Brunswick High School (Maine)

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Brunswick High School
Brunswick High School (Maine) Aerial View - 2017.jpg
Brunswick High School (Maine) Aerial View - 2017.
Address
116 Maquoit Road
Brunswick, Maine, Cumberland 04011
United States
Coordinates 43°53′00″N 69°59′14″W / 43.8834°N 69.9873°W / 43.8834; -69.9873Coordinates: 43°53′00″N 69°59′14″W / 43.8834°N 69.9873°W / 43.8834; -69.9873
Information
School type Public
Founded 1851
School district Brunswick School Department
Principal Shanna Crofton
Grades 9-12
Student to teacher ratio 18:1
Language English
Color(s) Black and orange
Athletics conference KVAC
Mascot Dragon
Team name Brunswick Dragons
Rivals Mt. Ararat High School, Morse High School
Website

Brunswick High School is located at 116 Maquoit Rd in Brunswick, Maine. It is a part of the Brunswick School Department. The school has slightly under 1,000 students and a ~14:1 student to teacher ratio.

Although a private school operated under the same name in the 1840s,[1] Brunswick High School was founded as a public school in 1851[2] as a part of a school consolidation and restructuring effort.[3] In its over 150-year history, the school has occupied three sites within Brunswick. The first high school was located within a larger school building at the corner of Federal and Green Streets (now 46 Federal Street).[2] Hawthorne Elementary School was subsequently located at 46 Federal Street until its closure in 2010.[4] Its most recent use is as the central office for the Brunswick School Department.[5]

In 1937 a new high school building was constructed, with Works Progress Administration funds,[6] on the corner of Spring and McKeen Streets to the west of downtown Brunswick. In 1951, a one-story wing of classrooms was constructed off the southern portion of the western side of the original structure. A second floor of classrooms was added to this south wing in 1961, along with a new two-floor wing off the northern portion of the original building's western side. The new north wing mirrored the 1951 addition and created a courtyard. The two floors of the north wing provided more classrooms, a new gym, a cafeteria, a wood shop, science labs, and Home Economic rooms. By the 1990s the school was using temporary trailers as classrooms to deal with over-crowding and failed a state inspection.[citation needed] These and other factors contributed to the push to build a new school. The 1937 building and its additions later served temporarily as the location of Mount Ararat Middle School for the neighboring school district (School Administrative District #75) and was demolished in order to construct a new elementary school (Harriet Beecher Stowe School) at the site, which opened in 2011.

The current Brunswick High School building opened in 1995 at a new location at 116 Maquoit Road south of downtown Brunswick. In addition to providing expanded student capacity, the school contains a television in every classroom and a video announcement system. Crooker Theater, which includes an orchestra pit, hosts the school's performing arts programs. Brunswick High School has been accredited by the state of Maine and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Classes are 80 minutes each with a 5 minute break in between classes.

Rivalries[edit]

Brunswick has two major rivals: Mt. Ararat High School, across the river in Topsham, ME, and Morse High School in Bath.

Athletics[edit]

Brunswick High School, a member of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference, has won several state championships in both Class A and Class B (Football) competition.

  • Boys' Basketball - 2002 [7]
  • Cheerleading - 1990 [8]
  • Girls' Cross Country - 2005-2007 [9]
  • Football - 1961, 2016 [10][11]
  • Boys' Lacrosse - 2007, 2015 [12]
  • Girls' Lacrosse - 2008-2009 [12]
  • Boys' Soccer - 1984-1986, 1990-1991, 1999 [13]
  • Girls' Soccer - 2004, 2009 [13]
  • Boys' Swimming - 1961, 1965-1967 [14]
  • Girls' Swimming - 2000-2001, 2015-2016 [14]
  • Boys' Tennis - 1955/1956, 1962, 1996-1997, 1999 [15]
  • Girls' Tennis - 1997-1998, 2012-2013 [15]
  • Boys' Track (Indoor) - 1975(tie), 1991, 2008, 2010 [16]
  • Boys' Track (Outdoor) - 1959 (Class L), 1969 (Class LL), 1996, 2010 [17]
  • Girls' Track (Outdoor) - 1985 [17]
School front

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Wheeler, George Augustus. History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine: Including the Ancient Territory Known as Pejepscot. Brunswick, Maine: A. Mudge & Sons, 1878.