Sanford High School
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|Sanford High School|
|52 Sanford High School Boulevard
Sanford, Maine 04073
|• Grade 9||~272|
|Schedule||Four blocks a day with Spartan time in between blocks two and three. Alternating schedule for freshmen (red and white days)|
|Color(s)||Red, White, and Black|
|Song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Website||Sanford High School|
Sanford High School is a school located in Sanford, Maine. The current school building was built in the 1970s. Sanford's campus population, as of the 2013-2014 school year, is 1,063 students.
Sanford High School is a member of the Southwestern Maine Athletics Association (SMAA) which is in Western Maine Class A. The mascot was the "Redskins" until 2012, when the school decided to change their mascot due to claims from the Native American tribes of Maine that it was offensive. The students ended up voting to change their mascot name the "Spartans." Facilities include Cobb Stadium (football, soccer, track), Goodall Park (baseball, field hockey), Little League Park (softball), Shaw Field (subvarsity soccer teams), and the Sanford Veterans Memorial Gymnasium (basketball and wrestling).
The football team was "Class B" State Champion is 1956 and 1959 and "Class A" State Runner-up in 1978 and 1982, State "Class A" Champion in 1998, and Western Maine "Class A" Runner-Up in 1999.
Sanford High School's rival team is the Massabesic Mustangs, and their existing rivalry in wrestling expanded into all sports beginning in the fall of 1987, when Massabesic entered the "Class A" division. Prior to that, the longstanding rivalry for Sanford was with the Biddeford High School Tigers, and the two schools began competing with each other prior to 1900.
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