Goddard High School (New Mexico)

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Goddard High School
Goddard High School Roswell.jpg
Address
701 East Country Club Road
Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1965
Principal Andrew Sweet
Enrollment 1,213
Campus Suburban
Color(s)               
Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and White
Athletics conference NMAA, AAAA Dist. 4
Mascot Rocket
Rival Roswell High School
Website

Robert H. Goddard High School or known as Goddard High School (GHS) is a public senior high school in Roswell, New Mexico. It is a part of the Roswell Independent School District. Established in 1965, the school is named after rocket pioneer Robert Hutchings Goddard.[1] The colors of GHS are: Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White, their mascot is the Rockets. Enrollment at the school currently stands at 1,213.[2]

History[edit]

The majority of classrooms at GHS are located underground. The school was completed in 1965 at the height of the Cold war. Walker Air Force Base, located on the South side of Roswell, was considered a major target for Soviet ballistic missiles. The classrooms were built underground so that the school could serve as a bomb shelter in the event of nuclear war. The gymnasiums, cafeteria, auditorium, and other larger rooms were built above-ground, on top of the classrooms.

Academics[edit]

Student body statistics[edit]

Ethnicity This School State Average
White (not hispanic) 100%
Hispanic (of any race) 0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
African American 0%
Pacific Islander 0%

Athletics[edit]

GHS competes in the New Mexico Activities Association, a AAAA school in District 4. Their district includes: Artesia High School and Roswell High School.[3]

GHS has won 49 State Championships since 1967.

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 8 2012, 2009, 2008, 1997, 1993, 1991, 1989, 1967
Volleyball 11 2013, 2009, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1982,
1980
Winter Boys, Basketball 1 1988
Spring Baseball 3 1992, 1992, 1986
Boys, Golf 10 2010, 2001, 1997, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1974, 1973, 1969
Girls, Golf 18 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995,
1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1987
Total 49

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°25′28″N 104°30′48″W / 33.42444°N 104.51333°W / 33.42444; -104.51333