Central Bucks High School West
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|Central Bucks High School West|
|375 West Court Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
|Type||Public Co-Ed Secondary|
|Principal||Timothy P. Donovan|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Mascot||The Buck (Buckshot)|
|Website||CB West website|
Central Bucks High School West is the oldest of the three high schools in the Central Bucks School District. CB West, as it is commonly known, is located in the Borough of Doylestown, Pennsylvania in Bucks County. It was constructed in 1952 as the successor to Doylestown High School, which later burned down. Originally named Central Bucks Joint Junior Senior High School, the school's name was changed to Central Bucks High School West in 1969 with the opening of the district's second high school, Central Bucks High School East. CB West pulls its students from Doylestown, Chalfont, New Britain Township, Plumsteadville, Plumstead Township. Students come from Unami Middle School, Lenape Middle School, and Tohickon Middle School. Its sister schools are Central Bucks High School East and the newer Central Bucks High School South.
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
CB West (as well as the other CB high schools, Council Rock, and Centennial School Districts) has a partnership with the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. This partnership allows students the opportunity to spend half of their school day in traditional classes on the main campus, and half of the day studying their chosen vocation at MBIT. Clusters include, Architecture and Construction, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety and Security, Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. After completion of the program, students are ready and able to join the workforce.
A wing was added along the W. Court Street face in 1996. At the same time the cafeteria and library were significantly modified and expanded. CB West was in a continuous state of renovation from 2005-2010, when the school's library, nurse's and guidance offices, front entrance, and academic classrooms were modified.
Clocktower and Courtyard
The clocktower of Central Bucks West is the single architectural landmark that distinguishes it from other facilities within the district. Access to the clocktower is limited as its single entrance is locked a majority of the year. Classes were once held in the clocktower, but due to its limited access, it has been considered a potential trap in the event of a fire or emergency. Directly in front of the clocktower is a courtyard where many students eat lunch, play games, and spend their study halls.
Central Buck's West War Memorial Field was resurfaced with an astroturf material over the summer of 2006, replacing the grass previously covering the field. War Memorial field and stadium are part of War Memorial Park, owned by the Borough of Doylestown, and are leased to the Central Bucks School District. It seats 4,500 people and has total capacity of 10,000. It also served as the home field for Central Bucks High School East until the 2015-2016 school year, when Umbrell Field was constructed at Central Bucks High School East. During the American Civil War, the area now utilized as athletic fields had served as a drill field and encampment for union troops."McClellan Rangers Reenactment Association". Archived from the original on April 9, 2009.
Student Council, Student Government Organization, Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial, the World Affairs Club, Crossroads Christian Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Heifer International, Art Club, Harlequin Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Yearbook Club, Student Leadership Council, Cooking for the Homeless, Quidditch Club, Newspaper Club (Court Street Press), Technology Student Association, Ski Club, Families in Need, Fencing Club, the Democratic Club, the Young Republicans Club, Stars and Stripes Club, Environmental Club, Guitar Club, Spanish National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, German National Honor Society, Latin National Honor Society, Russian Colloquium, Philosophy Club, Future Doctors of America, Science Olympiad Team, Scholars Bowl, Adopt-a-Highway, and the Poet's Society.
A choir from Central Bucks West performed at the White House on December 9, 2000.
The Central Bucks High School West Band program consists of a concert band, an audition-based symphonic band, as well a jazz ensemble. There is also an extracurricular marching band.
Central Bucks West offers the following sports teams:
Since the mid-1980s, the Central Bucks West football team has often been ranked in the top 25 teams in the nation by USA Today. Including top 10 finishes in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, and 1999. The Bucks won the Pennsylvania state championship four times in the 90's (1991, 1997, 1998, 1999) CB West's 1999 championship win was the subject of the documentary The Last Game The team has accumulated 582 wins and 276 losses. The Bucks were also voted/declared State Champions in 1978, 1980, 1984 and 1985 before the PIAA state playoff system was implemented in 1988.
|Year||Location||Score||W/L||Opponent||USA Today Ranking|
|1991||Mansion Park Stadium (Altoona)||26-14||W||Cathedral Prep||#3|
|1993||Mansion Park Stadium (Altoona)||15-14||L||North Hills||-|
|1997||Mansion Park Stadium (Altoona)||44-20||W||Upper St. Clair||#4|
|1998||Hershey Park Stadium||56-7||W||New Castle||#7|
|1999||Hershey Park Stadium||14-13||W||#9 Cathedral Prep||#4|
|2000||Hershey Park Stadium||41-35 (OT)||L||#4 Cathedral Prep||#23|
|1993||Spring||Salisbury Twp. HS (Allentown)||4-0||W||Wilson|
|1994||Spring||Salisbury Twp. HS (Allentown)||2-1||W||Council Rock|
|1995||Spring||Salisbury Twp. HS (Allentown)||1-0 (2 OT)||W||Council Rock|
|1996||Spring||Salisbury Twp. HS (Allentown)||1-0||W||Council Rock|
|2003||Spring||Hershey Park Stadium||1-0||W||Cumberland Valley|
|2006||Spring||Hershey Park Stadium||3-1||W||Hempfield|
|2007||Spring||Hershey Park Stadium||2-2 (2 OT)||TIE||Central Dauphin|
|2008||Spring||Hershey Park Stadium||1-0||L||Central Dauphin|
|2014||Fall||Hershey Park Stadium||2-1 (OT)||W||Canon McMillan|
The Lady Bucks won the 1981 AAA State Championship. They defeated Haverford 1-0 in overtime at Shippensburg University.
The Lady Bucks were runners up in the 2015 AAA State Championship game. The Lady Bucks took on defending State Champion Cumberland Valley who won 40-35 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. The Lady Bucks finished the 2014-15 season 32-2.
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- Fred Fielding, held the office of White House Counsel for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
- Scott Green, Retired NFL Official, he was with the league from 1991 until his retirement after the 2013 season. Scott served as Head Referee for Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010.
- Jon Hensley, actor best known for his role as Holden Snyder on As the World Turns.
- Al Holbert, American automobile racing driver who was a five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series.
- James A. Michener, Author - Graduated from Doylestown High School in 1925
- Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
- Pink, Born Alecia Beth Moore September 8, 1979, two time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in early January 2000. She attended CB West before dropping out during her sophomore year, and going on to sell more than 30 million albums and over 25 million combined single sales worldwide.
- Mike Pettine, former Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.
- Mike Senica, ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR driver
- Michael Smerconish, Radio Personality
- Jim Jensen, Former quarterback and wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
- White House Holiday Entertainers 2000
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