Mount Mansfield Union High School

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Mount Mansfield Union High School
MMU Logo.png
Location
211 Browns Trace
Jericho, Vermont

Coordinates44°29′10″N 72°57′43″W / 44.48611°N 72.96194°W / 44.48611; -72.96194Coordinates: 44°29′10″N 72°57′43″W / 44.48611°N 72.96194°W / 44.48611; -72.96194
Information
TypePublic, preparatory
Established1967
School district17
SuperintendentJohn Alberghini
CEEB code460205
PrincipalMichael Weston[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment814[2] (2016–17)
Color(s)Cougar Blue, Cardinal Blue, and White
MascotCougar
NicknameMMU
Team nameCougars
Website

Mount Mansfield Union High School (MMU) is a high school located near the center of Jericho, Vermont.[1] It is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and by the Vermont Department of Education.

Mount Mansfield Union High School is part of the Chittenden East SU school district, and serves students from Jericho, Underhill, Richmond, Huntington, Bolton, Jonesville, and Westford.

U.S. News ranked MMU as the best high school in Chittenden County, both public and private.[3] In April 2017 it was ranked as the third best high school in Vermont and at number 893 in the nation.[2] MMU has also been cited by BusinessWeek as being the "best high school in Vermont" and "among the best in New England", based on academic performance and standardized test scores.[4]

Curriculum[edit]

Language is not required for graduation from MMU, but since most students go to college or some other form of higher education, it is common to take at least two years of a foreign language. MMU offers Spanish, Latin, and French. Although only these are offered on campus, students may obtain credits through online courses or other local campuses, including that of the University of Vermont. Students also have the option of attending Essex Technical Center or Burlington Technical Center.

Math levels at MMU are slightly different from usual. The levels after basic math are Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus, whereas most schools have Algebra 2 before Geometry. The school has chosen to do this because of the use of geometry on the standardized tests that MMU juniors take.

The school uses a 4.33 GPA scale.

Sports offered[edit]

  • Football - State Champions 2018
  • Baseball - State Champions 1980, 1995, 1998, 2000
  • Boys' Basketball - State Champions 1995, 2004, 2005, 2012
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer - State Champions 1968 (tie), 1971, 1987 (tie), 1995, 2000, 2014, 2015
  • Girls' Soccer - State Champions 1991, 1992, 2003
  • Boys' Ice Hockey - State Champions 1984, 1988
  • Girls' Ice Hockey - State Champions 2016
  • Girls' Track - State Champions 1998, 1999, 2004
  • Boys' Track
  • Girls' Cross Country
  • Boys' Cross Country - Champions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Boys' Lacrosse - State Champions 2005
  • Girls' Lacrosse - State Champions 2003, 2004
  • Boys' Golf
  • Boys' Alpine Skiing
  • Girls' Alpine Skiing
  • Dance - State Champions 2011, 2016
  • Field Hockey - State Champions 1977 (tie), 1978
  • Boys' Nordic Skiing - State Champions 2016
  • Girls' Nordic Skiing
  • Softball - State Champions 1996, 2004
  • Wrestling - 2013 NVAC Champions
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' Indoor Track
  • Girls' Indoor Track

Recent major wins:

  • 2012 Vermont Basketball Division 1 State Champions[5]
  • 2012 Alpine Skiing Champions[6]
  • 2016 Vermont Girls Ice Hockey Division 2 State Champions

Activities offered[edit]

  • Advisory (mandatory for full-time students)
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Book Club
  • Card Game Playing Student-Led Group
  • CLASH (philosophy and debate club)
  • Community Service Club (4 hours of community service are required for all students every semester, and the club helps students meet or go beyond this requirement.)
  • Theater Department
  • Economics (Winners of 2015, 2016, and 2017 Vermont Treasury Cup) , Chess, and Basketball Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Film Club
  • GSTA (Gay, Straight, Transgender Alliance)
  • International Club
  • Juggling Club
  • Math League
  • Model United Nations Student-Led Group
  • Outing Club
  • Plant Club
  • The Tapeworm (School Satirical Newspaper
  • Scholars Bowl (2013, 2017 Medlar Cup winners)
  • Science Fiction Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Literary Magazine (MMUSE)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "School Profile 2010–2011". (PDF) Mount Mansfield Union High School. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
  2. ^ a b "Schools list". www.usnews.com.
  3. ^ "US News VT High School Ratings". US News.
  4. ^ "Businessweek Best High Schools". Businessweek.
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ [2][permanent dead link]