| 2727 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Arthur Williams, Principal
HISTORY OF HURON HIGH SCHOOL
1967 Huron High School scheduled to open.
1968-69 "Pioneer" students attend Ann Arbor High School in the morning, "Huron" students attended in the afternoon. Huron (the campus) opened in 1969. Originally, classes were held at Ann Arbor High School (now known as Pioneer High).
Fall 1969 Huron High School opened.
1970 Huron wins its first state championships in swimming and cross country.
1973 Student Council members voted themselves out of the office because they felt that they held no power with the administration.
April 1982 Peer facilitation program began.
April 1988 Ann Arbor Board of Education passed a $31 -million renovation and construction program. The Student Advocate School Board (SASB) convinced the school board to adopt a renovation plan without enclosing the arch.
1988-1991 Renovations included alterations to Huron structure. Since the 1970's, the library and lunchrooms have been enlarged and science and math wings have been added. Extensions of the science wing (5200), the band room (7124), the math department (6100, 6200), the athletic wing including the new pool and gym (1000s) .The athletic department and the dome gym were constructed.
1992 Split lunch rule instated
May 12, 1993 The auditorium dedicated to Paul K. Meyers.
1995 New additions - The Sports team facilities were improved by the 1995 additions of the new pool, a track and football stadium.
1997 The football stadium was lighted for evening games.
2004 Artificial turf replaced grass in the Stadium.
2004 Exterior Signage (“Riverbank Stadium” and “Home of the River Rats” signs) added to Press Box and additional signage to Concession Stands.
Dr. Arthur Williams (1994-present) has been the principal of Huron since 1994. So far in his term, he has been a strong advocate for reforms, such as block scheduling and the formation of new clubs which show the growing diversity at Huron, in the school to create a new and more contemporary learning atmosphere.
Note: During transitions between principals, Interim Principals Al Gallup and Jane Johnson temporarily filled the position.
Joetta Mial (1987-1993) became the principal of Huron High School in 1987 after serving as administrator, counselor, and class principal for several years. She helped create the "Senior Lounge", which is no present, among other things for her 1982 class. She left in 1993 and Jane Johnson served as Interim Principal.
Ronald Tesch (1979-1986) attended Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois before coming to Ann Arbor. In his first year as principal, he stated that his goal was to revive and enhance the cooperation and communication between the school faculty and student body. He enjoyed the Huron atmosphere and said, "We have opportunities here at Huron that almost no other high school in Michigan has." He left Huron in 1986.
Paul K. Meyers (1969-1979) graduated from Harvard University and University of Michigan before becoming a chemistry teacher in the Ann Arbor Public Schools in 1949. During the 1967-68 school year, he involved himself in the planning of Huron High School and became its first principal in 1968. He served as principal for 11 years before resigning for medical reasons in 1979.