|Warren Harding High School|
379 Bond Street
|Number of students||967 (2017-18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.84|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold |
Warren Harding High School is a public high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. It is commonly called Harding High School. Its cornerstone was laid on May 10, 1924, and the school opened on September 9, 1925. The school is named for then recently deceased President Warren G. Harding.
The Presidents sports seasons are in the traditional fall/winter/spring format. Sports include football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, golf, track, and softball.
Built at a cost of $107 million the new building was completed in 2018 and is a four-story 207,000 square feet (19,200 m2) square foot structure. It was built on a former General Electric factory site which underwent considerable environmental remediation. The building has many security features, including bulletproof glass and 130 security cameras.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (June 2018)
- John Edward Bagley (1979), professional basketball player
- Mike L. Jones (1985), professional football player
- Walt Kelly (1930), cartoonist, creator of Pogo
- Fay Honey Knopp (1935), Quaker minister, peace and civil rights advocate, and prison abolitionist
- Wes Matthews (attended Harding 1974–77), professional basketball player
- Wayne Moore (1949), Olympic gold medalist from the 1952 Summer Olympics
- Nejdra Nance, child abductee who received national attention for solving her own kidnapping 23 years later
- Charles Smith (1984), professional basketball player
- Samuel J. Tedesco, Mayor of Bridgeport (1957-1965), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1963-1965), Judge of the Superior Court (1967-1980)
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