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Manchester Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive school in
Manchester, New Hampshire Manchester is a city in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire New Hampshire ( ) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of ...
, with an enrollment of approximately 1,600. The school's Latin motto is "scientia est potentia." Manchester Memorial accepts students from Manchester as well as the suburban-rural communities of Auburn, Hooksett, New Hampshire, Hooksett, and Candia, New Hampshire, Candia. However, Auburn is currently in the process of transferring their tuition contracts to Pinkerton Academy, and this transfer should be done within the next two years.


Academics

Manchester Memorial High School (MMHS) has received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and from the New Hampshire Department of Education. Manchester Memorial offers vocational education courses at the Manchester School of Technology The school has a variety of Advanced Placement Program classes. As of the 2014–2015 school year these included AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Physics B, AP Physics, AP Studio Art, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Government, AP Statistics, and AP Microeconomics, AP Economics.


Demographics

The demographic breakdown of the 1849 students enrolled for the 2012–2013 school year was: *Male – 50.4% *Female – 49.6% *Native American/Alaskan – 0.6% *Asian/Pacific islander – 4.1% *Black – 6.3% *Hispanic – 11.8% *White – 72.8% *Multiracial – 4.4% Additionally, 35.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch prices.


Athletics

Memorial High School is a member of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA). It participates in Division I for all sports. The Crusaders won the Division I hockey state champions in 1978, 1989, 1991, 1995 and 2013. In 2006 the baseball team won the Class L state championship. It was the first title for Memorial in any team sport since the baseball team won the Division I title in 1998.


History

Memorial High opened in 1960. Originally, the school had a statue of a crusader (the school's mascot) outside the administrative office, but this was stolen in the first year and was never replaced. In 1992, the first annual FIRST Robotics Competition was held in the gymnasium. FIRST is a robotics competition in which high school students design and build robots to play a game. The first one was held in the gymnasium, but has grown into an international competition involving 5,000 teams across 3 leagues (FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition) from over 30 countries. The FIRST Championship is now held annually in both Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Park, and in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center and Ford Field.


Notable alumni

* Robert A. Baines, 3-term mayor of
Manchester, New Hampshire Manchester is a city in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire New Hampshire ( ) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of ...
* Steve Balboni, Major League Baseball player (New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers (baseball), Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners) * Robert W. Cone, Gen. Robert W. Cone, United States Army, Commanding Officer of III Corps (United States) * Joyce Craig, 2-term mayor of Manchester * Mike Flanagan (baseball), Mike Flanagan, pitcher and Cy Young Award winner with the Baltimore Orioles * Don Florence, pitcher with the New York Mets * Dan Goonan, Chief, Manchester Fire Department * Chris Lambert (baseball), Chris Lambert, pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles * Hubie McDonough III (hockey), (New York Rangers) * Chuck Smyrl (football), (Cleveland Browns)


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