Edward Little High School

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Edward Little High School
Edward Little High School front April 2007.jpg
77 Harris St.
Auburn, Maine, Androscoggin Country 04210
United States
Coordinates 44°5′40″N 70°14′5″W / 44.09444°N 70.23472°W / 44.09444; -70.23472Coordinates: 44°5′40″N 70°14′5″W / 44.09444°N 70.23472°W / 44.09444; -70.23472
School district Auburn School Department
Superintendent Katy Grondin
CEEB code 200035
Principal Mr. Scott Annear
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Nickname Red Eddies
Rivals Lewiston High School, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
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Edward Little High School is a public high school in Auburn, Maine, United States that was first established as Lewiston Falls Academy in 1835. Philanthropist Edward Little donated 9 acres (3.6 ha) and considerable money to the academy, which was named in his honor. The school is now situated on a 56.25-acre (22.76 ha) tract of land overlooking the city from the top of Goff Hill in Auburn Heights.



ELHS, circa 1906
Edward Little High School circa 1906
Edward Little Memorial (1875–76), Franklin Simmons, sculptor.

The school was first commissioned by the Maine State Legislature as Lewiston Falls Academy. Little contributed numerous resources to the school, including land and money. It was renamed to the Edward Little Institute in September 1849. When the City of Auburn was given control over the school in April 1874, it came with the condition that the school always be named in honor of Edward Little. At the beginning of the 1930s, a second building was erected. The school suffered a fire that destroyed the entire third floor in 1943.[1]


In 1961, the building currently used as Edward Little High School was completed. It cost US$1.9 million to build.[1]

In June 2009, the school was placed on probation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[2] Reasons cited for this probation included "the poor and inadequate condition of the school's kitchen facility...the insufficient heating system," and low funding for educational resources and technology.[3]


The school's sports teams are known as the Red Eddies, with the ghost of Edward Little as their mascot. The school is a member of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference. The school's most successful teams in recent years include Alpine ski racing, soccer, basketball[4][5] and track and field.[6][7] Other sports offered include soccer, baseball, cheering, cross country, football, lacrosse, swimming ice and field hockey, tennis, .[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "History of Edward Little". Edward Little High School. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Schools on Probation". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Letters from NEASC" (PDF). Renew EL. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Randy Whitehouse (9 February 2010). "Boys' Basketball: Edward Little defends KVAC title". Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Bill Stewart (8 February 2010). "Skowhegan girls win KVAC title". Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Randy Whitehouse (30 May 2010). "KVAC girls track and field: Red Eddies maroon competition". Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Randy Whitehouse (30 May 2010). "KVAC Boys Track and Field: Eddies hang on for another title". Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Athletic Dept". Edward Little High School. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 

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