Mainland High School
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|Mainland High School|
"Buc Pride Never Dies!"
|1255 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3954|
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Volusia County School District|
|Number of students||1,979|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Website||Mainland High School|
Mainland High School is a public high school located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is attended by 1,979 students of grades nine through twelve. The mascot is a Buccaneer and strongly resembles the old logo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Daytona Public School
The original school was known as Daytona Public School, and was not a permanent structure. Originally started in 1872 as a school for all grades, the school started off in a log cabin, moved several times, and then finally settled in the wood-frame building pictured on the right in 1874.Later on in 1910, the school was moved to a permanent building until 1925. It was during this time that the first sports program was started in 1912. This school served both junior and senior high school students. The mascot of the time was the Panther and the school colors were Silver and Blue.
Daytona High School
In 1926, the school was moved to a new campus on Third Avenue. It had an initial enrollment of 400 students, but quickly expanded to near capacity. It is at this time that the mascot is changed to the Buccaneer and the school colors are changed to Blue and Gold. In 1946 the name was changed to the current school name. This campus lasted until 1962.
Mainland High School
In 1962, the school was moved yet again to the current property of the school at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard. and Clyde Morris Boulevard. Unlike the previous centralized designs, this school was spread out into long buildings in a row, with open hallways. This design was used to increase natural air flow from the ocean, as the school did not have air conditioning until the 1980s.Some of the buildings were later expanded, and a few new buildings were added to accommodate for technology and demand for more classes. Portables were added behind the school to meet the demand for more classrooms. This school lasted until 2006.
The current school, which now faces International Speedway Boulevard, was built by 2006.As air conditioning was no longer a concern, the design went back to being centralized, with the five main buildings centered around a large courtyard. Much of this improvement was aided by a 6 million dollar gift from notable alumnus and professional basketball player Vince Carter.
Mainland and its predecessors has had many principals throughout its life, and they are listed below.
(Early records mention these people but do not list dates)
- Mr. M.W. Martin
- Miss Dennis
- Miss Burdom
- Mr. I.H. DeWolff
- Miss Annie C. Hite
- Mr. John B. Parkinson
- Miss M. Stewart
- Miss Lulu Foulke
- Mr. J.L.Wright(1909–1913)
- Miss Mabel T. Rogers(1914–1915)
- Mr. George W. Marks(1916)
- Miss Isabel Stuart Mays(1917)
- Mr. Jerome F. Eastham(1918–1931)
- Mr. McLalughlin(1932)
- Mr. W. B. Treloar(1933)
- Mr. John W. Turner(1934)
- Mr. J. Broward Culpepper(1935–1936)
- Mr. W. K. Jennings(1937–1939)
- Mr. W. B. Treloar(1940–1945)
- Mr. C. T. Welshinger(1946–1948)
- Mr. Vincent P. McClintock(1948–1951)
- Mr. C. T. Welshinger(1952–1970)
- Mr. Jack Surrette(1971–1985)
- Mr. Alex Robertson(1986–1987)
- Mr. Mike Osborne(1987–1990)
- Mr. Tim Huth(1991–1995)
- Mrs. Patricia Graham(1996–2007)
- Dr. Cheryl Salerno (2007-present)
Mainland, like many other schools in Volusia County, has several "academies". These are special programs of study that focus a students education on a specific field of information. Mainland has five academies: the Academy of Scientific Inquiry (ASI), the Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology (ACMT), the Academy of Drafting and Manufacturing Technology (ADMT),Sports Science Academy(SSI), and the Academy of Simulation and Robotics(ASR). These academies give the students a special diploma upon completion of the program.
ASI, is Mainland's largest academy. It is the science and mathematics academy. Students are required to take two extra math courses, five extra science courses, along with a computer science course prior to graduation.Beginning with students that enter during the 2008–2009 School year, the name will gradually be phased to "ASM", or the Academy of Science and Medicine, with the engineering track being removed, and more emphasis being placed on the medical and environmental aspects of the scientific field.
The Academy of Communications and Multimedia Technology, focuses mainly on computer-related career opportunities, such as digital design, network design and maintenance, web design, yearbook production and television production. boof
ADMT is Mainland High Schools Academy of Design and Manufacturing Technology. The main focus of this academy is to educate and prepare the students for a career in the field of technology development, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, computer aided manufacturing, electronics, interior design and construction.
This academy uses technology such as the Autodesk programs AutoCAD 2007 and Inventor Pro 11 on the top of the line computers, and milling and CNC machines,
The primary classes in the Academy are taught by Mr. Al Kelleher. Kelleher(K) teaches Drafting and Illustrative Design (1 to 3), Intro to Engineering and Principals of Technology.
In addition to being the first academy in Volusia County, ADMT is also endorsed by Project Lead The Way, which designs a four year course, including college preparatory level math and science, and keeps all of our technology not only up to date, but state-of-the-art.
ASR, which is Mainland's new academy debuted in the 2007–2008 school year. It is the Simulations and Robotics Academy where people attracted to the Computer Science field find their niche. Students can learn programming by beginning with Visual Basic and == SLOWLY == progressing onto more complex progamming languages such as Java.
Sports and Organizations
Mainland has several clubs and sports to chose from, as they cover a wide variety of fields of interest.
Mainland currently has the following sports teams:
- Cross Country
- Flag Football
- Track & Field
Mainland's organizations currently include the following:
- Academic Team
- Art Club
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
- school reading programBook club
- Environmental Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
- Florida Future Educators of America
- French Club
- Human Relations
- Japanese Club
- Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
- Junior Civitan
- Key Club
- Lady Bucs (pep squad)
- Mirage Color Guard
- Model UN
- National Honor Society
- Student Government Association
- Spanish Club
- Sports Medicine
- Television Production
- Technology Student Association
- Torchlights Literary Magazine - Superior Award Winning Magazine - currently meeting as a club
(Note: this list does not include unregistered clubs, such as Chess Club, ISTF, or SECME.)
(see reference below)
- National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.: 1983, 1991, 1996
- Redbook Magazine's "Best Overall High School in Florida": 1992, 1996
- Florida's Governors Council Award for Model Physical Fitness Program: 1995
- Florida Five Star School, for outstanding business partnership and parent participation: 1995-1998
- Internet Science and Technology Fair National Winners: 1999-2003, 2006, 2007, 2008
- U.S. Department of Education Technology Grant: 1997
- New Millennium High School Grant: 2001
- NCTM Edward G. Begle Grant: 2003-2005
- Enhancing Education Through Technology Grants: 2003-2005
- 1998-1999 C
- 1999-2000 C
- 2000-2001 C
- 2001-2002 C
- 2002-2003 C
- 2003-2004 C
- 2004-2005 C
- 2005-2006 C
- 2006-2007 D
- 2007-2008 D
- 2008-2009 D
We are from old Mainland High School, and to her we raise our song
She has always proven worthy of the ever-coming throng.
Others praise the rose and lily, and to them is honor due
But we praise the stately palm tree and the dear old gold and blue.
We'll be loyal to her ever, tho the years may come and go,
And the cares of life o'er take us and the winds may storm and boof.
Then to Mainland High give praises, All ye sons and daughters too,
For there are no other colors like the dear old Gold and Blue.
(Note: the second verse is not currently in use)
- Alexander Stubby, a Finnish politician, class of 1986
- Anye Elite, Singer-Songwriter, Community Activist and first openly gay Mr.Mainland
- George Plimpton, Writer, Actor, class of 1944
- J. Hyatt Brown, former Florida legislator (1972–1980), Former Speaker of the House (1978–1980), CEO of Brown & Brown, Inc., class of 1955
- Eddie Reese, three-time head coach of U.S. Olympic men's swim team (1992, 2004, 2008); head coach of nine-time NCAA champion U. of Texas men's swim team; named NCAA Coach of the Year eight times; named National Coach of the Year by the American Swim Coaches Association in 1991, 2005, and 2006; class of 1958.
- Edgar McAuley Dunn, former Florida legislator, class of 1958
- T. K. Wetherell, former Florida legislator, currently President of Florida State University, class of 1963
- William Oegerle, astrophysicist for NASA, class of 1968
- Dennis Baxley, former right wing Florida legislator of District 24, class of 1970
- Denzel Washington, actor, class of 1971 (attended Junior year only)
- William T. Dzurilla, international attorney and law clerk to Justice Byron White of the United States Supreme Court, class of 1971
- Mark Gibson, Race car driver, class of 1975
- John Mailhot, Television Engineer and Emmy Award Winner, class of 1984
- George McCloud, former NBA player, class of 1985
- James Bonamy, singer and musician, class of 1990
- Vince Carter, All-Star NBA guard for the Orlando Magic, and member of 2000 Olympic Gold Medal Winning USA Basketball Team, class of 1995
- T.T. Toliver, pro football player for the Arena Football League, class of 1996
- Phil Dalhausser, 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner, #1 ranked Association of Volleyball Professionals men's beach volleyball player, class of 1998
- Paolo Rivera, comic book artist and painter, class of 1999
- Tony Bobbitt, pro basketball player for NBA Los Angeles Lakers and NBA D-League Colorado 14ers, class of 1999
- Tim Pickett, pro basketball player for NBA New Orleans Hornets and Italian LegADue Coopsette Rimini, class of 2000
- Maurice Lloyd, CFL football player for the Edmonton Eskimos, class of 2001
- Buster Davis, NFL football player for the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots1st team All-American linebacker at Florida State University, class of 2002
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- Mainland High School website
- History of Mainland High School
- School Grades http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp