Goose Creek High School
|Goose Creek High School|
1137 Redbank Road
|Type||Public high school|
|Oversight||Berkeley County School District|
|Color(s)||Black and gold|
Goose Creek High School offers grades 9-12. It is a public high school, and was founded in 1970. The current principal is Shameka Washington. Former principals include John Fulmer and Sam Brant.
As of 2014, Goose Creek High School has an enrollment of 1864 students, and employs 98 teachers. The student to teacher ratio is 16.89. Sophomores were 88.8% proficient in language arts and 84.6% proficient in math. The school was 49.97 percent female, and 50.03 percent male.
Goose Creek High is the only school in Berkeley County that offers the Berkeley Center for the Arts program. This includes visual arts, creative writing, drama, dance, voice, strings, as well as wind and percussion studies.
As of 2012, sports offered at Goose Creek High include baseball, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, track and field, soccer, softball, swimming, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball, and wrestling.
In 2009 the varsity boys' basketball team won the AAAA South Carolina Boys' Basketball State Championship. The head coach of this team was Brad Dobbles who, as of 2012, is an assistant coach at Charleston Southern University. In the post-season playoffs, the team defeated the following high schools: West Florence, Summerville, West Ashley, and Fort Dorchester. The team defeated Gaffney High School 63-58 in the State Championship.
In 2012 the varsity girls' basketball team won the AAAA South Carolina Girls' Basketball State Championship. The head coach was Tim Baldwin. The team went 22-1 in the regular season, with the lone loss coming from Redan High School from Stone Mountain, Georgia. In the post-season playoffs, the team defeated West Florence HS, North Augusta HS, Hartsville HS, Dutch Fork HS, and finally beat Spring Valley HS 52-51 in the state championship. The team ended the season with an overall record of 27-1.
Under head coach Chuck Reedy, the 2011 varsity football team won the AAAA Division 2 State Championship. This was the first football state championship in school history. The team ended the regular season 10-1 and entered the playoffs as the number 1 seed. The team started the playoffs by playing Lancaster High school. Goose Creek won the game 49-12 and advanced to the second round. There, the Gators beat Northwestern High school (who had eliminated the Gators the previous year) 41-7. In the third round the Gators played North Augusta and beat them 49-6. In the state championship the Gators faced the Greenwood Eagles. The game was played at Memorial Stadium at Clemson University. The Gators won the game and the state championship by a score of 37-21.
Goose Creek High is constructed into eight wings: the 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 wings. Located in the 100 wing are the band room, guidance offices, nurse, library, and teachers' service center. The school's old second cafeteria, the L.A. cafeteria, is located between the 500 and 600 wings. The new cafeteria is located in the new 300 building. The L.A. office is located in the 500 wing. The main office was also placed temporarily on the 500 wing; now it is in the new 200 building. The school gym is its own separate building which includes the basketball court, weight room, locker rooms, training room, coaches offices, and equipment room.
Major renovations were expected to be completed in late 2016 or early 2017. Upon being finished, Goose Creek High will be a multiple story building. The 200, 300, 600 and 700 wings are planned to be demolished, while most of the 100 wing is planned to be renovated.
Clubs and organizations
- Academic Team
- Ambassadors for Christ
- Black History Bowl
- Creative Writing
- Cross country
- Ice hockey
- Junior Board
- Mu Alpha Theta
- National Honor Society
- Senior Class
- Skills USA
- Step team
- Student Council
- Swimming team
- Teacher Cadet
- Vex Robotics
- Voices of Praise
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