Conard High School
is a public high school
in West Hartford
. It opened in 1957, and was named after Frederick Underwood Conard, president of Niles-Bement-Pond Company and chairman of the local Board of Education when plans for the school were approved. Conard is one of two West Hartford public high schools
, the other being Hall High School
Conard's first classes were held on September 4, 1957. However, today there are more than 1500 students in attendance.
In 1999, Alphonse Chuck Landroche became Conard's principal. Landroche retired at the end of the 2007 school year. In 2010, Moore became assistant superintendent, which left Conard without a principal. In the fall of 2010, Dr. Peter Cummings became principal of Conard High School.
Facts and statistics
As of 2007, Conard had a population of 1,461 students, with 60.9% white
, 19.1% Hispanic
, 10.7% Black
, 9.1% Asian American
and 0.2% American Indian
Conard's mascot is an American Indian chieftain
. This is denoted on the schools athletic jerseys by the letter "C" crossed with an Indian feather, which replaced the side profile of a chieftain in Fall of 2007.
As of 2007, Conard offers 26 AP
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