Warren Harding High School

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This article is about the high school in Connecticut. For other locations, see Harding High School.
Warren Harding High School
Location
1734 Central Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°11′28″N 73°10′02″W / 41.1910°N 73.1673°W / 41.1910; -73.1673Coordinates: 41°11′28″N 73°10′02″W / 41.1910°N 73.1673°W / 41.1910; -73.1673
Information
Type Public
Established 1925
Principal Kevin Walston
Staff 104
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1324
Website

Warren Harding High School is a public high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Fairfield County), commonly called Harding High School. The cornerstone of Warren Harding High School was laid on May 10, 1924 and the school opened on September 9, 1925. The students are referred to by the mascot name of the Warren Harding High "Presidents".

Controversy[edit]

In August 2013, there was a serious situation at Harding High School.[1][2][3]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • John Edward Bagley, played basketball for Cleveland Cavaliers from 1983–1987, New Jersey Nets from 1988–1989, Boston Celtics from 1990–1993 and Atlanta Hawks in 1994.
  • Walt Kelly (1930), cartoonist.
  • Mike L. Jones (1985), played football for Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts & Seattle Seahawks.
  • Charles Smith (1985), played basketball for New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Florida Beachdogs & San Antonio Spurs
  • [David W. Rowe]] (1985), Run track for the U.S Navy National team in Olympics
  • Wes Matthews, attended Harding from 1974–77 and played basketball for numerous teams (Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Eagles, Jacksonville Hooters, Memphis and the Atlanta Trojans).
  • Samuel J. Tedesco, Mayor of Bridgeport (1957-1965), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1963-1965), Judge of the Superior Court (1967-1980).
  • Nejdra Nance, a child abductee who received national attention for solving her own kidnapping 23 years later.

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