Hammarskjold High School

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Hammarskjold High School
80 South Clarkson Street

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Coordinates48°26′35″N 89°15′03″W / 48.44306°N 89.25083°W / 48.44306; -89.25083Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 89°15′03″W / 48.44306°N 89.25083°W / 48.44306; -89.25083
School typeHigh school
School boardLakehead Public Schools
PrincipalDerek DiBlasio
LanguageEnglish, French
Colour(s)Red, Gold         
Team nameHammarskjold Vikings

Hammarskjold High School is a public high school located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of roughly 800 students. It is named after Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld; the principal of Hammarskjold High School is Derek DiBlasio and the vice-principal is Donna Flasza.


Hammarskjold High School was constructed in 1962 in response to rapidly increasing enrollment at the former City of Port Arthur's other public high schools (Port Arthur Collegiate Institute, Hillcrest High School, and Lakeview High School); the school was given its name through a student referendum.[citation needed]

Hammarskjold accepted students in fall 1962 with only the two story classroom wing completed; the first student assembly at Christmas had male students sitting on the gym floor while the girls sat on the steel chairs, as the bleachers were not completed yet[citation needed]. The official opening was on May 22, 1963.

Hammarskjold High School has undergone numerous renovations and expansions throughout its history; the most recent expansion[when?] saw the addition of a library and music room in the school's former technology wing. Several technology classrooms have been converted to academic classrooms along with the school's increasing emphasis on academics over vocations[citation needed].

In terms of athletics they have one of the city's most successful football programs, recently winning the 2008 SSSAA Football Championship

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