Matthew Fontaine Maury High School
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|Matthew Fontaine Maury High School|
|322 Shirley Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Norfolk Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Mr. Michael Spencer (Interim Superintendent)|
|Principal||Ms. Karen Berg (Interim Principal)|
|Color(s)||Burnt orange and navy blue ██|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
AAA Eastern Region
|Rival||Granby High School|
Matthew Fontaine Maury High School also known as Maury High School, one of five city comprehensive high schools, is a high school located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Ghent, the community immediately surrounding Maury High School, has experienced a period of renewal which includes upscale single-family and town home construction along with a steady increase of small businesses.
Maury's school mascot is the Commodore. The high school is named for Matthew Fontaine Maury. It is home of the Medical and Health Specialty Program. In 2007, Newsweek placed Maury High School in the top 1300 of America's Top Public High Schools. Maury High School and rival Granby High School were the only schools from the Norfolk Public School system to place.
Maury High School opened its doors in 1911 and was completely renovated in 1986. This modernization maintained the architectural integrity of the original neo-classical structure while converting Maury into an educational facility complete with media center and cafeteria atria where unused courtyards once stood.
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