Manheim Township High School
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|Manheim Township High School|
|School district||Manheim Township School District|
|Head of school||David Rilatt|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.98|
|Color(s)||Blue and white|
|Mascot||Blue Streak and Sir Streaksalot the Lion|
|Rival||Hempfield High School|
|Newspaper||Blue Streak News|
Manheim Township High School is a four-year public high school located in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the only high school in the Manheim Township School District.
The school is known for its Quiz Bowl team, which won a national championship in 2000, and for its performing arts group, which is locally praised for its high-quality productions. Its student publication is Blue Streak News.
In 2008, Manheim Township High School was named one of the top 505 high schools in the nation by US News and World Report. Its CEEB Code for SAT registration and college applications is 392865.
The school was originally built in the 1950s with an addition in 1978. Renovations were done as of December 2008.
In 2006 a controversial construction project commenced, extending the newer air-conditioned 1978 side of the building. The project included a new classroom wing; a new gymnasium; fields between the new classroom wing and gymnasium; a new data room; industrial art shops; cafeteria addition and renovation; the demolition of the wrestling and industrial art shops; a renovation of the majority of the 1978 building, library, and the fields near Oregon Road; an auditorium; the demolition and removal of the 1950s building; construction of a connecting link to replace the 1950s building, technology education and two existing gyms; and demolition of existing electric room, pool and locker rooms, shuffleboard hall, convocation hall, nursing and guidance areas; music and stage support; partial tennis court demolition and modification; and Oregon and Valley Road improvements to occur during the summer months while school is in recess.
In 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded a grant to the school to buy new technology. The grant was part of Governor Ed Rendell's $20 million Classrooms for the Future Program, which Rendell announced on September 20, 2006. As part of the grant, the school received several SMART Boards manufactured by Polyvision and Webster Software, as well as several hundred MacBook and Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. On September 20, 2017 all students in grades 9-12 were issued an iPad.
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