Matthew Fontaine Maury High School

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This article is about Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. For Maury School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, see Matthew Fontaine Maury School.
Maury High School 1961
Matthew Fontaine Maury High School
Address
322 Shirley Avenue
United States
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1911
School district Norfolk Public Schools
Superintendent Mr. Michael Spencer (Interim Superintendent)
Principal Ms. Karen Berg (Interim Principal)
Assistant principals Mr. Michael Sheets
Mrs. Letisha Lawrence
Mr. Jack Baker (Interim)
Mr. Rodney Mangum
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,995 (2006-07)
Language English
Campus City
Color(s) Burnt orange and navy blue
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Eastern Region
Eastern District
Mascot Commodores
Rival Granby High School
Website

Matthew Fontaine Maury High School also known as Maury High School, one of five city comprehensive high schools, is a high school located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Ghent, the community immediately surrounding Maury High School, has experienced a period of renewal which includes upscale single-family and town home construction along with a steady increase of small businesses.

Maury's school mascot is the Commodore. The high school is named for Matthew Fontaine Maury. It is home of the Medical and Health Specialty Program. In 2007, Newsweek placed Maury High School in the top 1300 of America's Top Public High Schools. Maury High School and rival Granby High School were the only schools from the Norfolk Public School system to place.

History[edit]

Maury High School opened its doors in 1911 and was completely renovated in 1986. This modernization maintained the architectural integrity of the original neo-classical structure while converting Maury into an educational facility complete with media center and cafeteria atria where unused courtyards once stood.

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Liguid, Tracy (July 17, 2012). "Oh Kishi: Budding Local Legend Returns to Norfolk". AltDaily. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Vowell, Roberta T. (March 13, 2004). "Ed Schultz -- A progressive voice from Norfolk to America's Heartland". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on February 20, 2006. 
  3. ^ http://www.paulclancystories.com/2009/10/oct-25-2009.html
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3241634

Coordinates: 36°51′55.6″N 76°17′25.4″W / 36.865444°N 76.290389°W / 36.865444; -76.290389