Matthew Fontaine Maury High School
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Matthew Fontaine Maury High School also known as Maury High School, one of five city comprehensive high schools, is a high school located in the Ghent area of Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Ghent, the community immediately surrounding Maury High School, has experienced a period of renewal which includes upscale single-family and town home construction along with a steady increase of small businesses.
|Matthew Fontaine Maury High School|
322 Shirley Avenue
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Norfolk Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Sharon I. Byrdsong (Interim)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.25|
|Color(s)||Burnt orange and navy blue ██|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League|
AAA Eastern Region
|Rival||Granby High School|
Maury's school mascot is the Commodore. The high school is named for Matthew Fontaine Maury. It is home of the Medical and Health Specialty Program. In 2007, Newsweek placed Maury High School in the top 1300 of America's Top Public High Schools. Maury High School and rival Granby High School were the only schools from the Norfolk Public School system to place.
Maury High School opened its doors in 1911 and was completely renovated in 1986. This modernization maintained the architectural integrity of the original neo-classical structure while converting Maury into an educational facility complete with media center and cafeteria atria where unused courtyards once stood.
- Al Richter: Major League Baseball player
- Kishi Bashi (1994): singer and songwriter
- Kam Chancellor (2006): Super Bowl XLVIII champion, safety for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL
- Samuel Face, inventor known for his work in concrete technology
- Ed Schultz (1972): liberal political commentator and host of radio program The Ed Schultz Show and television program The Ed Show, college football play-by-play announcer for North Dakota State and North Dakota
- Tommy Scott (1926): first head football coach at Old Dominion University
- Joe Smith (1993): basketball player and number-one pick in the 1995 NBA Draft
- Keely Smith (1946): singer
- Tony Tchani (2008): Major League Soccer midfielder and winner of the 2009 General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding collegiate athlete who attended high school in Virginia.
- G. William Whitehurst (1942): professor at Old Dominion University, Republican United States Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district (1969–1987)
- John Charles Thomas (judge) (1968): first African American of the Virginia state supreme court
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