In 1914, three schools consolidated to form Elkhardt School, which had a faculty of four, including the principal. In 1916, transportation was furnished to and from school by a horse-drawn wagon. Elkhardt School became Manchester District High School in 1924. The class of ’25 was the first to graduate; it consisted of eight students. In the fall of 1964, the school moved to 7401 Hull Street Road, to the building that now houses Manchester Middle School. Manchester High moved to our current home, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road in the fall of 1992. From its humble beginnings, Manchester has grown into an institution that serves over 2000 students, with a faculty of 155. In addition to its outstanding academic programs, the school now offers over fifty extra-curricular activities for students, including clubs, performing arts groups, publications, and athletic teams. Manchester High School continually evolves as we strive together to uphold its long-standing tradition of excellence.
Colors: Navy Blue & Orange
The mission of Manchester High School is to work in partnership with students, families and the community to emphasize and support high levels of achievement through a global education for all, with options and opportunities to meet the diverse needs and interests of individual students.
Manchester High School strives at all times to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning that is free of discrimination or harassment. All students have a right to be treated fairly.
Lancers exemplify the following core values at all times:
Lancers are. . .
- SAFE – We make sure that our actions do not harm others or interfere with their rights to privacy, personal space, and safeguarding of their personal property.
- PRESENT – We come to every class every day on time and ready to learn.
- RESPECTFUL – We give our attention and consideration to people who are trying to educate us and communicate with us. We treat others as we wish to be treated. We turn off electronic devices while in class to give our full attention to our studies.
- RESPONSIBLE – We take pride in any work that has our name on it. We follow through to turn in assignments. We stay organized so that we can succeed.