Port Huron High School
|Port Huron High School|
|Home Of The Big Reds|
|Principal||Mr. Ben Brock|
|Admin. staff||142 (2008-09)|
|Students||1,691 in 2008-09, Seniors 400, Juniors 439, Sophomores 430, Freshmen 422|
|Location||Port Huron, Michigan, USA
|Colors||Red and White|
|Mascot||Native American Chief|
|Affiliations||Port Huron Area School District|
|Website||Port Huron High School|
|Designated:||December 15, 1988|
Port Huron High School (PHHS) was founded in 1868, and has been in continuous operation as a secondary school in Port Huron, Michigan since then. It was the sole high school in Port Huron until the founding of Port Huron Northern High School in 1964.
PHHS athletic teams competed in the Eastern Michigan League (EML) until the 1990s; upon dissolution of the EML, PHHS joined the Macomb Area Conference (MAC). The athletic teams are known as the "Big Reds", a reference to the school colors—red and white.
PHHS is most famous for its excellent marching band, called the "Big Red Marching Machine". The "Big Red Marching Machine" has performed in many high visibility fori, including the Summer Olympics (Munich, 1972), the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Walt Disney World.
The school's annual yearbook, The Student, has been honored with Awards of Excellence at the state and national levels. In 2009 The Student received a Gold Medal from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), and First Place by the National Scholastic Press (NSPA). In 2010 it received a Gold Medal from MIPA with high ratings for its exemplary photography, and ranked First Place again from NSPA with a Mark of Distinction in theme development. The yearbook is one of the oldest in the state, being continuously published since May 1905.