Mill Creek High School

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Mill Creek High School
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Location
Hoschton, Georgia 30548
United States
Coordinates 34°04′44″N 83°52′43″W / 34.078848°N 83.878602°W / 34.078848; -83.878602Coordinates: 34°04′44″N 83°52′43″W / 34.078848°N 83.878602°W / 34.078848; -83.878602
Information
Type Public 9-12
Established 2004
Principal Jason Lane
Enrollment 3,979
Color(s) Cardinal, Vegas gold, and navy
Mascot Harvey the Hawk
Rival Dacula High School, Mountain View High School
Newspaper The Mill Creek Chronicle
Website

Mill Creek High School is a high school in Hoschton, Georgia, United States. It serves the unincorporated area of Hamilton Mill, Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta, as well as Braselton. It also serves unincorporated areas (not city limits) such as zip codes 30548, 30019, 30542, 30517 and 30519. It has 3,997 students, and the most recent attendance counts have named it the largest school in Georgia.[1] It is fed by Frank N. Osborne Middle School and Glenn C. Jones Middle School.

Mill Creek was named for the 4th consecutive year as one of the schools in the top 5% in the country with regard to academics and test results.[2] The school's motto ("the vision") is, "By creating a culture of excellence through the development of character, academics, talents, leadership, and service, Mill Creek Hawks S.O.A.R (Strive to Overachieve through Accountability and Respect). [3]

In August 2004, Mill Creek opened with 2,500 students.[4] It now enrolls a little under 4,000 students, and 292 staff members. It has 53 trailers around the school to provide enough space for its many students.

Mill Creek has over 100 student clubs.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Mill Creek High School has traditionally been excellent across the wide variety of sports that it offers. The school has won championships in various sports and activities.

Mill Creek competed in Class AAAAAA from 2012-2016.

In 2008, the varsity softball team won the state championship.

In 2008 and 2009, the girls' varsity competition cheerleading team won the state championship.

In 2008 and 2009, the varsity girls' golf Team won the state championship.

In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Rachael Dudley, a swimmer for Mill Creek, won the state championship in the 100M butterfly.

In 2011 and 2014, the Pride of Mill Creek Marching Band was named Bands of America Regional Class AAAA Champions. They have marched in the London's New Years Day Parade, People's Day Parade in Italy, and the Holiday Bowl Parade in San Diego, California.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, the varsity winter guard were named WGI World Championships Scholastic A finalists, as well as Scholastic A Champions in SAPA Championships.

In 2015, the girls' cross country team won the GHSA State Cross Country Championships for the first time in school history.

In 2015, the varsity football team won Region 7 after an undefeated regular season.

In 2015, the varsity softball team won the GHSA State Championship.

Starting in 2016, Mill Creek will compete in Class AAAAAAA.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 1, 2002 - Construction began on Mill Creek High School.
  • December 21, 2003 - Jim Markham became Mill Creek's first principal.
  • August 5, 2004 - The doors opened for class registration.
  • August 9, 2004 - Mill Creek opened and had its first day of school.
  • October 2, 2004 - Mill Creek held its first Homecoming dance.
  • November 30, 2012 - Dr. Markham retired and Principal Lane took office.[6]

Yearbook[edit]

The Mill Creek yearbook, The Accipiter, is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association and the Computer Press Association.

Newspaper[edit]

The Mill Creek High school newspaper has won many awards. The newspaper's original name was The Current, with the slogan, "The Current, where the news always flows." This title only lasted from the opening of Mill Creek in 2004 until 2005. Mill Creek's mascot is the Hawk, so the paper was then titled The Hawk Print. In the statewide Journalism Banquet of 2007, The Hawk Print won first place in "Best Art or Illustration," "Best Photography," "Best News Section," and "Most Improved."[7] It is now known as the Mill Creek Chronicle, who's newspaper magazine is shaped with contemporary design, journalistic photography, and well covered stories.

Notable alumni[edit]

Stephen Day, Musician, Class of 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain View graduates first-ever class". Southern Community Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.millcreekhighschool.org/index.php?page=principal
  3. ^ http://www.millcreekhs.com/index.php/our-school/about-mchs
  4. ^ http://www.millcreekhighschool.org/index.php
  5. ^ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 30, 2007 Thursday, NEWS; Pg. 1A, 625 words, LAURA DIAMOND; Staff
  6. ^ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 25, 2005 Wednesday, Home Edition, Gwinnett News;, Pg. 7JJ;
  7. ^ Darenberg, Heather. Gwinnettdailypost.com. Georgia First Amendment Foundation: Advocates for Open Government, FOI, Sunshine Laws. 11 May 2007. Web. 20 May 2011. http://www.gfaf.org/publicity/gwinnettdailypost_051007.htm

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