Manchester Memorial High School - 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 world championship is now held in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

In May 2012 it was announced 30 teachers from Manchester Memorial High School would be laid off because of budget cuts in the school district.. These 30 were part of an estimated 200 teachers district-wide that were pink slipped due to the lack of $12 million out of the $164 million that the school district needed to operate the next year. In June 2012 a revised budget from the city allowed the schools an additional $2 million that would save 52 teachers from layoffs. However, it is not exactly known yet how many Memorial teachers will be returning.

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