Warren Harding High School

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Warren Harding High School
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
Type Public
Established 1925
Principal Kevin Walston
Staff 104
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1324

Warren Harding High School is a public high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 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".

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.
  • 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).
  • Jonathan DuBose Jr, attended Harding High from 1975-78 and performed as lead guitarist and for class assemblies as band musician for all four years. DuBose is one of the highest sought after musicians and recording artist from Connecticut. Performed with Harry Connick Jr and T.D.Jakes and many many more.
  • Kenneth K. DuBose Sr, attended Harding High from [1986-89] Class president, All Star State representative in concert performance in Washington, DC. Wesleyan University summer program participant. DuBose is one of the most prolific singers, speakers, ministers and music conductors in this region. Performed with New Britain Symphony Orchestra. 2014 President of the IMF and Pastor of SJCMC.
  • Samuel J. Tedesco, Mayor of Bridgeport (1957-1965), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1963-1965),
 Judge of the Superior Court (1967-1980).
  • Carlina White, also known as Nejdra Nance, a child abductee who received national attention for solving her own kidnapping 23 years later.


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