Eastern Guilford High School
|Eastern Guilford High School|
|Motto||"We Are Family"|
|Principal||Mrs. Marilyn Foley|
|Grades||9th to 12th|
|Number of students||1,600|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
Eastern Guilford High School is a school located in Gibsonville, North Carolina. The school originally opened in 1974. Today, it currently serves Grades 9 through 12, with an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students.
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On November 1, 2006 at approximately 2:20 PM, a fire broke out in a chemistry lab office. The school was severely damaged and was declared a total loss. All of the students were evacuated and there were no injuries; however, the building had to be demolished due to safety concerns. On December 7, 2006, it was reported that the cause of the fire was ruled as arson, and a $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting the fire. The Guilford County Sheriff's Department have spoken with "people of interest" who they believe may have been involved with the arson.
On November 8 2006, seniors and juniors resumed their classes at Guilford Technical Community College's Greensboro campus. Shortly thereafter, on November 14, sophomores and freshmen resumed classes at the vacant Central North Carolina School for the Deaf campus. The students finished out the school year at their respective campuses.
New school construction
The students of Eastern Guilford were attending classes at a "pod village". Construction of the new Eastern Guilford High School building is complete. The school is of the same architectural design as the recently constructed Northern Guilford High School, and has a capacity of 1,600 students. The original estimated date of completion was January 2009, but construction was not completed until April 2009. Students began attending classes in the new building when they returned from spring break.
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