Rice Memorial High School

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Rice Memorial High School
Rice Memorial.jpg
Address
99 Proctor Avenue
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
United States
Coordinates 44°27′10″N 73°12′1″W / 44.45278°N 73.20028°W / 44.45278; -73.20028Coordinates: 44°27′10″N 73°12′1″W / 44.45278°N 73.20028°W / 44.45278; -73.20028
Information
Type Parochial, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1917
Opened 1959
Principal Sister Laura Della Santa
Faculty 41[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 421[1] (2014-2015)
Average class size 20[2]
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Color(s) Green and White         
Athletics 17 Interscholastic Sports
Mascot Green Knights
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[3]
Newspaper Knightly News
Associate Principal Lloyd Hulburd
Dean of Students Lloyd Hulburd
Director of Admissions Greg Lacroix
Athletic Director John Rock
Chief Financial Officer Lisa Cunningham
Website

Rice Memorial High School is a coeducational Roman Catholic secondary school in South Burlington, Vermont. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. The student body is mostly drawn from Northern and Central Vermont but includes other students including international students. The school and buildings were named for Bishop Joseph Rice who had established Cathedral High School in 1917. Tuition per student, excluding certain fees such as $150 registration fee, and $125 extracurricular participation fee, has been set as $10,111 for the 2017-2018 school year (up from $9,630 annually for the 2016-2017 school year, $9,395 annually for the 2015-2016 school year, and $8,950 for the 2014-2015 school year).[4]

History[edit]

It was opened on February 1, 1959 by Bishop Robert Joyce. Previous to this the school was known as Cathedral High School, which had been founded in 1917, and was located in Burlington, Vermont. Rice Memorial High School was built to replace the decaying building of Cathedral High School. On the day it became Rice Memorial High School, 900 students marched from the old Cathedral High School to the new high school.[5] The school equally recognizes the graduates of both schools, Cathedral/Rice, as a "joint" alumni.[6]

Boys' basketball had a 54-6 record from the fall season of 2007 through January 2009. Its only losses were to Burlington High School. Burlington's only loss since the 2007 season had been to Rice, in the 2009 State Championship[7] They played Burlington High School in consecutive seasons, 2007-09, for the Vermont State Division I championship's, winning in 2007-09. From 2007-14, the boys' basketball team played in 7 out of 8 finals, winning 5 state titles.[8]

In 2009, a fire caused damage to the gymnasium.[citation needed]

Academic[edit]

The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[9]

Students[edit]

The student body has approximately 400 students, approximately 2/3 of whom are Catholic. 21 courses are offered in the Honors and Advanced Placement programs. In 2006, 64% of students scored 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams. The average SAT score is 1799.[citation needed] 96% of students are accepted into four-year colleges.[citation needed]

Faculty[edit]

The average faculty member has 17 years experience, and 68% of the faculty have advanced degrees.

Principals[edit]

  1. Msgr. Wendell Searles [6]
  2. Rev. Roland Rivard 1975-1982
  3. Rev. Ronald Soutiere 1982
  4. Mr. John Lemon 1982
  5. Mr. Phillip Soltau 1982-1984
  6. Bro. John Collignon 1984-1994
  7. Bro. Roger Lemoyne 1994-1998
  8. Mr. John McCarthy 1998-2003
  9. Dr. Alan Crowley (1976) 2003-2006[6]
  10. Msgr. Bernie Bourgeois 2006-2016[6]
  11. Sister Laura Della Santa 2016-Present

Athletics[edit]

About 80% of the students participate in interscholastic athletics.[2] There are 32 athletic teams that compete in 17 different sports. The school's prime rival is cross-town Burlington High School.[10] Rice Memorial's mascot is the Green Knight.

Recognition[edit]

State Championships:

  • Division II Boys' Golf (2014)[citation needed]
  • Division I Boys' Ice Hockey (1994, 1995)[citation needed]
  • Division I Girls' Soccer (1999)[11]
  • Division I Boys' Baseball 1964, 2014, 2015)[citation needed]
  • Division I Boys' Basketball (1968, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1985, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)[citation needed]
  • Division I Girls' Basketball (1980, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012)[12]
  • Division I Boys' Tennis (1984, 1987)[citation needed]
  • Division I Girls' Tennis (1985, 1988, 2008)[citation needed]
  • Division II Boys' Soccer (1994, 2001, 2014)[11]
  • Division II Girls' Track & Field (1994)[citation needed]
  • Division II Girls' Soccer (1989, 1997)[11]
  • Division II Boys' Track (2003)[citation needed]
  • Division II Football (1983, 1988, 1989, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)[13]
  • Division III Football (2004)[13]
  • Division II Boys' Lacrosse (2005, 2011)[citation needed]
  • Division III Boys' Swimming (2007)[citation needed]
  • Division I Scholar's Bowl (1984, 1986)[citation needed]
  • Division II Field Hockey (2014)[citation needed]
  • Division III Field Hockey (2008, 2009, 2010)[citation needed]
  • Division II Girls' Lacrosse (2012, 2013)[14]
  • Division II Girls' Indoor Track (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)[15][16]
  • Division II Boys' Indoor Track (2015)[16]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rice Memorial High School - History; accessed March 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Rice Memorial High School - Just the Facts; accessed March 30, 2015.
  3. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools – Vermont Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Tuition and Fees". Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Buscher, Sara (September 26, 2008). Rice alumni will hold walk to celebrate 50th anniversary. Burlington Free Press. 
  6. ^ a b c d Rice Memorial High School newsletter, Spring 2006; accessed March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Donoghue, Mike (January 13, 2009). BHS:Seahorses rally for win over Rice. Burlington Free Press. 
  8. ^ Boys' Basketball records, vpaonline.org; accessed March 30, 2015.
  9. ^ New England Association of Schools and Colleges Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., cis.neasc.org; retrieved June 22, 2008.
  10. ^ Journal Of The Vermont Senate, leg.state.vt.us; accessed March 30, 2015.
  11. ^ a b c Vermont Principals Association (girls' soccer); accessed January 5, 2008 Archived November 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Girls' Basketball, vbca.info; accessed January 5, 2008.
  13. ^ a b Vermont Principals Association (football) accessed 11 December 2010
  14. ^ Vermont Principals Association (girls' lacrosse); accessed March 30, 2015
  15. ^ "Indoor track state championship results". USA Today High School Sports. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Scott Fleishman (14 February 2015). "High School Indoor State Championships". Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Top 50 Greatest Athletes in Vermont state history", SportsIllustrated.cnn.com; accessed March 30, 2015.
  18. ^ Adam Silverman, Burlington Free Press, Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies, usatoday.com, June 19, 2013.