The Mission of Our School
The Mission of the York Region District School Board is that, "We unite in our purpose to inspire and prepare learners for life in our changing world community."
Milliken Mills High School's mission is aligned with that of the Board. "Milliken Mills High School will be an inviting place where all individuals work together as a team to achieve excellence within a healthy environment. Our school will be responsive to the needs and aspirations of a diverse population."
Markham's early years (1794-1830) were characterized by the rigors of homesteading and the development of agricultural industries. The township's many rivers and streams soon supported water-powered saw, grist and woollen mills. Small hamlets such as German Mills, Almira, Buttonville, Cedar Grove and Unionville began to spring up at the mill sites. The community of Milliken Corners was one such hamlet, named after three early pioneers John, James and Norman Milliken. Milliken Mills High School (M.M.H.S.) was named to recognize the history of our local community.
Milliken Mills is a fast growing area which continues to attract new immigrants. Therefore, our school serves a unique community of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The School Environment
Milliken Mills High School is a culturally diverse community. The harmonious relations among the various ethnic groups are reflected inside the school where students and staff work together cooperatively. We enjoy racial harmony because members of our school community are accepting of each other, and sensitive to each other's needs.
The multi-ethnic composition of our school includes over thirty cultural groups. English, Cantonese, Tamil, Urdu and Mandarin are the top five languages represented.
Milliken Mills is a safe school. Staff members are visible in the hallways and volunteer willingly to supervise events. The administration is also highly visible and can be found regularly "walking about" throughout the day. A safe and supportive learning environment has been created by our dedicated staff members – library assistants, the office supervisor and her staff, caretaking staff, teaching aides, teachers, and administrators. Students are aware of the expected behaviour, as outlined in the school code of behaviour, and thus, have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities as members of our school community.
Our school motto, Tomorrow Today, reflects the school's success in consistently modelling positive ethno-cultural relations.
Milliken Mills is home of the Knights.
The school colours are blue, silver and red.
Milliken Mills H.S. was officially opened in 1988. An addition to the original building was opened in 2002. This addition provided us with 12 additional classrooms, teacher workrooms and seminar space.
School Facilities include:
| Alternative Education office || Baseball Diamond || Cafetorium |
| Classrooms || Communication Technological lab || Community Based Education office |
| Construction lab || Design & Technological lab || Drama stage |
| Family Studies lab || Food lab || Guidance Office |
| Gymnasiums (large and small) || Music rooms || Outdoor Courts |
| Outdoor Fields || Outdoor Track || Resource Center |
| Science labs || Staff room || Student Council office |
| Student parking facilities || Visual Arts labs || Washrooms and shower facilities |
| Weight room || || |
The York Region District School Board has a transportation policy that applies to all of its schools.
The students in our Developmentally Delayed program and eligible students in our Intensive Support program are bused to school.
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