Huron Heights Secondary School

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This article is about the school in Newmarket. For the school in Kitchener, see Huron Heights Secondary School (Kitchener).
Huron Heights Secondary School
Huron Heights Scool logo.png
Address
40 Huron Heights Dr.
Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 3J9
Canada
Coordinates 44°3′51″N 79°26′43″W / 44.06417°N 79.44528°W / 44.06417; -79.44528Coordinates: 44°3′51″N 79°26′43″W / 44.06417°N 79.44528°W / 44.06417; -79.44528
Information
School type High School
Motto Reach for the Heights
Religious affiliation(s) Secular
Established 1962
School board York Region District School Board
Superintendent Drew McNaughton
Area trustee Loralea Carruthers
Martin Van Beek
Principal Mirella Sanwalka
Enrollment 1513[1] (October 2013)
Team name Warriors
Website
Last updated: September 2014

Huron Heights Secondary School is a public high school in the York Region District School Board which opened in 1962. Additions were added in 1965 and 1969. It is located in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and serves students from the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury area.

The name comes from the First Nation that inhabited the area and the height of land on which the school is located in the northwest part of the town. It also began to share the Newmarket-area enrichment program with Newmarket High School in 2000.

It is also home to the Regional Arts education program for North York Region, called Arts Huron. This rivals Unionville High School, of Markham, which is the regional arts school to south. Arts Huron provides students with a quality education in dance, drama, visual arts, technology, and music. Graduates receive a certificate of specialization in whichever area of the program for which they earned 5 or more credits. Many Arts Huron alumni go on to attend reputable arts programs such as those at Humber College (jazz), University of Toronto (jazz and classical), University of York (jazz), and the University of Western Ontario (music education).

The 2005 student population was approximately 1,850, in grades 9-12. The floor area is approximately 20 900 m².

Feeder schools[edit]

  • Glen Cedar Public School
  • Meadowbrook Public School
  • Prince Charles Public School
  • Mount Albert Public School
  • Sharon Public School

(Among Others)

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