Paris District High School
|Paris District High School|
|231 Grand River North
|School board||Grand Erie District School Board|
|Colour(s)||Red, black and white|
|Team name||Paris Panthers|
Paris District High School (PDHS) is a regional high school in Paris, Ontario, Canada. The school itself was built in 1923, replacing the previous grammar school which had been built in 1858, and was known officially as Paris High School until a large addition was constructed in the late 1960s.
In 2004, PDHS served students from Paris and other towns found in the immediate area, including St. George, Drumbo, Burford, Princeton and Glen Morris. The school maintains rigorous academic standards, with over 30% of the Class of 2001 graduating as Ontario Scholars.
Notable alumni and staff
PDHS has produced both nationally and internationally recognizable alumni, including:
- Syl Apps - former Olympian, Toronto Maple Leafs player and Member of Provincial Parliament
- Walter Gretzky - Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson; father of Wayne Gretzky
- Ted Reader - celebrity chef
- Linda Schuyler - television producer of the Degrassi franchise
- Barry Silverthorn - documentary producer of The End of Suburbia