Waterford High School (Connecticut)

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Waterford High School
Address
20 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
United States
Coordinates 41°20′27″N 72°7′42″W / 41.34083°N 72.12833°W / 41.34083; -72.12833Coordinates: 41°20′27″N 72°7′42″W / 41.34083°N 72.12833°W / 41.34083; -72.12833
Information
School district Waterford Public Schools
Principal Andre Hauser
Teaching staff 65 (as of 2006-07)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 983 (2006-07)
Student to teacher ratio 15.1 (as of 2006-07)
Campus size 46 acres (190,000 m2)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue and White
Athletics conference Eastern Connecticut Conference
Mascot Lancer
Publication "The Round Table" Literary Magazine
Newspaper The Lancelot
Yearbook Excalibur
Website
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Waterford High School is a public high school in Waterford, Connecticut, United States.

History[edit]

Waterford's first high school was constructed in 1956, and had 24 rooms. It was first occupied in January, 1957 with 612 students in grades 7-9. The school became a four- year 9-12 school in 1959. The first graduating class of 161 students was in 1960.[2]

The project to build a new high school and renovate-to-new the field house began in 2010 with a budget of $72 million.

Campus[edit]

The campus has had a growth in facilities in the following years: 1956, 1959, 1962, 1968, 1982, and 2010.[2]

The construction of a new building began in the spring of 2010 and the new high school officially opened for classes on Monday, April 8, 2013.[3] The original high school was scheduled for demolition during the summer of 2013.

This is the second high school built in Waterford.

Academics[edit]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Student groups and activities include magazine club, anti-bullying coalition,dance club, drama club, Exchange: All Mentors club, fencing club, magazine (Pulse), film society, Key Club, medical careers club, National Honor Society, newspaper, Ocean Science Bowl, Science Bowl, Students Against Destructive Decisions, student council, video production club, and yearbook. Additionally, Waterford High School offers a great deal of choices in the music department, with a string orchestra, chamber orchestra, symphonic band, jazz band, concert choir, and chamber choir.

Athletics[edit]

Waterford High School belongs to the Eastern Connecticut Conference. East Lyme High School has traditionally been Waterford’s rival in sports. The Waterford sports teams are known as the Lancers and compete in the following sports:[4]

  • Baseball (boys)
    • State champion - 1968, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1988, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2005[5]
  • Basketball (boys
    • State Champion - 2012 [6]
  • Basketball (girls)
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Fencing -foil and épée (boys & girls)
  • Field hockey (girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys & girls)
  • Lacrosse (boys & girls)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
    • Girls state champion - 2013[7]
  • Softball (girls)
    • State champion - 1983, 2009 and 2010[8]
  • Swimming (boys & girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track and field (boys & girls)
    • Girls state champions - 1990[9]
  • Volleyball (girls) - 2015[10]
  • Wrestling (boys)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Detail for Waterford High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  2. ^ a b Bachman, Robert (2000) [1967]. An Illustrated History of Waterford Connecticut. Waterford, CT: Town of Waterford and Thames Printing Company, Inc. pp. 120–121. LCCN 98060133. 
  3. ^ Larreneta, Izaskun (April 4, 2013). "'The finest high school in all of Connecticut' opens its doors in Waterford". The New London Day. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "CIAC Member School Information Waterford". ciacsports.com. Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "CIAC BASEBALL TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). ciacsports.com. Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "CIAC BASKETBALL TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "CIAC GIRLS SOCCER TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). ciacsports.com. Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "CIAC SOFTBALL TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). ciacsports.com. Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "CIAC GIRLS OUTDOOR TRACK TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). ciacsports.com. Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "CIAC VOLLEYBALL STATE CHAMPIONS" (pdf). Conn. Interscholastic Athletic Conf. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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