The High School, Dublin
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|The High School|
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|School type||Fee-paying Independent|
|Denomination||Church of Ireland|
|Established||1 October 1870|
|Founder||Governors of the Erasmus Smith Trust|
|Authority||Governors of the Erasmus Smith Trust|
|Administrator||Mr J A Davis|
|Principal||Mr G A Forrest|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Campus size||23 acres (93,000 m2)|
|School colour(s)||Black & Red|
|School roll||800 pupils|
|Publication||The High School Today newsletter|
|Yearbook||The Erasmian and Diocesan Times|
|School fees||€5500 (2014/15)|
|Website||The High School Dublin|
The High School is an independent, co-educational school located in Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland.The school is Protestant managed and its ethos is that of the Church of Ireland. It was founded in 1870 in Harcourt Street before moving to its current location in Rathgar in 1971 and amalgamated with The Diocesan School for Girls in 1974, thereby becoming co-educational.
The school was established on 1 October 1870 and was originally based on Harcourt Street in Dublin. It moved to Rathgar in 1971 and amalgamated with The Diocesan Secondary School for Girls in 1974.
The High School began re-developing its campus with the "Millennium Developments" projects which were completed in the summer of 1998. The projects involved the creation of three new buildings. The first, the "T Block" contained four new classrooms: two Home Economics laboratories and two Technical Graphics rooms. The second building combined a music centre, archive room, rugby/cricket pavilion, and meeting rooms. This replaced the old Music Centre behind the school stage and the 30-year old rugby pavilion.
Laboratories and ICT project
In 2004/2005, a second computer room based on a thin-client network was created. Also in this school year plans were created to refurbish the 30-year old school laboratories to modern standards; among the new features are key-operated gas pressure systems and eye-wash stations. In the summer of 2004/2005, two more laboratories were refurbished.
In 2005/2006, some of the school classrooms were fitted with digital video projectors with the teachers in those classrooms being supplied with laptop computers for this purpose.
- Jack Butler Yeats (artist and brother of W.B. Yeats)
- W.B. Yeats, writer, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1923
- Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, musician
- Alan Shatter, TD for Dublin South and former Minister for Justice and Equality
- Trevor Sargent, TD for Dublin North and former Green Party leader
- David Norris, Senator for Dublin University
- John Robbie, former British and Irish Lions rugby player, Leinster Schools Cup winner in 1973. Radio presenter.
- Phil Orr, former British and Irish Lions & Ireland International rugby player
- Roly Meates, former Ireland rugby team head coach.
- Annalise Murphy, Olympic sailor, competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing fourth in her division.
- Charles D'Arcy, Church of Ireland archbishop
- Mr Justice Brian McCracken
- Denis O'Brien, Broadcasting and Telecom entrepreneur
- Leopold Bloom, main character in James Joyce novel Ulysses
- In 2009 The High School was ranked as the best-performing school in Ireland in terms of progression to third-level education. It was subsequently ranked as the best-performing school in south Dublin following 100% entry to third level education in 2012 and recorded 104% entry to third level education in 2013. In 2014 Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School were among the best in its history. In summary, 88% of the papers taken at higher level and 69% of all papers taken (the most important statistic) achieved grade C or better; grade E or less was obtained on 0.8% of all papers.