Eastern Shore District High School

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Eastern Shore District High School

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Eastern Shore District High School (ESDH) opened in September, 1965, combining student populations from Robert Jamieson High School in Oyster Pond and Graham Creighton High School which enrolled students from Lake Echo, Porters Lake, and Chezzetcook. Initially ESDH had an enrolment of about six hundred students who came from all along the Eastern Shore, from Ship Harbour to Lake Echo. There were twenty-five teachers in 1965, the first principal was Helen Jennex, and the vice-principal was Dr. Rosemary Holton. In 1967 Edward Levy became principal and Mr. Ahluwalia was vice-principal. Later principals included T. McGlone in 1971, Donald Trider in 1974, and Dave Johnson in 1978. An addition was added in 1967 but by the late 1970s the school was becoming overcrowded and there was a need to divide into separate junior high and high schools. In 1978 the school was split into a Junior Department and a High School Department with one section attending classes in the morning and the other in the afternoon until the completion of Gaetz Brook Junior High in 1979. From that time on, the school has included grades ten to twelve. Eastern Shore District High School is still in operation.


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July 13, 2015


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[Eastern Shore District High School, Valley Views Special Supplement Musquodoboit Harbour, Spring, 1979], Musquodoboit Harbour Community History, Cabinet 4, Drawer 1, Eastern Shore Archives, Lake Charlotte, NS.

Eastern Shore District High School. About Us: School History. Retrieved Feb. 15, 2013 from http://www.esdh.ednet.ns.ca/NEWSITE/aboutus.htm

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