Gaithersburg High School

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Gaithersburg High School
Gaithersburg High School
Established 1904
Type Public Secondary
Principal Dr. Christine Handy Collins
Students 2,015 (2011)
Grades 9–12
Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
District Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Trojans
Newspaper The Blue & Gold
Website Gaithersburg High School

Gaithersburg High School (GHS) is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school was founded in 1904 as "Gaithersburg School" and offered grades K-12. Since 1951, the school resides at 314 South Frederick Avenue and currently offers education for those in grades 9–12. Both Forest Oak Middle School and Gaithersburg Middle School feed into the high school. Gaithersburg High is a very diverse school. As of 2011, it is 27.3% Black, 9.4% Asian, 36.9% Hispanic, and 23.7% White. The graduation rate is 76.2%.

History[edit]

Gaithersburg High School in March 2010.

2011-2013 renovations[edit]

A new school is being built starting summer 2011, expected to be complete for the start of the 2013 school year. Adding the new building to the wing they built in 2007 with renovations to that wing. A limited amount of student parking is available due to the construction of the new building on the student lot. The new building was complete in time for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

Sports[edit]

Gaitherburg High School has achieved many sports accomplishments in the past forty years. The school has had the privilege of becoming both finalists and champions in a large variety of sports.

State champions[edit]

  • 1961 Boys Cross Country State Champions
  • 1965 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 1966 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 1966 Football (County) AA Champions
  • 1971 Boys Cross Country State Champions
  • 1973 Football (County) AA Champions
  • 1974 Boys Golf State Champions
  • 1985 Boys Golf State Champions
  • 1986 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 1986 Football State Champions
  • 1988 Baseball Regional Champions, State Semi-finalists
  • 1992 Football State Champions
  • 1996 County Cheerleading Champions
  • 1996 Boys Varsity Soccer Division Champions
  • 1997 NJROTC Air Rifle Team State Champions
  • 1998 Basketball State Champions
  • 1998 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 1999 Softball State Champions
  • 1999 NJROTC Air Rifle Team State Champions
  • 2000 Undefeated State Football Champions 13-0
  • 2000 Boys Volleyball County Champions
  • 2000 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 2000 Boys Cross Country State Champions
  • 2000 NJROTC Air Rifle Team State Champions
  • 2001 Gymnastics State Champions
  • 2001 NJROTC Air Rifle Team State Champions
  • 2002 Boys Track and Field State Champions
  • 2005 Undefeated Girls Volleyball State Champions
  • 2006 County Cheerleading Champions
  • 2007 County Cheerleading Champions
  • 2008 County Cheerleading Champions
  • 2009 Boys Indoor Track State Champions
  • 2011 Girls Basketball State Champions
  • 2012 Girls Basketball State Champions[1]
  • 2012 Girls Swimming 500-yard Freestyle State Champion and Record-Holder: Ellen Anderson[1]
  • 2012 Boys Swimming 200-yard Individual Medley State Champion and Record-Holder: Tyler Pham[1]
  • 2012 Boys Triple Jump 4A Champion: Kaifa Boyce[1]

State Finalists[edit]

  • 1958 Boys Basketball State Finalist
  • 1965 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 1969 Boys Track and Field State Finalist
  • 1970 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 1972 Wrestling State Finalist
  • 1973 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 1973 Boys Golf State Finalist
  • 1987 Boys Golf State Finalist
  • 1989 Boys Track and Field State Finalist
  • 1989 Football State Finalist
  • 1992 Baseball State Finalist
  • 1993 Baseball State Finalist
  • 1995 Boys Track and Field State Finalist
  • 1995 Football State Finalist
  • 1996 Boys Golf State Finalist
  • 1997 Baseball State Finalist
  • 1999 Football State Finalist
  • 2001 Boys Track and Field State Finalist
  • 2001 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 2004 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 2006 Girls Basketball State Finalist
  • 2007 Boys Outdoor Track and Field State Finalists
  • 2009 Boys Outdoor Track and Field State Finalists
  • 2010 Girls Basketball State Finalist

Women's Basketball[edit]

Gaithersburg High School women's basketball team has been very successful for the past 6 years. With four State Final appearances and two State Championships, Gaithersburg has been a top contender in the state of Maryland.[2]

Men and Women's Swimming & Diving[edit]

Gaithersburg High School has had a swimming program since 1970. Gaithersburg is 1 of 26 high schools in Montgomery County that swim in 4 divisions based on how successful a team is. Each division has a number of teams which varies from year to year based on a team's record from the previous season.

More recently, the swimming & diving team, with athletes of different skill levels, has been one of the larger teams in the Montgomery County Public Schools.[3] A season consists of 2 Scrimmages (one at the beginning of the season and one before the divisional meet), 5 Dual Meets, 1 Divisional Meet, 1 Metros Meet, 1 Regional Meet, and 1 State Meet.[4] The Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swim Meet (commonly referred as Metros) is an invitational meet for swimming and diving teams from the D.C. area private schools and the Montgomery County Public Schools.

The 2011-2012 team had two State champions who were Junior Nationals level swimmers.[1][3][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Boys' swimming – 2010–11 Winter All-Met – AllMetSports.com. Washingtonpost.com (2011-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  7. ^ Girls' swimming – 2010–11 Winter All-Met – AllMetSports.com. Washingtonpost.com (2011-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  8. ^ Gaithersburg High School, GAITHERSBURG, MD, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Hockey, Golf. Gaithersburgathletics.org. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  9. ^ Sports Videos. CSNwashington.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
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  12. ^ 2011 H.S. Results – Metros Championships. Pvswim.org (2011-02-27). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
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  14. ^ PressBox: HS Then & Now: For Abiamiri, Draft Day Was Just Gorgeous. Pressboxonline.com (2007-05-03). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  15. ^ Lung cancer drug crizotinib sharply increases survival in patients with a specific gene mutation
  16. ^ Gaithersburg talent hopes to prove she is more than just a 'Voice'. gazette.net. Retrieved on 2012-06-24.
  17. ^ CLEMSON Baseball – CLEMSON University Official Athletic Site. Clemsontigers.cstv.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  18. ^ KIX Official Facebook Page

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°8′6.1″N 77°11′44.9″W / 39.135028°N 77.195806°W / 39.135028; -77.195806