Warren Harding High School

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Not to be confused with Warren G. Harding High School.
Warren Harding High School
1734 Central Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Bridgeport, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates 41°11′28″N 73°10′02″W / 41.1910°N 73.1673°W / 41.1910; -73.1673Coordinates: 41°11′28″N 73°10′02″W / 41.1910°N 73.1673°W / 41.1910; -73.1673
Type Public
Established 1925
Principal Carmen McPherson
Staff 104
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1324

Warren Harding High School is a public high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Fairfield County), commonly called Harding High School. The cornerstone of Warren Harding High School was built on May 10, 1924 and the school opened on September 9, 1925. The students are referred to by the mascot name of the Warren Harding High "Presidents".

Notable alumni[edit]

  • John Edward Bagley, played basketball for Cleveland Cavaliers from 1983–1987, New Jersey Nets from 1988–1989, Boston Celtics from 1990–1993, and Atlanta Hawks in 1994.
  • Mike L. Jones (1985), played football for Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, and Seattle Seahawks.
  • Walt Kelly (1930), cartoonist.
  • Wes Matthews, attended Harding from 1974–77 and played basketball for numerous teams (Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Eagles, Jacksonville Hooters, Memphis and the Atlanta Trojans).
  • Wayne Moore, 1949 graduate and Olympic gold medalist from the 1952 Summer Olympics.
  • Nejdra Nance, a child abductee who received national attention for solving her own kidnapping 23 years later.
  • David W. Rowe (1985), ran track for the U.S Navy National team in the Olympics.
  • Charles Smith (1985), played basketball for New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Florida Beachdogs, and San Antonio Spurs.
  • 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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