Concord High School (New Hampshire)
|Concord High School|
|Motto||Scientia, Concordia, Sapientia
Knowledge, Harmony and Wisdom 
|Type||Public High School|
|Affiliation||Concord School District|
|Principal||Eugene Connolly |
|Location||Concord, New Hampshire, USA|
|Colors||Crimson and White|
|Mascot||Tidey the Duck|
|Yearbook||The Crimson |
|Newspaper||The Crimson Review |
High School, completed in 1890, as it appeared in 1907
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Concord's first public high school was established in 1846. The original building was the building on the corner of State and School Streets. A new school house was built in 1862, which stood until April 1888, when it burned down during a fire started by a chemistry experiment. For the next two years, students took their classes in City Hall. A new high school was built on the same lot, completed and dedicated in September 1890. In 1907, yet another Concord High School, designed to accommodate 500 students, was built on Spring Street in the building which is now Kimball School. The current high school was built in 1927 on Warren Street, with new wings added in 1960 and 1996.
Some of the features that Concord High currently has are a new media center (library), student center (cafeteria), performing arts area and four commons areas, each with its own administrative and student community where student lockers are located. Concord TV, the local Public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable tv station for Concord, is currently located in Concord High.
The current Athletic Director is Steve Mello (two time AD of the year) and the Athletic Trainer for the Tide is Hannah Cullen.
September 2006 school dance
At Concord High's first dance of the 2006-2007 school year, Concord High drew local media attention when administration ejected from a dance about a dozen students for grinding, a style of dancing that the administration deemed overtly sexual for a school function. In protest of this, about 150 other students walked out of the dance. The administration met with student body leaders to try to reach an agreement. They were not able to, and for the first time in the school's history, the homecoming dance was postponed, and every other dance that year was canceled. An exception was made for the senior prom, however.
Notable alumni and faculty
- John Adams, composer
- Matt Bonner, basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs
- Edward H. Brooks (1893–1978), officer in the United States Army and veteran
- Elizabeth Eaton Converse, later known as Connie Converse, singer-songwriter.
- Joe Lefebvre, Major League Baseball outfielder from 1980-1986
- Mike Malin, reality TV star
- Guor Marial, South Sudanese marathon runner
- Christa McAuliffe, teacher who died on the Space Shuttle Challenger
- Tara Mounsey, Olympic hockey player
- Brian Sabean, general manager for the San Francisco Giants
- David Souter, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Kathy Troccoli, contemporary Christian singer
- CHS Main Page
- NCES Profile
- Student Productions
- WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE CRIMSON TIDE!
- "N.H. School Upset With Students 'Dirty Dancing'", WBZ-TV, September 21, 2006. Accessed January 14, 2008.
- List of notable alumni Concord School District-maintained webpage
- Adams on 'Nixon in China Adams notes, "The city of Concord, where I attended high school, was the nerve central of the presidential primary campaigns which rolled into town every four years…"
- Matt Bonner, NewHampshire.com. Accessed November 28, 2007. "He graduated first in his class from Concord High School in 1999. Throughout high school, basketball dominated the conversation at home; it didn't hurt that he played on a winning team. Concord High School were the NHIAA Champions three years in a row while he was there."
- General's Histories, 11th Armored Division. Accessed December 9, 2007.
- Baggarly, Andrew. "Giants fire hitting coach Lefebvre", Contra Costa Times, October 10, 2007. Accessed November 18, 2007. " Lefebvre, 51, had spent six seasons on the Giants staff, including the past five as hitting coach. The former big-league outfielder grew up in New Hampshire and played with Sabean at Concord High School, then at Eckerd College in Florida."
- Mike. Big Brother. Accessed December 28, 2010.
- "Guor Marial: Marathon Runner Flees Sudan, Heads to London Olympics". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "Space Teacher Buried In New Hampshire City". The New York Times. May 2, 1986. Accessed November 12, 2007. "Mrs. McAuliffe, who was born in Boston and grew up in Framingham, Mass., taught social studies at Concord High School before her selection last July from 10,000 applicants for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Teacher in Space program."
- Lessels, Allen. "SHE'S SIMPLY THE BEST HARDEST THING FOR MOUNSEY IS NAMING A SPORT SHE DOESN'T LIKE". The Boston Globe. December 10, 1995. Accessed November 18, 2007. "Tara Mounsey, a lover of challenges and an All-Everything athlete at Concord High School, had to think for a moment."
- Margolick, David. "Bush's Court Choice; Ascetic at Home but Vigorous on Bench", The New York Times, July 25, 1990. Accessed November 12, 2007. "At Concord High School, he was voted most literary, most sophisticated and most likely to succeed. The high school yearbook described him as witty and in constant demand and said he enjoyed giving and attending scandalous parties."