Talk:The English High School
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Bold textIsn't Boston Latin older? 1821 for Boston English and 1635 for Boston Latin according to their respective web sites History of Boston Latin The English High School History. the difference may be that Boston Latin claims to be the oldest public school in the Americas. Boston English claims to be the oldest public school in this country. That Louis Farakhan went to Boston English was in a long bio piece that the Washington Post ran on him about 10 years ago. My father recalls his older sister being there in the 1940's. --paul 22:15, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
- English is the oldest public high school, Paul. Latin is private. karmafist 03:52, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
- Boston Latin is a magnet school, maybe you're confusing that with private but it is definitely a public school.~~
Neither of you are entirely correct. Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in America (founded 1635) and has always been public. It however is not a "magnet" school nor is it an academy but an "examination" school in which students must pass an exam in order to get in. The English High School is the oldest public high school in America and founded in 1821. Boston Latin did not start out as a high school but as a so called "Latin-Grammar" school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:12, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Glynn Academy High School?
What about Glynn Academy High School? It was founded in 1788 in Brunswick, Georgia, and despite the name "Academy" it is and always has been a public high school throughout its history.
The GA web site calls it the 2nd oldest in Georgia (after Richmond Academy, founded in 1783 in Augusta), but Richmond Academy was a military school after the Civil War.
Another article: http://www.glynngen.com/schools/glynnacad/
- Boston English High School was founded in 1821 as a high school. Glynn, while currently a high school, didn't start out as such. The article states that English High School is the oldest public high school because it has always been a high school and has always been public. As of 1821 there were no public high schools anywhere in the U.S. except for English High School. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
"sports" is leaving something key out:
What sport do they play againt each other? -- Bobak 01:18, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
The style "English High School of Boston" does not appear anywhere on the school's website--it is "English High School" or "English." Should this article be moved to English High School, Boston, Massachusetts?--Hjal 19:15, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
The school has never been known in Massachusetts as Boston English High School. It is referred to as "The English High School". The article, the, is used to designate its uniqueness. "of Boston" might be suitable to better identify it but it is not part of its title.
Boston Latin School, although older, (now Academy) began as a public elementary school. in the 18th century there were, in fact, two Latin schools in Boston.
English designation as the public high school in America is not just because it was the first public secondary school, but because it was a "high school" being modeled after the Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MacLennanJ (talk • contribs) 16:50, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
I have changed the importance rating from Mid to High, as most any history of American high schools includes a section on Boston English. It is a vital part of any encyclopedic collection of high school articles-- Lissoy 21:09, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Removal of content
The following content does not look important to me:
- English High School class of 1996 has a total of 11 seniors who went on to attend Boston College. Those students were accepted into Boston College School of Nursing, School of Management, School of Education and Arts and Science.
Why focus on 1996? Why focus on the seniors who went to Boston College? I'm going to remove this. If anyone wants to argue that it should stay, let me know.