Mill Creek High School

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Mill Creek High School
Millcreekhighschool.jpg
Honestas Fidelitas Virtus
Location
Hoschton, Georgia 30548, United States
Coordinates 34°04′44″N 83°52′43″W / 34.078848°N 83.878602°W / 34.078848; -83.878602Coordinates: 34°04′44″N 83°52′43″W / 34.078848°N 83.878602°W / 34.078848; -83.878602
Information
Type Public 9-12
Established 2004
Principal Jason Lane
Enrollment 3,357
Color(s) Cardinal, Vegas Gold, and Navy
Mascot Hawks
Rival Dacula High School, Collins Hill High School, Mountain View High School (Lawrenceville, Georgia), Buford High School
Newspaper The Mill Creek Chronicle
Website

Mill Creek High School is a high school in Hoschton, Georgia. It has 3703 students, and the most recent attendance counts have named it the largest school in Georgia.[1] It is fed from Frank N. Osborne Middle School and Glenn C. Jones Middle School. Mill Creek was named for the 4th consecutive year as one of the schools in the Top 5% in the country compared with academics, and test results.[2] The school's motto or "the vision" as they call it is "We view learning as a partnership shared equally among students, parents and faculty. Working together we believe that every student regardlesss of innate ability, race, creed, ethnicity or national origin is capable of making measurable improvement each school year."[3] In August 2004, Mill Creek opened with 2,500 students. Mill Creek is the largest high school in Georgia.[4] Mill Creek enrolls over 3,700 students, and around 350+ staff members. The school has had to erect 53 trailers around the school to have enough space and classrooms for its many students. Mill Creek is known for having over 100 different student clubs.[5]

Mill Creek serves Braselton. It also serves unincorporated areas (not city limits) such as ZIP Codes 30548, 30019, 30542, and 30519.

Athletics[edit]

Mill Creek currently competes in Region AAAAAA and has since 2012. The Girl's Varsity Competition Cheerleading team won the state championship for two consecutive seasons in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 the Varsity Softball team and Girl's Varsity Golf team won the state championships. In 2009, the varsity girl's golf team won the state championship. Rachael Dudley, a swimmer for the school, won the State championship in the 100 butterfly in the years 2010, 2011, and 2012.[6][7]

Timeline[edit]

  • February 1, 2002- Construction starts to begin on the soon to come Mill Creek High School.
  • December 21, 2003- Jim Markham takes responsibility of becoming Mill Creek's first principal.
  • August 5, 2004- The doors are open for parents and students to come for class registration.
  • August 9, 2004- Mill Creek finally opens and has its first day of school.
  • October 2, 2004- Mill Creek has their first ever Homecoming Dance.
  • November 30, 2012- Dr. Markham retires, and Principal Lane takes office.

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Alumni[edit]

Yearbook[edit]

The Mill Creek Yearbook, The Accipiter, is a member of NSPA and CPA.

Newspaper[edit]

The Mill Creek High school newspaper has won many awards during its circulation. The newspaper's original name was "The Current." This was followed by the slogan, "The Current, where the news always flows." This title for the newspaper only lasted from the opening of Mill Creek (2004) until 2005. Mill Creek's mascot is the Hawk, so the paper was then titled "The Hawk Print." In the statewide Journalism Banquet of 2007 "The Hawk Print" came in first place in "Best Art or Illustration," "Best Photography," "Best News Section," and "Most Improved."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain View graduates first-ever class". Southern Community Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.millcreekhighschool.org/index.php?page=principal
  3. ^ http://www.millcreekhighschool.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=88
  4. ^ http://www.millcreekhighschool.org/index.php
  5. ^ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 30, 2007 Thursday, NEWS; Pg. 1A, 625 words, LAURA DIAMOND; Staff
  6. ^ "GHSA Region Alignment". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  7. ^ "GHSFHA Mill Creek Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  8. ^ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 25, 2005 Wednesday, Home Edition, Gwinnett News;, Pg. 7JJ;, 335 words
  9. ^ "Roscoe Dash Official Bio". Roscoe Dash. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  10. ^ {Darenberg, Heather. "Gwinnettdailypost.com." Georgia First Amendment Foundation: Advocates for Open Government, FOI, Sunshine Laws. 11 May 2007. Web. 20 May 2011. <http://www.gfaf.org/publicity/gwinnettdailypost_051007.htm>.}

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