Braintree High School

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Braintree High School
Address
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA, Norfolk County, 02184
USA
Information
School type Public
Motto P.R.I.D.E.
(Partnership, Respect and Responsibility, Involvement, Diversity, Educational Excellence)
Established 1865 (OS),[1] 1970 (NS)
Superintendent Maureen Murray
Chairman Shannon Hume
Chairperson David Ringius
Headmaster James Lee
Chief custodian Thomas Mahar
Faculty 116
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Number of students 1,601
Campus Suburban
Houses 3
Color(s) Blue and White          
Slogan "Once a Wamp, Sometimes a Wamp"
Athletics conference Bay State
Mascot The Wamps
Rival Weymouth and Milton
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 503 verbal
535 math
522 writing (2010)[2]
Affiliations Braintree Public Schools
Website

Braintree High School is a secondary school located in Braintree, Massachusetts, within Norfolk County. The school is part of the Braintree Public Schools department and is located to the north side of Sunset Lake at 128 Town Street.

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Map of Massachusetts towns with Braintree highlighted

General[edit]

As of 2013, the Headmaster is James Lee. Braintree's school colors are blue and white and their school and athletic teams claim the nickname of "The Wamps." It is held by the school that the name is derived from the Massachusetts Indian Nation Chief Sachem known as Wampatuck, whose name means "White Deer." The building is considered Brutalist architecture. Braintree High School's website is Braintree High School Website

Enrollment and budget[edit]

The school district operates six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, with a total enrollment of just over 5,100 students. The School Department’s budget is $43,159,023 in FY2008.[3]

Academic achievements[edit]

89% of Braintree High School graduates pursue post-secondary studies. Students at all grade levels score well above state and national averages on all measures of standardized testing, including the MCAS and the SAT. Braintree High School offers eighteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses; more than ⅓ of the senior class is enrolled in at least one AP course.[3] Mr.Babbit, the newly long term substitute has been teaching his classes the wonders of math and life.

Athletics[edit]

Braintree High is a member of the Bay State Conference, a league in Massachusetts Division I athletics. The current athletics director at BHS is Mike Denise. They have traditional rivalries with Milton High and Weymouth High. Recently the Boys' Gymnastics squad has consistently repeated as champions of the BSC while the Cheerleading squad competes on the national stage. There have been several other state champions produced by BHS in the past several years, most notably in girls' athletics. The Lady Wamps Basketball team won the state title for the 2005-06 season while the Soccer team won both in 2005 and again in 2006.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belmont High School website, belmont.ki12.ma.us/bhs/info.html, accessed 2007.
  2. ^ "SAT Performance Report". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Untitled Document
  4. ^ Hawkins, Kristal. "A Promising Start to an Academic Life—or to a Life of Violence?" The Deadly Professor. Crime Library. p. 2. Retrieved on June 17, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/concordmonitor/obituary.aspx?n=albert-richmond-morcom-boo&pid=160360591#fbLoggedOut

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°12′13″N 71°01′09″W / 42.203694°N 71.019208°W / 42.203694; -71.019208