Millwood High School
|Millwood High School (MWHS)|
|141 Millwood Drive
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, B4E 0A1, Canada
|School board||Halifax Regional School Board|
|Vice principal||Stephen Gallahager
|School type||High school|
|Language||English French immersion|
|Team name||Millwood Knights|
|Colours||Dark Blue, Red and Silver|
|Founded||1986 in split shifts; 1989 in own building|
|Enrollment||665 (September 2011)|
Millwood High School is a public secondary school in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia that offers a post-secondary preparation program for students in grades ten through twelve. It is a part of the Halifax Regional School Board, and one of 17 high schools in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The current administration is as follows: Harvey Beaton, Principal; Steven Gallahager and Leslie Broomhead, Vice Principals. Guidance Counsellors are Lori Brown and Andrew Gosney.
Until 1986, Sackville High School was the only secondary school in the Sackville River valley. Due to the increase in accessibility to employment and services in nearby Halifax, which was facilitated by the construction of provincial Highways 101 and 102 through the town in the 1970s, Sackville experienced a rapid growth in population. To accommodate this increase in population, Millwood High School was established in 1986 and originally served the expanding communities of Lower, Middle, and Upper Sackville, Beaverbank, and Lucasville. The school originally had two feeder schools named Sackville Heights Junior High and Harold T. Barrett Junior High, until 2000 when Harold T. Barrett Junior High students were diverted to the newly opened Lockview High School in nearby Fall River, Nova Scotia. As a result, Millwood High saw a substantial decrease in population, which ultimately had a negative impact on many academic offerings and previously flourishing extracurricular activities. Though Millwood has suffered from these changes, many student groups and teams, notably the Millwood Hockey and Curling teams, continue to enjoy success, having advanced to provincial competition on numerous occasions. The soccer team has enjoyed success in recent years, progressing to the Division II final three years in a row, winning in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. Today, Millwood employs approximately forty teachers, supplemented by two guidance counsellors, and its administration, and serves a student population of about 665.