Falmouth High School (Maine)

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Falmouth High School
FHS Ship Wheel.jpg
Address
74 Woodville Road
Falmouth, Maine, Cumberland County, 04105
United States
Coordinates 43°44′26″N 70°16′21″W / 43.7405°N 70.2725°W / 43.7405; -70.2725Coordinates: 43°44′26″N 70°16′21″W / 43.7405°N 70.2725°W / 43.7405; -70.2725
Information
Established 1930
School district Falmouth Schools
Superintendent Barbara S. Powers
Principal Gregg Palmer
Grades 9–12
Color(s)          
Mascot Yachtsmen
Rival Cape Elizabeth High School Greely High School Yarmouth High School
Website

Falmouth High School is a public high school located in the town of Falmouth, Maine. The school serves roughly 720 students in grades 9–12. Located on the Woodville Road Campus, the current Falmouth High School was completed in 2001, and opened for the 2001–2002 school year. Previously the school was shared with Falmouth Middle School, and from 1930 to 1955 was in the Plummer-Motz building located on the corner of Middle and Lunt Roads. Falmouth High School is located near the geographic center of town, and is abutted by Falmouth's Community park. The school's athletic teams are called the Yachtsmen, and the school colors are blue and gold. Falmouth is well known for its programs in boy's and girl's soccer, cross-country, track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, girls' volleyball and hockey, as well as its theatre company.

In November 2008, the citizens of Falmouth rejected a reorganization plan to consolidate[1] with the nearby district of SAD 51, which comprises Cumberland, Maine and North Yarmouth, Maine. Falmouth has since filed and had approved an alternative reorganization plan[2] allowing it to remain an independent district.

Athletics[edit]

Falmouth High School has always had one of the most prestigious athletic programs in Maine. About 70% of the students in the school participate in the athletics program. They are known for their strong programs in both indoor and outdoor track, cross country, soccer, both girls and boys, boys lacrosse and nordic skiing and also golf. Boys and girls soccer have combined for 20 state championships in their history, both recently winning in 2011 and 2012.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Roger Levesque, retired Major League Soccer player

Robotics[edit]

Falmouth High School is a member of the Robotics team Northern Force Team 172, along with Gorham High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, P., "Falmouth rejects reorganization", The Forecaster (2008).
  2. ^ Roberts, P., "Falmouth schools get OK to stand alone", The Forecaster (2009).

http://www.falmouth.lib.me.us/falmouthfacts.htm: "Falmouth Facts" Falmouth Memorial Library website

http://sports.mainetoday.com/highschool/tm.html?id=100001