Marshall Islands High School

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Marshall Islands High School
Location
Marshall Islands High School is located in Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands High School
Marshall Islands High School
Marshall Islands Majuro, Marshall Islands
Coordinates Coordinates: 7°07′07″N 171°21′57″E / 7.118654°N 171.3658924°E / 7.118654; 171.3658924
Information
Type Public School
Established 1963
School district Marshall Islands Public School System
Grades 9th-12th
Color(s)

green & white

        
Mascot gecko
Nickname majol island
Website

Marshall Islands High School (also known as Majol Island or MIHS) is the main public high school in Rita,[1] Majuro atoll, in Delap-Uliga-Djarrit, the capital city of the Marshall Islands . Marshall Islands High School is also the biggest high school in the country of the Marshall Islands, it is in the Marshall Islands Public School System.

The school serves the following atolls and islands: Majuro, Arno, Enewetak, and Mili.[2]

History[edit]

Marshall Islands High School began as Marshall Islands Intermediate School, being established as a high school around the time at which the first class graduated in 1965, a class which numbered 13 students.[citation needed]

An addition was built between the late 1960s to the middle of the 1970s, a period when several other public high schools were built in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.[3]

In the 1994-1995 school year it had over 700 students, making it the country's largest high school;[4] in 1996 the dropout rate was 16%.[5]

The current president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, attended Marshall Islands High School before attending college in the United States.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMurray, Christine and Roy Smith. Diseases of Globalization: Socioeconomic Transition and Health. Routledge, October 11, 2013. ISBN 1134200226, 9781134200221. p. 127.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2011-2012." Ministry of Education (Marshall Islands). Retrieved on February 22, 2018. p. 54 (PDF p. 55/118). "Marshall Islands High Schools [sic] takes students from Ratak Rak zone including schools in Majuro, Arno, Mili, and Enewetak/Mejatto."
  3. ^ Compact of Free Association in the Micronesian States of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands: Environmental Impact Statement. United States Department of State, 1984. p. 36.
  4. ^ McMurray, Christine and Roy Smith. Diseases of Globalization: Socioeconomic Transition and Health. Routledge, October 11, 2013. ISBN 1134200226, 9781134200221. p. 127.
  5. ^ Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands public sector investment program. Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 1998. p. 30. "In 1996, the dropout rate at the Marshall Islands High School (MIHS) was 16% overall."

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