Melbourne High School (Melbourne, Florida)

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Melbourne High School
Melbourne High School (Florida).jpg
Address
74 Bulldog Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida, 32901
United States
Coordinates 28°05′24″N 80°37′14″W / 28.0900157°N 80.6206091°W / 28.0900157; -80.6206091Coordinates: 28°05′24″N 80°37′14″W / 28.0900157°N 80.6206091°W / 28.0900157; -80.6206091
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1926
School district Brevard Public Schools
Principal Jim Willcoxon
Grades 9–12
Color(s) Green and White ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Mascot Bulldog

Melbourne High School or Mel-Hi is a public secondary school located in Melbourne, Florida, United States and operated by Brevard Public Schools. The principal is Jim Willcoxon.

History[edit]

Old Melbourne High School

The original high school was built on New Haven Avenue in 1919. It is now the Henegar Center. In 1948, the old Eau Gallie High School on Pineapple Avenue closed. Their former students were bused to Melbourne High.[1] Rotary International chartered their first Interact service club ever with 23 students at the school in 1960.[2]

In about 1953, Zora Neale Hurston staged the school's first integrated concert, though the school had not yet been integrated itself.[3]

The school experienced race riots during the period of integration from 1969-1972.[4]

The school's International Baccalaureate Prep program started during the 2006-2007 school year.[5]

In 2009 Melbourne High School became a magnet school which includes an Academy of Business and Finance. This is a National Academy Foundation program.[6]

Academics[edit]

The school has an Academy of Business and Finance ("The Academy"), International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement program and Dual enrollment.[7]

Athletics[edit]

The school's mascot is the bulldog. The school's rivals are Satellite High School, Eau Gallie High School, and Palm Bay High School.[8][9]

Recognition[edit]

  • Football 2A 1966 State Champions.[10]
  • Girl's Soccer State Champions 1987,[11] 2009,[12] 2010 5A,[13] and 2013 4A.[14]
  • Boy's Soccer 1994 5A State Champions,[15] 2009 & 2010 6A State Champions,[16] 2014 4A State Champions
  • Boy's Cross country won first in the state 4A Championships in 2007[17] and 2008
  • Girl's Cross country won first in the state 4A Championships in 2006[18]

Campus[edit]

In 2008, the school installed an artificial turf football field[19] and a new gym.[20] In 2008, the school board started construction on a new eight laboratory science building, which was completed in early 2009.[21]

Notables[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Teachers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EG Trail accessed February 28, 2008
  2. ^ "WHAT IS INTERACT?". Rotary International. 21 January 2002. Retrieved 13 April 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Brotemarkle, Ben (February 4, 2014). "Zora Neale Hurston fond of writing in Eau Gallie cottage". Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida). pp. 9A. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Florida Today obit on former superintendent accessed December 6, 2007[dead link]
  5. ^ Office of School Choice
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://melhigh.brevardschools.org/aca_prog/default.aspx
  8. ^ Gordon, Cheryl (14 October 1986). "High School Coaches Have Mixed Reaction to New District Allignments". Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida: Tribune Company). pp. D6. 'Crosstown rivals will remain crosstown rivals no matter what class or district you're in,' Melbourne Coach Tom McIntyre said. 'We'll still play Palm Bay... 
  9. ^ Zizzo, Mike (29 August 1991). "Melbourne High Pitcher Transfers to Rival Eau Gallie". Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida: Tribune Company). pp. F1. 
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ Cherry, Mike (13 February 2009). "Melbourne girls take state soccer title". Florida Today. 
  13. ^ Guthrie, Jarrett (21 February 2010). "Historic run". Florida Today. 
  14. ^ Dowling, Lyn (February 10, 2013). "Penalty kicks cap off gritty comeback effort". Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida). pp. 1C. 
  15. ^ [4]
  16. ^ Cherry, Mike (26 March 2009). "Zimmerman the man in the middle". Florida Today. Retrieved 13 April 2009. the Class 6A state champion Bulldogs [dead link]
  17. ^ FHSAA Cross Country 4A 2007 State Meet Results accessed September 17, 2008
  18. ^ FHSAA Cross Country 4A 2007 State Meet Results accessed September 17, 2008
  19. ^ - "Local turf fields get the lead out"
  20. ^ Downs, Megan (23 March 2009). "Melbourne High to honor McIntyre". Florida Today. Retrieved 1 April 2009. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Melbourne High School: Comprehensive Additions and Renovations" (PDF). Brevard Public Schools. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  22. ^ Coconut, Commander (8 May 2001). "Tuesday Column". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 13 April 2009. Jorja Fox who plays Sara, went to Indialantic's Hoover Junior High and then Melbourne High School 
  23. ^ Biscardi, Sharon (January 19, 2003). "Celebrities meet in Brevard town". Florida Today. p. 1. 
  24. ^ Ruggieri, Melissa (9 March 2007). "His life sounds just like a song: Nostalgia big part of Thompson's 'Just a Blur in the Rearview'". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 13 April 2009. [dead link]
  25. ^ "Parrotheads and Palm Trees: 2009 State of the Chamber" (PDF). Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009. A Melbourne native and Melbourne High School graduate, Robbin Thompson [dead link]
  26. ^ "Inglewood Astronaut to Make 2 Spacewalks". NBC. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 

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