Harwood Union High School

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Harwood Union High School
458 VT Route 100
South Duxbury, Vermont 05660

United States
Coordinates 44°15′14″N 72°47′11″W / 44.253837°N 72.786494°W / 44.253837; -72.786494Coordinates: 44°15′14″N 72°47′11″W / 44.253837°N 72.786494°W / 44.253837; -72.786494
Type Public
Established 1967
School district Harwood Union High School District #19
Principal Lisa Atwood
Amy Rex
Faculty 70.7 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 7 to 12
Enrollment 828[1] (2005-06)
Student to teacher ratio 11.7[1]
Color(s) Black and Gold
Slogan Give respect, get respect
Sports Cross country running, soccer, tennis, field hockey, basketball, cross country skiing, track and field, and baseball
Mascot Highlander
Nickname HU
Team name Highlanders
Budget US$11,243,609[2]

Harwood Union High School is a mid-sized public secondary school located in South Duxbury, Vermont. As a member of the Washington West Supervisory Union, the school serves the towns of Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, and Waterbury.[4] The institution is also referred to as "Harwood UHSD #19."

History and overview[edit]

Ground broke in 1964 for the construction of Harwood High School. Situated in South Duxbury, the school was built on a 20-acre (81,000 m2) plot of land and cost approximately $1.6 million to build. Construction was completed in early 1966 and the doors opened for the 1966-1967 school year. Harwood is named after Dr. Charles Harwood, a local physician who served at the births of a large number of the schools original students. Harwood is a union high school, meaning it serves multiple towns. These towns are Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown, Duxbury Waterbury and Waterbury Center for the High School and Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and Moretown for the middle school. In 1997, Harwood underwent a $7.2 million renovation in order to modernize its facilities as well as add a dedicated Middle School wing of the school. These renovations included a new exterior design featuring a curved front roof meant to look like a turning page. Notably, Harwood began a compost program for its student in the school year of 2011-2012 to help the environment.

Students and sports[edit]

Harwood serves approximately 750 High School students and 150 Middle School students. The school falls into the Vermont Principals' Association Division 2 for all sports (as of 2007). Harwood Athletics include; Soccer, Field Hockey, Cross Country Running, Basketball, X/C Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Hockey, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Baseball, Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis and Softball. Harwood has become a seasonal favorite in Cross Country Running and Track, as well as Boys' Soccer and X/C Skiing.

Harwood boasts recent State Championships in 2007, 2008 2009, and 2011 Boys' Cross Country, 2007 Boys' Soccer; 2010 Boys' Lacrosse, 2009 and 2010 Boys' Track and Field. 2008 Boys' Soccer were State Runners up, after a loss to U-32 HS, 2008 Boys' Basketball were State Semi-finalists, and 2008 Boys' Lacrosse made it to the State Quarterfinals. The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams won the 2009 state championships sending both teams to New Englands. Girls' Cross Country were 2010 and 2011 State Champions. The Girls' soccer team finished as state runners up in 2009 and took home the Championship in 2010. The Girls' Field Hockey team has also won three straight championships, 2010-2012. The Girls' Ice Hockey also got state-runner up in 2011. Harwood also swept all categories Player of the Year in 2010.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Harwood Uhsd #19. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-04-29.
  2. ^ "Town Meeting: Washington County". Burlington Free Press. February 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ 2007-2008 Student Handbook (DOC). Harwood Union High School. Retrieved on 2008-04-29.
  4. ^ School Handbook. Harwood Union High School.

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