Wissahickon High School

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Wissahickon High School
Wissahickon High School.jpg
The school in 2017
Address
521 Houston Road

,
United States
Coordinates40°10′18″N 75°13′40″W / 40.1718°N 75.2277°W / 40.1718; -75.2277Coordinates: 40°10′18″N 75°13′40″W / 40.1718°N 75.2277°W / 40.1718; -75.2277
Information
TypePublic
Established1929
School districtWissahickon School District
PrincipalLynne Blair
Teaching staff377
Enrollment1,460 (2020-2021)[1]
Color(s)  Blue
  Gold
SloganTrue Blue With a Heart of Gold
MascotTrojan
NicknameTrojans
RivalUpper Dublin High School[citation needed]
NewspaperThe Trojan Times
Websitehighschool.wissahickonsd.org

Wissahickon High School is the sole public high school of the Wissahickon School District, and is located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

The school is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.[2]

In 2021, Wissahickon High School was ranked as the 12th best public high school in Pennsylvania and 384th in the nation by Niche.[3] U.S. News and World Report 2020 ranked WHS #1 Best High School in Montgomery County and #8 best in the state (#5 compared to public high schools only, with magnet schools removed).[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Wissahickon athletic department is currently admitted under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and by school size is sanctioned under District I.[5] The high school boasts 2 artificial turf fields, 1 stadium, and a natatorium which serves the Wissahickon football, men and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, women's field hockey, men's and women's swimming, and numerous community club teams. Wissahickon has an athletic rivalry with Upper Dublin High School.

Baseball[edit]

The Wissahickon basketball team is ranked 10th in Philadelphia by CSN philly.com.[6] The program changed coaches in 2008 and again in 2013 and has steadily worked their way back to conference champions and state contenders.[citation needed]

Tennis[edit]

The 2011 Wissahickon boys tennis team made states for the first time in school history.

Soccer[edit]

The soccer team in 2010 was ranked up to 10th in the state and 7th in the area at the end of the season by the Philly Inquirer.[7]

Track and Field[edit]

The Boys track team has won the American Conference Championship 10 of the last 12 years and boasts 21 individual Pa. State Champions, 3 State Relay Champions, 80 State Medalists (2nd thru 8th) and has won 3 State Championship team titles (1967 'B', 1972 'A', 1982 'AAA').

Football[edit]

The Trojan football team were the 1973 & 1987 BuxMont Champions and 2007 PIAA Suburban One - American Champions.[8]

Hockey[edit]

The Trojan hockey team placed second in the Delaware Valley Hockey League in the 2014–2015 season.

Extracurriculars[edit]

Student Council[edit]

The Wissahickon High School Student Council strives to encourage school pride and provide a meaningful school experience for all students.

The Wissahickon High School Student Council is overseen by two faculty advisors. Its student leadership consists of four elected student executives (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and 16 student senators (four members from each grade level).[9]

QuizBowl[edit]

The school's QuizBowl team competed in the 2016-2017 QuizNet National Championship.

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 School Profile" (PDF). www.wsdweb.org.
  2. ^ "About Wissahickon School District". www.wsdweb.org. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "2021 Wissahickon Senior High School Rankings". Niche. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "2020 School Profile" (PDF). www.wsdweb.org.
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association". Retrieved January 16, 2008.
  6. ^ "2009-10 High School Boys Basketball Preview". Csnphilly.com. December 5, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  7. ^ [1] Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Sports, Ed Weaver, Circle W. "WissahickonFootball.com". WissahickonFootball.com. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  9. ^ "WHS Student Council". www.whsstuco.org. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES". Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  11. ^ Schubert, Anne Marie (July 6, 2017), "The Prosecution of Cold Case Murders", Cold Case Homicides, CRC Press, pp. 151–164, ISBN 978-1-315-22825-9, retrieved December 21, 2020

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