Delhi District Secondary School

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Delhi District Secondary School
Delhi secondary school ON front.jpg
Address
393 James Street [1]
Delhi, Ontario, N4B 2B6, Canada
Information
School number 903728 [2]
School board Grand Erie District School Board[3]
Religious affiliation Secular
Principal Alison High [4]
Vice principal Tina Baker[4]
School type Public high school[2]
Grades 9-12
Language English
Area Norfolk County, Ontario
Mascot Raider[1]
Team name Delhi Raiders[1]
Colours Blue and Gold         
Founded 1941
Enrollment 546 [5] (October 29, 2010)
Homepage http://schools.gedsb.net/ddss/

Delhi District Secondary School is a publicly funded high school that is located near downtown Delhi in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.

Summary[edit]

This rural school had one of the lowest enrollment rates in Norfolk County, and had been considered for closure on several occasions, until September 2010 when they received over 200 students from Norwich Secondary School. Delhi District Secondary School has a variety of athletic teams. These include football, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, soccer (association football), tennis, badminton, cross country, track and field, scholastic wrestling, swimming and more. They are collectively known as the "Raiders." The Delhi teams usually have a rivalry with the athletic teams from Simcoe Composite School and Holy Trinity.

For one of the smallest schools in the district the Raiders have the biggest spirit and sense of community and therefore won the 2010 Young Canada Day at Norfolk County Fair (defeating both Holy Trinity and Simcoe Composite School). Delhi also won first place over all as the defending champions at the Norfolk County Fair 2011. They received first in Cheerleading, Mens Tug of War, Special Effects to win first over all.

Port Dover Composite School was officially closed permanently on January 31, 2013. In response, DDSS has beefed up their academics programs in an attempt to keep transfer students from going to their rival Simcoe Composite School.[6] Advanced placement courses were made available for senior academic subjects. Busing for the Norwich area was eventually kept intact; as they represented the northernmost traditional boundary for DDSS busing.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Contacts". Delhi District Secondary School. Retrieved 2006-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b "School Information". Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2006-07-27. 
  3. ^ "GEDSB School Directory". Delhi District Secondary School. Retrieved 2006-07-27. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Hartlen, Vicki (2007-01-31). "New principal, vice-principal excited about DDSS future". Delhi News-Record (Bowes Publishers). Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Secondary Enrolments". Grand Erie District School Board. Retrieved 2006-07-27. [dead link]
  6. ^ "PDCS will close at end of semester". The Simcoe Reformer. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) - Norfolk Secondary". Grand Erie District School Board. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 

Coordinates: 42°51′05″N 80°29′31″W / 42.851507°N 80.491869°W / 42.851507; -80.491869