of the best schools in Manhattan in 2010 by the New York Post & CUNY. The school is a part of the New York City Department of Education. Admission into the 6th grade is based on an entrance exam consisting of one page of mathematics problems and an essay. For admission into the 9th grade, students must follow the DOE high school admissions process. Currently, admissions requirements for the high school are a minimum of 85% in all 7th grade classes and a 3-4(650) in the 7th grade reading and math exams. Admission into both the 6th and 9th grades is competitive, with 3000 students applying for 190 places in the 6th grade and with approximately 3000 students applying for 136 places in the 9th grade. Lab Middle and Lab High are two discrete schools, and students who are accepted to Lab Middle School are not automatically admitted to Lab high school. The Lab School's hours are from 8:00 am for high school (8:00 for middle school) (7:11 am for "zero period") to 2:35 pm (2:10 for middle school) (later for some students who
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    6 votes
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    Plainfield North High School

    Plainfield North High School

    • School district: Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
    Plainfield North High School, or PNHS, is a four-year public high school located in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Founded in August 2005, it is located on 12005 S. 248th Street and is part of Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. It currently serves students who live in northern Plainfield and parts of Romeoville and Naperville. Due to a rapidly growing population, PNHS was established to ease student overflow in Plainfield's other schools, Plainfield South High School and Plainfield Central High School. It opened in the beginning of the 2005-06 school year for incoming freshmen and sophomores only. As the years went on and classes progressed into the upper classes of juniors and seniors, additional classes were added in their place with the school becoming a full-fledged four year high school in the 2007-2008 academic year. The school's first principal was Dr. Peter Pasteris. During the 2008-2009 academic year, a small portion of PNHS students were re-zoned to the newly opened Plainfield East High School. Most students who were transferred lived in the Bolingbrook, Illinois area. Plainfield North began ACT
    6.17
    6 votes
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    Dreyfoos School of the Arts

    Dreyfoos School of the Arts

    • School district: School District of Palm Beach County
    Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA) is a public high school located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Formerly named the Palm Beach County School of the Arts (also known as School of the Arts or SOA), the school was renamed in recognition of a 1997 donation of $1 million by Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., a West Palm Beach philanthropist. DSOA is a magnet school, with students coming from across Palm Beach County. Students are accepted through a process of competitive auditions for one of the six art areas. Once accepted, students belong to one of the school's six art departments: Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Students are then said to 'major' in their art area, taking at least two art area classes per year in addition to other academic and other classes. Dreyfoos has appeared on various nationwide 'Top High School' lists since 2005. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The school's campus is located in downtown West Palm Beach at 501 South Sapodilla Avenue, adjacent to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the CityPlace district. Located across Tamarind Avenue is the
    7.00
    5 votes
    29
    Grosse Ile High School

    Grosse Ile High School

    • School district: Grosse Ile Township Schools
    Grosse Ile High School (often abbreviated GIHS) is a public high school located in Grosse Ile Township, Michigan serving ninth through twelfth grades. The mascot of the school's sports teams is the Red Devil. Its current principal is James Stewart. The current vice principal is Joel Fabris.
    7.00
    5 votes
    30
    Rufus King High School

    Rufus King High School

    • School district: Milwaukee Public Schools
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Rufus King International School – High School Campus, or Rufus King, is a public magnet high school located on the north side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, part of the Milwaukee Public Schools district. The school is ranked the 130th public high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report, making it the top performing public high school in the state of Wisconsin. The goal of the school is to promote positive values in a culturally diverse setting while incorporating the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The school was formerly named Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. After the addition of a feeder middle years program in the 2010-2011 school year, the high school was renamed Rufus King International School – High School Campus. Rufus King is known for its racial and economic diversity. Sixty percent of the students are of African American descent (compared to the state average of 11%), twenty percent of students are Caucasian and seven percent of students are Hispanic and Asian. Fifty-one percent of students are eligible for free school lunch. Rufus King's college preparatory curriculum is anchored by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP),
    7.00
    5 votes
    31
    St Augustine's and Good Counsel College, New Ross

    St Augustine's and Good Counsel College, New Ross

    St Augustine's and Good Counsel College,(Colaiste Na Dea Chomairle) New Ross, known exclusively as "Good Counsel College" or 'The Counsel' by its students and residents of the local area, is an all-boys secondary school in Ireland which caters for over 850 students. It was founded and is now conducted by the Irish Augustinians. It is one of only two secondary schools in Ireland under the order of the Augustinians, with the other being in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. It is the largest school in New Ross. The current principal is Fr John Hennebry O.S.A., who assumed the post in 1997, after the retirement of Fr. John Cosgrave O.S.A. The College is named in honour of the 4th century saint, St. Augustine of Hippo. Augustine was a key figure in the doctrinal development of Western Christianity and is often referred to as a "Doctor of the Church" by Roman Catholics. Two of his surviving works, namely "The Confessions" (his autobiography) and "The City of God", are regarded as Western Classics and are still read by Christians around the world. Augustine is often considered to be one of the theological fountainheads of Reformation, because of his teaching on salvation and grace; Martin Luther
    7.00
    5 votes
    32
    Richard Montgomery High School

    Richard Montgomery High School

    • School district: Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Richard Montgomery High School (#201) is a secondary public school located in Rockville, Maryland. Richard Montgomery High School is named for Richard Montgomery, an American General who died while attempting to capture the British-held (now Canadian) city of Quebec. The school is usually referred to by either its full name, or by the acronym "RM" in everyday parlance by its students and alumni, presumably because shortening it to Montgomery would be too vague, and also perhaps to distinguish it from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Over the years, Richard Montgomery has won awards for being the number one school in Montgomery County and Maryland state. Intel Science Talent Search finalists, national essay competition winners, and multiple Presidential Scholars have been recent graduates of RM. The school houses Montgomery County's first International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). This competitive-entry magnet program draws students from all over Montgomery County and has an IB diploma rate of 99%, the highest in the United States of its kind. It also includes the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), in which freshmen and sophomores take
    8.00
    4 votes
    33
    De La Salle College

    De La Salle College

    • Lowest grade taught: Fifth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    De La Salle College "Oaklands" is an independent co-educational Catholic school in Toronto, Ontario. It is operated by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a university preparatory institution in the Roman Catholic tradition as founded by Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle in Reims, France, 1679 AD. It offers instruction from grades 5 through 12. De La Salle College "Oaklands" was founded by and continues to be administered by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is part of a global community of Lasallian educational institutions who are assisted by more than 73,000 lay colleagues and teach over 900,000 students in over 80 countries and vary from teaching in impoverished nations like Nigeria to post-secondary institutions like La Salle University in Philadelphia, Bethlehem University and De La Salle University-Manila. The central administration of the Brothers operates out of the Generalate in Rome and is made up of the Superior General and his councillors. From 1851 to present day, the Brothers based in English Canada had provided assistance in creating 58 schools ("Lasallian Educational Apostolates") primarily in Ontario, along with a few
    7.75
    4 votes
    34
    Los Osos High School

    Los Osos High School

    • School district: Chaffey Joint Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Los Osos High School is one of eight public schools in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. LOHS is locate in the city of Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California's Inland Empire in the United States. Students graduating from Los Osos have been accepted to and gone on to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States. In 2007, Los Osos earned an Academic Performance Index of 826, the highest score out of all high schools in San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire. In 2010, Los Osos achieved an API Score of 840, an increase from previous years' scores. In November 2007, US News & World Report's newly installed "Best High Schools 2008" ranking awarded Los Osos a Silver Medal, the equivalent of Top 500 in the nation out of a selection pool of roughly 18,790 public institutions. Los Osos was the only comprehensive high school in San Bernardino County to receive such an honor. The selection criteria was based on a combination of promise and challenge, overall academic quality, and college readiness. The 2007-08 school year featured three National Merit Scholars amongst the class of 2008. In the 2009-2010 school year, the speech and debate
    7.75
    4 votes
    35
    Aberdeen High School

    Aberdeen High School

    • School district: Harford County Public Schools
    Aberdeen High School is a public high school in Aberdeen, Maryland. The school is a part of the Harford County Public Schools. Aberdeen High School's performance on the Maryland High School Assessment test is close to equivalent to the state average. In algebra, the average proficiency was 3.1 out of five, the same as the average in the state. In English, the average proficiency was 2.9 out of five, while the state's average proficieny was 3.0. The Science and Mathematics Academy (SMA) is a magnet program located at Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, Maryland available to Harford County residents entering high school with high academic achievement. It was founded in 2004 by its first coordinator Donna Clem and in association with Dennis Kirkwood. The school is an active member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology and part of Harford County Public Schools. "The program provides students with the opportunity to experience challenging coursework in science, mathematics, and technology with an emphasis on research applications. Regular with practicing scientists and mathematicians is a cornerstone of the program and seniors
    6.60
    5 votes
    36
    Athens Academy

    Athens Academy

    Athens Academy is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school originally founded in Athens, now located in Oconee County, Georgia, United States. The school sponsors grades K through 12, and also operates a preschool. It was founded in 1967. The school's motto is Excellentia Cum Honore (or "Excellence with Honor"). The 152-acre (0.62 km) campus has 14 academic buildings (including two state-of-the-art media centers), two gymnasia, six tennis courts, a football/soccer field, a cross country course, a track and a baseball field. Athens Academy is an independent, non-profit college preparatory co-educational school founded in 1967. The school is located on a 152-acre (0.62 km) wooded site south of Athens, Georgia. The school enrollment is approximately 935 students in K-3 through grade twelve. The curriculum provides general college preparatory and honors programs. The College Board Advanced Placement Program is offered as an outgrowth of the Academy's honors program. Art, music, physical education and drama classes are offered in addition to traditional academic disciplines. Co-curricular activities include clubs, student service organizations and a full athletic program.
    7.50
    4 votes
    37
    Bard High School Early College

    Bard High School Early College

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Bard High School Early College (BHSEC), is an alternative public secondary school in New York City, USA, that allows highly motivated and scholastically strong students to begin their college studies two years early. BHSEC has three campuses - BHSEC Manhattan, which opened in 2001, is located in the Lower East Side, Manhattan in a building previously occupied by Public School 97,BHSEC Queens, which opened in 2008, located in Long Island City and BHSEC Newark opened 2011 and located in Newark, New Jersey. In 2012, The New York Observer ranked BHSEC Manhattan as the #1 public high school in New York City, with an A+ grade, a higher grade than the top school in the private school rankings. Founded in 2001 as a partnership of the New York City Department of Education and Bard College and funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the school accepts students into the ninth grade and allows them to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in four years. BHSEC was the first school in the Gates Foundation's Early College High School Initiative, which aims to improve education in the United States by introducing smaller public high schools which
    7.50
    4 votes
    38
    East Brunswick High School

    East Brunswick High School

    • School district: East Brunswick Public Schools
    East Brunswick High School is a comprehensive public high school serving students in grades 10 through 12 in East Brunswick Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, operating as part of East Brunswick Public Schools. The school was recognized by the Blue Ribbon Schools Program in the 1990-91 school year. It has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1965. The school motto is "Justi, Fideles, Elati." (Justice, Faith and Joy.) As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,309 students and 148 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.60:1. East Brunswick High School opened for the 1958-59 school year. Previously, students living in the Township attended South River High School in neighboring South River. In that first year, the school housed grades six, seven, eight and nine. Those four classes occupied the school until June 1962, when the original 9th graders became its first graduating class and the school contained grades nine through twelve. Because the school exceeded its intended capacity of 1,700 students, freshmen were dropped into the town's two junior
    7.50
    4 votes
    39
    Groton School

    Groton School

    Groton School is a private, Episcopal, college preparatory boarding school located in Groton, Massachusetts, U.S. It enrolls approximately 375 boys and girls, from the eighth through twelfth grades. The school is a member of the Independent School League and is one of the most selective and elite boarding schools in New England. In late 2007, the Wall Street Journal listed Groton School as one of the world's top 50 schools for its success in preparing students to enter top American universities. Groton School was founded in 1884 by the Rev. Endicott Peabody, a member of a prominent Massachusetts family and an Episcopal clergyman. The land for the school was donated to Peabody by two brothers, James and Prescott Lawrence, whose family home was located on Farmers Row in Groton, Massachusetts, north of Groton School's present location. Backed by affluent figures of the time, such as the Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, the Rev. William Lawrence, William Crowninshield Endicott, J.P. Morgan, and his father, Samuel Endicott Peabody, Peabody received pledges of $39,000 for the construction of a schoolhouse, if an additional $40,000 could be raised as an endowment. (According to the school's 2006
    7.50
    4 votes
    40
    PAREF Southridge School

    PAREF Southridge School

    The PAREF Southridge School, also known simply as Southridge, is a private school for boys located in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was a set up by the Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF), a group of parents who aims to provide an education geared towards the total development of children. Southridge is composed of grade school, high school, and afternoon school. Its executive director is Jose Maria A. Magalona. The spiritual formation of the families in Southridge is provided by priests of the prelature of Opus Dei. The Southridge Logo consists of a Vinta and a Helm. The Vinta, a sturdy Filipino boat, is the PAREF symbol. It stands for the educational philosophy shared by all the schools that belongs to the PAREF system. The stars on top of the Vinta represent the three (3) sectors that comprise the PAREF school community. For the PAREF philosophy to work, there must be a healthy interaction among the parents, teachers and students. For formation to be effective, the parents and teachers must be formed such that they can lead the students by word and deed. The Helm symbolizes the school's vision of breeding gentlemen and leaders. Quoting the school's vision,
    7.50
    4 votes
    41
    St. Thomas High School

    St. Thomas High School

    St. Thomas High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for young men in Houston, Texas, United States. Founded in 1900, St. Thomas is the second oldest continuously operating private high school in Houston behind Incarnate Word Academy, which was founded in 1873. The school is operated by the Basilian Fathers in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. St. Thomas High School was established in 1900 as St. Thomas College and housed that year at Franklin Avenue and Caroline Street. The founders were the Rev. Nicholas Roche, C.S.B. and two other Basilian Fathers. (Their order originated in France in 1822 and expanded into Canada in 1850, the Basilians in Houst When the original school suffered hurricane damage, the Fathers relocated to Capitol and Main. In 1903, permanency was assured when Father Roche bought a block of land at Austin and Hadley and constructed Houston's first College Preparatory School for boys. Thanks to the foresight of a native Texan, The Rev. T.P. O'Rourke, C.S.B., educator and author, St. Thomas High School in 1940 moved to the current site on the bank of Buffalo Bayou. Father A.L. Higgins directed the building of the new facility, which has expanded
    7.50
    4 votes
    42
    Sitka High School

    Sitka High School

    • School district: Sitka School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Sitka High School (abbreviated SHS) is the principal high school for the Southeast Alaskan community of Sitka and the Sitka School District. The school's student body is primarily composed of Caucasians, Alaskan Natives, and Asian-Pacific Islanders. Three Advanced Placement courses are offered: AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and AP Human Geography. Dr. P.J. Ford Slack is the current principal and Charlie Robison is the current vice principal. Sitka High School's sports teams are known as the Sitka Wolves with female teams sometimes known as the Lady Wolves with all teams competing at the 3A level of interscholastic competition in Alaska (as dictated by the Alaska School Activities Association), the second highest level of competition available in the state — for schools with an enrollment less than 400. SHS's traditionally most successful sports are softball, baseball, swimming, and wrestling with the former two claiming state championships in the 2004-2005 school year and with baseball and swimming claiming championships in the 2005-2006 school year. So far in the 2006-2007 school year boys swimming has claimed another state championship and the Wolves baseball three-peated winning
    8.67
    3 votes
    43
    Granite Bay High School

    Granite Bay High School

    • School district: Roseville Joint Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Granite Bay High School is located in Granite Bay, California. Granite Bay High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Secretary of Education in 2002 and a California Distinguished School in 2007. Granite Bay High School hosts the Granite Bay Gazette. The Gazette has won, in the last decade, the Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, Gold and Silver Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the George H. Gallup Award from the Quill and Scroll Society. In California, the Gazette has twice been named the first-place winner for general excellence by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, making it the top newspaper in the state. In October 2007 and again in October 2009, the Gazette won the Best of the West title at the state journalism convention. The newspaper first was published as the Grizzly Gazette and was a single-section tabloid. For the next five years the paper flourished, turning into a multi-section broadsheet publication. GBHS's Emerald Brigade consists of the award-winning marching band and colorguard, jazz band, concert band, and winter programs. The 2007 program gave the Emerald
    10.00
    2 votes
    44
    South Medford High School

    South Medford High School

    • School district: Medford School District 549C
    South Medford High School is a public high school in Medford, Oregon, United States. The South Medford campus was originally built in 1931 as Medford High School. Then in the 1960s, the school was divided between two campuses. Medford High became Medford Mid High, serving grades 9 and 10, with grades 11 and 12 going to a newly constructed campus, known as Medford Senior High, which is the current North Medford High School campus. This system was primarily used to allow Medford's football team to compete against schools in large cities such as Portland. The campus is also home to Spiegelberg Stadium (9,250 seat capacity). Both South Medford and North Medford High School share the stadium for football. In 2004, FieldTurf, a state-of-the-art surface commonly used on professional and college fields, was installed, and the surrounding track was resurfaced. The $700,000 privately funded project was spearheaded by Ed Singler, president of the Linebackers Club. In 2006, Medford voted to approve a bond measure to construct a new campus at the intersection of Columbus and Cunningham avenues. However, construction was not without controversy. The cost of the construction increased by 32%.
    10.00
    2 votes
    45
    St. Lawrence Seminary High School

    St. Lawrence Seminary High School

    St. Lawrence Seminary High School is a preparatory high school operated by the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order at Mount Calvary, Wisconsin. The school is in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. It is an all-male boarding school, with approximately 225 students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. The school's mission is to prepare its male students for vocations in the Roman Catholic Church. The high school was founded in 1860 as the Convent Latin School by two Capuchin friars, Francis Haas and Bonaventure Frey. Over the years it has been called the Convent Latin School, the Little Seminary of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Lawrence College, St. Lawrence Seminary, and St. Lawrence Seminary High School. St. Francis Brothers' School merged with St. Lawrence Seminary. St. Lawrence has existed, since its founding in 1860, as a school for Catholic high school and college youth interested in pursuing a vocation to ministry in the Catholic Church, primarily in the priesthood. As the understanding of ministry has grown within the Church, the school has historically adjusted its purpose to respond to the various ministerial needs of the Church and society. Underlying the school’s
    10.00
    2 votes
    46
    Charles F. Brush High School

    Charles F. Brush High School

    • School district: South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District
    Charles F. Brush High School is a public high school in Lyndhurst, Ohio. The school is named for Charles F. Brush, the Ohio-born inventor of the arc light. Brush has approximately 1700 students. The school is situated close to the border of Lyndhurst's larger neighbor to the west, South Euclid, and serves as the high school in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District. Brush High School's athletic teams, known as the "Arcs," compete in the Lake division of the Northeast Ohio Conference. The newly formed conference consists of 18 teams from various suburban communities of Northeast Ohio. Start time 8:05 am End time 2:52 pm Principals: Kenya Harrington Assistant Principals:Larraine Freeman, Ian Miller, Audrey Walker, Joe Komperda Athletic Director: Mike Murphy On August 1, 2008, Kenya Harrington was named Brush High School's new principal. He replaced Interim Principal Dewayne Nichols as the principal of Brush High School. Nichols had replaced Elaine Vrabel who resigned upon taking another job. School layout Brush is separated into four sections. The A wing is the original building which opened in 1927. In addition to classrooms, the A wing houses the East Gymnasium. The B wing
    7.25
    4 votes
    47
    Monterey Highlands Elementary School

    Monterey Highlands Elementary School

    • School district: Alhambra Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Kindergarten
    • Highest grade taught: Eighth grade
    Monterey Highlands School is an elementary school in the Alhambra Unified School District, located at 400 Casuda Canyon Drive, Monterey Park, California, 91754. This publicly funded elementary school is headed by current principal Joseph Cash. Monterey Highlands School lies nestled at the bottom of one of the rolling hills of Monterey Park. This idyllic location surrounds the campus with vivid greenery, towering pine trees, and tall grasses. Students attending Highlands have a variety of play options to choose from. Basketball courts and tennis courts are conveniently located just off school campus and jungle gyms and a large asphalt play area occupies the children while they are at recess. A large soccer field is also available to students who wish to play games on the field. Monterey Highlands School serves a diverse student body from the Highlands and Downtown areas of Monterey Park. The population is broken down to about 64% Asian, 31% Hispanic, 4% Caucasian, and 1% African American. Students in kindergarten to eighth grade are required to wear school uniforms . The policy, which applies to all schools in the Alhambra School District, began in September 1996. The policy
    7.25
    4 votes
    48
    Warren Township High School

    Warren Township High School

    • School district: Warren Township High School District 121
    Warren Township High School, or Warren, is a public four-year high school located in Gurnee, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, in Lake County, Illinois. Due to the size of the student body, the school is split across two campuses: the O'Plaine Road Campus for freshmen and sophomores, and the Almond Road Campus for juniors and seniors. It is part of Warren Township High School District 121. Since its formation in 1915, Warren Township High School District 121 has grown and evolved with its residents. From a one-story building on O’Plaine Road to two campuses located about 4.5 miles apart, Warren has seen graduating classes grow from about 25 students in the beginning to more than 900 today. There are more than 4,500 students divided between two campuses, representing one comprehensive high school program for more than 61,000 residents from Gurnee, Beach Park, Gages Lake, Grandwood Park, Grayslake, Millburn, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Third Lake, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood and Lake Villa. The first high school was erected in 1917. The one-floor school first opened in the fall of 1918 with 57 pupils in attendance. Between the years 1920 and 1924, a Vocational Agriculture
    7.25
    4 votes
    49
    Diocesan College

    Diocesan College

    The Diocesan College, or Bishops as it is more commonly known, is an independent, all-boys school situated in the suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town, South Africa. It consists of three schools: the College for grades 8 – 12 and post matric (an optional year following grade 12 which covers the A-levels); the Preparatory School for grades 3 – 7 and the Pre-Preparatory School for Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 0-2. Established in 1849, it is the fifth oldest existing school in Africa. The institution is divided into three parts. Each functions largely independently of the others; but at the same time facilities are shared. The College is situated in Campground Road at the main campus, and a small portion of this land is used for the Pre-Preparatory School. The Preparatory School is nearby. The Principal of the Diocesan College is Mr Grant Nupen. Mr Vernon Wood is the Headmaster of the senior school (College). Mr Greg Brown is the headmaster of the Preparatory School and Noell Andrews is Head of Department for the Pre-Preparatory School. Fr Terry Wilke is the Chaplain of the school, an important role as the school is an Anglican Church School. The College has eight houses: Birt, Gray, Kidd,
    8.33
    3 votes
    50
    Loyola Academy

    Loyola Academy

    Loyola Academy is a private, co-educational college preparatory high school, located in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, it is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association. It is also the largest Jesuit high school in America, with over 2,000 students from more than 80 different zip codes throughout the Chicago area. Loyola Academy was founded as a Roman Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school for young men in 1909. The school was originally located in Rogers Park, Chicago, on the campus of Loyola University Chicago's Dumbach Hall; it moved to the current Wilmette campus in 1957. Both Loyola University and its prep school adjunct, Loyola Academy, grew out of St. Ignatius College Prep, a Roman Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory school in Chicago that was founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, with both university and preparatory programs for young men. While St. Ignatius transitioned to being solely a preparatory school while remaining in the same location, Loyola Academy and University were established in Rogers Park. All three institutions were named after the Basque intellectual and Spanish
    8.33
    3 votes
    51
    Santana High School

    Santana High School

    • School district: Grossmont Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Santana High School, located in Santee, California, is part of the Grossmont Union High School District. The school serves 1,750 students in grades 9-12, as well as 84 faculty members. The school opened on September 20, 1965, and designates itself as the "Home of Scholars and Champions". Santana High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and in 1990 was recognized as a California Distinguished School. The school takes great pride in its rich music program, 'The Santana Royal Regiment.' Santana also includes over 25 clubs, almost all of which are student created. On March 5, 2001, fifteen-year-old Santana High student Charles Andrew Williams began shooting, killing two, and wounding thirteen. Bryan Zuckor, a fellow student, was the first killed, as he and another student, Trevor Edwards, were shot in the bathroom where Williams began. Williams then exited the bathroom and headed for the Santana High School quad, where he opened fire on surrounding students and faculty. There, he fatally shot another student, Randy Gordon, and wounded twelve others (ten students and two staff). Williams then returned to the bathroom where he later surrendered
    8.33
    3 votes
    52
    St. Augustine's College

    St. Augustine's College

    St. Augustine's College , at Duckspool Abbeyside in Dungarvan is a co-educational secondary school in Ireland. It was founded and is now conducted by the Irish Augustinians. The school recently received a grant of €750,000 in order to give the school a much needed and sought after renovation. The renovation will include a brand new fire alarm system, a new central heating system, a new lighting system, new boys and girls toilets, a disabled toilet, and three completely new Science Laboratories. The bulk of this construction will take during the summer holidays and was completed in September 2007. The school encourages its students in many different areas of sport. The school's facilities include a 40 x 20ft Handball Alley with glass back wall and viewing gallery, a 60 x 30ft Handball Alley, a 120 x 60ft Gym, 6 GAA pitches, 1 Soccer pitch, an 8 lane sprint track, a long & triple jump track, Shot Putt, Discus & Hammer Circles, an all weather hockey pitch, and also facilities for the High Jump, Javelin, and Pole Vault events. Since 1998 St Augustine's College has competed in a mini-Olympics type of European sporting event known as Superschools. The College hosted the event in 1998 and
    8.33
    3 votes
    53
    Cornell Elementary School

    Cornell Elementary School

    • School district: Albany Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Kindergarten
    • Highest grade taught: Fifth grade
    Cornell Elementary School is a K-5 school in Albany, California. One of Albany's three elementary schools, it is part of the Albany Unified School District. Students graduating from Cornell continue on to Albany Middle School. Cornell and fellow Albany elementary school Marin have historically had minor rivalry. Cornell Elementary School has an English Learner Department that helps foreign and immigrant children improve their English.
    6.20
    5 votes
    54
    Malek Fahd Islamic School

    Malek Fahd Islamic School

    Malek Fahd Islamic School, is a private, Islamic school in suburban Greenacre. It is the largest Islamic school in Australia, catering for approximately 1800 students from kindergarten to Year 12. It has come under criticism for refusing to allow underperforming students to sit the Higher School Certificate (HSC), resulting in an unfairly high HSC results reported for the school.
    9.50
    2 votes
    55
    Portland High School, Portland, Maine

    Portland High School, Portland, Maine

    • School district: Portland Public Schools
    Portland High School is a public high school in Portland, Maine (Cumberland County) which educates grades 9–12. The school is part of the Portland Public Schools district. Established in 1821 as a boys' school, Portland High School claims to be the second oldest public high school still operating in the United States, however it is the 15th oldest public high school in the U.S. Joseph Libbey was its first principal. A separate school for girls was added in 1850, and in 1863 the school moved to Cumberland Avenue, its present location. The original school building on that site, which is now the middle wing of the modern school was originally divided into two by a brick wall running from top to bottom of the building to divide the girls from the boys. Much of the wall has been removed, but its remains can still be seen in the basement. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1984. In 1989 a new annex was opened containing classrooms, a cafeteria, a theater/auditorium (named for John Ford) and an athletic facility. Portland High School, however, uses the off-campus Fitzpatrick Stadium, Hadlock Field, Portland Expo, and Portland Ice Arena for the
    9.50
    2 votes
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    Towson High School

    Towson High School

    • School district: Baltimore County Public Schools
    Towson High School is a high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, founded in 1873. The school's current stone structure was built in 1949. Located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson and serving the surrounding communities of Towson, Lutherville, and Ruxton, it is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools system, the 25th largest school system in the nation as of 2005. Area middle schools that feed into Towson High are Dumbarton Middle School, Ridgely Middle School, and Loch Raven Technical Academy, although students from other areas attend the Law and Public Policy magnet school. In 2010, Towson was ranked No. 341 in Newsweek magazine's "America's Best High Schools: The List" annual national survey. Festooned above the entrance to the auditorium lobby is the school's mission statement: "...to prepare students to become lifelong learners and productive global citizens... and foster the development of scholarship, leadership, citizenship and integrity". The school has risen steadily in Newsweek's annual nationwide high school survey during the five-year period culminating in its No. 246 ranking in 2008, having previously placed No. 292 in 2007, No. 317 in 2006, No. 452 in
    9.50
    2 votes
    57
    Antioch Community High School

    Antioch Community High School

    • School district: Community High School District 117
    Antioch Community High School, Antioch, or ACHS, is a public four-year high school located in Antioch, Illinois, a far north suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 117, which also includes Lakes Community High School. ACHS was built in 1915 at 1133 Main Street, where it has remained since then. Though the original building was razed in the late 1990s to make room for new facilities, it has undergone numerous additions and a name change throughout its history. ACHS was originally named Antioch Township High School when is was founded in 1915. In February 1926, voters approved $65,000 to build a two-story north wing to the existing high school, which served 184 students at the time. In 1953, the school was improved once again with the addition of a new wing expanding the school further north. The old gym was converted into an auditorium large enough to hold the 382 students enrolled at the time, and new gym was added, in addition to new class rooms and office space. In November 1962, an addition was made to the west of the school. Science labs, a cafeteria, classrooms, and a library blocked the view of the original Antioch
    7.00
    4 votes
    58
    John A. Ferguson High School

    John A. Ferguson High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    John A. Ferguson Senior High School is a Secondary, Magnet and Academy school located at 15900 S.W. 56th St. in Miami, Florida, USA. The school mainly serves the outer portion of Miami's West Kendall suburb; its principal is Dr. Lisa Robertson. John A. Ferguson Senior High School was built to alleviate overcrowding at G. Holmes Braddock High School, and Felix Varela High School, which had reached populations of over 5,000. The school opened in the 2003-2004 school year with its first class attending G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School during more than half of the school year; Ferguson students were stationed in the back portables of the school. Students moved into the newly opened campus during the second half of the second semester as scheduled, although the school was not yet entirely completed. Ferguson was created to relieve overpopulation in G. Holmes Braddock, but it now has a higher student population, nearly 4,300, ranking as the most populated in the state of Florida since the 2009-10 school year. Ferguson is a certified Magnet Program School in Florida and has six different academy programs which are: International Baccalaureate (IB), Information Technology (IT),
    7.00
    4 votes
    59
    Hillside High School

    Hillside High School

    • School district: Durham Public Schools
    Hillside High School (abbreviated HHS) is a four-year high school located in Durham, North Carolina. Hillside is one of seven high schools in the Durham Public Schools System. Of more than 300 historically black high schools that once operated in the state before desegregation, only five remain today, with Hillside being the oldest. Hillside is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Because of five consecutive years of composite testing scores of below 55%, Judge Howard Manning has threatened to close the school (along with 17 other North Carolina high schools) under the Leandro ruling, which states that North Carolina must provide a sound, basic education for all citizens. Eunice Sanders, who was Hillside's principal for four years, resigned after the 2005-2006 school year to move to an administrative position within the Durham Public Schools Central Office. Earl Pappy was the principal of Hillside, Pappy retired at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year unexpectedly and died in early 2010. Pappy served as principal of George Wythe High School of the Arts in Richmond from 2002 until 2006. The largest black schools in Durham prior to the building of
    6.00
    5 votes
    60
    Murry Bergtraum High School

    Murry Bergtraum High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers is a public secondary school in New York City. It is located in Lower Manhattan, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall. Bergtraum offers business-oriented courses to prepare students for careers in marketing, tourism, finance, human resources, information systems, economics, computer science, law, and secretarial fields. The school also combines its business curriculum with an academic program that gears towards preparation for college. In recent years, the school has been integrating more humanities and liberal arts courses to enrich the school's curriculum. Murry Bergtraum High School was one of the first business-themed high schools in New York City, and inclusively, the United States. It has two sister schools that share its business theme: Norman Thomas High School (previously known as Central Commercial High School) and the High School of Economics and Finance. Out of the three schools, Murry Bergtraum is the largest of all the business high schools in this category and in the city due to its large, diverse business programs and course offerings. Students in virtual enterprise classes have formed two companies in
    6.00
    5 votes
    61
    Marist Sisters' College, Woolwich

    Marist Sisters' College, Woolwich

    Marist Sisters' College, Woolwich is a Roman Catholic secondary school for girls', located in Woolwich, a Lower North Shore suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1908 by the Marist Sisters, the college has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 900 students from years 7 to 12. There are six houses, all of which are named after famous Marists: The curriculum at Marist Sisters' College is broken up into Religious Education and 8 Key Learning Areas (KLA's). The Key Learning Areas are: English, Mathematics, Science, HSIE (Human Society and its Environment), Creative Arts, Languages, TAS (Technical and Applied Science) and PD/H/PE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education). Marist Sisters' College also offers courses in VET (Vocational Education Training). Outlined below are the specific courses for the Junior and Senior years. Syllabuses for all these courses can be found at the Board of Studies website. Junior Courses: Year 7 – 10 Religious Education, Agriculture, Computing Studies, Commerce, Dance, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Food Technology, Geography, History, Languages French, German, Italian, Japanese,
    8.00
    3 votes
    62
    The Swinton High School

    The Swinton High School

    The Swinton Academy (Formerly The Swinton High School) came into existence in September 1988 when the Wardley High School and Pendlebury High School merged to form a single 11-16 comprehensive school on one site, located half a mile from Swinton town center. The Swinton Academy was to be merged with Moorside High School in 2011 to create a single school in Swinton and Pendlebury. This will no longer be taking place. Whilst the buildings vary considerably in age and appearance, internal refurbishment of existing facilities has provided a generally pleasant working environment. A new maths suite, refurbished science labs, an ICT resource area comprising 7 computer rooms together with a further two elsewhere, a new design technology block and refurbished art and library facilities have improved the teaching environment. In the last five years, all seven science laboratories have been completely refurbished in a programme costing over £500,000. Improvements to the school environment have been substantial over the last two weeks and are continuing to do so. The school has a staffing complement of 96 full and part-time members, including teachers, non-teaching assistants, site,
    8.00
    3 votes
    63
    Abraham Lincoln High School

    Abraham Lincoln High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Abraham Lincoln High School is a public high school located at 2800 Ocean Parkway, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, and is part of Region 7 in the New York City Department of Education. The principal is Ari Hoogenboom, and the school has 2581 students in grades nine through twelve. Built in 1929, Lincoln has graduated several Nobel Prize laureates and famous doctors, scientists, engineers, politicians, and other notable alumni. Abraham Lincoln High School, Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, John Adams High School, and Grover Cleveland High School were all built during the Great Depression from one set of blueprints, in order to save money. In 2007, there were 2,688 students enrolled in Abraham Lincoln High School. The school's racial composition is very diverse. African American students made up 38.3% of the school's student population, forming a plurality of the student body. White students made up over one-quarter (26.3%) of the student population, while Hispanic and Latino( of any race) students made up over one-fifth (21.1%) of the student body. Asian American students made up 14.0% of the student populace, and Native Americans made up the remaining 0.3%.
    6.75
    4 votes
    64
    Oakland Mills High School

    Oakland Mills High School

    • School district: Howard County Public Schools
    Oakland Mills High School was established in 1973 as one of the first high schools to serve the Columbia, Maryland area. It is part of the Howard County Public School System. The building had its first renovation in 1991, then again in 1998. A new addition was put onto the school in 2004, the "new wing," raising its total capacity to 1,400 students. Oakland Mills has the most ethnically diverse population of Howard County Public Schools. Of the student body, 38.3% are African American, 33.6% are White, 13.9% are Hispanic, 7% are Asian, 0.1% are Native American, and 7% are two or more races. For students receiving special services in the 2009-2010 yr, 1.7% were limited English proficiency, 28.1% received free/reduced lunches, and 9.1% were enrolled special education. The dropout rate is 2.54%. In 2007, Guidance Counselor Pauline Phillips was named 2006 Howard County Counselor of the Year, and 2006 Maryland State Counselor of the Year. In addition, Kimberly Feldman, 9th grade English teacher, was named 2010 Howard County Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year. In 2011, health teacher Kimberly Rosado was awarded Teacher of the Year by the senior
    6.75
    4 votes
    65
    Poly Prep Country Day School

    Poly Prep Country Day School

    Poly Prep Country Day School (known familiarly as "Poly Prep") is a school headquartered in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Initially founded as part of the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, Poly Prep now offers classes from the nursery grade to 12th grade, occupying buildings on two campuses. The Middle and Upper School Divisions are located at the school's Dyker Heights Campus while the Lower School is located at the school's Park Slope Campus. Poly Prep Country Day School was founded in 1854 in Downtown Brooklyn as "The Polytechnic Institute." It was one of the first private boys' schools in the city of Brooklyn. The initial aim of the school was to offer an academic program similar to that of boarding schools of the time while striving to maintain a strong community feel amongst students and faculty alike. After 45 years, the future of the Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was re-evaluated in 1889 when the preparatory school and the collegiate division were finally separated. Both divisions still exist. In 1891, the construction of a new building next door provided a home for the college which became known as the Polytechnic Institute of
    6.75
    4 votes
    66
    Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    • School district: Red Clay Consolidated School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Sixth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    The Cab Calloway School of the Arts is an arts-oriented magnet school in Wilmington, Delaware, operated by the Red Clay Consolidated School District, that focuses on a strong academic curriculum along with an education in the arts. It is a public school, but children are required to audition within a field of study in order to be admitted. It is one of the most selective public schools in the United States. Cab Calloway encompasses both a middle school and a high school, with students ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade, and each student chooses a particular concentration in a field of arts that they study through high school. In 1960, long before Cab Calloway School of the Arts existed, the building in which CCSA is housed opened as Wilmington High School. Once considered a top-notch school, Wilmington High School suffered through dropping enrollment and an increasingly bad image as it made its way through the 1980s and 1990s. Eventually, the decision was made to close the school, and it was decided that the school would close near the end of the decade. The incoming freshmen class of 1994 was to be the last one accepted at the school. Cab Calloway School of the Arts was
    9.00
    2 votes
    67
    Pomfret School

    Pomfret School

    Pomfret School is an independent coeducational boarding and day school in Pomfret, Connecticut, United States for grades 9 through 12 plus a post-graduate year. Pomfret School was founded in 1894, on the principles of intellectual rigor and the development of character. It aims to help students realize their scholarly, financial, physical and spiritual potential and recognize their responsibilities as members of a community. Pomfret is located on Connecticut Route 169 next to The Rectory School. The campus was designed by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted in 1894. Architect Ernest Flagg (1857–1946) designed the Romanesque stone Clark Memorial Chapel in 1907, and the distinctive brick Georgian school house, four dormitories, Pyne infirmary & Lewis gymnasium from 1907 to 1917. The DuPont Library, the gift of Henry B. DuPont, was designed by The Cambridge Seven in 1970; The Centennial Building of 1994 was designed by Mark Simon '64 of Centerbrook Architects. In October 2004, the school opened a new athletic center and student union designed by Tai Soo Kim Partners. The athletic center was donated by Jon Corzine, former governor of New Jersey and parent of a recent Pomfret
    9.00
    2 votes
    68
    Tottenville High School

    Tottenville High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Tottenville High School is located at 100 Luten Avenue, in Huguenot, Staten Island, New York. It is within walking distance of the Huguenot train station of the Staten Island Railway system. Tottenville H.S. is in administrative district 31. The school’s current principal is John P. Tuminaro. The school is operated by the New York City Department of Education. Tottenville High School was established in 1898. The school’s first principal was Nathan J. Lowe. Tottenville High School was originally located in the building now home to Totten Intermediate Junior High School (I.S. 34). In 1972, the school moved to its current location in Huguenot. Dr. Mary E. Meade was the first woman principal of a NYC co-educational school (1938–1944). In November 1987, Tottenville was selected as a “School of Excellence” by the U.S. Department of Education. John P. Tuminaro has been principal since 1999. The student population is approximately 5000. Tottenville High School offers Regents level classes in Algebra, Algebra II & Trigonometry, American History, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Geometry, Global History, Italian, Living Environment, Physics & Spanish. Tottenville also offers CTE (Career
    9.00
    2 votes
    69
    Wauwatosa East High School

    Wauwatosa East High School

    • School district: Wauwatosa School District
    Wauwatosa East High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school in the city of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. It is part of the Wauwatosa School District. The school was originally known as Wauwatosa Senior High School until the opening of Wauwatosa West High School in September 1961. The first graduating class of Wauwatosa East High School was in June 1962. Today, the school is often referred to as Tosa East. Wauwatosa East High School was originally known as Wauwatosa High School. In 1960, an additional high school was built on the west side of the city, and Wauwatosa High School became Wauwatosa East High School beginning in September, 1961. Much of the current structure was built in the second half of the 20th century. This resulted in substantial alterations to the original design of the building, including the removal of its tower and the closing of the school's third floor, which is now used by the district for storage. A restoration project in the early 2000s uncovered several WPA murals on the walls of what was formerly the school's main entrance; the murals had been painted in the 1930s and subsequently covered up. The sports teams are named the Red Raiders, including a
    9.00
    2 votes
    70
    Midwood High School

    Midwood High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Midwood High School in New York City has been for many years the recipient of multiple accolades because of its competitive educational programs and for the achievements of its students and graduates. The school, administered by the New York City Department of Education, has an enrollment of 3938 students. Its H-shaped building, with six Ionic columns and a Georgian cupola, was constructed in 1940 as part of the Works Projects Administration. Midwood High School has nearly 4000 students, is currently ranked in the top 150 high schools in the nation and considered "The School Of Excellence" by U.S. News and World Report.The School is ranked within the top 5% in New York City. In the early 1990s Midwood was chosen as a Blue Ribbon Secondary School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Students from the two selective programs often attend top-ranked colleges, many on significant scholarships. Typically, the school sends around 4% the seniors to one of the Ivy League colleges and 20% of seniors to colleges like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NYU, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. The average SAT scores in Midwood High School (2011) was 560 Verbal, 650 Math, and
    5.80
    5 votes
    71
    Benet Academy

    Benet Academy

    Benet Academy ( /ˈbɛnɛt/ BEN-et; often shortened to Benet) is a co-educational, college-preparatory, Benedictine high school in Lisle, Illinois, United States, overseen by the Diocese of Joliet. Founded in 1887, the school was initially established in Chicago as the all-boys St. Procopius College and Academy by Benedictine monks, who also operated the St. Joseph Bohemian Orphanage. In 1898, the orphanage moved to Lisle, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Chicago, to be joined by St. Procopius three years later. In 1926 Benedictine nuns constructed the all-girls Sacred Heart Academy near the orphanage and school in Lisle. The orphanage closed in 1956 to make room for St. Procopius Academy, which separated from the college in 1957. Due to rising costs and waning enrollment, Sacred Heart merged with St. Procopius Academy in 1967 to form Benet Academy on the St. Procopius campus. Since then, numerous building projects have been undertaken to expand Benet's athletics, music, and science programs. Admission is competitive and relies primarily on test scores. All students complete a college-preparatory curriculum and may earn college credit through programs including Advanced Placement. As of
    7.67
    3 votes
    72
    Columbus High School

    Columbus High School

    Columbus High School (CHS) is a Catholic secondary school in Waterloo, Iowa. It opened its doors on 31 August 1959 after three years of fund-raising by its primary advocate, Father A.A. McAvoy. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque. Columbus High School first opened its doors to a class of 406 men and 431 women on 31 August 1959 following a three year fund-raising effort. The school's primary advocate, Father A.A. McAvoy, began directing fundraising efforts in 1956 for the school. By 1959, McAvoy's efforts had yielded nearly two million dollars worth of pledges, a remarkable amount in the small community of Waterloo, and the largest raising effort in the history of the community at the time. In 1958 the cornerstone was blessed by Archbishop Leo Binz, and Father John Paar was named principal later that year. In 1968, Father Walter Brunkan, the assistant principal, was promoted to principal and remained in that role for over twenty years. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque reassigned Fr. Brunkan to St. Mary Catholic Church in Greene, Iowa, in 1991, and Michael Palmer became the first lay principal. Mr. Palmer retired in 1999, and once again the assistant
    7.67
    3 votes
    73
    Downers Grove North

    Downers Grove North

    • School district: Community High School District 99
    Downers Grove North High School, or DGN, and locally referred to as "North," is a public four year high school located near the corner of Main Street and Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 99, which also includes Downers Grove South High School. The North campus draws students from Downers Grove (north of 55th St.), and small sections of Woodridge, Oak Brook, and Westmont. The original building (then called Downers Grove High School) was finished in 1928, with additions made in 1935, 1952, 1976, and 1999-2000. In 1964, the school's student body was split in half, one portion attending North, the other attending the newly built Downers Grove South. The auditorium is named after Clarence Johnson, who served as Principal of the school for 35-years from 1932 to 1967, and DGN's outdoor stadium is named after their former longtime football coach Dick Carstens. The Green Room of the theatre is named after George B. Pappas. Downers Grove North's class of 2008 had an average composite ACT score of 23.0, 2.5 points above the state average. 95.7% of the senior class graduated.
    7.67
    3 votes
    74
    Gregorio Luperon High School for Math & Science

    Gregorio Luperon High School for Math & Science

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The Gregorio Luperón High School for Math & Science (in Spanish: Secundaria Gregorio Luperón) is located in District 10 of the borough of Manhattan, New York, USA The school is named after General Gregorio Luperón a Dominican military and state leader. Luperón was originally founded in 1992 as a transitional program for newly-arrived Spanish-speaking immigrants, in 2001 it was converted into a full 4-year diploma-granting high school. It graduated its first class in 2003. For more than twelve years Luperón has had problems with overcrowded hallways, faulty air conditioning and heating, and a lack of gym and lab facilities. Recently, parents and students worked on a campaign to move to a larger space. After many petitions, protests, and public hearings, they have achieved their goal: a new edifice will be constructed at a cost of $41 million, including not just laboratories and a gymnasium, but a larger library, better internet access, and music and art classrooms.
    7.67
    3 votes
    75
    Pius XI High School

    Pius XI High School

    Pius XI High School is a private Catholic high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Its enrollment is approximately 900. Pius XI High School, named in honor of Pope Pius XI, was founded in 1929. Originally it offered only the first three years of high school. Thus, the first graduation occurred in 1937, when the first senior class was added to the school. Enrollment grew from a class of eight in 1937 to over 2,000 students throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Current enrollment is approximately 900 students. The original four-story school building was constructed in 1930, with a two-story addition, for six stories total, completed in 1957. Additional classroom space, library space, science laboratories and general renovations were completed in 1998, and a field house was annexed in 2004. The original gymnasium has been remodeled into an auditorium, which was completed in the 2012-2013 school year. Pius offers almost 200 courses, more than any other school in the state, including almost 20 advanced placement, honors and accelerated courses. In recent years, Pius XI High School has twice been named a National Blue Ribbon School.
    7.67
    3 votes
    76
    Brother Martin High School

    Brother Martin High School

    Brother Martin High School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory school located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. It was established in 1869 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, establishing the school as St. Aloysius College. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. The school's mascot is a crusader and the colors are crimson and gold. The crimson represents the Brothers of the Sacred heart devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Brother Martin as being a Sacred Heart school and also the mascot, the Crusader, who would sacrifice oneself for the preservation of Catholicism. Gold, a color from Cor Jesu High School, comes from their mascot, which were the Kingsmen and represented nobility. The St. Aloysius mascot was also the Crusader but although the colors are the colors from Cor Jesu. Blending the tradition of the past with momentum for the future, the crest symbolizes true crusader spirit. On top of the shield is the helmet of a crusader symbolizing Christians of the past who were willing to give up their lives so that future generations might grow up Christian. Under the helmet is a chain that
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    Chaminade College Preparatory School

    Chaminade College Preparatory School

    Founded in 1910, Chaminade College Preparatory School is an independent Catholic Marianist school for boys in grades six through twelve. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The school is located in west St. Louis County, Missouri. Chaminade offers 7-day, 5-day, and temporary boarding. Students come from throughout the United States and from several countries around the world. Canning Hall, the name of the dormitory, accommodates up to sixty-five residents. The school bears the name of Father William Joseph Chaminade, a priest who lived during the era of the French Revolution and who founded the religious order known as the Society of Mary (Marianists).The school maintains an active relationship with this Society through governance structures and the employment of lay and religious Marianists committed to a conscious effort to keep alive the Marianist charisma in all aspects of the institution's operation. Chaminade was founded by the Society of Mary in 1910, less than one hundred years after the school's namesake, Blessed Father William Joseph Chaminade, had founded the order, and only sixty years after the Marianists had established themselves in the
    10.00
    1 votes
    78
    Great Mills High School

    Great Mills High School

    • School district: St. Mary's County Public Schools
    Great Mills High School is a comprehensive public high school of 1600+ students in grades 9-12. It serves students at the confluence of the Potomac River, Patuxent River, and Chesapeake Bay. The area is a mixture of rural and suburban communities. Many of the families are employed by NAS Patuxent River, government contractors, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and others involved in the traditional agriculture and water related businesses. The ethnic population of the school reflects the community: 51% Caucasian, 40% African American, 5% Asian, 4% Hispanic, 1% other. Great Mills High School is accredited all Middle States Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education. Great Mills High School belongs to the St. Mary's County Public Schools system, and is associated with two other county high schools: Leonardtown High School and Chopticon High School. Great Mills High School was founded in 1929, as one of the original high schools in St. Mary's County, Maryland. It has since expanded from a school house to a school building rolling on several acres, with a football, soccer, and field hockey field, and tied to a county pool next door. Great Mills High
    10.00
    1 votes
    79
    Grossmont High School

    Grossmont High School

    • School district: Grossmont Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Grossmont High School is the oldest high school in San Diego's east county, California. Its mascot is the Foothiller, so chosen because, at the time of the school’s construction, east county was much more isolated from the rest of San Diego than it is today and was often referred to as the boondocks or the foothills. Grossmont is in the Grossmont Union High School District. The school has an approximate enrollment of 2,400 students. Grossmont High School has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1962. The current accreditation is valid through 2008. Grossmont High School was recently recognized as being a California Distinguished School for the scholastic year of 2008-2009. The school’s “Old Main” building was constructed in 1922 and was used for decades as a teaching space before being converted to district offices. The campus has slowly expanded over the past 80+ years to include thirteen additional permanent instructional, athletic, and administrative buildings. Notable among these is the “Old Gym” which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Recent plans to demolish this gymnasium were tabled after considerable
    10.00
    1 votes
    80
    High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College

    High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College (often abbreviated to HSMSE) is one of the nine specialized high schools in New York City. Created in 2002 along with Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, and High School of American Studies at Lehman College, HSMSE was founded with an emphasis on engineering, and was designed to be a small school with only approximately four hundred students. The relatively small population of the school allows students and teachers to have a stronger relationship. Being a specialized high school not only draws students in, but also allows for a diverse student body. The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College ("HSMSE") is a selective, public, college prep high school in New York City. The school’s program of study provides a challenging high school experience that prepares its students for selective colleges, rewarding careers, and a life of civic engagement and ethical responsibility. HSMSE’s mission is to challenge talented students to expand their intellect by developing the habits of inquiry, written and verbal expression, and critical thinking. Instructionally supported by the City College
    10.00
    1 votes
    81
    Lakes Community High School

    Lakes Community High School

    • School district: Community High School District 117
    Lakes Community High School, or LCHS, is a public four-year high school located in Lake Villa, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 117, which also includes Antioch Community High School. Lakes Community High School opened to 600 freshman and sophomore students on August 23, 2004. Voters approved the bond referendum to construct a second high school for District 117 in 2000. Construction began in 2001 on both the high school and the Antioch-Lake Villa Township Center, which contains offices and meeting space for district operations. Work continued on schedule and under budget until the school’s completion in the summer of 2004. In the spring of 2003 the board of education selected the school’s name, mascot (Eagles) and colors (royal blue, white, red) from suggestions made by community members. At the same time, the district changed its name to Community High School District 117. Attendance boundaries were determined in April 2003. Students living in the 60046 ZIP code would attend Lakes, as well as those living in homes nearby. Initially all District 117 freshmen were to attend Lakes for 2004-05, but in
    10.00
    1 votes
    82
    Loch Raven High School

    Loch Raven High School

    • School district: Baltimore County Public Schools
    Loch Raven High School is a high school in Baltimore County, Maryland. Its name is derived from its proximity to the Loch Raven Reservoir. The school was founded in 1972 and is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools system. Some of the middle schools whose graduates then enter Loch Raven High are Pine Grove Middle School, Ridgely Middle School, Loch Raven Technical Academy, and Cockeysville Middle School Neighborhoods that feed into Loch Raven High School include: Loch Raven High School has won the following state championships: Starting the 2009-2010 school year the school started a new FIRST Robotics team. In March 2010 they participated in the DC regional and placed 16th out of 59th their rookie year. The team continued into a second year for 2010-2011, even after losing full access to Loch Raven's facilities, through Dulaney High School's donation of use of its facilities.
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    Mount Saint Charles Academy

    Mount Saint Charles Academy

    Mount Saint Charles Academy is a private Catholic junior/senior high school located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.   By the close of the 19th century, a vast number of Canadians had migrated to the mill town of Woonsocket, RI. The Franco-American clergy of the area cherished the idea of assisting these immigrant families by educating the young, preserving the language and promulgating the Catholic faith. One local clergyman, Monsignor Charles Dauray, took the initiative and laid the foundation for educational institutions that would serve his parishioners. He invited the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to form part of this dream by staffing a school. Mount St. Charles Academy opened its doors on September 14, 1924 to a number of boarders and commuting students. Br. Josephus SC served as the first principal. Three years after the completion of the school a gymnasium, the largest in New England at the time, was added. In the spirit of Brother Josephus, each succeeding principal has attempted to improve the school and its extra-curricular programs. The boys could choose from a wide variety of courses intended to sharpen their intellects as well
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    Oswego East High School

    Oswego East High School

    • School district: Oswego Community Unit School District 308
    Oswego East High School, or OEHS, is a public four-year coeducational high school located in Oswego, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Oswego Community Unit School District 308, which also includes Oswego High School. Established in 2004 because of the growing population in Oswego, Illinois.Oswego east announced that in 2012 they would add more classrooms and building space to their campus making enrollment reach 3,300 students instead of 2,200 students Oswego East High School is a part of the Southwest Prairie Conference and the Illinois High School Association. This is a ten-event competition. Every team member competes in mathematics, science, economics, social science, language and literature, fine arts, prepared and impromptu speech, interview, essay and superquiz. Each team is made up of three honor students, three scholastic students, and three varsity students, by GPA; honor (3.75-4), scholastic (3-3.75), varsity (0-2.99). The OEHS drama and theater company puts on three main stage shows each school year: a fall play, a student-directed winter show, and a spring musical. The Productions of the 09-10 year: Fall: The Taming
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    St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur

    St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur

    St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur is an English-Gujarati medium primary and secondary school located at Mirzapur in Ahmedabad, India. It was established in 1935. St. Xavier's was a high school for boys managed by the Society of Jesus until 1977 and since then by the Bishop of Ahmedabad. It is recognised by the Department of Education, Gujarat State. Since 2007-8 girls have been admitted to the school from Sr. K.G. onwards. Though a Catholic institution, it accepts pupils from all sections of society and prepares them for the secondary school certificate and the higher secondary school certificate examinations. The K. G. and Std. 1 to 10 have parallel divisions with Gujarati and English medium of instruction. The Higher secondary is grade 11 and 12 (Science and Commerce streams, the latter only in English medium) is co-educational.
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    Tucker High School

    Tucker High School

    • School district: DeKalb County School System
    Tucker High School is the only public high school in Tucker, an unincorporated section of DeKalb County, Georgia, and is operated by the DeKalb County School System. Its student body consists of over 1,800 students from many different cultures. Tucker High School offers a challenging curriculum that addresses the needs of its students through self contained classes, visually impaired classes, regular education, advanced placement (AP Classes), and the IB program (International Baccalaureate). Currently Tucker offers eighteen different AP courses. In 2004, Tucker became a International Baccalaureate Diploma offering school (which is a two year academic program for 11th and 12th grade students) Tucker High School offers a variety in sports for girls and boys. They play in the AAAAA region this year. Some of the most predominant sports teams in the school are football, boys basketball, boys soccer, as well as boys and girls track and field. These programs show greatness and overall improvement. The football team has made it to the playoffs each year(2007, 2008, and 2009) since becoming coached by head coach Franklin Stephens . In 2008 the tigers had nearly a perfect season losing only
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    Van Horn High School

    Van Horn High School

    • School district: Independence Public School District
    Van Horn High School is a comprehensive high school located at 1109 Arlington in Independence, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Independence School District. Van Horn opened in 1955 and the first class graduated in 1956. Van Horn was named the first "A+ designated school" of the Kansas City, Missouri School District. It was originally constructed in 1955 on the site of Honeywood, house of former Civil War era Kansas City mayor, Robert T. Van Horn, a prominent newspaper publisher and statesman. William Midgley with HMN Architects redesigned Van Horn's building facilities in 2002. Prior to the redistricting, Van Horn covered sections of Independence and Kansas City. In November 2007, the voters of Independence, Missouri, the city in which Van Horn and its feeder schools are located, and Kansas City Missouri, the district that housed the school, voted for Van Horn, its feeder middle and three elementary schools to be taken over by the Independence School District. The change was made because of the poor performance. Independence won the school battle after an election and a court battle. Kansas City students formerly assigned to Van Horn were transferred to East High School,
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    1 votes
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    Calday Grange Grammar School

    Calday Grange Grammar School

    Calday Grange Grammar School (abbreviated to CGGS; also known as Calday, Calday Grange) is a non-denominational selective state grammar school, founded in 1636, situated on Caldy Hill above the town of West Kirby on the Wirral (England). The school admits boys from the ages of 11 through to 18, and (since 1985) girls for the sixth form only. Calday Grammar School is a Trust School, Technology College and Language College, hosts the Wirral Able Children Centre, and has been awarded Sportsmark Gold and Investors in People status. The school stands in a residential area of the Wirral close to the Dee Estuary. Pupils come primarily from the Wirral, Deeside and Cheshire areas. The main site at the top of Caldy Hill is occupied by the school buildings, sports cages and field, with a larger field located over Grammar School Lane. A mile southeast of the main school buildings, along Column Road, Calday has playing fields including 3 rugby pitches, a cricket square, and a sand-based artificial hockey field. The school is surrounded by suburban housing development and the woods of Thurstaston and Caldy. Calday Grange Grammar School has been a trust school since 1 January 2009, transferring
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    4 votes
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    Christian Brothers College, Burwood

    Christian Brothers College, Burwood

    Christian Brothers College, Burwood (CBC Burwood) was a Catholic high school located in Burwood, Sydney Australia. The school was founded in 1909. It was announced on 25 March 2008 that the school would close at the end of 2009, due to a decline in enrolments arising from a change in demographics in the suburbs surrounding the school. At closing, it taught boys from Year 7 to Year 10. There is the demolition of the school chapel, the school grotto, the lower yard classrooms, and the old wall ball court. But the brothers house will stay up and other buildings. Christian Brothers' College Burwood's homeroom classes and sport teams are divided by colours, which are nominated by significant names:
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    90
    Lowell Senior High School

    Lowell Senior High School

    • School district: Tri-Creek School Corporation
    Lowell Senior High School, or LHS is a four-year public high school located in Lowell, Indiana, United States. Lowell Senior High is located at the corner of Commercial Avenue (Route 2), and Holtz Road. The official mascot of Lowell Senior High School is the Red Devil. Lowell Senior High School is a part of the Tri-Creek School Corporation. Lowell Senior High School offers the following sports: Head football Coach: Keith Kilmer Jo Anne Worley-Original Laugh-in Cast Member (1968-1970) Amy Davis - Contestant on American Idol Season 7
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    Walter Johnson High School

    Walter Johnson High School

    • School district: Montgomery County Public Schools
    Walter Johnson High School (WJHS) is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda, an unincorporated region of Montgomery County, Maryland. WJHS serves areas in Bethesda and Rockville, as well as the towns of Garrett Park and Kensington. Walter Johnson High School was founded in 1956 as part of the Montgomery County Public School system (MCPS). The school is named in honor of the late Washington Senators' baseball pitcher, Walter Johnson, who resided in a Bethesda house which still stands just a few miles away from the school on Old Georgetown Road. After retiring from baseball, Walter Johnson became a county commissioner for Montgomery County. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the outer suburbs of Washington were within five minutes' drive of the Beltway, Walter Johnson was viewed as a "country" or "outer-suburban" school. The school was surrounded by farms and livestock, notably cow herds. Yearbooks indicate that, although at first Walter Johnson's rival high school may have been Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland, as early as 1960 a heated rivalry arose between Walter Johnson and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, which lasted several
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    Arizona Lutheran Academy

    Arizona Lutheran Academy

    Arizona Lutheran Academy (ALA) is a high school located in Phoenix, Arizona. The school is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The high school was founded in 1978, and has been located in its present 18-acre (73,000 m) campus since 1986. The school typically has about 200 enrolled students. ALA is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Accreditation and School Improvement. The school's mascot is the coyote and its colors black and gold. ALA is a member of the 2A Metro Region of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Basketball ALA won the Boys' 1A basketball championship in 1999 under Coach Doug Meyer. ALA was also 2A Runner-Ups in 2005 and 2006 under Coach Doug Meyer. ALA won the Girls' 1A basketball championship in 1991 under Coach Bob Gruetzmacher. ALA was the Girl's 2A Runner-Ups in 1990 under Coach Bob Gruetzmacher. Football ALA won the 1A football championship in 1992 under Coach Doug Lange. ALA was 2A Runner-Ups in 2005 under Coach Doug Meyer. Track and Field In 1998, ALA won the AIA Class 1A Girl's State Track and Field Championship under Coach Joan Tierney. Coach Tierney also led the Coyotes to Girl's State 1A Runner-Up honors
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    Ballard High School

    Ballard High School

    • School district: Jefferson County Public Schools
    Ballard High School is a senior high school in the eastern suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. The school opened in the fall of 1968. The first students were in grades 7-9, and a grade was added each year as the building was expanded. This kept the school system from having to transfer upper class students from other high schools. The first class (consisting of the original freshmen) graduated in 1972. Ballard has had an interesting tradition of long serving principals. From its founding until the mid 1980s the principal was Patrick Crawford. Sandy Allen served from the mid eighties to the 2003-2004 school year. The principal as of the 2004-2005 school year is Dr. Jim Jury. The school offers grades 9-12. Ballard has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Ballard's mission is to expose students to a solid liberal arts curriculum consisting of high-level courses and award-winning arts programs. Ballard offers a solid Advance Program curriculum which, according to their website, includes 19 College Board Advance Placement(AP) courses. Ballard consistently scores above the national mean on the ACT and SAT test, and has the highest CATS scores in
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    Bishop England High School

    Bishop England High School

    Bishop England High School is a diocesan Roman Catholic four-year high school in Charleston, South Carolina. Until 1998, the school was located on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston. It is now located on Daniel Island in the city of Charleston. With an enrollment of 730, it is the largest private high school in the state. The school was founded in 1915 and was named for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston's first bishop, John England. On September 22, 1915, Catholic High School opened its doors as a department of the Cathedral School on Queen Street. The Reverend Msgr. Joseph L. O'Brien organized the new school with the cooperation of the Reverend James J. May. At that time there were 67 students enrolled in four grade levels: seventh, ninth, tenth, and eleventh. That first faculty consisted of three diocesan priests and three Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy (O.L.M.). By the spring of 1916, a growing student enrollment made larger quarters imperative, and the school was moved to a building used by the Cenacle Sisters, an order of nuns, where it remained until 1919. The main building housed the senior high school, while an annex was converted into a biology lab and a
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    Lakeridge High School

    Lakeridge High School

    • School district: Lake Oswego School District
    Lakeridge High School is a public high school located in Lake Oswego, Oregon and opened in 1971. In 1987, Lakeridge High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States. In 2008, 90% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 261 students, 234 graduated, 15 dropped out, 9 received a modified diploma, and 3 are still in high school. The school received a silver ranking from U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best High Schools" survey. 93% of school graduates report planning to enroll in a 4 year or 2 year college. Baseball: 1999, 2001 Football: 1987 Men's Golf: 1978 Women's Golf: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2006 Men's Lacrosse: 2005, 2006, 2007 Women's Lacrosse: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Men's Swimming: 1995 Women's Soccer: 1982 Men's Soccer: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982
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    Mundelein High School

    Mundelein High School

    • School district: Mundelein Cons High School District 120
    Mundelein High School, or MHS, is a public four-year high school located in Mundelein, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the only school in Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120. The first graduating class was the class of 1962. In 1996, a $32.8 million, 113,383 sq ft (10,533.6 m). addition and renovations were made to the original structure. In 2011, a referendum was passed that would allow the school to make critical repairs and improvements to the existing structure. Critical areas in need of repair include: the 50 year old wing, football field and track, and the natatorium. 50 Year Old Wing Football Field and Track Natatorium The school has an excellent academic program, with approximately 85% of the graduates continuing their education at post-secondary institutions. The school offers a wide range of challenging courses, including honors and Advanced Placement classes that are available to any interested student. The school also offers special education services, ESL, and bilingual classes. Qualified students may also take classes at the nearby College of Lake County, as well as at the Lake County High School's Technology
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    2 votes
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    Naperville North High School

    Naperville North High School

    • School district: Naperville Community Unit School District 203
    Naperville North High School is a public four-year comprehensive high school located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Mill Street in the northern-central part of Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the counterpart to Naperville Central High School of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. The building was constructed in 1970 comprising 152,347 square feet (14,000 m²). Additions to the building were made in 1974, 1986 and 1992, increasing the size to the current (as of 2005) 449,665 square feet (42,000 m²). From the time of its construction until the 1992-1993 academic year, Naperville North was the only high school in its district to have a swimming pool. Thus Naperville Central High School students who took Physical Education courses in swimming or desired to compete in swimming and/or diving would be bussed from Naperville Central to Naperville North. The stadium and pool underwent significant renovations during the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 school years, respectively. In 2008, Naperville North had an average composite ACT score of 25.4, and graduated 100.0% of its senior class. Naperville North has not made Adequate
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    2 votes
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    Neuqua Valley High School

    Neuqua Valley High School

    • School district: Indian Prairie School District 204
    Neuqua Valley High School, or NVHS is a public four-year high school located near the corner of Illinois Route 59 and 95th Street in Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Neuqua Valley is the counterpart to Waubonsie Valley High School and the newly built Metea Valley High School, in Indian Prairie School District 204. The campus consists of three locations: a "Gold campus" building (formerly Crone Middle School) for Freshmen (Grade 9); a "Main campus" building (the original NVHS main building) for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (Grades 10-12); and a third building, known as the "Frontier campus" which closed before the 2013 school year. The original NVHS campus building was opened in August, 1997, and was built to house 3000 students. The middle school conversion was done for the 2003-2004 academic year in an effort to alleviate overcrowding. The "Frontier campus" allows Seniors to receive dual credit for classes from the College of DuPage. These students attend class in block sessions with no classes on Friday. It allows for independence and freedom. Seniors from Waubonsie Valley High School may also participate in the program. The
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    Hudson Middle School

    Hudson Middle School

    • School district: Hudson City School District, Summit County, Ohio
    Hudson Middle School is a middle school in Hudson, Ohio, serving the Hudson City School District. Hudson Middle School is located at 77 North Oviatt Street in Hudson, Ohio. Hudson Middle School was first located at the district's East Woods School on North Hayden Parkway, but moved when the new Hudson High School (Ohio) was constructed. The current principal is Chuck DiLauro. The assistant principals are Karen Weber and Kimberly Cockley. There are over 1000 students at HMS. There are over 300 students in the sixth grade. HMS encourages students to take a world language in 8th grade. Also, the middle school offers a Drama Club, averaging one shows a year, where the students are given the opportunities to build the sets as well as manage the lights and sound of the performances. Football at HMS is a student loved event. The eighth grade team is very skilled. The building opened as the district's high school in 1928. The school cost a total of 84,000 dollars and currently spends 1,700 dollars a year on repairs. Later, additions and renovations were needed to keep up with the school district's growth. The first addition constructed was in 1955. Soon after, the current gym and
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    3 votes
    100
    Joliet West High School

    Joliet West High School

    • School district: Joliet Township High School District 204
    Joliet West High School, along with Joliet Central, makes up district 204 Joliet Township High School district in Joliet, Illinois. West's mascot is the Tiger. Central and West have recently split, so none of the sports or clubs are joint. The school was originally constructed in 1964, one year after its identical sister school Joliet East, and has since been added on to 4 times. The first addition, completed in the early 1980s, added a bookstore to the cafeteria, additional space around the maintenance area, a multi-purpose room by the gymnasiums (primarily used for dance and wrestling), six additional classrooms, and a greenhouse. The second and third additions (not shown in the picture) were completed as two consecutive projects, adding several additional classrooms, a new band room, cafetorium, conference room, dean's offices, and student commons area. The first phase broke ground on November 4, 2001 and was completed the following school year. The second phase began during the 2002-2003 year and was open for fall 2003 classes. An additional building housing science classes was constructed in 2011. The most recent construction added a field house in late 2007. During the 2008 -
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    Jones College Prep High School

    Jones College Prep High School

    • School district: Chicago Public Schools
    William Jones College Preparatory, (commonly known as Jones College Prep), is a 4-year selective enrollment high school located in the Printer's Row neighborhood located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools system. Jones was named one of “America’s Best High Schools” for 2010 by Newsweek magazine. Jones College Prep, formerly Jones Metropolitan High School of Business and Commerce, Jones Commercial High School, and Jones Academic Magnet, came into existence in February 1938. The building, built shortly after the Chicago fire, was located at Harrison Street and Plymouth Court. The Chicago Board of Education, recognizing a need for commercial business education, remodeled an old building, once Jones Elementary School and later Jones Continuation School, to house Jones High School. It was named for William Jones, who, in 1840, became the first president of the Board of Education. He encouraged the education of every child, including girls, a progressive position during his time. The present building, designed in 1967 to resemble an office building, was opened, and the Jones' program was designed for juniors and seniors, qualifying them for
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    3 votes
    102
    Lexington High School

    Lexington High School

    • School district: Lexington Public School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Lexington High School is a public high school located in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States. It teaches grades 9-12. The school's mascot is the Minuteman. As stated in its mission, Lexington High School is a "learning community committed to developing well-educated,...engaged students...with a challenging and varied curriculum, inspired by curiosity, enriched by clubs and activities." Students attending Lexington High School generally attended one of the town's two 6th-8th grade middle schools, Jonas Clarke Middle School and William Diamond Middle School. In turn, Clarke is fed by three of the town's six elementary schools: Bowman, Bridge, and Harrington; while Diamond is fed by the other three: Estabrook, Fiske, and Hastings. In 2003, Lexington was rated the 171th best high school in the country by Newsweek on its "America's Top Public Schools" list. It also appeared on the 2005 (302nd), 2006 (448th), and 2008 (466th) lists, but did not appear on the 2007 list. In 2012, Boston Magazine ranked Lexington as the 2nd best high school in the Greater Boston area. Out of 50 high schools, Lexington had the highest SAT average, 1894 out of 2400. Lexington's colors are blue and gold,
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    4 votes
    103
    Nashua high school south

    Nashua high school south

    • School district: Nashua School District
    Nashua High School South is a public high school located in Nashua, New Hampshire. The school's current location was erected in 1975 with its first class graduating in June 1976. The school was remodeled between 2002 and 2004 when a second school, Nashua High School North, was built. The existing high school building was renamed Nashua High School South. Nashua High School (as the south campus was referred to prior to the split in 2004) has been located at three different locations throughout the city, originally at a location at Spring Street (the site is now occupied by the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse South), followed by the building that is now Elm Street Middle School, before finally coming to the current location on Riverside Drive. The campus, located on the southeast side of the Nashua River, is in fact located slightly farther north than Nashua High School North, located on the northwest side of the river. Prior to the 2004/2005 school year, the Nashua School District followed a less standard placement system, which had the high school comprising grades 10 through 12, with grade 9 being bunched in with the city's three junior high schools (now following the
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    4 votes
    104
    Ball High School

    Ball High School

    • School district: Galveston Independent School District
    Ball High School is a public secondary school in Galveston, Texas, United States. Ball, which covers grades 9 through 12, is a part of Galveston Independent School District. Ball High School serves the cities of Galveston and Jamaica Beach and the unincorporated communities of Port Bolivar and Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula. The school mascot is the Tornado. In 1881, the citizens of Galveston, authorized by the legislative act of 1879 which specified that all cities of a certain size could initiate and maintain their own school system, organized a public school district and elected a board of trustees. Some 20 teachers were employed to teach students in grades one through seven. Prior to this time, all education in Galveston was private or parochial. In the summer of 1883, a local dry goods businessman, George Ball, communicated his intention to support the establishment of a public high school in Galveston via a brief and simple note to the Galveston City Council. It read: "If the authorities of this city will furnish appropriate and sufficient grounds centrally located, I will contribute $50,000 for the erection of a building to be permanently dedicated to the use of the
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    Buffalo Grove High School

    Buffalo Grove High School

    • School district: Township High School District 214
    Buffalo Grove High School, or BGHS is a public high school located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. It is one of six four-year comprehensive high schools in Township High School District 214, serving portions of the Villages of Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights and a small portion of Wheeling. Buffalo Grove opened in 1973, drawing students and staff from Wheeling and John Hersey High School. Dr. Clarence M. "Chick" Miller, formerly assistant principal at Wheeling High School, was named the school's first principal. On March 12, 1976, President Gerald Ford, during his campaign against former California Governor Ronald Reagan, made a March primary appearance in the gymnasium of Buffalo Grove High School. In 2003, new classrooms, a foyer, and offices opened as part of a six-million dollar new development. The "circle drive" on the west side of the school was greatly reduced in size to make room for the new classrooms and foyer. The new classrooms included new science labs and special-ed facilities. Additionally, room was made in old storage space on the second floor of the south side of the building for new foreign-language classrooms. On August 27, 2004, the
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    Chamblee Charter High School

    Chamblee Charter High School

    • School district: DeKalb County School System
    Chamblee Charter High School is a public secondary school located in Chamblee, Georgia which serves 1512 students from ninth to twelfth grades as of the 2010-2011 school year and is the second oldest high school of the DeKalb County School System, opening in 1917. Chamblee's current principal is Rochelle Lowery. Chamblee is a magnet school and therefore accepts students from all of Dekalb County as well as from its local district. Chamblee has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1996 and is one of 27% of schools in Dekalb to make the AYP of the No Child Left Behind Act. CHS was ranked 215 out of 1500 best public high schools by Newsweek magazine. Their student's SAT scores are ranked first in Dekalb County and tenth in the state of Georgia. This school offers a variety of extracurricular activities, courses, and sports. There are elective performing art classes which are fostered by performances. CCHS has 22 offered AP courses, the most of any high school in Dekalb County, and was named an AP Honor School in 2011 for every category it was eligible. Chamblee High School's main building was last renovated in 1971 and is being pushed fifty percent beyond maximum
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    Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

    Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

    Rabun Gap–Nacoochee School (informally known as Rabun Gap) is a small, private college preparatory school located in Rabun County, Georgia in the Appalachian Mountains. It is both a boarding and a day school. It is notable for initiating the Foxfire magazine project in 1966, experiential education based on interviewing local people, and writing and publishing articles about their stories and oral traditions. This inspired numerous schools across the country to develop similar programs. In addition to its strong academic program, today it is one of the few schools in the country to include a cirque skills program in its curriculum. The students put on an annual performance. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is one of the largest coeducational, college-preparatory boarding schools in the Deep South, serving boarding and day students in grades 6-12. Located in Rabun Gap, the 1,400-acre (5.7 km) campus is cradled in the mountains of northeast Georgia. The school combines a strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to nurture and challenge students of diverse backgrounds as they prepare for college and a lifetime of service. Andrew Jackson Ritchie, a Rabun County
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    Riverside-Brookfield High School

    Riverside-Brookfield High School

    • School district: Riverside-Brookfield Township School District 208
    Riverside Brookfield High School is a public high school located in Riverside, IL. It serves the towns of Riverside, Brookfield, LaGrange Park, North Riverside and Broadview . The mascot of Riverside Brookfield (RB) is Rouser the Bulldog. RB recently finished a major renovation. It is right next to the Brookfield Zoo and had a program for freshman with the zoo called SEE (School of Environmental Education) team. The SEE Team and many other clubs, activities, and faculty members were cut following a failed 2011 referendum.
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    Vernon Township High School

    Vernon Township High School

    • School district: Vernon Township School District
    Vernon Township High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Vernon Township, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. The school opened in 1975 and is part of the Vernon Township School District. The school has gone through expansions over the years including a new wing with several classrooms; the gymnasium was doubled in size. In April 2007, renovations were started on the auditorium and outdoor fields. As of the 2009–10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,541 students and 130 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.85:1. As of the 2010–11 year, the school has offered a parent-student portal. This lets parents and students access grades online anytime they want. It also shows attendance and where a student stands academically. Peggy Stewart was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as the New Jersey Teacher of the Year for the 2004-05 school year. Stewart, a history, social studies and enrichment teacher, has been on the faculty of Vernon Township High School since 1991. The school was the 108th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly
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    Plainfield Central High School

    Plainfield Central High School

    • School district: Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
    Plainfield High School - Central Campus, or PHS-CC, is a four-year public high school in Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, which also includes three other high schools: Plainfield South High School, Plainfield North High School and Plainfield East High School. The original building was destroyed by one of the worst tornadoes in Illinois history. The Plainfield Tornado, which was rated an F5, struck the town on August 28, 1990, one day before classes were scheduled to begin. Three faculty and staff members lost their lives. Had school been in session, casualties could have been even more grave, as the tornado hit the school directly. In the middle of the 1992–1993 school year students moved into the new PHS building. At the time, it was one of the most technically advanced high schools in the state of Illinois, complete with its own observatory. In 1998, the school added a "Freshman Center" with its own gymnasium and cafeteria. The new freshman center has three floors and is connected to the main building by an enclosed catwalk. In the 2008-2009 school year, the
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    111
    Sherwood High School

    Sherwood High School

    • School district: Sherwood School District
    Sherwood High School is a public high school in Sherwood, Oregon, United States. As of 2011, the school served 1397 students in grades 9 through 12. The school competes in the 5A Northwest Oregon Conference. In 2008, 78% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 193 students, 151 graduated, 24 dropped out, 8 received a modified diploma, and 10 are still in high school. Sherwood High School underwent major renovations beginning in 2007. Additions include remodeling, new classrooms, new baseball and soccer fields, as well as the Aaron J. Contreras Memorial Stadium, which is dedicated to Sherwood High Alumni Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras who died serving in Iraq. Projects were completed in 2009. Sherwood High School's athletic teams are known as the Bowmen. Sherwood was reclassified as an OSAA 5A team as of the 2006-2007 school year after being a 3A for several years. During the 2010-2011 athletic year, the Bowmen won three 5A state championships in volleyball, football, and baseball. The Sherwood Bowmen have a large rivalry with Wilsonville.
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    St. Ignatius College Preparatory

    St. Ignatius College Preparatory

    St. Ignatius College Preparatory is a private Catholic preparatory school in the Jesuit tradition, serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1855. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, in the Sunset District of San Francisco, St. Ignatius is one of the oldest secondary schools in the U.S. state of California. It is known also as S.I. St. Ignatius was founded as a one-room schoolhouse on Market Street by Fr. Anthony Maraschi, a Jesuit priest, just after the California Gold Rush in 1855. Maraschi paid $11,000 for the property which was to become the original church and schoolhouse. The church opened on July 15, 1855, and three months later, on October 15, the school opened its doors to its first students. SI was the high school division of what later became the University of San Francisco, but it has since split from the university and changed locations five times due to the growth of the student body and natural disaster. In the 1860s, the school built a new site, adjacent to the first, on Market Street in downtown San Francisco. In 1880, SI moved its campus to a location on Van Ness Avenue in the heart of San Francisco, and by 1883, SI had become the largest
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    Virgil Grissom High School

    Virgil Grissom High School

    • School district: Huntsville City School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Virgil I. Grissom High School, more commonly referred to as Grissom High School, is a public high school in Huntsville, Alabama, United States with approximately 2000 students in grades 9-12 from Southeast Huntsville. The school was named a 2007 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. In the Newsweek ranking of schools throughout the nation for 2008, Grissom High School was ranked fifth best in the state and 708th nationally. Grissom was the only high school in Huntsville to make the 2008 list. The school is located in Southeast Huntsville and serves an area of largely middle to upper-middle-class neighborhoods. The suburban middle schools within the area include: Mountain Gap Middle School, Challenger Middle School, and Whitesburg Middle School. Grissom High School was founded in 1969 and is named for astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, killed in the Apollo 1 fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida on January 27, 1967. Huntsville is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and has ties to the space program. At the same time, the Huntsville City Schools named Roger B. Chaffee Elementary and Ed White Middle School for Grissom's fallen Apollo 1 crewmates. In August 2012, the
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    Albany High School

    Albany High School

    • School district: Albany Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Albany High School (AHS) is a comprehensive public high school located in Albany, California. Educating students in grades 9–12, the school has an enrollment of 1293 students. The school mascot is a cougar and the school colors are red and white. Ted Barone is the current principal. In 2001, Albany was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the maximum term of six years. Albany has one of the highest standardized test scores in the state of California. For 2005, the average SAT I reasoning verbal score was 566; average math score was 616. 95% of the class of 2005 passed the California High School Exit Exam. The school is well known for its successful wrestling, soccer, science, math, and music programs. The music program at the school serves approximately 250 students and supports strong choral, orchestral, concert band, and jazz programs. Craig Bryant serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at Albany High School in Albany, CA, a position he has held since the Fall of 2007. Mr. Bryant leads a strong and visible music program that has quickly become recognized for its musical excellence throughout the Bay Area. Numerous students participate in the
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    Columbus Senior High School

    Columbus Senior High School

    • School district: Columbus School District
    Columbus Senior High School (CHS) is located in Columbus, Wisconsin. It is a part of the Columbus School District. Columbus High School served 395 students in 2010. In addition to traditional high school offerings, Columbus High School students also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives in the areas of technology education, agri-science, business education, world languages and the arts, plus a host of co-curricular offerings. Columbus Senior High School was established in 1875 at what is now the current Columbus Middle School at 200 West School Street. In 1958, the school district expanded and built what is now the current high school at 1164 Farnham Street. The athletic program at the Columbus High School is very popular with the community. CHS sports are regulated by the WIAA, where CHS is a member of the Capitol North Conference Division 2.
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    Lufkin High School

    Lufkin High School

    • School district: Lufkin Independent School District
    Lufkin High School is a 5A public high school located in Angelina County, Texas (USA). It serves the Lufkin area as part of the Lufkin Independent School District. The current Lufkin High School was formed in 1970 by consolidation of Lufkin High School and Dunbar High School, the formerly African-American School in Lufkin. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. The Lufkin Panthers compete in these sports - Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball & Golf Lufkin (UIL) Lufkin Dunbar (PVIL) (Prior to 1976, Class 4A was the largest UIL classification) Lufkin (UIL) Lufkin Dunbar (PVIL) Golf(2009)(2010) The Lufkin High School Panther Band received the only superior rating of (1,1,1) at the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 UIL Marching Competition. The Lufkin High School choir received a 1 at competition for 2008–2009, and every year for the past eight years. In 2008, Lufkin 11th graders performed slightly better than the state average on the TAKS standardized test for all subject areas except social studies. Also, 10th graders did worse than the state average in all subject areas, while
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    MAST Academy

    MAST Academy

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Maritime and Science Technology Academy, commonly referred to as MAST Academy, or MAST, is a public high school in Miami, Florida, on Virginia Key. MAST Academy is a magnet school under the governance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The school's principal is Jane Garraux, appointed in August 2011. The Assistant Principals are Sandy Moise and Maggie Rodriguez. US News & World Report currently ranks MAST as the 66th best high school in the nation as of 2011. The academic focus of MAST Academy is primarily maritime studies. Students choose one of three major areas of study in which a traditional U.S. high school curriculum is infused with maritime-related subjects. These major areas of study are Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (OAS), Maritime Studies and Culture (MSC), and Marine Related Industries (MRI). Some special course offerings include: Marine Science, Oceanography, Solar Energy, Environmental Science, Swimming, and Water Safety. MAST Academy is located on Virginia Key, a barrier island between Miami and Key Biscayne, across the street from the Miami Seaquarium and within walking distance from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
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    Prospect High School

    Prospect High School

    • School district: Township High School District 214
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Prospect High School, or Prospect, is a public four-year high school located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Township High School District 214, which also includes Buffalo Grove High School, Elk Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Rolling Meadows High School, and Wheeling High School. It serves central Mount Prospect and a large portion of east Arlington Heights close to the Mt. Prospect village limits. Its feeder schools are Lincoln Middle School, South Middle School, Friendship Junior High School, and Holmes Junior High School. Prospect was opened in 1957 as a freshman campus for the now-defunct Arlington High School. By the next school year, the district had grown enough that Prospect was turned into a full four-year school. In August 1995, on only the second day of the new school year, the school's field house suffered a fire. The cause of the fire was nothing short of a freak accident. Thick mats used by the track team (mostly the mats for high jump) had been out in the blistering sun on the previous day. The mats, with the heat of the sun still within them, were placed above a loft in the field
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    St. Ignatius College Prep

    St. Ignatius College Prep

    Saint Ignatius College Prep is a private, coeducational Jesuit high school located in Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in Chicago in 1869 by Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J., a Belgian missionary to the United States. The school is coeducational, Catholic, college preparatory and sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The school enjoys a strong academic reputation within a faith-supportive school community. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The school's main building was designed by the Canadian architect Toussaint Menard in the Second Empire style. It is one of the five extant, public buildings in Chicago that predate the Great Fire of 1871. Its construction was begun in 1869, a fact commemorated on the school’s façade. The main edifice is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Chicago Landmark on March 1987. The 19 acre (77,000 m²) campus is located on Chicago's West Side, adjacent to the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Features of the campus besides the 1869 building, include the Richard H. Driehaus "1895" Building, the Chicago Walsh-Slattery Center, the James and Genevieve McLaughlin Center and its
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    The Dalton School

    The Dalton School

    • Lowest grade taught: Kindergarten
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    The Dalton School, originally called the Children's University School, is a private university-preparatory school on New York City's Upper East Side and a member of both the New York Interschool and the Ivy Preparatory School League. The school is located in three buildings, all in Manhattan: the middle and high schools for grades 4–12 are located at 108 East 89th Street; this building is referred to as simply "The Dalton School" or "Big Dalton". Grades K–3 are taught at a group of townhouses located at 51-63 East 91st Street between Madison and Park; this group of buildings is known as "First Program" or "Little Dalton". The primary center for physical education and sports facilities is the Physical Education Center at 200 East 87th Street, although many sports teams practice on Randall's Island. Inspired by the intellectual fervor at the turn of the century, educational thinkers, such as John Dewey, began to envision a new, progressive, American approach to education. Helen Parkhurst caught the spirit of change and created the Dalton Plan. Aiming to achieve a balance between each child's talents and the needs of the growing American community, Parkhurst created an educational
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    Westview High School

    Westview High School

    • School district: Beaverton School District
    Westview High School is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, United States in the Beaverton School District. It opened in 1994 and its first graduating class was in June 1996. Of the 2,208 students at Westview in 2002-2003, 6.7% required ESL education. Westview had about 2,798 students in the 2007 school year. Westview had a 3.9% dropout rate in 2002-2003. In 2008, 83% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 647 students, 538 graduated, 61 dropped out, 4 received a modified diploma, and 44 are still in high school. In 2007, Westview High School had a total of 17 National Merit Award-Winners, the most in its history. Three out of five of Oregon's State AP Scholars for 2007 came from Westview. In 2005, the team won the Rookie All Star Award at the Pacific Northwest Regional held at the Portland Coliseum, and a seat at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta. At the Championship, the Westview Team 1510 placed second in the qualifying rounds in the Curie Division, receiving the Highest Rookie Seed Award. In the finals their alliance (teams 337, 1510 & 85) finished in second place, receiving the Curie Division Finalist Award. In 2006 they participated in
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    Charter School of Wilmington

    Charter School of Wilmington

    • School district: Charter School Of Wilmington
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    The Charter School of Wilmington is a high school in Wilmington, Delaware, one of the first public/private (self-governed, state funded) charter schools in the United States, opening in 1996. It occupies the third floor and a wing of the second floor of the former Wilmington High School building. There were 960 students enrolled in the fall for the 2008-2009 school year. Charter schools in Delaware were authorized by Delaware Code, Title 14, Chapter five, enacted in 1995. The school is operated by a consortium of six companies: AstraZeneca, Verizon, Delmarva Power, DuPont, Hercules Incorporated, and Christiana Care Health System. The Charter School of Wilmington was chartered by the Red Clay Consolidated School District, and was directly descended from the 'Academy of Mathematics and Science', an earlier (now defunct) math and science magnet school run by the district. The school is a college preparatory academy that focuses on mathematics and science. Also occupying building that formerly housed Wilmington High School are the Cab Calloway School of the Arts and the James H. Groves Adult High School. The Charter School of Wilmington is a member of the National Consortium for
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    De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School

    De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School

    The De La Salle–Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ, De La Salle–Zobel or Zobel; Filipino: De La Salle–Paaralang Santiago Zobel) is a Catholic institution for boys and girls located in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, the Philippines. It was opened in 1978 by the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines because of the increasing number of students in the grade school department of the former De La Salle College (Now, De La Salle University) in Manila. The first De La Salle School in the Philippines, De La Salle College was opened on June 16, 1911 on Calle Nozaleda in Paco, Manila, at the request of the Archbishop of Manila, Jeremiah James Harty to the Brothers of the Christian Schools.This year 2011 is La Salle's Centennial (100) school year. It is interesting to note that Archbishop Harty had a very close affinity to La Salle since he was schooled in his grade school and high school years in the U. S. in De La Salle Christian Brother-run schools. In 1921, the school moved to its present site on Taft Avenue and the Brothers have since opened schools in Green Hills, Mandaluyong City; Antipolo, Rizal; Lipa City, Batangas; two schools (University of St. La Salle and St. Joseph School-La Salle)
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    Lovejoy High School

    Lovejoy High School

    • School district: Clayton County Public Schools
    Lovejoy High School is the southernmost secondary school in Clayton County, United States. Lovejoy is a part of the Clayton County Public Schools. Middle schools generally associated with Lovejoy High are Lovejoy Middle and Mundy's Mill Middle. Clayton State University is the nearest post-secondary school, though some college-bound students enroll at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, University of West Georgia and Georgia State University. Lovejoy High School is one of two International Baccalaureate Organization accredited schools in Clayton County.
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    Marlboro High School

    Marlboro High School

    • School district: Freehold Regional High School District
    Marlboro High School, home of the Mustangs, is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, operating as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). The school serves students from portions of Marlboro Township. In addition, Marlboro High School hosts the Business Administration Learning Center within FRHSD, so there are students attending Marlboro High School from throughout the district. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1974. Marlboro High School opened in 1968 and served all students from Colts Neck Township until Colts Neck High School opened in 1998. As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,034 students and 119 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.09. As of 2009-10 school year In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 71st in New Jersey and 2,049th nationwide. In 2001, Marlboro High School's Academic Challenge Team advised by Peggy Cullen Dever and composed of seniors Jay Heumann, Alan Dodkowitz, Evan Perlman, Larry
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    Quincy Senior High School

    Quincy Senior High School

    • School district: Quincy Public School District 172
    Quincy Senior High School is the regional public high school for Quincy, Illinois. The first school dedicated to high school students in Quincy, Illinois opened in 1891 at the corner of 12th and Maine. This "Pride of the Gem City" served students until 1933 when the "new" Quincy Senior High (10-12) opened at 14th and Maine in 1933. The building sits along Historic Maine Street in Quincy and is five stories tall, with mosaic details enscripted on the walls. In 1937, eighth and ninth graders were added to the building to relieve crowding at elementary schools. At this time Webster School and the former high school at 12th and Maine also housed students. As years went on, it was apparent that the 8-12 setup was not working and a change was needed. The school board decided to build a state of the art high school at 30th and Maine (the site of Baldwin Park) and to convert the current building into a 7-9 junior high school. The third Quincy Senior High opened at 30th and Maine in 1957. Enrollment again started to climb in the Quincy Schools and another building would be needed. It was decided to construct a second high school to the east of the current high school (the site of the former
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    The McCallie School

    The McCallie School

    The McCallie School is a boys college-preparatory school located on Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. The school was founded in 1905 and now educates a student body comprising 230 boarding students in grades 9-12 and 660 day students in grades 6-12. Brothers Spencer Jarnigan and James Park McCallie founded a school in 1905 because, as Park would later explain, they recognized that "education in the South desperately needed every help it could get." Both McCallie brothers had backgrounds in education. Park had taught for two years at Culver Academy after receiving a doctorate from The University of Virginia. Spencer had taught science at Chattanooga High School and had served for two years as the superintendent of public schools in Cleveland, Tennessee before he pursued graduate work at The University of Chicago. The brothers wrote that they wanted to establish a "first class University school," and they began it with 40 acres (160,000 m) of farm land, 2 houses, and a $2000 grant from their father. The brothers, however, eschewed an exclusively academic model for education. They believed that moral and physical education should accompany academics, and since they
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    Vestavia Hills High School

    Vestavia Hills High School

    • School district: Vestavia Hills City School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Vestavia Hills High School (VHHS), founded in 1970, is a public high school in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. Part of the Vestavia Hills School System, the high school is known for the success of its band, math, debate, "We the People" Team, Economics Challenge Team, American football, soccer, wrestling, baseball, and tennis teams. The student enrollment for the 2009-2010 academic year is 1715. The current school principal is Cas McWaters, a (former) chemistry teacher and VHHS assistant principal who left Vestavia briefly (2004–2006) to serve as principal at Tarrant High School. He returned to his alma mater in 2006 to lead the high school. Assistant principals include Dr. Danny Steele, David Howard, Charles Bruce, and Melissa Smith. VHHS has more than 20 National Board Certified teachers. VHHS has recently undergone a long-awaited face lift, with the front of the school, its office suite, and lobby being remodeled in 2007-2008. Another 22 classrooms were added to the campus in Fall 2009, known as the "H Wing." In 2003-2004, the new "E" wing was also completed. Interactive classrooms with state-of-the-art technology were installed all over the school in Summer
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    West Aurora High School

    West Aurora High School

    • School district: West Aurora Public School District 129
    West Aurora High School, or WAHS, is a public four-year high school located in Aurora, Illinois. It is part of West Aurora Public School District 129. The school is also referred to as "West," and "West High,". High school classes were first offered in 1867 at Stone School (now defunct). The first graduating class of five students had their commencement in 1870. From 1905 until the 1950s the high school was located in a still–extant building on Blackhawk Avenue (so named after the school's athletics mascot). This same building was Benjamin Franklin Junior High School until the 1970s, when it was sold to Aurora Christian School, which used it as their school building until 2004. The current WAHS structure was built in the early 1950s, and was dedicated in 1953 as "West Side Senior High." From 1978–1981 the building was briefly known as the "West Aurora South Campus," when two buildings existed on Aurora's west side to house the high school population. The building formerly known as the "West Aurora North Campus" now houses the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The present building has had multiple additions and renovations, with the major additions occurring over four
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    Edward C. Reed High School

    Edward C. Reed High School

    • School district: Washoe County School District
    Edward C. Reed High School is a public secondary school in Sparks, Nevada and is one of three public high schools run by the Washoe County School District within the city of Sparks. The school was founded in the winter of 1974 to accommodate the ever growing population of students that had flooded Sparks High School's campus. Edward C. Reed High School is named after Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr., a Senior United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. Before being appointed to the bench in 1979, Judge Reed was a Washoe County School Board Member from 1956 to 1959, and President of the School Board from 1959 to 1977. 1976 was the first graduating class for Reed High. Many of the students were originally a part of the Sparks High Class of 76. The class was split, and Sparks high was home of both Sparks High and Reed High students in the 1973/1974 year. Sparks high has so many students prior to the opening of Reed High, that the school ran three shifts of students, with Seniors and Junior arriving for First period, Sophomores for Second Period, and Freshman arriving for Third Period. While the school was being built, the district held a vote of future students on what to name
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    Madison LaFollette High School

    Madison LaFollette High School

    • School district: Madison Metropolitan School District
    La Follette High School is a public school located in Madison, Wisconsin, teaching students grades 9-12. It is a part of the Madison Metropolitan School District. One of five Madison public high schools, it is commonly known as "La Follette". The school is named after former lawmaker and 1924 presidential candidate Robert M. La Follette, Sr.. La Follette is one of a small number of schools in the state using the block system. Each class is an hour and a half, with four classes per day. Most classes are completed in one semester. A new set of four classes begins in the spring semester for a total of eight classes per year per student. Students seem to prefer the four block schedule to traditional high school schedules because the day feels faster and homework is more manageable, as well as it gives teachers more time with students. On September 28, 2010, the school was visited by President Barack Obama during an unannounced stop. La Follette holds the distinction of offering the most AP classes in the MMSD school district. These classes include, La Follette High School has one of the few on-grounds arboretums in the state. Although relatively small, it has three ecosystems,
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    Rocky Mountain High School - Byron Wyoming

    Rocky Mountain High School - Byron Wyoming

    • School district: Big Horn County School District #1
    Rocky Mountain Middle/High School, or RMMHS, is a public high school in Cowley, Wyoming, United States. RMHS, which covers grades 6 through 12, is part of Big Horn County School District 1. RMHS serves the cities of Byron, Deaver, Cowley, and Frannie. The school mascot is the grizzly bear. In the fall of 2010 students moved into a new high school-middle school facility on the southeast side of Cowley. The school features state of the art technology, a large commons area and two gymnasiums. The school building that used to house RMHS was completed in 1956 to house the Byron High School. At that time only students from Byron attended the school. A typical graduating class from BHS had about 20 to 25 students. In 1983 it was decided to consolidate the three high schools in the north end of Big Horn County into one school. These three schools were Byron High School, Cowley High School, and Deaver-Frannie High School. Rocky Mountain high school offers a multitude of opportunities for students through elective classes and extracurricular activities. There is an active music department with both a concert choir and concert band. The art department includes art classes and an art club.
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    Saguaro High School

    Saguaro High School

    • School district: Scottsdale Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Saguaro High School is a former A+ and Blue Ribbon Schools Program certified high school in the Scottsdale Unified School District in Scottsdale, Arizona. Saguaro was opened in 1966. Beginning in 2006, Saguaro underwent massive renovation in response to the swelling student population (mostly caused by the huge inflow of families to North Scottsdale) and aging facilities. The school's boundaries are still oddly-shaped, with a pocket of North Scottsdale students carved out of what was once the Desert Mountain High School boundary zone due to massive overcrowding of the latter. Saguaro is located near the crossroad of Hayden Road and McDonald Road, one mile west of the 101 Freeway. It is located in what is colloquially known as Central Scottsdale, in close proximity to Old Town Scottsdale and the Fashion Square Mall. The student body is economically diverse, hailing anywhere from low income to extremely wealthy families. Most students from Saguaro go to Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University or Scottsdale Community College. Others also choose to go out of state to other universities or community college. Saguaro's varsity football program has won
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    Miami Beach High School

    Miami Beach High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami Beach Senior High School, commonly referred to as "Beach High" or "MBSH", is a secondary school located at 2231 Prairie Avenue in the Miami Beach, Florida, directly around the corner from the Miami Beach Convention Center and Botanical Gardens on Prairie Avenue and Dade Boulevard. The school is located in Miami-Dade county and part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the country. In addition, Miami Beach Senior High is the second oldest in Miami-Dade County (after Miami Senior High). In 2009, the school was recognized as a magnet school. In 2010, Miami Beach High was recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School, meaning a select group of students get to attend a two year program which allows them to graduate with a special diploma. The school was the first in the city to receive the designation. The school's athletic rival is Miami Senior High. Miami Beach High opened its doors in 1926. Originally Miami Beach Sr. High was located at 1424 Drexel Avenue in the heart of the South Beach district. Miami Beach Sr. High is one of the oldest high schools in Miami-Dade County, trailing only Miami Senior High (1903). It was
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    Camberwell High School

    Camberwell High School

    Camberwell High School is a government-funded, government run, co-educational high school for years 7 to 12, located on Prospect Hill Road in Canterbury, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Camberwell High School is located on a 3.2 hectare site in Canterbury, which lies about twelve kilometres from Melbourne's Central business district. The school has multi-storeyed cream brick buildings, and extensive facilities. The school opened in 1941, with over 350 students – as of 2010, the school's population is capped at 1200 students. At the beginning of Term 2 2010, Ms Jill Laughlin became the new Principal of Camberwell High School. She was the Assistant Principal at Dandenong High School. The Brinsley Road Community School, also known as Camberwell High Annex, was established in February 1973 under the umbrella of Camberwell High School with the support of Camberwell High School's progressive principal Margaret Essex. In 2011 the school commenced construction of a new building, the Innovation Centre, on the basketball courts. The Centre will house a theatrette and extensive media and IT facilities. It is a replacement for the ageing Oval portables, which currently house the
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    Glendale High School

    Glendale High School

    • School district: Glendale Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Glendale High School is a high school located at 1440 Broadway Avenue East in Glendale, California. The school is the Flagship School of the Glendale Unified School District. Glendale High School was founded as Glendale Union High School in 1901 by the residents of the villages of: Glendale, La Crescenta, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Ivanhoe, Tropico, and West Glendale. The first classes were held at the Glendale Hotel. The first principal was Mr. Llewellyn Evans and the school consisted of 2 teachers and 29 students. The next year, a new school building was built at the corner of what is today Brand Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. George Moyse was appointed Principal and continued in his role for 35 years until 1937. The school continued to grow rapidly as the years progressed and the school moved several times, first in 1907 to Harvard Street and then later in 1914 to Maryland Street. Again, the school continued to grow, as enrollment reached 800 in 1920 and 1,050 in 1921. It was decided then to move the Grade 10, 11, and 12 Classes to a new campus at the corner of present-day Broadway Avenue and Verdugo Road (Grade 9 students remained at the Maryland Street campus, and were later
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    Northmont High School

    Northmont High School

    • School district: Northmont City School District
    Northmont High School is part of Northmont City Schools. The school is located in Clayton, Ohio, and serves 1766 students from the communities of northern Montgomery County, including Clayton, Englewood, Phillipsburg, and Union. The school's mascot is the Thunderbolt, but its student populace are more colloquially known as the T-Bolts or just the Bolts. This moniker was unintentionally gained from a basketball commentator in the school system's early years (circa 1960's), who, while watching the high school boy's team racing back and forth across the court, exclaimed that they zipping back and forth like "thunderbolts." Northmont NJROTC has won the Area Championships in the last four years straight and has made 8 appearances to Navy Nationals in Pensacola, Florida, including a 10th place finish in 2010, an 8th place finish 2011, and a 6th place finish in 2012. The NJROTC program has also earned the distinguished Unit award for the last 9 years and academic honors in 7 of those 9 years The Northmont marching band has previously been a finalist at the Bands of America Grand National Championships and received Grand-Champions for the MSBA Championships in 2009 and 2010 in the AAAA
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    Sydney Boys High School

    Sydney Boys High School

    Sydney Boys High School is an academically selective public secondary school for boys, located in the City of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with 1,180 students, from years 7 to 12. It regularly ranks highly amongst schools in the state of New South Wales in terms of academic results. Sydney Boys High School, operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, was the highest achiever in the Higher School Certificate of all boys' schools in New South Wales in 2006 and 2010 according to a list published by the Sydney Morning Herald. The school was previously known as The Sydney High School, due to its position as the first government High School in New South Wales created under Premier Henry Parkes' system of public education in the early 1880s. Sydney Boys High School's sister school is its neighbour at Moore Park: Sydney Girls High School. The school is a member of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales (GPS). In 2010 The Age reported that Sydney Boys High School ranked third among Australian schools based on the number of alumni who had received a top Order of Australia honour. The school was established in 1883 as
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    Victoria Institution

    Victoria Institution

    Victoria Institution is a secondary school for boys (and girls for Form 6) and one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The school is widely known as V.I. and a student of Victoria Institution bears the name Victorian. VI achieves well in academic fields and sports at secondary school level in Malaysia. It was named a Cluster School of Excellence by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and considered one of the best non-residential schools in Malaysia. The school is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and was established by the British to commemorate her golden jubilee. In the 1880s, Raffles Institution (RI) in Singapore flourished as an outstanding school. Some prominent community leaders, including the Sultan Abdul Samad, Kapitan Cina (Chinese Captain) of Kuala Lumpur, Yap Kwan Seng, towkay Loke Yew, and Thamboosamy Pillay proposed to set up a similar school modeled after RI to provide a premier English-medium education for boys in Kuala Lumpur. With the support of the British Resident of Selangor, the foundation stone of the Victoria Institution was laid in 1893. The school opened in July 1894. The name of the school commemorates the Golden Jubilee of
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    Apeejay Noida

    Apeejay Noida

    Apeejay School Noida is a higher secondary school located in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India. Apeejay Noida started in 1981 in Chilla Gaaon in East Delhi. Later, it shifted to its current campus in Sector 16-A, NOIDA which is spread over 16 acres (65,000 m). It celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2006, marking 25 years since its inception. Principals have been Mr. Arora, Mr. V. K. Mathu, Mr. Prashar and Dr. Hassija. Students of the school have represented the country at the International Informatics Olympiad. There have been some years when two students of Apeejay Noida have been a part of the Indian National Team (maximum allowed is four). The school follows a house system, where the students are divided into four houses: The school has represented India at the International Cyber Olympiad, through teams sent by CODE, the school's computer club. The school enters basketball, football, table tennis, throw ball, volleyball, and swimming tournaments. Other activities include debating, dancing, singing, classical music, orchestra, theatre, literary events and robotics. The school has a Prefectorial Board and a School Council. These two boards consist of students who are capable of
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    Bel Air High School

    Bel Air High School

    • School district: Harford County Public Schools
    Bel Air High School is a high school in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland. The current building opened in 2009, though the school's antecedents date back to 1815. Students exceed the national averages on ACT and SAT achievement tests and its art and journalism programs have been nationally recognized. Bel Air High School began as the Harford County Academy when it was formed by an act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1811. The first school building was a stuccoed stone building built at 24 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, and the name was soon changed to the Bel Air Academy in 1815. John Wilkes Booth attended the school in the 1850s. In 1867, while the Bel Air Academy was operating separately, a wooden one-room school house was built on Main Street, which functioned as the main public school of the county. In 1882, a brick public school was built at 45 East Gordon Street. The school was renamed the Bel Air Academy and Graded School as the old academy merged with the public school system. This building housed classes for all students above the third grade. Additions to the building were made in 1897 and 1910. This building became solely a grade school in 1924 and headquartered the Harford
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    Bishop Stopford's School at Enfield

    Bishop Stopford's School at Enfield

    There is also a school of a similar name in Kettering. The Bishop Stopford's School at Enfield, commonly known as Bishop Stopford's, Bishop's at Enfield or (locally) just Bishop's, is a voluntary aided co-educational grammar school specialising in mathematics and computing, and engineering, with a sixth form. The school has strong links with the Church of England. Worship is in a relatively High Church Anglo-Catholic tradition using the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible, although modern translations are mandated for study. It is in Brick Lane, Enfield, near Enfield Lock, Greater London, England. Bishop Stopford's has about 1079 pupils aged 11 to 19. In 2004 the school received an award for mathematics and computing, and in 2008 engineering specialist status. At Key Stage 3 pupils follow the same subjects for years 7-9. Pupils in Top Set German take French (in Y7), and pupils in Sets 2a, 2b and 3 continue with German up to year 9. In Year 9 pupils can choose what subjects they wish to take for their GCSEs. All pupils take maths, science, English language and literature, religious education, physical education, engineering and ICT. Entry to the sixth form is subject to a
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    Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

    Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

    The Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports College is a comprehensive school for boys and sixth form college in West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9HZ, England. It is situated just north of the A57 in Mill Yard, east of the Alder Hey Children's Hospital. It is next-door to Broughton Hall High School, an all-girls Catholic school. The school is a faith school and all-male. There is also a new sixth form building being built which will be jointly shared with Broughton Hall The school is named after Cardinal John Carmel Heenan. Until 1983 it was known as Cardinal Allen Grammar School, when it merged with St Margaret Mary's Boys' School. It opened in September 1958 with around 300 boys when administered by the Liverpool Education Committee. Next door was the Convent of Mercy (R.C. Girls) High School, a girls' grammar school on Yew Tree Lane. The school was originally based at two sites, one for Year 7 and 8 (years 1 and 2 of the old school year system) around half a mile (800m) from the main building on Pilch Lane, Huyton. The upper school, now the only building, is based at Honeysgreen Lane, West Derby. Some of the school's expansive playing fields at Pilch Lane were partly sold off for housing
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    Hunter College High School

    Hunter College High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    • Lowest grade taught: Seventh grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Hunter College High School is a New York City secondary school for intellectually gifted students located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It is administered by Hunter College, a senior college of the City University of New York. Although it is not operated by the New York City Department of Education, there is no tuition fee and it is publicly funded. The school's curriculum strives for a balance of achievement in the humanities and the sciences, and is widely revered for excellence in both fields. Hunter is noted for sending a very large percentage of students to the Ivy League and other top-ranked colleges and universities. It has been ranked as the top public high school in the United States by The Wall Street Journal and other sources for several years running. Established in 1869 as "The Female Normal and High School," a private school to prepare young women to become teachers, Hunter now offers a competitive college preparatory program for both sexes. The original school was composed of an elementary and a high school. A kindergarten was added in 1887, and in 1888 the school was incorporated into a college. The high school was separated from what would become Hunter College
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    Libertyville High School

    Libertyville High School

    • School district: Community High School District 128
    Libertyville High School, or LHS, is a public four-year high school located in Libertyville, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Located at the intersection of Park Avenue (IL Rte 176) and Dawes Street, it sits on the shore of Butler Lake and is part of Community High School District 128, which also includes Vernon Hills High School. The school was originally founded as Libertyville Township High School in 1917. The original building (The Brainerd Campus) still stands today. In July 2008, the Brainerd building was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its role as the first four-year high school building in Central Lake County, and its over 80 subsequent years of continued use. Plans are underway to convert the former Brainerd campus into a community cultural, athletic, and performing arts center called the Brainerd Community Center. The Butler Lake Campus (pictured below) opened its doors in 1956. In 2003, Libertyville High School began a $9 million expansion project to add new offices, classrooms and an expansion of the school's music department. In the film Public Enemies, footage of the school's science lab, an office, the
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    Plainfield South High School

    Plainfield South High School

    • School district: Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
    Plainfield South High School, or PSHS, is a four-year public high school located in Joliet, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, which also includes three other high schools: Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield North High School and Plainfield East High School. The school's address, phone number, and school district belong to Plainfield, however, the school is within the Joliet city limits. The current and third principal of Plainfield South High School is David Travis, who replaced Dan Goggins in 2010. The first principal, Thomas A. Hinsel, served from the opening of the school until 2004. The current associate principal is Scott Albright. The assistant principals are Andrea McKinsey (discipline) and Jennifer Hoffman (student services). The special education administrator is Beth Sanna. The school is located on the corner of Caton Farm Road and Ridge Road. The school has over 200 classrooms. Facilities include a fieldhouse, an auditorium, a competition gynmnasium, and a cafeteria. A 4000 seat stadium, baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, and a track are
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    Robert E. Lee High School

    Robert E. Lee High School

    • School district: Duval County Public Schools
    Robert E. Lee Senior High School is a four-year secondary institution in Jacksonville, Florida. It was named after Confederate States of America general Robert E. Lee. It is one of the two oldest Jacksonville high schools operating in situ, --that is, at their original sites. The other school is Lee's traditional rival, Andrew Jackson High School. Lee is part of the Duval County magnet school program. Eligible students at Lee can earn concurrent credit through the Jacksonville Early College High School program. They receive high school credits from Lee and college credit from Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) for the same courses. Lee students can also specialize in courses through the Engineering Academy or the Math and Science Magnet Program. In addition, there is a Liberal Arts curriculum. The Early College, Engineering, Math and Science, plus Liberal Arts courses of study are known as Lee's four learning communities. Lee High is one of 20 high schools in the Duval County School District. Lee, like all other district schools, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Neighborhood identities are important in a big city like Jacksonville, but
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    148
    Jesuit High School

    Jesuit High School

    Jesuit High School is an all-male college-preparatory Catholic high school in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school was founded in 1847. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. Jesuit is a college preparatory school with more than 99% of graduates moving on to attend colleges and universities all across the country. Jesuit ranks among the top private schools in the nation in number of National Merit semifinalists. The class of 2011 received $24,493,877 in college scholarship offers, an average of $92,780 per student. Selective admission is based relation to Jesuit on previous academic performances, recommendations of teachers, principal, and/or church parish pastor, promise of future development, and his desire to profit from the moral, spiritual, academic, and physical programs offered by the school. For students who qualify for admission, but are financially challenged, there is a financial assistance program. In the 2010-2011 academic year, Jesuit provided families with more than $425,000 in financial assistance. Tuition assistance is based on financial need only; Jesuit does not award academic or athletic scholarships. In 1967, Jesuit became the first high
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    La Salle Academy, Providence

    La Salle Academy, Providence

    La Salle Academy is an independent, co-educational Roman Catholic college preparatory day school located in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1871, the Academy currently enrolls 1,478 students in seventh through twelfth grade, with the majority of students coming from the Providence metropolitan area. Founded in 1871 as an all-male elementary school, La Salle Academy was originally located in downtown Providence. The Academy was established by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Roman Catholic religious teaching religious institute, founded by Frenchman Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. Originally known as the Brothers' School, the school's name changed to La Salle Academy when its status changed from an elementary school to a secondary school. When the student population grew too large for its first location at the beginning of the 20th century, the Bishop of Providence authorized the building of a new school on more suitable premises near city limits. The present 60-acre (240,000 m) campus in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Providence was dedicated in 1925. The area of downtown Providence that formerly housed the Academy is now
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    Lancing College

    Lancing College

    Lancing College is a co-educational English independent school in the British public school tradition, founded in 1848 by Nathaniel Woodard. Woodard's aim was to provide education "based on sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in the Christian faith." Lancing was the first of a family of more than 30 schools founded by Woodard (others include Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College, Bloxham School and Worksop College). Typical of major independent schools, Lancing places emphasis on what might be described as tradition — Anglican Christianity (chapel attendance is compulsory for all pupils), and sport (notably football, Eton fives, squash, tennis, hockey and cricket). The school is based in 550 acres (2.2 km) of countryside in West Sussex, east of Worthing near the village of Lancing, on the south coast of England. The college is situated on a hill which is part of the South Downs, and the campus dominates the local landscape. The college overlooks the River Adur and the Ladywell Stream, a holy well or sacred stream within the College grounds has pre-Christian significance. The school is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. Girls were first
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    Miami Sunset High School

    Miami Sunset High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami Sunset Senior High School is a secondary school of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System located at 13125 SW 72nd Street in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Its principal is Lucia Cox. Sunset opened its doors in 1979 with the first graduating class in 1980. Beginning in the late 1980s, Sunset became one of many overcrowded schools in the county, due to the population explosion in the metropolitan area. This forced the school district to build two other schools: G. Holmes Braddock High School and Felix Varela High School. Miami Sunset Sr. High also serves the Kendall area as a hurricane evacuation shelter. Despite this, the school sustained damage during Hurricane Andrew's 1992 assault on the area. As a result of Hurricane Andrew, the start of the 1992-93 school year was delayed by two weeks, and the last of the shelter's inhabitants were relocated approximately one month later. Schools in Florida receive a grade based on the school's overall FCAT performance, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. In the 2008–2009 school year, Sunset received a grade of B. Grade over the years
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    Oak Park and River Forest High School

    Oak Park and River Forest High School

    • School district: Oak Park - River Forest School District 200
    Oak Park and River Forest High School, or OPRF, is a public four-year high school located in Oak Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the only school of Oak Park and River Forest District 200. Founded in 1873, the current school building opened in 1907. A comprehensive college preparatory school, OPRF has had a long history of not only turning out alumni who have made contributions in a wide variety of fields, but have consistently been eminently notable in their fields. Perhaps the most notable is Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, whose writing career began at the school. Throughout most of its history, the school has been a centerpiece of the Oak Park community, serving as host to a number of community events. Many of these events included lecturers and performances from many notable people from a variety of fields. Throughout the twentieth century, the school also was on the front lines of students rights issues ranging from fraternity/sorority membership in the early twentieth century, to the rights of homosexuals and African-Americans at the century's end. The school's history in many ways parallels that of
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    School of the Future

    School of the Future

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The School of the Future is a public secondary school located at 127 East 22nd Street on the corner of Lexington Avenue, in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It serves grades 6 through 12 and is a part of the New York City Department of Education. It draws students from all over the city. School of the Future is a small school founded in 1990 with funding by Apple Inc. with an admissions process dependent on student application and interview. It is a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a league of schools dedicated to small class sizes and student-centered learning. In 2005, School of the Future was chosen as a national mentor school of CES as part of a Gates Foundation funded effort to improve schools nationwide. School of the Future's curriculum encourages students to be independent through internships with local companies, non-profits, and civic institutions. Classes are sometimes taught through a two-year curriculum; students may have some of their teachers for two academic years. The high school follows a block schedule and students have a full day of classes for their entire stay at the school. Graduation requires four years of Humanities
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    Weymouth High School

    Weymouth High School

    • School district: Weymouth School District
    Weymouth High School (WHS) is a comprehensive public high school in Weymouth, Massachusetts that serves students in grades nine through twelve. Weymouth High School also offers a Career and Technical Education Program offering such courses as Aesthetics, Allied Health, Architectural Design, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Communications and Sheet Metal. Weymouth High School was first established in 1854. Since that time, it has gone through several incarnations: Weymouth High School students partake in a range of after-school clubs and activities. These activities include chapters of SADD and Amnesty International, a Student Senate, a Math Team, a Concert Band, a Choir, a Drama Club, and a Yearbook Committee. Weymouth High School also has many athletic teams. Fall sports include cheerleading, boys' and girls' cross country, dance team, football, golf, boys' and girls' soccer, swimming, and girls' volleyball. Winter sports include boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' hockey, boys' and girls' indoor track, wrestling, and gymnastics. Spring sports include baseball, softball,
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    Alpena High School

    Alpena High School

    • School district: Alpena Public Schools
    Alpena High School is a public high school for students in grades 9-12 located in the city of Alpena, Michigan. For the 2005-06 school year AHS reported an enrollment of exactly 1,600 students. The current school building opened in 1967. There was an addition in 1998-99 where a new wing ("G House") was added, among other renovations. AHS is the only high school serving the Alpena Public Schools district. Alpena High School offers mathematics courses through Pre-Calculus and AP courses in American Government, World History, American History, Psychology, European History, English Language and English Literature. Students divide their days into five periods, with three different time slots allotted for a lunch period. The "Wildcats" compete in the Big North Conference with Cadillac, Gaylord, Petoskey, Traverse City Central, Traverse City West and Ogemaw Heights just joing the conference in 2011-12 school year. High Schools in most sports. Swimming is an exception, and the Wildcats are part of the Independent Swim Conference. School colors are forest green and white. Having an enrollment of 1,600 places AHS within the Michigan High School Athletic Association's highest school
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    Carl Sandburg High School

    Carl Sandburg High School

    • School district: Consolidated High School District 230
    Carl Sandburg High School, Sandburg, or CSHS, is a public four-year high school located at the intersection of La Grange Road and 131st Street in Orland Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Consolidated High School District 230, which also includes Victor J. Andrew High School and Amos Alonzo Stagg High School. The school is named for Illinois-born poet, Carl Sandburg. In April 1952, two local school districts, Orland District 221 and Palos District 222 were consolidated into Consolidated High School District 230, for the express purpose of constructing a new high school. This new high school would replace an older high school which had been run by the Orland district at one of its grammar schools, along with rented space around the town for history, English, home economics, and science classes. The new school was designed to serve 450 students. The site of the school was an old corn field, which at the time was surrounded by a forest preserve, a lake, and a golf course. A school board resolution called for the new school to be named for Carl Sandburg, out of "a desire for historic significance transcending purely local
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    Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies

    Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies

    Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies or HAFS is a private boarding school located in the northern part of Yongin, South Korea. It is the first Korean high school formed by a collaboration between the government and a university. Hankuk Academy is noted for its unique two person per room boarding system. All the students are required to live in the school dormitories for all three years, and are allowed to leave on weekends only. A student may choose to remain in the dormitories during vacations as well. The school provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day. The school is also famous for its uniform, which was designed by Andre Kim for free. Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies was originally divided into five majors. The English majors (3 classes per grade) were designed to accommodate students who wished to study abroad, while the French (1 class), German (1 class), Chinese (3 classes) and Japanese (2 classes) were focused on domestic admissions. In one grade there were 10 classes, which made 30 classes overall. In 2011 Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies changed into a 'Independent Private High School'. As a result the composition of the classes changed. Currently each grade
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    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

    • School district: Il Mathematics & Science Academy
    The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, or IMSA, is a three-year residential public high school located in Aurora, Illinois, USA, with an enrollment of approximately 650 students. Enrollment is generally offered to freshmen, although 8th graders who have had the equivalent of one year of Algebra and a 9th grade Science credit may be invited to skip ninth grade and enroll as sophomores. All applicants undergo a competitive admissions process involving grades, recommendations, essays, and the SAT. Rising sophomores are usually chosen over rising freshmen if IMSA has to decide between two applicants. Historically, nearly one third to one fifth of all applicants in any given year are admitted. Due to its nature as a public institution, there are no charges related to tuition or housing; however, there is an annual student fee which may be reduced or waived based on income. IMSA has been consistently ranked by Newsweek as one of the top ten high schools in the country for math and science, and its graduates have moved forward to become leaders in a variety of fields. Nobel laureate Leon Lederman, director emeritus of nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia,
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    La Salle Green Hills

    La Salle Green Hills

    La Salle Green Hills ("LSGH") is a private Catholic school exclusively for boys located on Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is run by the Roman Catholic Brothers of the Christian Schools- Philippine District. It was established in 1959 by the De La Salle Brothers led by the late Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC of then De La Salle College Manila primarily to provide more grade school slots to the then very popular De La Salle Grade School (1911–1984) in Taft Avenue, Manila. La Salle Green Hills offers elementary education, and secondary education. La Salle Green Hills is the fifth oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, the association of all Lasallian institutions in the Philippines, after De La Salle University in Manila (1911), De La Salle Araneta University in Malabon City (1946), University of St. La Salle in Bacolod (1952), and the La Salle Academy in Iligan (1958). La Salle Green Hills was given a clean seven-year accreditation by the PAASCU in 1991 and 1998, thus making it the first high school institution in the Philippines with this distinction. Both Grade School and High School departments of La Salle Green Hills were awarded Level III
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    Patrick Henry High School

    Patrick Henry High School

    • School district: San Diego City Schools
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Patrick Henry High School is a public high school in San Diego, California. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District. It is attended by students in grades 9-12 residing in Del Cerro, San Carlos, Allied Gardens, Mission Valley and the College Area. It is a four-year high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The 57-acre (230,000 m) campus includes a counseling center, child development center, computer and science labs, a cafetorium, library and drama theater. Patrick Henry is a member school of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and complies with the NACAC statement of principles of good conduct. The school participates in the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program (VEEP) whereby approximately 600 students travel daily from a minority community and are regularly enrolled, full-time students. In 2009, the ethnic composition of the school represented more than 20 ethnic groups, PHHS is composed of approximately 64.8% White, 29.4% Hispanic, 2.4% African-American and 3.4% other ethnicities. Patrick Henry High School opened in 1968, and had a grant from the Danforth Foundation as an "experimental" public school. Principal
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    St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur

    St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur

    St. John's Institution (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St. John) is a secondary school for boys (sixth form is co-ed) and one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The school is widely known as SJI and the students of St John's Institution bear the name Johannians. The school is named after Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, the founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers Order and also known as the Patron Saint of Teachers. SJI consists of a primary school and a secondary school. The primary and secondary schools initially were fee paying missionary schools. They functioned together until the increase in enrolment of pupils led to a separation of the primary school in 1960. The primary schools are formally known in Malay today as Sekolah Kebangsaan St. John (1) and Sekolah Kebangsaan St. John (2) while the secondary school is called Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan St. John. SJI is among the first 30 schools selected into the Cluster School scheme when it was first introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia . The La Sallian Brothers and the Board of Governors still hold much autonomy over management of the secondary school compared to the Malaysian Ministry of
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    Tesoro High School

    Tesoro High School

    • School district: Capistrano Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Tesoro High School is a public school found in the southern Orange County area of Las Flores, California. Established in the fall of 2001, Tesoro is 1 of 7 high schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. As of the 2009-2010 year, Tesoro serves nearly 1000 students in grades 9-12. Students attending Tesoro are within the districted cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, Coto De Caza and Mission Viejo. Tesoro is a California Distinguished School. In 2008, Newsweek's "America's Top Public High Schools" feature ranked Tesoro as number 493 out of the 1,300 top high schools nationwide. This makes it the second highest ranked in the school district after Capistrano Valley High School. In 2007, Tesoro was the third highest ranked in the district. The Tesoro High School Chamber Orchestra recently performed for the State Music Educator's Conference in Sacramento and, along with the Wind Ensemble, performed in Carnegie Hall in April 2007. Tesoro's choral music department has also been recognized as one of top choral programs in Southern California, having received an invitation to perform at the 2011 American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Reno.
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    University High School

    University High School

    • School district: Irvine Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    University High School (UHS or "Uni") is one of five public high schools serving grades 9-12 located in the city of Irvine, California. It was established in 1970. The campus is situated on approximately 50 acres (200,000 m²) of land in the southwestern portion of the city, adjacent to the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The school comprises six main academic buildings, a performing arts theater, a band room for instrumental music, a swimming pool, eight tennis courts, an indoor gymnasium supplemented with other indoor athletic facilities, a 400-m outdoor track, and several practice fields. Housed within the facilities are the departments of English, world languages, math, science, social science, instrumental music, art, industrial technology, athletics, physical education, English proficiency programs, special education, and the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. The school's mission is "to provide all students with the opportunities and environment to achieve academic and personal excellence while assuring that this is done in a safe and comfortable atmosphere." The school colors are navy blue, Columbia blue, and white. The school mascot is the
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    Werribee Secondary College

    Werribee Secondary College

    Werribee Secondary College is a state high school located in Werribee, Victoria, Australia. It segregates students into a mainstream group and a selective entry accelerated program. Established in 1956, the college recently achieved international accredication from the Council of International Schools . The current college principal is K.S. Butyn. In 1997 the College introduced the gifted education Select Entry Learning Program or SELP. SELP is the only Department of Education accredited program in the City of Wyndham. In 2003, three police cars were dispatched to the school when muck-up day activities went wrong after carloads of youths wielding baseball bats and wearing balaclavas arrived at the school. In May 2004 the College was hit by a massive fire that destroyed the school's technology and textiles wing. It caused up to A$2 million damage, including the destruction of students' VCE assignments. Junior students had up to 12 days off school while Portable classrooms were brought to the school site. In August 2006 Werribee Secondary College received accreditation from the Council of International Schools. In July 2009 Werribee Secondary College was granted the IB program
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    Eagan High School

    Eagan High School

    • School district: Independent School District 196
    Eagan High School (EHS) is a public high school in east-central Eagan, Minnesota. The school opened in fall of 1989 for ninth grade students and for grades ten through twelve the following year. It is particularly noted for its fine arts programs and use of technology. As of 2007, it has over 2400 students. The school is a part of Minnesota Independent School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District), and is affiliated with the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The school was a member of the Lake Conference from their first year until the 2010-11 school year when they joined the South Suburban Conference(MN). In the 1970s and 1980s, Eagan began to grow rapidly, due to the completion of I-35E, I-494 and the new Cedar Avenue Bridge. During those years, high school students from Eagan who lived within the District 196 boundaries were attending nearby Rosemount High School and Apple Valley High School. Both of these high schools were greatly over capacity. In June 1987, Dr. Thomas F. Wilson was appointed as "Principal on Special Assignment" in charge of planning a new high school and middle school on a site that had been purchased years earlier for the
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    Londonderry High School

    Londonderry High School

    • School district: Londonderry School District
    Londonderry High School is a public secondary school serving grades 9 through 12 in the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire. The school, located on Mammoth Road (New Hampshire Route 128), is on a 135-acre (0.55 km) parcel of land in the center of town. The main building is 232,250 sq ft (21,577 m). and the separate gymnasium takes up an additional 52,000 sq ft (4,800 m). The current capacity is 2100 students; 1827 are enrolled. The original building was constructed in 1972 as a Junior High School. In 1978, the town voted to create a separate high school for the town's students, instead of sending them to Pinkerton Academy in Derry and Memorial High School in Manchester. The building then became a combination Junior/Senior High School. In 1982, a new Junior High School was built nearby, and the original building adopted its current ninth through twelfth grade system. The school has received several additions, including a separate two-story gymnasium which opened in January 2003. Londonderry High School is the only high school in the Londonderry School District under the authority of School Administrative Unit (SAU) #12 of New Hampshire. The district superintendent is Nate
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    High School of Dundee

    High School of Dundee

    The High School of Dundee is an independent, co-educational, day school in Dundee, Scotland which provides both primary and secondary education to just over one thousand pupils. Its foundation has been dated to 1239, and it is the sole private school in Dundee. The school's Rector is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The School has its origins in the Grammar School of Dundee founded by the abbot and monks of Lindores Abbey after they were granted a charter by Gilbert, Bishop of Brechin, in the early 1220s to "plant schools wherever they please in the burgh". Their rights were confirmed by a Papal Bull conferred by Pope Gregory IX on 14 February 1239. It is from this Bull that the School's Latin motto "Prestante Domino ", translated as "Under the Leadership of God", is taken. Little information survives about the early grammar school: it would have taught a Latin curriculum to boys from Dundee and the surrounding area. In 1434, the teaching methods of the Master, Gilbert Knight, were challenged by John, Bishop of Brechin, who conferred Laurence Lownan as the new Master in Knight's place. Dundee was a hotbed of the Reformation, and St Mary's Church had,
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    3 votes
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    Crespi Carmelite High School

    Crespi Carmelite High School

    Crespi Carmelite High School, called Crespi, is a private, Roman Catholic, four-year college preparatory all-male high school located in Encino, California in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The school was named for Friar Juan Crespí, and was founded in 1959 by the Carmelite religious order, and has been run by the Carmelites since that time. Crespi is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Crespi is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Over the years Crespi has won nine CIF Southern Section division titles – baseball (Division III in 2003; Division II in 2009), basketball (Division IV-AA in 2001), football (Big Five in 1986; Division X in 2004 and 2005), track and field (Division 2-A in 1973; Division III in 2008), and water polo (Division 2-A in 1981).
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    Lake Zurich High School

    Lake Zurich High School

    • School district: Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95
    Lake Zurich High School, or LZHS, is a public four-year high school located in Lake Zurich, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, in the United States. It is part of Community Unit School District 95, which is home to five elementary schools and two middle schools, primarily taking students from Lake Zurich Middle School North and Lake Zurich Middle School South, but it also can take students from parochial schools such St. Francis de Sales and St. Matthew as well. Lake Zurich High school first opened its doors to students in 1926 as Ela-Vernon High School, serving Ela and Vernon Townships in Lake County, Illinois. In 1964, area residents built a second high school which was to be called Ela-Vernon East. A series of disagreements between Vernon Township residents and Ela Township residents led to the split of the school district and Stevenson High School opened in nearby Lincolnshire drawing students from the eastern half of Ela Township and all of Vernon Township. As a result of the split, a rivalry existed between the schools, and each fall the football teams competed for what was known as "The Cannon". The Cannon was a miniature steel replica of the real thing, and fired a
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    North Davidson High School

    North Davidson High School

    • School district: Davidson County Schools
    North Davidson Senior High School (commonly referred to as "North Davidson," "NDHS," or simply "North") is a public high school in Welcome, North Carolina (near Lexington). It was established in 1952 and is located along Old US Highway 52 in northern Davidson County. The high school serves the Welcome, Arcadia and Midway areas. North Davidson is ranked in the top 5% of public high schools in the United States. Feeder schools are Welcome Elementary (Welcome), Northwest Elementary (Arcadia), Friedberg Elementary (Arcadia), Midway Elementary (Midway), North Davidson Middle (Welcome) and Oak Grove Middle. NDHS offers the following Advanced Placement courses: The school's mascot is the Black Knight, although girl athletes often use the term "Lady Knights". Enrollment is approximately 1,600 students. NDHS is a member of the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference and NDHS's biggest county rivals is Ledford in Wallburg, North Carolina and Central Davidson High School in Lexington, North Carolina. North's biggest rival in their conference is a tie between West Forsyth and Davie County High School. The school's athletics logo is an interlocking "ND" in orange, black, and white colors. It is derived
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    St. Augustine College Preparatory School

    St. Augustine College Preparatory School

    St. Augustine College Preparatory School (locally,"Prep") is a private all-male Roman Catholic four-year college preparatory school located in the Richland section of Buena Vista Township, New Jersey, United States. Located on 118 acres (0.48 km) of wooded property, it serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from across South Jersey under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1983. St. Augustine was founded in 1959 by the Order of Saint Augustine as a minor seminary to help young men prepare for studies in the priesthood and religious life. The first class was a mixture of seminarians and day students. As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 693 students and 53.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1. The school's graduating Class of 2009 had an average SAT score of 1750 and was offered $19 million in scholarships. Established in September 1959, the school's first graduating class was in 1963, and its first Headmaster was Fr. Peter Toscani, OSA. There were 12 students in that
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    Bronx High School of Science

    Bronx High School of Science

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    The Bronx High School of Science (commonly called Bronx Science or simply Science) is a specialized New York City public high school often considered the premier science magnet school in the United States. Founded in 1938, it is now located in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx. Admission is by an exam open to all grade-eligible students in New York City, reportedly taken by more than 20,000 students annually. Although known for its focus on mathematics and science, Bronx Science also emphasizes the humanities and social sciences and continually attracts students with a wide variety of interests beyond math and science. Bronx Science has received international recognition as one of the best high schools in the United States, public or private, ranking in the top 100 in U.S. News and World Report's lists of America's "Gold-Medal" high schools in 2008 and 2009. It attracts an intellectually gifted blend of culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse students from New York City. As of 2012, Bronx Science is ranked as one of the "22 top-performing schools" in America on The Washington Post as well as number 50 out of a list of the best 1,000 high schools in the country on The
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    Cascia Hall Preparatory School

    Cascia Hall Preparatory School

    Cascia Hall Preparatory School is an Augustinian Roman Catholic coeducational college-preparatory day school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cascia Hall was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1926 at its current location, a 40-acre (160,000 m) campus at 2520 South Yorktown Avenue in midtown Tulsa. The school's first headmaster was Francis A. Driscoll, who had previously been president of Villanova College (now Villanova University). The school's name refers to the city of Cascia, Italy and the teachings of St. Augustine. Cascia Hall was an all-male day school, which accepted boarders, until 1986. In that year, the school ceased to take boarders, added a middle school, and became a coeducational day school for grades 6-12. It has a total enrollment of about 600, about 50% of whom are Roman Catholic. Cascia Hall follows the Augustinian tradition of education, which traces its heritage to the educational philosophy of Saint Augustine of Hippo. The school states that its mission is to prepare students for college and life through a challenging academic program and focus on the core values of "Truth, Unity, and Love" (Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas). The school states that one hundred percent
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    De La Salle Institute

    De La Salle Institute

    De La Salle Institute is a Catholic, Lasallian, secondary school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is currently housed on two separate campuses. The original school, now called the Institute Campus (Institute or Young Men's Campus) is for men. The newer Lourdes Hall Campus (Lourdes or Young Women's Campus) for women is located at 1040 W. 32nd Place. The school is considered a historic institution on Chicago's South Side. It is located three blocks east of U.S. Cellular Field, the home of MLB's Chicago White Sox. While located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, it has very strong ties to the nearby Bridgeport neighborhood. The school is separated from Bridgeport and U.S. Cellular Field by the Dan Ryan Expressway, which is named for Dan Ryan, Jr., an alumnus and former Cook County Board President. Five mayors of Chicago, including the nationally known Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M. Daley are counted among the alumni. While coming from a commemorative book published by the school, the authors of American Pharaoh:Mayor Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation note the following about
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    1 votes
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    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is a high school specializing in teaching visual arts and performing arts, located near Lincoln Center and the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue. The school is operated by the New York City Department of Education. Although it also offers academic diplomas, the school prepares public high school students for professional careers and/or conservatory study in dance, drama, the visual arts, vocal, instrumental music, and technical theatre. Informally known as LaGuardia Arts, or LaGuardia High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is the only school among the nine specialized high schools in New York City that receives special funding from the New York State legislature through the Hecht Calandra Act. The school has 2,519 students and 163 staff members, with a teacher-student ratio of 1:15. The High School of Music & Art was founded by Fiorello H. LaGuardia in 1936. As the mayor of New York City he wanted to establish a public school in which students could hone their talents in music and art. In 1948, a similar school, the School
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    Halifax Grammar School

    Halifax Grammar School

    • Lowest grade taught: Grade Primary
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is a private, coeducational day school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located in south-end Halifax, near Saint Mary's University. It has a student population of approximately 500, and at the high school level follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The school's current headmaster is Blayne Addley. The school is divided into the Prep School (grades Junior-Primary through 4), the Middle School (grades 5 through 9), and the Senior School (grades 10 to 12). Each school has its own head of school and teachers. The Halifax Grammar School occupies two campuses, one located on Atlantic Street, and the other on Tower Road. A building at 420 Tower Road was the original location of the school before they purchased the building on Atlantic Street, which they soon decided to expand. For two years, the School rented the "Bethany" building on the corner of Tower Road and Inglis Street from Saint Mary's University (it is now used as an ESL building by the university), before purchasing the closed Tower Road School building from the City of Halifax. The Tower Road Campus (TRC) houses the Middle School, the school's administrative
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    Portsmouth Abbey School

    Portsmouth Abbey School

    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Portsmouth Abbey School is New England’s Co-educational Catholic Benedictine Boarding and Day School. Located a short distance from Newport, Rhode Island, the campus sits on 500 acres bordered by Narragansett Bay and the Carnegie Abbey Club. This school has 350 boarding and day students in grades 9 – 12. Added features of Portsmouth Abbey School are its 36 athletic teams, diverse community service programs, squash & fitness center and its sailing, equestrian and golf facilities. The school and monastery are located on land originally owned by the Freeborn family beginning in the 1650s. The land was later owned by the Anthony family, and in 1778 it was the site of the Battle of Rhode Island during the American Revolution. In 1864 Amos Smith, a Providence financier, built what is now known as the Manor House and created a gentleman's farm on the site with the help of architect Richard Upjohn. After buying the Manor House and surrounding land in 1918, Dom Leonard Sargent of Boston, a convert from the Episcopal Church, founded Portsmouth Priory on October 18, 1918. The priory was founded as, and remains, a house of the English Benedictine Congregation. It is one of only three American
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    Rochester Adams High School

    Rochester Adams High School

    • School district: Rochester Community Schools
    For schools with similar names, see Adams High School. Rochester Adams High School (also known as Adams High School or just Adams) is a high school located in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is part of the Rochester Community Schools district. The majority of students reside within Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, with some coming from Orion Township, Rochester, and Auburn Hills. Adams constantly ranks as a top high school in Michigan and in 2012 U.S. News & World Report awarded Rochester Adams a Best High Schools silver medal. Rochester Adams High School Profile 2007/2008
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    St. Charles East High School

    St. Charles East High School

    • School district: Community Unit School District 303
    Saint Charles East High School is a public four-year high school located in St. Charles, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community Unit School District 303 which also includes Saint Charles North High School. In 2005, Saint Charles East had an average composite ACT score of 22.5 and graduated 99.0% of its senior class. The average class size is 22.0. Saint Charles East has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Saint Charles East offers dozens of after-school activities. Students can choose from groups like Key Club, Auto Club, Debate, Science Olympiad, Speech, Peer Leadership, athletics, club sports or apply into honor societies. In 2012, the Saint Charles East team finished first at the state Science Olympiad held at the University of Illinois. Within the Arts there are opportunities for students to participate in Theater, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Band. The Theater Department produces three shows per year, including one musical. Students who are active in the theater department are often members of the Drama
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    William H. Hall High School

    William H. Hall High School

    • School district: West Hartford Public Schools
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    William H. Hall High School, also known as Hall High School, is a four-year public high school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school colors are blue and white, and the mascot is the "Warrior." It is one of two public high schools in the West Hartford Public Schools, the other being Conard High School. Enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2006-2007 school year was 2,604 students. Hall has a long running, cross-town rivalry against Conard High School competes in the Central Connecticut Conference in the West Division. In 2006, the school's football team had its best season in over a decade, finishing with a 9-1 record. In soccer, Hall won the 1980 state championship 1-0 over E.O. Smith High School. In soccer, the school reached the semifinals of the state tournament four times under head coach Zeke Seguro, who won his 150th game as coach on October 10, 2008 with a 1-0 victory at South Windsor. Hall offers the following sports programs: Fall: Winter: Spring: Clubs Hall also features a number of extracurricular clubs including: Mock Trial Be the Media ( a club for community television) Clubs change by academic year through support and student interest, with past clubs
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    Hollis/Brookline High School

    Hollis/Brookline High School

    • School district: Hollis/Brookline Coop School District
    Hollis/Brookline High School is a public school located in Hollis, New Hampshire, serving the towns of Hollis and Brookline. It is administered by New Hampshire School Administration Unit (SAU) 41. The current high school building on Cavalier Court opened in 1997. A multi-million dollar addition was opened in the fall of 2001. The former high school building on Main Street is now the Hollis/Brookline Cooperative Middle School. Hollis/Brookline High School offers accelerated courses in all departments, and has an advanced placement (AP) program including English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Calculus, US History, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Biology. HBHS was named a blue ribbon school in 2010 and has appeared on the Newsweek list of top high schools in America for four consecutive years. Hollis/Brookline High School has three computer labs, 3 traveling computer labs with thirty laptops each, and other computers in the library. In addition to an assigned netbook, traveling projector carts are available for teachers, as well as an ELMO projector or SMART board. Some students attend vocational courses held in neighboring towns.
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    St John's College

    St John's College

    St John's College is a private school for boys in South Africa. It is situated in Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. St John's College was founded in Johannesburg on 1 August 1898 and is an Anglican school. It was founded by Rev. John Darragh the rector of St Mary's Anglican Church, Eloff Street, Johannesburg. He persuaded his parish council of the need to establish an Anglican school for boys. His curate Rev. JL Hodgson was appointed the first Headmaster. The first classes started in a house in Plein Street, Johannesburg with two desks and seven pupils aged six to 14. However the school was forced to close a year later at the end of 1899 owing to the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War. St John's re-opened in 1902 two months after the signing of the peace treaty, and grew rapidly under Rev. Hodgson and eight staff. Soon there were 180 boys which was too many for the Plein Street premises, and St John's moved to larger premises in a wood and iron building near the Union Grounds between Joubert Park and the old Wanderers (now Johannesburg’s main railway station). However, the British colonial government under Lord Milner was ideologically opposed to private schools
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    Fishers High School

    Fishers High School

    • School district: Hamilton Southeastern Schools
    Fishers High School (FHS) is the second high school in Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana. The student count for the 2011-2012 year is 2,206. Fishers High School has been approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB World School, and began offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the fall of 2007. The Fishers High School mascot is a tiger. The Tigers' athletic teams participate in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. Fishers High School runs on a traditional schedule with seven classes per day beginning at 7:40 am and ending at 2:55 pm. There are 7-minute passing periods between classes, and three 30-minute lunch periods during 4th period. In addition, there is a Student Mentor and Resource Time (SMaRT) period every other Tuesday after third period, which serves as a special information period for freshmen and a study hall for upperclassmen. The original Fishers High School was located at Lantern Road and 116th Street where the current Fishers Elementary School stands, but the school was demolished in 1969 after the opening of Hamilton Southeastern High School. In 2003, the current school opened as a freshman campus but, in
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    Gabrielino High School

    Gabrielino High School

    • School district: San Gabriel Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Gabrielino High School (GHS) is a public high school located on San Gabriel Boulevard in San Gabriel, California, ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles, serving grades 9-12. It was established in 1994, and is one of two high schools in the San Gabriel Unified School District. Del Mar High School (continuation) is the second. Gabrielino High School is a California Distinguished School, and is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, Newsweek magazine recently ranked Gabrielino as a top high school in the United States as determined by the number of Advanced Placement courses taken at the school in 2005 divided by the number of graduating seniors. In 2007, Gabrielino earned the Silver Medal status from the "U.S. News and World Report" based on standardized test performance in Math and English and AP courses taken and passed with a "3" or better. Based on this report, Gabrielino is placed in the top 3% of the nation or top 505 schools. About 39% of graduates go on to four-year universities nationwide while about 55% attend community college after graduation. San Gabriel's new high school will be the first public building in the state to honor the
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    Ranabima Royal College

    Ranabima Royal College

    Ranabima Royal College (Sinhala: රණබිම රාජකීය විද්‍යාලය; also known as Royal College, Ranabima or Ranabima Royal Maha Vidyalaya) is a provincial school in Gannoruwa near Kandy, Sri Lanka. The school is surrounded by Gannoruwa and Hanthana Mountains, and is situated on the bank of the Mahaweli river. Dividos sanctuary is located just beside the school, as are the Royal Botanical Gardens and University of Peradeniya. The agricultural research facilities of the Department of Agriculture are also located beside the school. The school is approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the town of Peradeniya via the New Colombo–Kandy highway and approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from city of Kandy. Ranabima Royal College was founded by W. M. P. B. Dissanayake, former Chief Minister of Central Province, and Palitha Elkaduwa, former Secretary of the Department of Education, Central Province. The school was officially opened by Central Provincial Governor Stanley Thilakarathne on 2 March 1996. The school's first principal was S. M. Keerthirathne and it had 16 academic staff. There school initially had 320 students - 240 on Sinhala medium students and 80 on Tamil medium. The school's
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    RGS The Grange

    RGS The Grange

    RGS The Grange (Royal Grammar School The Grange) is one of the junior schools of RGS Worcester. It is located at Claines, north of Worcester, United Kingdom. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the senior school, and is situated on a 40-acre (160,000 m) site. The headmaster of the school is Gareth Hughes. The other RGS Prep School is RGS Springfield. Facilities at the school have recently been upgraded with a £4.5 million development of the buildings. The Grange has wide-ranging sporting facilities, set in 40 acres (160,000 m) of maintained pitches and playing fields. During 2008 the school formed linkages with the community departments of Worcester Warriors Rugby Club and Aston Villa Football Club.
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    2 votes
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    Steele Canyon High School

    Steele Canyon High School

    • School district: Grossmont Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Steele Canyon Charter High School is a public charter high school located in the San Diego East County community of Spring Valley, California. Opened in 2000, the school serves students in grades nine through grade twelve and is a part of the Grossmont Union High School District. It was directly operated by the district until July 1, 2007. 2000-2001 School Year 2001-2002 School Year 2002-2003 School Year 2003-2004 School Year 2004-2005 School Year 2005-2006 School Year 2006-2007 School Year 2007-2008 School Year 2008-2009 School Year 2009-2010 School Year Steele Canyon High School has 130 employees. All employees hold the proper credentials and certificates to be more than qualified for the positions they hold. Steele Canyon Cougars compete in the Grossmont South League Conference and the San Diego Section of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The school has teams that compete in CIF in the following sports: baseball (boys), basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football (boys), golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball (girls), swimming and diving, tennis, track, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling (boys). Since the Fall of 2002 (the first year of varsity-level
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    Sun Prairie High School

    Sun Prairie High School

    • School district: Sun Prairie Area School District
    Sun Prairie High School (SPHS) is a comprehensive secondary school located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The school is administered by the Sun Prairie Area School District. In 2008-2009, there were 146 teachers and 1,802 students at Sun Prairie High School. SPHS is a WIAA Division 1 school. Sun Prairie High School is a member of the Big Eight athletic conference. In the summer of 2010 the school transitioned to a new building in the southern part of town. The old school was changed into a combined 8th and 9th grade upper middle school. The new high school opened in fall 2010; it can accommodate 2000 students. The new high school included a state-of-the-art gym which will seat 2,100 spectators for basketball games and also includes an indoor track.
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    Waterloo West High School

    Waterloo West High School

    • School district: Waterloo Community School District
    Waterloo West High School is a high school located at the intersection of E Ridgeway Ave. and Baltimore Ave. in Waterloo, Iowa. The school mascot is Westy The Wahawk. The name "Wahawk" is a portmanteau of the city name (Waterloo) and the county name (Black Hawk). Much controversy has surrounded the mascot, which was once an Indian chief thought to be politically incorrect. It was later changed to a flying eagle flying through a flaming hoop, but was changed back after 3 years. The logo is currently the "Flying W," a capital "W" with a feather hanging off of it. More recently an arrow has been added behind the "Flying W". This is also the only school in the United States with "Old Rose" as its school color. Waterloo West High School has a storied history in high school athletics, most notably is the Wahawk wrestling program which has won over 9,000 state team championships. The 1991 West High baseball team won the Class 4A State Championship. This team was coached by Roger Hoel and Mark Engel. This team finished the season 41 and 4 and was led by the tremendous pitching of Mike Irvine and Scott Eibey. The team also included Jason Cashman, Brad Homewood, Ben Brustkern, Chad
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    Boston College High School

    Boston College High School

    Founded in 1863, Boston College High School (also known as BC High) is an all-male Jesuit Roman Catholic college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. It has an enrollment in grades 7-12 of approximately 1,500 students and is located on a 40-acre (160,000 m) campus on Morrissey Boulevard in the Dorchester section of Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate of BC High who goes on to Boston College is known as a "Double Eagle." If he then goes on to Boston College Law School, he is then known as a "Triple Eagle." On March 31, 1863, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved a charter for the incorporation of Boston College. Fr. Johannes Bapst, SJ, was selected first president and presided over the original grounds on Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. For most of its early history, BC offered a singular 7-year program corresponding to both high school and college. Its first entering class of 22 students ranged in age from 11 to 16 years. The curriculum was based on the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum, emphasizing Latin, Greek, philosophy and theology. While BC's mission, as articulated by founder Fr. John McElroy, SJ, was to "educate pupils in the principles and
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    Cecilia High School

    Cecilia High School

    • School district: Saint Martin Parish School Board
    Cecilia High School (CHS) is a 4A public secondary school located in Cecilia, an unincorporated community in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States. Cecilia High School is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Louisiana and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Founded in 1922, Cecilia High School is one of three public high schools administered by the Saint Martin Parish School District. Cecilia High School primarily serves students of northern upper Saint Martin Parish including the communities of Arnaudville, Cecilia, and Henderson. A percentage of the student body, though, live within the jurisdiction of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, fueling Cecilia's long-standing rivalry with neighboring Breaux Bridge High School; once voted by readers of The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, Louisiana) as "the largest high school rivalry in Louisiana." The unincorporated community of Cecilia was originally known by early Spanish settlers as "La Punta", describing the deep bend in the Bayou Teche; eventually this was translated over time by the French into "La Grande Pointe." Pierre Guidry, a native of Acadia, Nova Scotia and the first settler of Cecilia,
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    Iona Preparatory School

    Iona Preparatory School

    Iona Preparatory School (also known as Iona Prep) is an all-boys National School of Excellence Catholic high school located in New Rochelle, NY in suburban Westchester County. Named for the Scottish island of Iona, the school was founded by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1916. Current enrollment is approximately 750 students in grades 9 through 12. The school has also earned a blue ribbon award. Iona Prep is a brother school to the local The Ursuline School. To gain admission, students are required to complete the ISEE, SSAT, or TACHS. Iona Prep's curriculum is largely based on the humanities. It is required that each student takes four years of math, science, religion, and history. Students must also take three years of a foreign language, and a year of humanities (art and music). Seniors have a choice with electives in selecting many of their classes, and have the option of taking honors or AP classes if they qualify academically. Also, in order to graduate, each student in grade 9-11 must spend a day of community service. Seniors must assist their communities for a much longer period of time. The Iona Preparatory School Edline site went live in 2007. The addition of
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    Los Altos High School

    Los Altos High School

    • School district: Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Los Altos High School, established in 1954, is a public school located in Los Altos, California. It has generally demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. The student-teacher ratios at Los Altos High School are considerably lower than the state average. Los Altos High School is one of the three MVLA School District public high schools, the other schools being Mountain View High School and Alta Vista High School. The main feeder schools are Egan Junior High School and Crittenden Middle School. Since 2005, the school principal has been Wynne Satterwhite. The previous principal, George Perez, left in 2004. Los Altos High School was established in 1954 on the site of an orchard. Initially, Los Altos High School served the mostly white, middle to upper class populations of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. During 1982 redistricting efforts, the district closed its oldest high school, Mountain View High School, which was located on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. Awalt High School was then renamed Mountain View High School, while Los Altos High School replaced its Knight mascot with the Eagle mascot from the old Mountain View High School. The district reaches from Los
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    Mark Keppel High School

    Mark Keppel High School

    • School district: Alhambra Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Mark Keppel High School is a four-year California Distinguished School located in the city of Alhambra, California in the Alhambra Unified School District. The school is on the southern edge of Alhambra, adjacent to the City of Monterey Park, and borders the Interstate 10 Freeway. Mark Keppel serves students from portions of Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. Mark Keppel High School is named for Dr. Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902 to 1928. Construction began December 19, 1938, three days after the ground-breaking ceremonies. The school was one of the thousands of projects built by the Public Works Administration during the Great Depression. In 2007, the student body was 70% Asian American, 23% Hispanic or Latino, and 3% Caucasian, the remaining 4% consisted of Filipino, African-American, Native American and Pacific Islander students. The predominant languages spoken at students' homes are Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. Approximately 60% of the student population participates in a free or reduced lunch program, while 25% of the students participate in ESL In 2007, band and orchestra teacher Dr. Carla Bartlett won the Performing Arts Center
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    Monta Vista High School

    Monta Vista High School

    • School district: Fremont Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Monta Vista High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino, California, USA. Part of the Fremont Union High School District, the school serves most of the suburban residential and industrial technology enriched area of western Cupertino. Monta Vista opened in 1969, offering only freshman and sophomore classes; the first class graduated in 1972. Since then, its student body size has averaged about 2400 students. Monta Vista is regarded as one of the top high schools in California located in one of the most affluent cities in the country with recorded average income of more than $100,000 per household. As of the 2006-2007 school year, Monta Vista has a student body of 2,450 students, of which 72% are Asian, 25% are White and 3% are Other (African American,Latino,Native American). 5% are limited English. Monta Vista has the largest student body in the district. Starting in the 1990s, Monta Vista was heavily Chinese though recently, there has been a significant influx of South Asians beginning in the 2000s. A 2005 Wall Street Journal article claimed that Monta Vista was experiencing a "white flight" caused by White American
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    Newark Academy

    Newark Academy

    Newark Academy is a coeducational private day school located in Livingston, New Jersey. With both lower and upper schools, this institution comprises grades six through twelve. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928. Newark Academy has been considered the seventh oldest private school in the country and the second-oldest day school in the state of New Jersey (behind Rutgers Preparatory School, and is one of a few pre-Revolutionary schools still operating in the United States. The Academy was founded in 1774 by Alexander MacWhorter, a leading cleric and advisor to George Washington, and was located on Market Street in Downtown Newark. Temporarily closed after being burned by the British during the Revolutionary War, the school reopened in new quarters in 1792. In 1802, the Academy opened a separate division for girls, but the innovative program was closed in 1859. After 1929, it moved to Orange Avenue in the Roseville section of Newark. Finally, in 1964, the Academy moved from Newark to its current location, a 68 acre (275,000 m²) campus in Livingston, and became fully co-educational in
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    Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

    Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

    • School district: Consolidated High School District 230
    Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stagg, or AAS, is a public four-year high school located at the intersection of S. Roberts Rd. and W. 111th Street in Palos Hills, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Consolidated High School District 230, which also includes Victor J. Andrew High School and Carl Sandburg High School. In the spring of 1962, voters in Consolidated High School district 230 approved a US$2.1 million bond issue to construct the district's second high school, which was projected to have an initial student population of 1,200. The school district chose to name the school for former University of Chicago football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. Stagg was chosen "in recognition of his century of devotion to young men to help them understand the powers they possess". The original building contained 16 classrooms, a gymnasium capable of seating 1,600, a band and choral room, a cafeteria and small theater, 7 laboratories, and 3 industrial arts rooms. The general design saw the school built as three separate buildings, connected by glass corridors. Like its sister school, Carl Sandburg, Stagg High School was designed specifically to be
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    Bergen County Academies

    Bergen County Academies

    • School district: Bergen County Technical Schools
    The Bergen County Academies (BCA) is a public magnet high school located in Hackensack, New Jersey that draws students from its surrounding county. The school is divided into seven specialized college-preparatory programs, each called an "academy," thus giving rise to the school's name. BCA has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the United States. According to 2011 Newsweek statistics, Bergen County Academies students registered an average SAT score of 2100, the second highest of any U.S. high school; overall, Newsweek ranked BCA 23rd nationally and second in New Jersey. Bloomberg Businessweek cites Bergen County Academies as New Jersey's best high school. The Bergen County Academies is located on the John Grieco Campus of the Bergen County Technical Schools District in Hackensack. The school occupies a sprawling main building which runs along Hackensack Avenue as well as a nearby Environmental Science Center (ESC) building. A 1200 seat auditorium adjoins the main building. The school's baseball field, football field, track, and student/guest-parking are located behind the academic buildings. The school's strengths are evident in its
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    Lakeside High School

    Lakeside High School

    • School district: DeKalb County School System
    Lakeside High School is a public high school in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia. The school has an Atlanta address (3801 Briarcliff Road). The school is a part of the DeKalb County School System. The current principal is Joe Reed. Lakeside is a public school encompassing grades 9-12. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Georgia High School Accrediting Commission. In the Newsweek Magazine (May 16, 2005) listing of the best 1,200 public high schools in the nation, Lakeside ranked at 107, the highest in Georgia. In the May 23, 2006 edition of the list, which is based on the number of AP and IB tests taken as compared to the number of graduating seniors, Lakeside ranked 135, just below Riverwood High School in nearby Sandy Springs, which ranked 132. Lakeside serves students from the entire DeKalb County School System. The student body is composed of pretty diverse cultures. In 1985, Lakeside was honoured as a State and National School of Excellence; an honour which reflects the positive relationship between the school and community. In 1996, Lakeside nearly doubled its enrollment from 989 to 1,679 due to a merger with
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    Riverside University High School

    Riverside University High School

    • School district: Milwaukee Public Schools
    Riverside University High School is a public high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a college preparatory curriculum. It is a part of the Milwaukee Public Schools system. Starting in the early 1850s the newly established city of Milwaukee debated establishing a public high school. As early as 1860 Milwaukee had a high school program in the attic of an elementary school in the Brady St. area. After several fires and increasing enrollment, East Division High School, also known as East Side High School, opened in the late 1880s. By 1906 ground was broken for a state-of-the-art building at 1615 E. Locust St. (East Locust Street was known at the time as Folsom Place.) Using then modern technology, the architect increased the window size by using a steel frame designed to bear the weight of the building. This also allowed for less restrictive and cheaper construction. This new design attracted local residents as well as residents in surrounding areas. The design was that of a four-story U-shaped building with a three-story square building inside. The buildings were connected via five skywalks on the second "main" floor for access to the auditorium and two stairwells to access either
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    Stoney Creek High School

    Stoney Creek High School

    • School district: Rochester Community Schools
    Stoney Creek High School is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan and is part of the Rochester Community Schools. The school mascot is Cosmo the cougar. The school colors are Vegas Gold and Millennium Blue. Most students attending this school come from Hart Middle School or Holy Family Regional School. Construction began in 1997 when voters approved a bond issue for building improvements in the growing district. The school board decided to name the school after the nearby historic village of Stony Creek. The 420,000 sq ft (39,000 m) high school opened in 2001 at a total cost of $64 million. The building first housed Rochester Adams students when their school was being renovated. It later housed Rochester High School Students in the 2001-2002 school year. The first Principal was Daniel Hickey. He retired in June 2009. The current Principal of Stoney Creek High School is Mr. Larry Goralski. He was named the Michigan Association of Student Councils (MASC) Principal of the Year in 2010. In 2006, the varsity football team went 8-1 in OAA division 3 in the regular season and lost 14-6 in the first round of the playoffs to Grosse Pointe North. The JV team won its division at 8-1 and the
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    Hurlstone Agricultural High School

    Hurlstone Agricultural High School

    Hurlstone Agricultural High School (abbreviated HAHS) is an agricultural and selective, co-educational, public high school, located in Glenfield, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is the oldest government boarding school in New South Wales (NSW). Hurlstone is unique in that it is the state's only public selective and agricultural school that also includes a coeducational boarding school. The 112 hectare campus includes an operational farm, sporting facilities and student accommodation. Hurlstone has been named the Macarthur region's best academic school, ranking 11th in the NSW top 200 list for the 2012 academic year. The school had 148 distinguished achievers, 13 on the state's top achievers' list, eight on the all-rounders' list and three students who topped the state in a course. Hurlstone was established as a boys-only school in 1907 in Hurlstone Park, approximately ten kilometres south west of Sydney, at the present site of Trinity Grammar School. The original owner of the land was a teacher, John Kinloch, one of the first graduates of the University of Sydney. He named the land 'Hurlstone Estate', after his mother's maiden name, with the aim of
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    Killara High School

    Killara High School

    • Lowest grade taught: Year Seven
    • Highest grade taught: Year 12
    Killara High School is a co-educational public secondary school, located on Koola Avenue in East Killara, Sydney. Established in 1970, Killara High School is one of the highest performing comprehensive non-selective public schools in the state. The success of the school in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and its reputation are evident in extracurricular activities such as music, art, dance, debating and strong participation in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program makes the school extremely desirable for upper class parents who wish to have their children educated in a great public school. Enrolment rose 21% from 2002 to a population of 1400 students in 2009. It now has over 1500 students (2011). Currently, accepted catchment areas include Roseville, West Lindfield, Lindfield, East Lindfield, West Killara, Killara, East Killara, West Gordon and East Gordon Killara High started to be built in 1968 and was completed in 1970. The school facilitated the growing demands of the community in the newly created East Killara. Most of the students that went to Killara were the eldest in their family as those who had older siblings went to their school, rather than the newly built
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    Oak Ridge High School

    Oak Ridge High School

    • School district: Oak Ridge City School District
    Oak Ridge High School is the public high school for Oak Ridge, Tennessee, enrolling grades 9 through 12. It was established in 1943 to educate the children of Manhattan Project workers. It currently has about 1500 students. Oak Ridge High School was established in 1943 by the U.S. Army to educate children of the workers building and operating Manhattan Project facilities in Oak Ridge. The original school building was in eastern Oak Ridge on the hill above the community's first commercial center at Jackson Square. The school's football venue, Jack Armstrong Stadium and Blankenship Field, is adjacent to the original site of the school. The schools' mascot and colors were selected in 1943 by Ben Martin, who was athletic director (1943-1971) and coached football (1943-1947), basketball (1943-1959), and track (1944-1965). As a graduate and former athlete at the University of Kentucky, Martin adopted Kentucky's "Wildcats" as the ORHS mascot. He chose cardinal red and gray as the school colors to emulate the successful sports programs at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee. The high school moved to its current central location in Oak Ridge in 1951 after a new
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    The King's School, Canterbury

    The King's School, Canterbury

    The King's School is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils in the historic English cathedral city of Canterbury in Kent. It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group. The school originated as a medieval cathedral school, and it is often claimed (e.g. by the historian Arthur Leach in a letter to The Times in 1896, and in the Guinness Book of Records) to have been founded in AD 597 by St. Augustine, therefore making it the world's oldest extant school. This is based on the fact that St. Augustine founded an abbey (within the current school's grounds) where it is known that teaching took place. When the dissolution of the monasteries occurred in the reign of Henry VIII, the school was refounded as The King's School, Canterbury. Mr P J M Roberts was educated at Tiffins, Kingston upon Thames and then read Modern History at Merton College, Oxford where he received a first class honours degree. Roberts worked at Winchester College first as Head Of History then also as Master in College. In 2003 he was appointed Headmaster of Bradfield College. In his time at Bradfield he was awarded "Tatler's Headmaster of the
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    Victor J. Andrew High School

    Victor J. Andrew High School

    • School district: Consolidated High School District 230
    Victor J. Andrew High School, Andrew, or VJA, is a public four-year high school located in Tinley Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the third school to become part of Consolidated High School District 230, which also includes Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and Carl Sandburg High School. In 2008, Andrew had an average composite ACT score of 22.8 and graduated 96.3% of its senior class. The average class size is 23.5. Andrew has not made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, the test used in Illinois to fulfill mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Andrew competes in the Southwest Suburban Conference (SWSC), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state. The school's teams are stylized as the Thunderbolts. The Thunderbolt name and logo was based on the "Flash" trademark of the Andrew Corporation. The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and water polo. Young men may
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    Zion-Benton Township High School

    Zion-Benton Township High School

    • School district: Zion-Benton Township High School District 126
    Zion-Benton Township High School, or ZBTHS, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Kenosha Road and 21st Street in Zion, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Zion-Benton Township High School District 126. The school mascot/symbol is the Fighting Zee-Bee which was adapted from the Navy SeaBee's of WWII. In 2008 the district opened a partner school at the former ZBTHS Pierce campus called New Tech High at Zion-Benton East, a 4-year high school associated with the New Tech Network of Napa, California. New Tech is located at the division of Bethesda Avenue and 23rd Street in Zion. ZBTHS is fed by three major middle schools, including North Prairie Junior High of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Beach Park Middle School of Beach Park, IL and Zion Central Middle School of Zion, IL. ZBTHS is one of the most diverse high schools in the state of Illinois. The district is 39.5% Caucasian, 30.7% African American, 23.3% Hispanic, 2.6% Asian and Pacific Islander, and .3% Native American, providing a diverse learning environment. Zion-Benton offers an extensive list of academic courses, including many physical education courses, business
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    Classical High School

    Classical High School

    • School district: Providence Public School District
    Classical High School, founded in 1843, is a public magnet school in the Providence School District, in Providence, Rhode Island. It was originally an all-male school, but has since become co-ed. Its motto is Certare, Petere, Reperire, Neque Cedere, a Latin translation of the famous phrase taken from Tennyson's poem "Ulysses", "To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and Not to Yield". It has been rated "High Performing and Sustaining" by its performance in 2005 on the New Standards Reference Exam, placing it third in the state. The school also made Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools of 2012 with a 99% graduation rate, 95% college bound, an average SAT score of 1578 (31 on the ACT), and an average AP score of 2.8. Classical High School stands roughly at the intersection of the Federal Hill, West End, and Upper South Providence neighborhoods. Classical High School, a demanding college preparatory examination school, serves a diverse community and provides its students with the means to achieve high standards in a rigorous learning environment. Classical encourages its students to pursue academic, artistic, athletic, and personal growth so they will experience success in colleges and
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    Crystal Lake South High School

    Crystal Lake South High School

    • School district: Community High School District 155
    Crystal Lake South High School, often referred to as "South" or "CLS," is one of three high schools in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States, and currently has a body of roughly 1916 students. As Crystal Lake's second oldest school, it was founded in 1978 when Crystal Lake Community High School, now Crystal Lake Central High School, split into two schools due to the pressures of the population growth in the communities it served, Crystal Lake, and part of Lake in the Hills. South graduated its first class in 1979 - this class consisted of seniors who were transferred from Crystal Lake Central High School. South graduated its first class who attended all four years in 1982. After the community's school split, the South Gators and Central Tigers became large rivals in the Fox Valley Conference. Though recently, focus of rivalry has primarily shifted to the Cary-Grove High School Trojans due to vastly increased competition in football games between the two schools. However, an underlying tone of competition still vibrates between the two Crystal Lake schools. The city of Crystal Lake has grown rapidly since South first opened it doors. The school reached its structural capacity in
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    James Campbell High School

    James Campbell High School

    • School district: Hawai'i Department of Education
    James Campbell High School, often simply Campbell High School or JCHS, is a public coeducational high school located at 91-980 North Road in ʻEwa Beach, Hawaiʻi, 25 miles away from Downtown Honolulu. The school serves grades nine through twelve, has an enrollment of around 2,898 students, and is part of the Leeward Subdistrict of the Hawaii State Department of Education. It also serves children of Department of Defense employees that live in military housing in ʻEwa Beach, ʻEwa and Iroquois Point. Like Farrington High School and Waipahu High School, over half of the students are of Philippine descent. The school's educational program, Smaller Learning Communities (SLC), hopes to specifically help students in a chosen career pathway, thus benefiting students in precise occupational skills for the future. As of December 2007, James Campbell High School became the second Hawaii high school (along with the private Mid-Pacific Institute) to gain the status of International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, expecting to award prospective JCHS graduates beginning Commencement 2010. The school has a variety of programs such as agriculture, marine science, newspaper, yearbook, and television
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    Melbourne Grammar School

    Melbourne Grammar School

    Melbourne Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in South Yarra and Caulfield, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded on 7 April 1858 as the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,800 students from Prep to Year 12, including 120 boarders from Years 7 to 12. The bluestone buildings at the senior campus are all on the Victorian Heritage Register. The school's War Memorial Hall recently underwent a major renovation and in 2006 it won the RAIA National Architecture Awards - Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage, the top award in its category, at an awards show in Brisbane. Melbourne Grammar is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA), the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV), and is a founding member of the historic Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS). The School is also a member of the G20 Schools
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    Wellesley High School

    Wellesley High School

    • School district: Wellesley School District
    Wellesley High School is a public high school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, educating grades 9 through 12. Its current principal is Dr. Andrew Keough, who assumed the position in 2007 after the retirement of Ms. Rena Mirkin. Its two assistant principals are Lynne Novogroski and Nora Curran (interim assistant principal). As of 2008, it has over 1300 students and is one of the most academically challenging public high schools in Massachusetts. In 2007 it was ranked the 70th best public high school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a Gold Medal. Wellesley High School is a comprehensive four year institution whose goal is to provide an outstanding educational experience to its students. Guided by a set of core values (Academic Excellence, Respect for Human Differences, Cooperative and Caring Relationships and Commitment to Community), the school maintains a high standard for its students and faculty. A culture of professionalism and collegiality exists throughout the school, with administrators and faculty working together to promote and maintain a high level of excellence. Students are challenged to achieve excellence through a rich selection of classes,
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    Baruch College Campus High School

    Baruch College Campus High School

    • School district: New York City Public Schools
    Baruch College Campus High School (BCCHS) is a public high school located in the Flatiron District in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Baruch College Campus High School received the highest number of applications among all of the New York City public high schools in 2011. BCCHS is renowned for its high academic standards, advisory program and perfect graduation rate. In 2012, BCCHS ranked 489 in the U.S. News & World Report list of best "gold-medal" U.S. high schools. Baruch College Campus High School was a vision between Anthony Alvarado, the former superintendent of Community School District 2, and Matthew Goldstein, the President of Baruch College. They wanted to create a small, liberal arts college preparatory high school on a college campus. In 1997, the school was established. Jill Myers was the principal for the first 6 years in the original location of the school on 18th Street. The school was later moved to 17 Lexington Avenue's upper floors. In 2009, the school moved to 55 East 25th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, which is near Baruch College of The City University of New York. Admission to BCCHS is based on a screening process whereby the school
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    Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School

    Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School

    Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School (abbreviated as HSVNS) is a private co-educational school in Thrissur, Kerala, India. It offers classes from pre-Kindergarten to Junior College. The pre-kindergarten school is conducted at the Hari Sri Nursery School nearby. It was founded in 1978, by Nalini Chandran, the school's first principal and the first Keralite to win the Derozio Award. The school is registered as a charitable society and is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi (CISCE), which conducts the ICSE and Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams. The school has won the championship at the Kerala State ICSE-ISC Cultural and Sports meets often in the past decade. It won the Co-Curricular championship in 2002, 2004 and 2006. The Sports meet was won in the boys section in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Besides producing individual champions, they have also helped the state team win trophies. The school won National trophies in 2004 and 2005. The quiz team has also either won or come runners up in all years starting from 2001 at the state level.The school has a quiz club founded in 2003 which has produced many talented quizzers. In 2003, a
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    Natrona County High School

    Natrona County High School

    • School district: Natrona County School District #1
    Natrona County High School (NCHS) is a public secondary school (grades 9–12) located in Casper, Wyoming, and serves Natrona County School District #1, which encompasses all of Natrona County, Wyoming. The school remains a rival of Kelly Walsh High School, one of Casper's other two high schools along with Roosevelt High School. A fourth nearby high school is Midwest School in Midwest, Wyoming. The drama department has the distinction of being home to International Thespian Society Troupe 1. NCHS is an International Baccalaureate World School. Natrona County High School was originally known as Casper High School in its early days. The current building was constructed between 1924 and 1941 in Collegiate Gothic style. It was partially built under the authority of the Works Progress Administration; the crest of the WPA visible in the sidewalks on the front campus. In exchange for the federal assistance, male student participation in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps was mandatory until a few years after Kelly Walsh High School opened in 1965. The JROTC at NCHS is the second oldest unit in the nation and will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. The school's swimming
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    Northwestern High School

    Northwestern High School

    • School district: Prince George's County Public Schools
    Northwestern High School (NHS) is a public comprehensive secondary school located in Hyattsville, Maryland in Prince George's County, less than a mile from the internationally known University of Maryland, College Park. It is part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system. Two middle schools (Hyattsville Middle School and Nicholas Orem Middle School) feed into Northwestern, as well as twelve elementary schools, which are part of the Northwestern Cluster of Schools. Established in 1951 at its current location off Adelphi Road, the original building was demolished in the Summer of 2000, and a new facility now stands in its place. Opening in August 2000, at 386,000 sq ft (35,900 m) and a capacity of 2,700 students, Northwestern is the second largest high school in the state of Maryland when measured by total square footage, and it became the first of the county's current high schools to be replaced with a new facility. In December 2009, Northwestern was recognized as a Silver Medal School amongst "America's Best High Schools" by U.S. News & World Report. In 2005, The Washington Post cited Northwestern as being the second highest ranking high school―amongst all district high
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    Palisades Charter High School

    Palisades Charter High School

    • School district: Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Palisades Charter High School (usually abbreviated as "Pali High,"or "Pali," uncommonly as "PCHS" / "PHS" ) is a secondary school in Los Angeles, California, United States. The public high school serves the neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Palisades Highlands, Kenter Canyon and portions of Brentwood (including Brentwood Circle). Residents in Topanga, an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, may attend Palisades or Taft High School. The school serves grades 9 through 12. Formerly directly administered by the Los Angeles Unified School District school, with the land still owned by the district, the school is now an independent charter school, no longer administered by LAUSD. Its current enrollment numbers 2742 students, and many of them endure long bus rides to attend one of the most highly-ranked public high schools in the Los Angeles area. In 2005, "Pali" was recognized as a California Distinguished School. The school is located at 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272. Paul Revere Charter Middle School feeds into Palisades. The school was founded in 1961. The Class of 2012 will be the 50th graduating class. Prior to the founding, the property was
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    San Gabriel Mission High School

    San Gabriel Mission High School

    San Gabriel Mission High School, the "school with a mission," is an all-girls Catholic College Preparatory high school located on the grounds of the fourth mission of California, which was founded in 1771 by the Franciscan Padres and often used by Father Junipero Serra as his headquarters. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Their Mission statement is: The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, who arrived in California in 1876, have administered and taught at Mission since its founding in 1949. It was originally co-educational, but there were many classes where the boys and girls were separated. There were two principals, one for the boys and one for the girls. Some classes were co-educational. SanGabriel Mission High School enrolls students who meet its academic and behavioral requirements and who strive toward their potential. Enrollment is drawn from many surrounding cities in the San Gabriel Valley. The demographics are 80.% Hispanic, 8.% Asian, 7.6% Caucasian, 2.6% Filipina, and 1.2% African-American San Gabriel Mission High School has an excellent and extensive sports program enthusiastically supported by the parent's Booster club. The Softball
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    St Andrew's Cathedral School

    St Andrew's Cathedral School

    St Andrew's Cathedral School is an independent, non-selective, Anglican, co-educational, day school located in the heart of the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The school currently caters for approximately 1,100 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. As the school was founded in 1885, from the Cathedral traditions, St Andrew's is legally supervised by the Cathedral Chapter which appoints and approves members of the School Council which was formed in 1979. The Council is responsible for administering the School's policies and formulating its mission and vision as well as appointing successive Heads of School. A boys' school for much of its history, St Andrew's opened its doors to senior girls (Year 10 to 12) in 1999. In 2008, the school became a co-educational school with boys and girls enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 12. The School is a member of the International Choir Schools' Association, the Independent Schools Association (ISA), the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), and the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA). The school introduced the International Baccalaureate program in 2009. St Andrew's Cathedral School was
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    St. George Girls' High School

    St. George Girls' High School

    St George Girls High School is an academically selective, public high school for girls, located in Kogarah, a Southern Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1916 and operated by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, the school currently caters for approximately 935 students from Years 7 to 12. For first year entry, students must sit the Selective High Schools Test and are offered admission into the school based on academic merit. Important annual events on the St George calendar include: The School has three school organisations which provide support to the school. In addition to these organisations, the St George Girls High School has an active Student Representative Council (SRC). Students from each year elect representatives from their class to represent them at SRC meetings. The SRC consists of four year 11 students selected by the students of the school. In the past, the SRC has participated in charities such as Daffodil Day, Jeans for Genes day and Pink Ribbon day as well as fundraising activities such as the Walkathon, Gelato Days and Mufti Days. Money raised from school fundraising activities is used for improvements within the
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    William Horlick High School

    William Horlick High School

    • School district: Racine Unified School District
    William Horlick High School (also known as Horlick or Racine Horlick High School) is a comprehensive public four-year high school in Racine, Wisconsin with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. The school opened to students in 1928, after William Horlick, the original patent holder for malted milk, donated the land the school was built on. It has since undergone a major expansion during the early 1960s. The school is a member of the WIAA Southeast Conference and has a long-standing cross-town rivalry with Washington Park High School, which also opened in 1928. The school colors are scarlet and gray. Horlick High School first opened its doors to students on September 17, 1928. The school was named after William Horlick, the original patent holder of malted milk, who had donated the land for the school ten years earlier. The school was first introduced to the public during an open house in mid-December 1928, but was not officially dedicated until January 1929. At that time the school had 33 rooms, 16 full-time and 7 part-time teachers, and an enrollment of 407 students. The school was constructed at a total cost of US$721,176. The early students at the school were referred
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    Windfern High School

    Windfern High School

    • School district: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
    Windfern High School is a public secondary school located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. Windfern High School, often referred to as The Lighthouse, is a campus of choice in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Windfern's main campus focus is graduation leading to post-high school education and lifelong learning. The main difference in classes from a regular Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District high school campus is the class size as well as the unique contributions of the staff who believe every young person deserves more than one second chance. Classes at Windfern have an average of less than ten students per class with some classes having slightly more, and some having significantly less. This results in a highly satisfying and productive class room dynamic which results in high personal and academic growth. Classes at Windfern are offered in two hour blocks, which is twice the length of a regular class at another Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District high school. With this, the typical year-long (August–May) classes that are taken at other high schools are taken in one regular (August–December, January–May) semester at
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    Cambridge School Noida

    Cambridge School Noida

    Cambridge School Noida (CSN) is a senior secondary school located in sector-27, NOIDA, India. It was established in 1981 as a branch of Cambridge School founded by Mr A.C. Deb, based in Srinivaspuri. It has more than 2500 students and 150 teachers on its rolls. The school is affiliated to CBSE. The Principal is Mrs. Purnima Mehta. The school has two wings - Senior and Junior. The Senior Wing houses Classes VI to XII and is constructed on 7 acres (28,000 m) of land. The Junior Wing comprises classes Nursery to V and is spread over 4 acres (16,000 m) of land. CSN has a Library and Reading room, three laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, a Science Museum and General Science Laboratory, Mathematics Laboratory, Social Science Room, a Resource Centre, Computer and Multimedia Laboratory, an Audio visual room, Dance and Music room, Art and Sculpture room and a Photography room. There is a Medical room and an administrative block. The school has an auditorium named after Roma Deb with a capacity of 2000 people, a projection room, and audio-visual facilities. There is a canteen to serve students snacks, and a swimming pool. The students are divided into six houses named after
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    Coral Springs High School

    Coral Springs High School

    • School district: Broward School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Coral Springs High School is a public secondary school located in Coral Springs, Florida. It is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district. The school has a population of 2481 as of September 2012. Coral Springs has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2009-2010 academic year. The school's principal is Susan Leon-Leigh. The school is known for its annual football games against J. P. Taravella High School, known as the Mayor's Cup, and the Pig Bowl against Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the losing school's principal must kiss a pig. Coral Springs High School also hosts the annual Florida high school track meet. Coral Springs High School (CSHS) first opened its doors in 1975 with Paul Proffitt as Principal. Proffitt participated in the original planning of the high school and hand-picked the administration and teachers who would guide the school through the 1980s. During that time, Coral Springs outgrew to its nickname of "The City in the Country", eventually becoming one of the most populous cities in Florida. Coral Springs High School was the city's first high school. The school originally opened as a collection of portable classrooms at what is now the site
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    Hamilton High School

    Hamilton High School

    • School district: Chandler Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Hamilton High School is the second public high school built in Chandler, Arizona. It was the first high school in Chandler to have a branch of the Chandler Public Library integrated into the school. The school was named after the Hamilton family, one of the pioneer families of Chandler, Arizona. The Hamiltons moved to Chandler from Texas around the turn of the century and farmed for generations the land where Hamilton High School now stands. John Augustus Hamilton, one of the Hamilton brothers who farmed the land the school is built on, was a World War I combat veteran and sheriff of the southeast area of Phoenix, Arizona. The school football stadium now stands on what was known for years as Hamilton's Corner, the corner of Arizona Avenue/Arizona State Route 87 and Ocotillo, where the Hamiltons ran a general store. The front of the store often had horses hitched to the hitching post, and buckboard wagons came into town for supplies. Hamilton High received the Chandler Education Foundation 100% Awareness status from 1998–2001, and was the only Arizona A+ school in 2005. 85% of Hamilton's faculty has a master's degree, which is a higher percentage than any other public school in
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    Hanoi - Amsterdam High School

    Hanoi - Amsterdam High School

    Hanoi – Amsterdam High School is one of the four local public magnet schools in Hanoi, Vietnam, along with Foreign Language Specialized School, Nguyen Hue High School and Chu Van An High School. The school is recognized for its strong academic programs and the large percentage of its graduates who attend prestigious universities in Vietnam and abroad, though this high success rate may be attributed to the strict requirements imposed on students coming in. Hanoi-Amsterdam students have won awards nationally and internationally, including International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), International Biology Olympiad (IBO) and International Chemistry Olympiad (ICO). Hanoi - Amsterdam ranks eleventh nationally in the 2012 Vietnam university admission ranking In 1972, as the Vietnam War reached its end, Hanoi was under heavy bombardment by the US Air Force. Dr. I. Samkalden, the mayor of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, started a campaign to mobilize his people to donate for the establishment of a high school in Hanoi to express their support to the citizens of Hanoi. The result of this campaign was the founding
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    Hunters Hill High School

    Hunters Hill High School

    Hunters Hill High School (HHHS) is a public, secondary, co-educational day school, located in Hunters Hill, a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the Lane Cove River, near the Figtree Bridge. HHHS was established in 1958. Today the school is a comprehensive high school catering for approximately 585 students from Years 7 to 12, with most residing in the inner western suburbs and lower North Shore. Hunters Hill High School is a school of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET), and prepares students for the School Certificate (Year 10), and the Higher School Certificate (Year 12). The first Principal, J.S. Rae, was responsible for the initial intake of 368 students and staff of twenty. In Form 1, the equivalent of Year 7 today, classes went from 1A to 1M with as many as 48 students to a class. The school colours chosen were two shades of blue and grey with the motto Opera Ad Maiora, which may be translated from Latin to "Work for Higher Endeavour". The sporting houses, reflecting the history of the area, were named after the ferries that originally carried patrons to the picnic grounds: Rawson, Napier,
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    King's-Edgehill School

    King's-Edgehill School

    King's-Edgehill School is a Canadian independent University Preparatory boarding and day School located in the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia. It was founded in 1788 and granted a Royal Charter in 1802. It is the oldest independent school in the Commonwealth outside the United Kingdom. It was founded when United Empire Loyalists founded King's Collegiate School. The genteel agricultural town of Windsor was chosen by Charles Inglis, first overseas Bishop of the Anglican Church, over the larger military centre and colonial capital of Halifax (60 km to the southeast) so "...that it be well away from taverns and houses of ill fame,". In April 1789, King George III gave Royal Assent to the establishment of King's Collegiate School, as well as to the establishment of the University of King's College - the first such honour to be bestowed upon any school in the British Empire. It is also claimed that Prince Edward, Duke of Kent took an interest in King's Collegiate School and University of King's College while stationed in Halifax as Commander-in-Chief, British North America. In June 1890, the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia decided to establish a girl's school in Windsor to complement
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    Alta Loma High School

    Alta Loma High School

    • School district: Chaffey Joint Union High School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Alta Loma High School (ALHS) is a comprehensive public secondary school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States, that was established in 1963. As a member of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, the school employs roughly 150 staff members that serve 3,000 students.
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    Ames High School

    Ames High School

    • School district: Ames Community School District
    Ames High School is the sole high school in Ames, Story County, Iowa. January 2008 — Ames High School has been named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In its recently released rankings, the magazine awarded Ames High School a silver medal, one of only two Iowa high schools to receive such a distinction. John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids is the only other Iowa school to earn a silver award. Nearly one third of Ames High students retain a grade point of 3.5 or higher. Ames High School typically produces the second greatest number of National Merit Scholars in the state, with Iowa City West High School typically obtaining the most. In the class of 2011, there were 16 National Merit Finalists and 17 National Merit Commended Students from Ames High. Thirteen Ames High School students have been named presidential scholars since 1964. Ames High School has an ACT average of 24.8, and a SAT average of 1261. The majority of Ames High School students go on to higher levels of education; in the class of 2010, 71% of graduates enrolled in four year colleges and universities. An additional 20% attended community colleges or vocational schools.
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    Bishop Druitt College

    Bishop Druitt College

    Bishop Druitt College(BDC), is a private Anglican school located in southwest Coffs Harbour. It consists of a primary, middle school and senior school section (K-12). Bishop Druitt College is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican school situated in North Boambee on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. The College commenced operations in 1994 with an enrolment of 57 primary school students. The original plan was for a school of just 600, but this has expanded through a building program to cater for an enrolment of over 1100 students. As well as compulsory study in English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, Personal Development and Health, the school provides opportunities for students to undertake electives in Technology and Applied Science, Creative and Performing Arts and Languages (including French and Japanese courses, which can be taken within the college campus, as well as Italian and German, through distance education). Each student belongs to a Tutor Group and a House. The Tutor Group is horizontal (the same Year level) and the House is Vertical (K-12). Students usually remain in the same Tutor Group and House for the duration of their Secondary
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    Bloomingdale High School

    Bloomingdale High School

    • School district: Schools in Hillsborough County
    Bloomingdale High School is a senior high school located in Valrico, Florida. Bloomingdale was established in 1987. Bloomingdale's first graduating class graduated in 1989, since Hillborough County does not pull seniors from existing schools for new schools. The current principal is Mr. Mark West. The first principal was Mr. Charley Harris. The football stadium is named for him (Charley Harris Stadium). The school colors are red and white with black trim. The mascot is the bull. Philosophy of Bloomingdale High School School vision statement School Mission Statement Administration Mr. Mark West, Principal Mr. Peek, Assistant Principal of Administration Mr. J. Castelli, Curriculum Student Affairs Mrs. Horne Mr. Leesburg Guidance Mrs. Grable Mrs. Hancock Mrs. Lippincott Mr. Fallon Mrs. Raschke Drop Out Prevention Specialist Mr. Rankin Guidance College and Career Counselor Mrs. Knotts Alma Mater Sung to the tune of Carmen Ohio. Fight Song Played as the University of South Florida fight song. Sports offered include football, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, swimming, flag football, and track and field, along with club teams for ice hockey, lacrosse, and
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    Central Catholic Marianist High School

    Central Catholic Marianist High School

    Central Catholic High School, is a Catholic, all-male, non-boarding college preparatory school located in the River North District of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. The school began as St. Mary's Institute on March 25, 1852 in rented rooms above a livery stable on Military Plaza. The original faculty consisted of Brother Anthony Edel (Founder, First Superior, and First Principal) from Ohio, three Marianist Brothers from Bordeaux, France (Nicholas Koenig, Jean-Baptiste Laignounse, and Xavier Mauclerc), and Timothy O'Neil, a layman from San Antonio. The school moved to a new 2-story building at 112 College Street March 1, 1853. In 1891, the school was renamed St. Mary's College, reflecting its expansion to include boarders and primary and middle school grades. In 1923, the school added boarding students from St. Louis College and was renamed St. Mary's Academy. The site is now a hotel entryway, recognized by Texas Historical Marker #3819 as the location of Old St. Mary's College, or "The Old Academy." In 1932, the school relocated to a new 3-story brick building on 2.2 acres (0.89 ha) at 1403 N. St. Mary's Street and was renamed
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    Clark Magnet High School

    Clark Magnet High School

    • School district: Glendale Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School is located at 4747 New York Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214. The school is managed as a part of the Glendale Unified School District. The school was originally conceived as the result of the recommendations of the "Vision of the Future" Task Force, created by the Glendale Unified School District to investigate overcrowding at the school district's three comprehensive high schools, Glendale High School, Herbert Hoover and Crescenta Valley. The task force recommended a new magnet school be commissioned with a mandate to focus on advanced technologies and the physical and earth sciences. To alleviate overcrowding, Clark Magnet High School accepts students from the attendance of all three comprehensive high schools through a lottery system. The school utilizes the former campus of Anderson W. Clark Junior High School. It underwent a US$15,000,000 renovation and opened in September, 1998. The school is the most technologically-advanced in the district, and is bolstered by corporate sponsorships. About 300 students are enrolled each year. The Class of 2013 accepted 325 students out of 607 applicants, or about 54%. Academically, the school is very
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    Deerfield High School

    Deerfield High School

    • School district: Township High School District 113
    Deerfield High School, or DHS, is a public four-year high school in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Township High School District 113, which also includes Highland Park High School. The original building was constructed during the mid 1950s in response to the post-War nuclear threat. Construction was completed in 1959 and its first class graduated in 1963. As of 1999, DHS included 327,000 square feet (30,400 m) of space. In 2000, DHS and its sister school, Highland Park High School, underwent a two-year, $75 million renovation and expansion project. DHS received new science and arts wings for a total of 140,000 square feet (13,000 m) added and 61,600 square feet (5,720 m) renovated. The additions and renovations were designed by Legat Architects and executed by VACALA Construction, Inc. Beginning in 2004, the school ceased comparing the academic achievements of students, nor does it distribute students' class rank to colleges. The elimination of class rank aimed at creating a less stressful competitive academic environment. The school also spends the most in the state of Illinois on each student over the course of a year. The
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    DuPont Manual Magnet High School

    DuPont Manual Magnet High School

    • School district: Jefferson County Public Schools
    duPont Manual High School is a public magnet secondary school located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, USA and serving students in grades 9–12. It is a part of the Jefferson County Public School District. DuPont Manual is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. Manual opened in 1892 as an all-male manual training school. It was the second public high school in Louisville. Manual merged with its rival, Male High School, into a consolidated school from 1915 to 1919. Manual permanently merged with the Louisville Girls High School in 1950 and moved into their Gothic style three story building, built in 1934. In 2004, after conducting a poll, Louisville's Courier-Journal newspaper listed Manual as one of Louisville residents' ten favorite buildings. As a coeducational school, Manual experienced a decline in discipline and test scores in the 1970s. In 1984, Manual became a magnet school, allowing students from throughout the district to apply to five specialized programs of study, or magnets. Manual and Male High School have the oldest football rivalry in the state, dating back to 1893. Manual's football team has won
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    Howard School of Academics and Technology

    Howard School of Academics and Technology

    • School district: Hamilton County Schools
    Howard School of Academics and Technology is a co-educational public magnet school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Paul David Smith is currently the Executive Principal, while Dr. Faye Ison is the High School Associate Principal and Mr. Otto Taylor is the Associate Principal of the Middle School. Howard was the first public school in the Chattanooga area. The name is drawn from Civil War General Oliver O. Howard, as is Howard University. Howard school is split up into four academies. First, there is the 9th Grade Academy, in which all freshmen are automatically placed. At the end of a student's freshman year, they are required to pick an academy. They may choose between an Engineering/Vocational-focused academy, a IT-focused academy, or a Health/Human Services academy. Howard was the home of Johnny Taylor, Terdell Sands and Reggie White. The Howard Tigers Basketball team has twice appeared in the Tennessee State Championship for their division, in 2007 and 2008. Both times they reached the State Semi-Finals. The gymnasium is home to the Tennessee Mud Frogs professional basketball team. This past season in 2008-09 the Howard Hustlin Tigers football team went 9-1 winning the regional
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    Lane Technical College Prep High School

    Lane Technical College Prep High School

    • School district: Chicago Public Schools
    Albert G. Lane Technical College Preparatory High School (also known as Lane Tech), is a public, four-year, magnet high school located on the north side of Chicago. Lane is one of the oldest schools in the city and has an enrollment of over four thousand students. Lane is a selective-enrollment-based school in which students must take a test and pass a certain benchmark in order to be offered admission. Lane is one of nine selective enrollment schools in Chicago. It is a diverse school with many of its students coming from different ethnicities and economic backgrounds which helps enrich the school's student body. To celebrate the school's diversity, Lane hosts dozens of ethnic clubs which help students learn more about other cultures as well as prepare for the International Days festivities. Lane's annual yearbook is called the Arrowhead. Lane Tech recently opened up an Academic Center for 7th and 8th grade students. This program is accelerated. The Academic Center follows the selective enrollment policies. The school is named after Albert Grannis Lane, a former principal and superintendent. It was founded in 1908 and dedicated on Washington's Birthday in 1909, as the Albert
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    Liverpool College HMC

    Liverpool College HMC

    Liverpool College is an independent school located in Mossley Hill, a suburb of Liverpool, England. It was one of the 13 founding members of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and is an IB World School. Liverpool College was the first of many public schools founded in the Victorian Era. Other schools founded in this period include Cheltenham College (1841), Marlborough College (1843), Rossall School (1844), Brighton College (1845), Radley College(1847), Lancing College (1848), Bradfield College(1850), Wellington College (1853) and Malvern College (1865). The foundation stone of the original building was laid on 22 October 1840 by Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby K.G. (then styled the Rt. Hon. Lord Stanley MP), the first patron of the College. A group of Christian Liverpool citizens, many of whose names are now famous in the annals of the city, then began the building of a school where education might be combined with ‘sound religious knowledge’. The original building in Shaw street (now apartments) is in the so-called Tudor-Gothic style. It was designed by Mr. Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, and was erected at a cost of £35,000. The College was opened on 6 January 1843
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    Los Altos High School

    Los Altos High School

    • School district: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
    • Lowest grade taught: Ninth grade
    • Highest grade taught: Twelfth grade
    Los Altos High School is a comprehensive four-year public education high school located in the bedroom community of Hacienda Heights, California, which is located in eastern Los Angeles County. The school was founded in 1958 originally as the second of seven high schools in the former La Puente Union High School District. It is now one of four high schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, which was created in 1970 by a vote of the electorate unifying four high schools and the Hudson Elementary School District. The enrollment of the School has varied over the years. In 1978, it reached its highest enrollment, of 2850 students. In the early 1990s the enrollment dropped to about 1500, and the current enrollment hovers around 2100. The Los Altos Academy of Engineering was founded in 1989 by Robert Franz and was a joint program between the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District and the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program. They have won awards for building and racing a solar car in international competition, and also won 2 years straight at BYDV (Build Your Dream Vehicle). More Recently, the engineering students have won first place at the Shell
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    Maine East High School

    Maine East High School

    • School district: Maine Township High School District 207
    Maine East High School, or Maine East, and officially Maine Township High School East, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Maine Township High School District 207, which also includes Maine South High School and Maine West High School. Maine East is best known today for the diversity of its student body. Students attending Maine East hail from several dozen nations on six continents. Maine East was known as Maine Township High School when it was built in 1929 as a replacement for the original Maine Township High School, which itself had been built in 1902. Until 1959, when Maine West High School was built, it was the sole school in the district. For a short amount of time, in 1958–1959, there were so many students enrolled in the school (approximately 7,000) that the school day was split into two parts so that half of the population attended in the morning and half in the afternoon. The largest graduating classes (with about 1,000 students) were the Class of 1959 (just prior to the opening of Maine West and the Class of 1964
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    Miami Palmetto High School

    Miami Palmetto High School

    • School district: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Miami Palmetto Senior High School is a secondary school located at 7460 S.W. 118th Street in Pinecrest, Florida, USA, a Miami suburb; its principal is Dr. Allison Harley. The school is on 23 acres (93,000 m²) in southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida, and is part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. Miami Norland Senior High is Miami Palmetto's sister school by original blueprints. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Miami Palmetto's athletic rivals are Miami Killian High School and Coral Reef High School. Coral Gables High School and South Dade High School were rivals throughout much of the school's history. The school was built in 1958. Miami Palmetto serves a diverse population both culturally and socio-economically. It is one of two public high schools with a white non-Hispanic plurality in Miami-Dade County, the other being Tracy and Alonzo Mourning High School. The school is 40% white (non-Hispanic), 34% Hispanic, 18% black (non-Hispanic), 5% Asian, and 3% multiracial. Miami Palmetto students score higher on both state and national assessments than other standard (non-magnet) public schools in Miami-Dade County. For example, according to
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    Nottingham High School

    Nottingham High School

    • School district: Nottingham Independent School District
    Nottingham High School is an independent day school for boys in Nottingham, England. It comprises Lovell House Infant School (ages 4 to 7), the Junior School and Senior School. Dame Agnes Mellers founded the "Free School" in 1513, after the death of her husband, Richard, partly in his memory, but also as an act of atonement for his several wrongdoings against the people of Nottingham. In order to do this she enlisted the help of Sir Thomas Lovell, who was both the Governor of Nottingham Castle and Secretary to the Treasury. As a result of their combined efforts, King Henry VIII sealed the school’s foundation deed on the 22 November of that year. It is not clear whether this was a new institution or a refoundation or endowment of an existing school, of which records exist as far back as 1289. Since 1868, the school has been located high on Waverley Mount to the north of the city centre, looking down towards the site of its foundation in St Mary's Church and its continuance in Stoney Street. There has subsequently been a long programme of building and development, resulting in the modern site. In the Foundation Deed, Mellers provided that a Commemoration Service should be held in St
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    Sacred Heart Catholic High School

    Sacred Heart Catholic High School

    • School district: York Catholic District School Board
    Sacred Heart Catholic High School is a public Catholic high school in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. It is currently the only high school in Newmarket under the jurisdiction of the York Catholic District School Board. Sacred Heart has a modest student population compared to other York Region Catholic high schools. There were 1620 full-time registered students for the 2005/2006 year, 95 full-time staff members, and 24 support staff. In January 1969, the York Region Separate School Board came into existence with the combining of eleven small school boards. Shortly thereafter, the Board passed a motion to Catholic High Schools in Toronto. At their next meeting, trustees faced a parents' delegation protesting the decision. This delegation, in convincing the Board to reverse its stand, showed that support for the concept of Catholic education beyond elementary school was strong. Thus, the Board carried on the tradition of Catholic education and continued to transport students to Catholic high schools in Metropolitan Toronto. In 1973, the Metro Separate School Board declared that these students could no longer be accommodated. Therefore in 1974, the York Separate School Board decided to
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    Schreiber High School

    Schreiber High School

    • School district: Port Washington Union Free School District
    Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School (commonly Paul D. Schreiber High School or Schreiber High School) is a four-year public high school located in Port Washington, New York at 101 Campus Drive, in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. The school was originally constructed in 1953 and is named after a former superintendent. As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,556 students and 120 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student/teacher ratio of 13.0. Schreiber is known to be one of the top public high schools on Long Island. This year, it was ranked as the 118th best public high school in the United States by Newsweek, with a student/teacher ratio of 12.5. The school offers 25 Advanced Placement classes, more than three times the state average. In 2011, Mandarin Chinese was added as a fifth language to the foreign language curriculum, joining Latin, French, Spanish, and Italian. Schreiber High School is part of the Section VIII (8) New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA). As such, it competes against other public schools in Nassau County, New York in: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Badminton, Cross
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    St. George's School, Newport

    St. George's School, Newport

    St. George's School is a private, Episcopal, coeducational boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, just east of the city of Newport. The school was founded in 1896 by the Rev. John Byron Diman, a member of a prominent Rhode Island family. It sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is known for having a beautiful campus. It is a member of the Independent School League and one of five schools collectively termed St. Grottlesex. The school's suburban campus is familiarly known as "The Hilltop", as it is located on a prominent hill just east of Newport. There are five boys’ dorms and six girls’ dorms. Two or three faculty members live with their families in apartments within each of the buildings. St. George's operates on a six-day school week, meaning that classes meet Monday through Saturday. Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, are half-days, with athletic games in the afternoons. Except for science and math classes, St. George's conducts most classes with the Harkness method, which encourages discussion among students and the teacher. The average class size according to the School's website is 10-12 students. Rather than offering a Physical Education class, St.
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    St. Mark's School

    St. Mark's School

    St. Mark’s School is a coeducational, Episcopal, preparatory school, situated on 250 acres (1.0 km) in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles (40 km) from Boston. It was founded in 1865 as an all-boys school by Joseph Burnett, a wealthy native of Southborough who developed and marketed the world-famous Burnett Vanilla Extract . Girls have attended since the nineteen-seventies. St. Mark's is a member of the Independent School League, and the second-oldest of the five elite prep schools collectively termed St. Grottlesex. The school's 65 teachers lead 340 boarding and day students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of co-curricular activities. Class size averages 10, with a student-faculty ratio of 5:1. Each department offers honors and advanced placement sections (numbering 24 in total, more than any other school in the Independent School League). Dr. John Warren, a 1974 St. Mark's graduate, is the current head of school. Joseph Burnett, a wealthy resident of Southborough, founded St. Mark's School in 1865, reportedly counseled by Dr. Henry Coit of St. Paul's School of Concord, New Hampshire, who told Burnett that with six sons to educate, he would do well to found a
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    The King's School, Chester

    The King's School, Chester

    The King's School, Chester is a British co-educational independent school for children. It is situated outside the city of Chester, England. The school is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The King's school comprises a junior school (years 7-11) a senior school (years 11-14) and a sixth form in which the students choose for their A-level subjects. Different subjects are taught to GCSE and A-level standard. The King's School was founded in 1541 by King Henry VIII, following the dissolution of St. Werburgh's Abbey, which became Chester Cathedral. The statutes provided that there should “24 poor and friendless boys between the ages of 9 and 15”. The School was housed in the former Monastic Refectory until 1869. It was not known as The King’s School until the mid 19th Century, when it was referred to as the "Grammar School of King Henry VIII", or by preference the "Free School" and the "Grammar School". Dedicated school buildings were convened by William Gladstone in 1876, which adjoined the northwest corner of the cathedral. The school maintains ties with the cathedral, holding a cathedral service every term. Less is known about the school during the period
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    Wauconda High School

    Wauconda High School

    • School district: Wauconda Community Unit School District 118
    Wauconda High School, officially Wauconda Community High School, and most commonly WHS, is a public four-year high school located in Wauconda, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Wauconda Community Unit School District 118. Wauconda first opened its doors in September 1915. In 2007, Wauconda had an average composite ACT score of 19.9, and graduated 97.6% of its senior class (compared to the state average of 85.9%). The average class size is 20.4. Wauconda has made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The staff consists of 118 teachers. 59% of teachers hold an advanced degree. Wauconda competes in the North Suburban Conference/Prairie Division and Illinois High School Association. Its mascot is the Bulldog, and its colors are purple and gold. The 2007-2008 varsity football team qualified for the state finals after enduring several difficult seasons. Wauconda also has a basketball program which is supported by Purple Crush, a fan group inspired by the University of Illinois' Orange Krush. The pom/dance team and cheerleading squad have each qualified
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    Wirral Grammar School for Boys

    Wirral Grammar School for Boys

    Wirral Grammar School for Boys, founded in 1931, is situated on Cross Lane, Bebington, on the Wirral Peninsula in England. It is a foundation school, located within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and requires all potential pupils to take, and pass, the eleven plus exam exam prior to entry. Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was the school's first Head Boy, and attended the Sixth Form there. Today it is one of the few remaining state-run grammar schools in England, and remains one of the highest achieving schools in the area, according to the Times' online survey and the 2007 Department for Education School Performance Tables for 2009. It is situated in Lower Bebington next door to the girls' school, less than a mile from junction 4 of the M53 and Clatterbridge Hospital. Bebington High School is nearby to the north, and Port Sunlight nearby to the east. Academically the school has received high standards, although it had previously been suggested that these could be further improved. In 2005 GCE A-level results were in the top 90 per cent nationwide, and in 2007 99.4 per cent of pupils sitting the GCSE gained at least five A*-C grade, including Maths and English. The
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