Gaithersburg High School

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Gaithersburg High School
Address
101 Education Blvd
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
United States
Coordinates 39°08′07.72″N 77°11′40.90″W / 39.1354778°N 77.1946944°W / 39.1354778; -77.1946944Coordinates: 39°08′07.72″N 77°11′40.90″W / 39.1354778°N 77.1946944°W / 39.1354778; -77.1946944
Information
Type Public Secondary
Motto Trojan Pride is on the Rise![1]
Established 1904
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
Principal Christine Handy Collins[1]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 2,010 (2015)[2]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Trojans
Newspaper The Blue & Gold
Website

Gaithersburg High School (GHS) is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school was founded in 1904 as "Gaithersburg School" and offered grades K-12. Since 2013, the school resides at 101 Education Blvd and currently offers education for those in grades 9–12. Both Forest Oak Middle School and Gaithersburg Middle School feed into the high school.

History[edit]

Gaithersburg High School in March 2010, before the 2013 reconstruction.

2011-2013 renovations[edit]

In the summer of 2011, construction began on a new school building. The project added to the wing built in 2007 and included renovations to that wing. A limited amount of student parking was available at the time because the new building was constructed on the old student lot. The project was completed in time for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.[3][4][5]

Sports[edit]

State champions[edit]

  • 1961 Boys Cross Country[6]
  • 1965 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 1966 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 1971 Boys Cross Country[6]
  • 1986 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 1986 Football
  • 1992 Football
  • 1997 Boys Basketball
  • 1998 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 2000 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 2000 Football
  • 2000 Boys Cross Country[6]
  • 2002 Boys Track and Field[6]
  • 2012 Girls Basketball State Champions[6]
  • 2012 Girls Swimming 500-yard Freestyle State Champion and Record-Holder[6]
  • 2012 Boys Swimming 200-yard Individual Medley State Champion and Record-Holder[6]
  • 2012 Boys Triple Jump 4A Champion[6]
  • 2015 Boys Varsity Baseball State Champions

Women's Basketball[edit]

Gaithersburg High School women's basketball team has been very successful for the past 6 years. With four State Final appearances and two State Championships, Gaithersburg has been a top contender in the state of Maryland.[7]

Men and Women's Swimming & Diving[edit]

Gaithersburg High School has had a swimming program since 1970. Gaithersburg is 1 of 26 high schools in Montgomery County that swim in 4 divisions based on how successful a team is. Each division has a number of teams which varies from year to year based on a team's record from the previous season.

More recently, the swimming & diving team, with athletes of different skill levels, has been one of the larger teams in the Montgomery County Public Schools.[8] A season consists of 2 Scrimmages (one at the beginning of the season and one before the divisional meet), 5 Dual Meets, 1 Divisional Meet, 1 Metros Meet, 1 Regional Meet, and 1 State Meet.[9] The Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swim Meet (commonly referred as Metros) is an invitational meet for swimming and diving teams from the D.C. area private schools and the Montgomery County Public Schools.

The 2011-2012 team had two State champions who were Junior Nationals level swimmers.[6][8][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Demographics[edit]

Gaithersburg High is a very diverse school. As of 2011, the school is 27.3% Black, 9.4% Asian, 36.9% Hispanic, and 23.7% Non-Hispanic White. The graduation rate is 76.2%.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Principal's Page". Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.localschooldirectory.com/public-school/38147/MD
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  11. ^ Boys' swimming – 2010–11 Winter All-Met – AllMetSports.com. Washingtonpost.com (2011-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  12. ^ Girls' swimming – 2010–11 Winter All-Met – AllMetSports.com. Washingtonpost.com (2011-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  13. ^ Gaithersburg High School, GAITHERSBURG, MD, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Hockey, Golf. Gaithersburgathletics.org. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  14. ^ Sports Videos. CSNwashington.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  15. ^ Sports Videos. CSNwashington.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  16. ^ Sports Videos. CSNwashington.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  17. ^ 2011 H.S. Results – Metros Championships. Pvswim.org (2011-02-27). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
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  19. ^ PressBox: HS Then & Now: For Abiamiri, Draft Day Was Just Gorgeous. Pressboxonline.com (2007-05-03). Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  20. ^ Lung cancer drug crizotinib sharply increases survival in patients with a specific gene mutation
  21. ^ Gaithersburg talent hopes to prove she is more than just a 'Voice'. gazette.net. Retrieved on 2012-06-24.
  22. ^ CLEMSON Baseball – CLEMSON University Official Athletic Site. Clemsontigers.cstv.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-25.
  23. ^ KIX Official Facebook Page

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