Arlington High School (Oregon)
Arlington High School is a public charter high school in Arlington, United States. It is part of the Arlington School District #3. In 2008, 100% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of four students, four graduated and none dropped out. Doc Severinsen, musician
Arlington High School (New York)
Arlington High School is a public high school in the Arlington Central School District located in Lagrangeville, New York, United States, on Route 55. The school, although not the current building, has its origins in the early years of the Arlington Union Free School District Number 7, the district's name from 1900 to 1961; when the district was formed, there were only two school buildings. In 1900, only one year of high school work was offered. In 1922, it was expanded to two years. In 1926, Arlington High School was granted a charter as a six-year high school, its first commencement was held with only nine students graduating. The Arlingtonian is the official school newspaper; the paper is student-run, although it is faculty-advised. Although the paper focuses on school events and news, it includes local news and information regarding fund-raising events; the Arlingtonian publishes bi-monthly. The newspaper is distributed free to all students, as well as local stores. A home delivery option is available.
Arlington offers senior students the option to fulfill their high-school graduation requirements while completing a full year of college at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The program permits the student to earn up to 15 credits while fulfilling the basic Regents Prep courses in history and mathematics Senior Follies is an Arlington High School Tradition that dates back to the 1970s, it is a comedy and music show featuring members of the graduating class hosted by Senior Class Student Government. In 2011, the long-standing tradition resurfaced for the first time in six years; the original building constructed to house Arlington High School was built on Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie. It went on to be used as the Arthur S. May Elementary School, most it was purchased by nearby Vassar College; the second high school went on to become the Arlington Middle School. That building is now the current location of the Arthur S. May Elementary School, which moved into the building in 2014; the current Arlington High School building constructed in 1961, has been expanded several times, most in 2009.
The newly expanded high school includes a main lobby. Adjacent to the main lobby are the "Main Annex" and a New York State Police office. Attached to this are two long hallways running in opposite directions, which house more offices and classrooms. At the end of one of the hallways are the Gyms, as well as the Athletic Department office. At the end of the other hallway, on the opposite end of the school, is the Large Group Instruction Room, Cafeterias C and D, the Admiral Cafe, a student-run restaurant that operates during school hours; the original facility was built on a 100-acre site by UW Marx to support a maximum of 4,000 students. The school has a net building area of 533,000 sq ft and a cost of $64,229,000; the current Arlington High School campus was first constructed in 1961, when the former high school, a 1930s-era WPA building in the Arlington area of Poughkeepsie, was converted into a middle school. In 1967, the first of several renovations took place, adding dozens of new classrooms to the building and raising building capacity to 1,500 students.
In 1979, the current high school became "North Campus" for juniors, seniors and a portion of the sophomore class, while the former LaGrange Junior High School, located a short distance away on Stringham Road in Lagrangeville, was re-designated "South Campus" and housed freshman and the rest of the sophomore class. Some sophomore students split their days between the two campuses, school buses came in both a "first wave" and a "second wave" to serve both campuses. Another renovation was completed at the high school in the Autumn of 1998 that nearly tripled its size, enabling all four grades to be moved back to what had been the North Campus. With the reconsolidation of the high school onto one campus, the Stringham Road building became LaGrange Middle School; because the 1998 expansion was meant to address the district's requirements for only 10 years, discussion began in 2005 on an additional, large expansion of the building. Debate over the expansion was tense, due to the perception of lofty school-tax rates and the looming energy crisis.
District voters approved the measure, though with several budget-trimming alterations. As a result, the school expanded again, with the new renovation completed by 2009, it is large enough to hold more than 4,000 students. In 2006, voters in the district approved a plan to expand the campus further; the expansion includes 40 new classrooms, a K-12 education center, a new TV studio, a radio station as well as new science labs, a new auditorium, a cafeteria for seniors. The expansion was added onto the school's south end of the 1100s and encompasses the previous senior parking lot. New parking lots on the east side of the building will offset the loss of parking arising from the expansion; as of December 2010, the old music office has been transformed into a senior lounge, although rather bare. The William J. Sweeney Performance Hall has opened and was first used for the Admiral Players' production The Wedding Singer and the 2010 Winter Concert Series. In 2006, the school began "The House Plan"; the plan gave each grade its own office, with four guidance counselors, two administrators and advisers.
The 9th Grade house is located near the Main Annex, the 10th Grade house is located near the South Satellite 11th Grade house is located in the West Satellite and the 12th Grade house is located in the East House Guidance.. In these houses
Arlington Senior High School
Arlington Senior High School was a public high school in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was located north of Downtown Saint Paul on Rice Street, west of Interstate 35E in the city's North End neighborhood. Arlington opened on September 3, 1996 as the newest high school for the Saint Paul Public School district; the school was the first high school to be built since Humboldt Senior High School in 1976. The school was closed after the 2010-2011 school year. By its final year, the school enrolled only 875 students in grades 9-12, despite having operated near its capacity of 2,000 most of the years it was open; the school served a population, around 95% students of color, 50-60% ELL, 90-95% students on free/reduced price lunch. Arlington was the only high school in Saint Paul with no attendance boundaries and enrolled students from throughout the city. Beginning in the 2009 school year, the school's main educational focus was "Bio-SMART," a program that emphasizes bioscience and the use of technology in health care.
The school offered several Advanced Placement classes as well as several College in the Schools classes, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota. As early as 1991 the school district began to plan for an additional high school. Initial projections were to add 2 new high schools to the 6 operating by 2000; however a lack of funds allowed the construction of only one high school. The increasing number of children who attend public rather than non-public schools was attributed to part of the need. In 1974, 53% of children born in St. Paul entered kindergarten in the city public schools. In 1990, 67% of the city's children attended public schools. Overcrowding was so severe that in 1992 a citizen's group recommended moving 9th grade back into junior high buildings; the overcrowding was blamed on a surge in the birthrate in Saint Paul and a sudden influx of students from the suburbs, an unusual occurrence in an inner city school district. Plans for a "high tech" high school were put in place in as early as 1992.
In order to accommodate an estimated 4,000 additional students, existing commercial buildings were sought to convert into high school buildings. After scouring the city, two possible sites were chosen. One near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the other near the school's current location; the proposed area was the former site of an auto scrap yard. Officials were worried that the location would require an expensive cleanup; as a result, the location was moved to a site approximately.5 miles west. Of the current 29 acres acre campus 20 acres were from a failed housing project and the other 9 acres were from homes that were bought and cleared; some of the soil on the site was replaced. Critics considered the location for being too close to Como Park and Johnson high schools and for being located in a residential neighborhood. Original estimates for the project cost $54.3 million and as a result the Saint Paul school district authorized a $20 million bond. Knutson Construction Co. was chosen for the project.
The high school was the first new high school to be built in Saint Paul or Minneapolis since the 1970s. The school district was not expecting to build another high school for 40 years after; as a result, the competition to name the school was fierce. The name Arlington High School was chosen from a list of 85 suggestions. Two names and Mechanic Arts, were favored. Mechanic Arts was the initial favorite after alumni of the former school campaigned for the name to be reused after the first Mechanic Arts High School was closed down in 1976 after operating for 86 years; the alumni created a lobbying group and enlisted the help of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, a 1925 graduate of Mechanic Arts. However, the school board's policy of naming schools after local neighborhoods and street names won out with the name Arlington being chosen in a 5-2 vote; the chosen school colors and white, were the colors of Mechanic Arts. In the spring of 2010 Saint Paul Public schools faced a $27.2 million budget shortfall.
To save money, plans to close the school began. The school's projected enrollment would only be 650 students. 2009-2010 Juniors would have been allowed to graduate from Arlington as the high school's last class but only half of the required number of students committed to attending Arlington for the 2010-2011 school year. The district set a goal of 150 Junior students staying for a viable program. 2009-10 Juniors and Sophomores were required to transfer to other schools with Freshmen able to stay on as part of Washington Middle School's BioSmart program. The high school was closed for the 2010-2011 school year with Washington Middle School's grades 7-10 taking over the school's space. Washington Middle School will add grades each year until it is a 7-12 grade school. Before the school was built many of the high schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools District were not up to date in technology. An emphasis was placed on technology being built into the school and providing the ability to add to the existing facilities in the future.
The school has extensive high tech facilities. The entire campus comprises 29 acres in a residential neighborhood; the outside of the building is composed of tall narrow windows and a curving facade which has led to one architectural critic comparing it to a suburban office park. The "houses" that the freshmen and sophomores are divided into can be seen as wings projecting from the building; the houses were planned to separate the school into manageable sections so that the school does not seem as large to the students. Students were enrolled from throughout the city; the school
Arlington High School (Massachusetts)
Arlington High School is a public high school located in Arlington, Massachusetts. As of 2010, the school enrolls 1,300 students annually; the current principal is Matthew Janger. The current Arlington High School, designed by Howard B. S. Prescott, was opened in 1915 for grades 10-12. What is now known as "Fusco house" was the only original building. Boys and girls were required to enter the building through two separate entrances. Two additions were added on, the "Collomb house," as it is now known, in 1937 and the "Downs house." Peirce Field, an outdoor field for football, track, field hockey, lacrosse and softball, was created by filling in "Cutter's Pond", used for milling. Mill Brook still runs underneath the high school to this day; the field was renovated in 2004 due to toxin levels in the soil, which stemmed from a company located where the Department of Public Works is situated. A settlement was reached with the company to pay for the entire cleaning and renovation. Since the mid-1990s several news documentary shows have been to Arlington High School, including Chronicle, MTV Made.
It has been the topic of many news stories covered by Fox News, Fox 25, Channel 7, among many other TV channels and radio stations. An HBO show chronicling Dane Cook's Tourgasm tour featured a segment where Cook returned to Arlington High School and spoke to the students and faculty. In 2010, Arlington High School became a national news over a School Committee vote regarding the Pledge of Allegiance; the following year in 2011, interim principal Mary Villano suspended school dances because of drinking and inappropriate dancing. Peter Berdovsky, VJ, artist Paul Boudreau, NFL Offensive Line Coach Dane Cook and comedian Jim Driscoll, former MLB player Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning Actress Liam Ezekiel, former NFL and UFL player Sean Garballey, Massachusetts State Representative Alan Hovhaness, Composer John A. Kelley, 2-Time Boston Marathon Winner Chris Leary, Once Around, Celtic Pride, Edge of Darkness, The Fighter Elaine J. McCarthy Projection and Scenic Designer for Broadway and Opera John Messuri, hockey player and coach Mark Preston, CNN Senior Political Analyst and Executive Editor, CNN Politics Louis W. Ross, architect Dave "Chico" Ryan, musician Carl Sumner, Former MLB player Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, guitarist/songwriter of Canned Heat Big Sean, graffiti artist.
Colin Colt, was featured on the MTV show "Made" in 2008 Arlington High School website