Arlington High School (Arlington, Massachusetts)
|Arlington High School|
|869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA, Middlesex County, 02476
|Type||Public high school|
|Number of students||1150 (2006-2007)|
|Color(s)||Maroon/Red, Gray, and White|
|Team name||Spy Ponders|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Average SAT scores||561 verbal
557 writing (2010)
|Newspaper||The Ponder Report|
Arlington High School is a public high school located in Arlington, Massachusetts. As of 2010, the school enrolls approximately 1,300 students annually. The current principal is Mathew Janger.
The current Arlington High School, designed by Howard B.S. Prescott, was opened in 1915 for grades 10-12. What is now known as "Fusco building" was the only original building. Boys and girls were required to enter the building through two separate entrances. Two additions were later added on, the "Collomb building," as it is now known, in 1937 and then the "Downs building."
Peirce field, a field for football, soccer, track, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball, was created by filling in "Cutter's Pond" which had been previously used for milling. Mill Brook still runs underneath the High School to this day. The field was renovated in 2004 due to toxin levels in the soil, which stemmed from a company located where the Department of Public Works is currently situated. A settlement was reached with the company to pay for the entire cleaning, capping, and renovation.
Since the mid-1990s several news documentary shows have been to Arlington High School, including Chronicle, Nightline, and MTV Made. It has also been the topic of many news stories covered by Fox News, Fox 25, Channel 7, among many other TV channels and radio stations.
- Dave "Chico" Ryan, Sha Na Na, Bill Haley & His Comets, Grease
- Michael Bowman, actor, Me, Myself and Irene
- Dane Cook, actor and comedian
- Jim Driscoll, Former MLB player (Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers)
- Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winning Actress
- Alan Hovhaness, Composer
- Andy Powers, professional hockey player and All American High School Athlete
- John A. Kelley, 2-Time Boston Marathon Winner
- Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, guitarist/songwriter of Canned Heat
- Chris Leary, actor, Once Around, Celtic Pride, Edge of Darkness, The Fighter
- Peter Berdovsky, VJ, artist
- Louis W. Ross, architect
- Carl Sumner, Former MLB player (Boston Red Sox)
- John Messuri, Princeton University Hockey All-Time leading Scorer, High School hockey coach
- Sean Garballey, Massachusetts State Representative of the 23rd Middlesex District.
- Liam Ezekiel, former NFL and UFL player
- Paul Boudreau, NFL Offensive Line Coach