Concord High School (New Hampshire)
|Concord High School|
|170 Warren St.|
Concord, New Hampshire
|Type||Public High School|
|Motto||Latin: Scientia, Concordia, Sapientia|
(Knowledge, Harmony and Wisdoms)
|School district||Concord School District|
|NCES District ID||3302460|
|NCES School ID||330246000055|
|Principal||Tom Sica |
|Number of students||1,701 (2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.11|
|Color(s)||Crimson and White|
|Mascot||Tidey the Duck|
|Yearbook||The Crimson |
|Affiliation||Concord School District|
Concord High School during a 2007 snowstorm
The former high school on State and School streets, completed in 1890, as it appeared in 1907
Concord High School is a high school in Concord, New Hampshire, in the United States.
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Concord's first public high school was established in 1846. The original building was the building on the corner of State and School streets. A new school house was built in 1862, which stood until April 1888, when it burned down during a fire started by a chemistry experiment. For the next two years, students took their classes in City Hall. A new high school was built on the same lot, completed and dedicated in September 1890. In 1907, yet another Concord High School, designed to accommodate 500 students, was built on Spring Street in the building which became Kimball School. (The building was demolished in 2012 to make way for the new Christa McAuliffe Elementary School.) The current high school was built in 1927 on Warren Street, with new wings added in 1960 and 1996.
Some of the features that Concord High currently has are a new media center (library), student center (cafeteria), performing arts area and four commons areas, each with its own administrative and student community where student lockers are located. ConcordTV, the local public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV station for Concord, is currently located in Concord High.
Charles C. Cook was Headmaster for thirty years from 1906 to 1936. Cook began the National Honor Society Chapter which still exists at Concord High School. Other long-serving principals include John E. Reed who was principal from 1939 to 1960, J. Preston Barry from 1961 to 1972, Charlie Foley who was principal from 1973 to 1990, and Gene Connolly who was principal from 2001 to 2016. Tom Sica is the current principal of Concord High School, having served since 2016.
In the recent history of Concord High School, Dr. Christine Rath (principal from 1991 to 1997) oversaw the transformation of the school from a three-year to a four-year school which included ninth grade students. At the same time Rath assisted in the design of the current high school building which was able to accommodate every high school student in Concord.
The current Athletic Director is Steve Mello (two time AD of the year).
At Concord High's first dance of the 2006-2007 school year, Concord High drew local media attention when administration ejected from a dance about a dozen students for grinding, a style of dancing that the administration deemed overtly sexual for a school function. In protest of this, about 150 other students walked out of the dance. The administration met with student body leaders to try to reach an agreement. They were not able to, and for the first time in the school's history, the homecoming dance was postponed, and every other dance that year was canceled. An exception was made for the senior prom, however.
Notable alumni and faculty
- John Adams, composer
- Matt Bonner, former basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs
- Edward H. Brooks (1893–1978), officer in the United States Army and veteran
- Elizabeth Eaton Converse, later known as Connie Converse, singer-songwriter
- Deborah Jean Howard, Miss New Hampshire 1991
- Sam Knox, American football player
- Joe Lefebvre, Major League Baseball outfielder from 1980-1986
- Guor Marial, South Sudanese marathon runner
- Christa McAuliffe, teacher who died on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (STS-51-L)
- Tara Mounsey, Olympic hockey player
- Brian Sabean, general manager for the San Francisco Giants
- David Souter, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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Adams notes, 'The city of Concord, where I attended high school, was the nerve central of the presidential primary campaigns which rolled into town every four years…'
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He graduated first in his class from Concord High School in 1999. Throughout high school, basketball dominated the conversation at home; it didn't hurt that he played on a winning team. Concord High School were the NHIAA Champions three years in a row while he was there.
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Lefebvre, 51, had spent six seasons on the Giants staff, including the past five as hitting coach. The former big-league outfielder grew up in New Hampshire and played with Sabean at Concord High School, then at Eckerd College in Florida.
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Mrs. McAuliffe, who was born in Boston and grew up in Framingham, Mass., taught social studies at Concord High School before her selection last July from 10,000 applicants for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Teacher in Space program.
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Tara Mounsey, a lover of challenges and an All-Everything athlete at Concord High School, had to think for a moment.
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At Concord High School, he was voted 'most literary,' 'most sophisticated' and 'most likely to succeed.' The high school yearbook described him as 'witty and in constant demand' and said he enjoyed 'giving and attending scandalous parties.'