Brunswick High School (Maine)
- For other schools named Brunswick High School see Brunswick High School (disambiguation).
|Brunswick High School|
|116 Maquoit Road
Brunswick, Maine, Cumberland, 04011
|School district||Brunswick School Department|
|• Grade 7||N/A|
|• Grade 8||N/A|
|• Grade 9||Freshman|
|• Grade 10||Sophomores|
|• Grade 11||Juniors|
|• Grade 12||Seniors|
|• Grade 13||N/A|
|Student to teacher ratio||18:1|
|Hours in school day||6 hours 25 minutes|
|Color(s)||Black and orange|
|Team name||Brunswick Dragons|
|Rival||Mt. Ararat High School|
The school has slightly under 1,000 students and a ~14:1 student to teacher ratio. The school's proximity to Bowdoin College and the local medical centers help to promote an academic atmosphere. Brunswick High School offers a large number of AP classes for the region with the possibility to take classes at Bowdoin. A significant portion of the school's graduates go on to attend college, including the most competitive schools in the country.
Brunswick High School's previous building was built in 1937 on the corner of Spring and McKeen St with the primary structure generally running from north to south. In 1951 a wing of classrooms was constructed off the southern portion of the western side of the original structure. A second floor of class rooms added to this south wing in 1961. During 1961 another wing was added to the original structure, this time at the northern portion of the western side mirroring the first addition and creating a courtyard. The two floors of the north wing provided more classrooms, a new gym, a cafeteria, a wood shop, science labs, and Home Economic rooms. By the 1990s the school was using temporary trailers as classrooms to deal with over-crowding and failed a state inspection. These and other factors contributed to the push to build a new school.
The "new" Brunswick High School opened at 116 Maquoit Road in 1995. In addition to the building's ability to house the student population this new school contains a television in every classroom and a video announcement system. Crooker Theater, the location of the schools many performances, is complete with a full orchestra pit. Brunswick High School has been accredited by the state of Maine and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Classes are 80 minutes each with a 5 minute break in between classes (besides snack break which is 10 minutes long)
Brunswick has two major rivalries. One with Mt. Ararat High School, across the river in Topsham, ME. Brunswick is currently the one on top with 145 notable awards and Mt. Ararat with around 20, unless they are hiding some in a secret display room. The other rivalry is with Morse High School in Bath.
Brunswick High School is a member of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference.
Recent Class A state championships won by Brunswick High School include: girls tennis (2012,2013)
- Ralph Mims, professional basketball player
- Joanne P. McCallie, Duke University Women's Basketball Head Coach
- Stump Merrill, Former Manager of the New York Yankees