Plymouth Regional High School (New Hampshire)
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|Plymouth Regional High School|
|86 Old Ward Bridge Rd.,
Plymouth, New Hampshire, 03264
Coordinates: Plymouth Regional High School (PRHS) is a public secondary school in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Surrounding towns that attend PRHS are Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley and Thornton. Bruce Parsons is the current principal. The facility, opened in 1970, is located on Old Ward Bridge Road in Plymouth. It also housed Plymouth Elementary School until 1990. Plymouth Regional was known as Plymouth Area High School until 1991. The school colors are navy blue and white.
The school is a part of the Pemi-Baker Regional School District, which houses Plymouth Regional High School and the Pemi-Baker Academy, an alternative school. Both schools are governed by a 13 member school board, elected at large by the voters in the member communities and providing proportional representation for those communities in the financing and governing of the high school. The Pemi-Baker Regional School district belongs to SAU (School Administrative Unit) 48, which also oversees the elementary schools in Plymouth, Holderness, Rumney, Campton, Waterville Valley, Thornton, and Wentworth. Warren and Ashland are not part of the same SAU.
As of September 1, 2005, there were 961 students enrolled in Plymouth Regional High School. There were 221 freshmen, 220 sophomores, 255 juniors and 265 seniors. However, the population has since dropped to approximately 700 students (2010).
Student activities at PRHS include many clubs, a national honor society chapter, a competitive theatre program, an award winning chapter of YMCA's Youth and Government program, and a student senate.
Plymouth's football team is currently coached by Charles "Chuck" Lenahan, who has been the head coach since 1972. Lenahan has won 20 state titles in his tenure at Plymouth and on September 13, 2008, recorded his 300th win. Defensive Coordinator Jon Bownes has been an assistant for nearly 30 years and is waiting in the wings to take over as the head coach of the state's winningest football program. The Bobcats owned the nation's longest winning streak (57) until the streak was snapped by Kennett High of Conway on Sept. 18, 2010.
- Faculty and administration
- George Zoulias, past principal, for whom the Zoulias Football Field is named