Burlington Central High School

Burlington Central High School is a public middle school and high school in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, in the Halton District School Board. Enrollment was 686 students in September 2008.[3] The current school building was constructed in 1922 and has been added to extensively over the years. The last major addition was made in the 1965, which added a new technical wing and gymnasiums. In 2012 the auditorium was upgraded with new seats and equipment. Spearheaded by business and tech teacher Todd Ford, the school raised funds through community donations and fundraisers. Now the theatre is a state of the art facility with IMAX speakers, industry standard lighting console and optimal acoustics. Originally called "Burlington High School", it is the oldest operating high school in Burlington.

Burlington Central High School
1433 Baldwin St

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Coordinates43°19′45″N 79°48′21″W / 43.32917°N 79.80583°W / 43.32917; -79.80583Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 79°48′21″W / 43.32917°N 79.80583°W / 43.32917; -79.80583
School typePublic, middle school and high school
School boardHalton District School Board
SuperintendentTina Salmini[1]
Area trusteeLeah Reynolds[1]
School number897353[2]
PrincipalMichelle Lemaire[1]
Enrollment609 (September 2013[3])
LanguageEnglish, French Immersion
Color(s)Blue and Gold
Team nameCentral Trojans

The longest serving principal, J. M. Bates, started at the school in 1929 and served until 1964.

Many B.C.H.S. students fought in the Second World War and are commemorated in the school's War Memorial.

Academically, Burlington Central High School was ranked as the #1 high school in Burlington, according to the 2011 Fraser Institute Report.

The parents and students of Burlington Central High School mounted a substantial campaign in October 2016 when the Preliminary Report of the Director of Education of the Halton District School Board made the recommendation to close Burlington Central High School along with Lester B. Pearson High School. The #CentralStrong campaign rallied the support of families and businesses, local media, and gathered reams of information to substantiate the financial and community costs of closing Burlington's downtown high school.. In the Director's final report, the recommendation to close BCHS was dropped, and in May 2017 following a "Program Accessibility Review Committee" process, the Board's trustees voted instead to close Lester B. Pearson and Robert Bateman High Schools .

Athletic Hall of FameEdit

This list is not complete. There have been many other championships over the 97-year history of the school.

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Notable alumniEdit

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Mr. Chris Arnold - Manufacturing; Mr. Shawn Clement - Computer Tech, Film Studies, Woodshop; Ms. Barbara Porecki - Science, Philosophy; Mr. Todd Ford - Media Arts, Game Design, Computer Tech, Business; Mrs. Janet Juby - Head Of High School Math Department; Mr. Steven O’Donnell - Woodshop, Art; Mr. Barry Glass - Grade 8 Homeroom, Phys Ed, English, Health; Mr. Mike Denault - Grade 7&8 Core French; Mrs. Jennifer Wilson - English, Business; Mr. Kent Burns - Head Of Phys Ed; Mr. Spencer Rhodes- Science; Mr. Bill Strachan - Co-Op; Mr. Shayne LaPlante - Head Of Business Department, Law, Math; Mr. James Lang - Grade 8 Homeroom, Math, Science; Mrs. Lisa Thompson - Grade 7 Homeroom; Mrs. Kelly Kokerus- Grade 7 Homeroom; Mr. Matt Baxter - Music, English, Foods, English, Civics; Mr. Robert Radway - History; Mr. Warren Goldblatt - Business, Spanish; Mr. A. Mihalis- Special Ed Mr. D. Parker - English Mr. Nicolas Kurtz - French Mme. Helene Ally - French Mr. Jesse Wren - Phys Ed Mrs. Tara Campbell - Phys Ed Mr. Paul Turcotte - Woodshop Mrs. Annette Headly - Music Mr. Marty Chennette Mr. Tyler Paroshy - Art Mrs. Tracy McColl - Grade 7 & 8 Art Mr. Steve Spisak - Math Mrs. Brenda Celi - Law Mr. Andrew Currie - Special Ed Mrs. Darla Siez - French, Geography Mr. A. Neal - Math Mrs. Leanne McConnell - English


  1. ^ a b c "Burlington Central High School". Halton District School Board. Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  2. ^ "Burlington Central High School". Secondary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  3. ^ a b "Burlington Central HS (897353)" (PDF). Halton District School Board (EQAO). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-30.

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