Halifax Central Junior High

Halifax Central Junior High

Front entrance of Halifax Central JHS
1787 Preston St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3V7
Coordinates 44°38′34.9″N 63°35′46.1″W / 44.643028°N 63.596139°W / 44.643028; -63.596139Coordinates: 44°38′34.9″N 63°35′46.1″W / 44.643028°N 63.596139°W / 44.643028; -63.596139
School type Junior high school
Founded 1948
School board Halifax Regional School Board
School number HRSB ID: 272
Nova Scotia ID: 567
Principal Robert MacMillan
Staff 16
Grades 7-9
Enrollment 185
Campus 42,367 sq ft (3,936.0 m2)
Team name Hurricanes
Website halifaxcentral.ednet.ns.ca

Halifax Central Junior High is a junior high school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was founded in 1948.

The school took its original name, Cornwallis Junior High School, from General Edward Cornwallis, who founded the city of Halifax. The foundation stone was laid by the Lord Cornwallis of the time on July 1, 1948, which was the bicentennial of the city's foundation. The school's mascot was the chough,[1] a small crow found in Cornwall, England.

On June 22, 2011 the Halifax Regional School Board voted to change the name of the school after Kirk Arsenault, the Mi'kmaq representative on the board, put forward a motion for the change.[2] On January 25, 2012 the name was officially changed from Cornwallis Junior High School to Halifax Central Junior High.[3]


  1. "CORNWALLIS JUNIOR HIGH". Archived from the original on August 14, 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2013. Home of the Choughs
  2. "Halifax founder's name to disappear from school". CBC. Jun 23, 2011.
  3. "Cornwallis Junior High officially renamed". CTV. Jan 26, 2012.

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