Goddard High School (New Mexico)
|Goddard High School|
|701 East Country Club Road
Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
|Type||Public high school|
Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and White
|Athletics conference||NMAA, AAAA Dist. 4|
|Rival||Roswell High School|
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. 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.
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.
Student body statistics
|Ethnicity||This School||State Average|
|White (not hispanic)||50%||29%|
|Hispanic (of any race)||48%||56%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||<1%||11%|
GHS has won 48 State Championships since 1967.
|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,
|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
- Brandon Claussen, Former MLB player (New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds)
- Nancy Lopez (1975), professional golfer
- List of high schools in New Mexico
- Roswell Independent School District
- Roswell High School
- University High School
- Hilton, Lisette. "Lopez is LPGA's Knight in Shining Armor". ESPN. Retrieved 24 April 2012.