Timberlane Regional High School
|Timberlane Regional High School|
|Motto||Opes Homium est Sapientia Quam Relinquent - The strength of man is the wisdom which he leaves behind.|
|School district||Timberlane Regional School District|
|Color(s)||Maroon & White|
|Athletics||Lacrosse, Wrestling, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Track & Field, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Field Hockey, Hockey, Swimming, Golf and Cross Country|
Coordinates: Timberlane Regional High School is located in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and serves the towns of Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, and Sandown, New Hampshire. TRHS was built in 1966 and is a part of the Timberlane Regional School District. A co-educational school for grades 9-12, and winner of the 1996 and 1997 Excellence In Education Award, the school has a current population of approximately 1,584 students. The school mascot is the owl.
TRHS was built in the vicinity of Plaistow's town dump in 1966 as a regional high school for the four towns it still serves today. The name 'Timberlane' came from the forestry industry that played a major role in the economic development of New Hampshire. Before the school was built, students attended several different high schools in the area, including Haverhill High School in nearby Haverhill, Massachusetts.
The 1970s brought tumultuous times for the school, including a strike of nearly all its faculty, as well as overcrowding which necessitated double sessions (one half of the student population would take classes in the morning, with the other half taking classes in the afternoon). This gross overcrowding was rectified in 1975 by the opening of the Timberlane Regional Middle School as a neighbor to the school.
The respite from overcrowding did not last long though, and by the early 1980s it was evident that the school would need to be expanded. An addition was completed in 1987, which included a second gymnasium and increased space for the athletic program. The student population continued to grow as families moved from Boston, Massachusetts, further out to the suburbs, and the school was again overcrowded by the mid-1990s. In the fall of 1998, several modular classrooms were installed on the property as a temporary solution, and the community rallied for an extensive remodeling of TRHS and the six other schools in the Timberlane School District.
In 1999 a $40 million renovation program was instituted district-wide, which included a complete remodeling and expansion of TRHS as well as the construction of the $7 million Timberlane Regional Performing Arts Center. H.L. Turner Group Architects and Engineers completely redesigned the school, adding several new classrooms, increasing the size of the cafeteria and gymnasium, and installing a ventilation system to bring decent air to all spaces. The project was completed in early 2002, but by 2005, many students began to report that the system made the school cold in the winter and hot in the summer. During the summer of 2007, a new roof was brought to the school after many years of leaks.
The academic day is divided into eight class periods of around 45 minutes each, with 5 minutes of passing time between each. The day begins at 7:20 a.m. and ends at 2:10 p.m.. Each student has one period for study/lunch (underclassmen) or one free period (seniors). In addition to its traditional academic offerings, Timberlane allows students to take vocational classes at Salem High School and Pinkerton Academy.
Advanced Placement offerings
Timberlane offers the following AP courses:
- AP Calculus (AB)
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Physics B
- AP Chemistry
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP United States Government and Politics
- AP Computer Science
- Kirk Carlsen (2005), professional cyclist
- Timberlane Regional School District
- Timberlane Regional Performing Arts Center
- Timberlane Regional Middle School
- Atkinson Academy
- Danville Elementary School
- Pollard Elementary School
- Sandown Central School
- Sandown North Elementary