Cheshire High School

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Cheshire High School
Cheshire, CT, USA
Type Public High school
Staff Jeff F. Solan (Principal)
Enrollment 1,671

Cheshire High School is located on Route 10 (South Main Street) across from Bartlem Park in Cheshire, Connecticut. It is 15 miles (24 km) north of New Haven and 25 miles (40 km) south of Hartford. It is the town's sole public high school.

Program of Study[edit]

Advanced Placement courses[edit]

Cheshire High School offers advanced placement courses in several subjects, including: statistics, calculus, physics, biology, chemistry, studio art, music theory, United States history, European history, United States government, Latin, German, French, Spanish, English language, and English literature.

Current Statistics[edit]

As of 2006, Cheshire High School has 1,671 students, 106 faculty members, seven guidance counselors, three assistant principals, and one principal. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.[1]


The last renovations to Cheshire High School were completed during the summer of 2000. Designed by DeCarlo & Doll, Inc. and built by Trataros Construction, Inc., the renovations added 73,400 square feet (6,820 m2) of space at a cost of over eight million dollars.[2]

The renovation brought to the school a new two-story wing of about 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2),[2] containing:

  • Thirteen classrooms, which now primarily house math and foreign language classes.
  • Two computer labs.
  • A common area (which primarily serves as a cafeteria).
  • Administrative and guidance offices.

A new band room was also made in the rear of the building. In addition, three science classrooms were renovated, faculty parking lots were created, and landscaping work was done in the front of school, around the new wing. As this new addition faced the main road, it became the new facade and main entrance to the school. Previously, the main entrance was tucked away at the side of the building.

Prior to this, the school was last renovated in 1971.

In 2011 the Technology Department received a $73,000 grant to improve their video studio. Cheshire High School offers multiple media based classes where the studio is used including video production and news media production. Graduates had been excelling at media colleges for years prior to the renovation and since then, the department has been helping more and more.

Extracurricular Programs[edit]


Cheshire Football won the class LL State Championship game against Staples of Westport 28–21 in OT on December 5, 2009. Cheshire's Men's Fencing Épée Squad won their First State Championship in 2011 under senior captain Christopher Minardi. They took home the silver medal in 2012 along with another State Championship in 2013 under 2-year captain Jonathan Rasimas and in 2014, took home the bronze medal under captain Michael Milici.[3]


The Marching Ram Band has won many competitions and championships since its creation. This includes the 2007 Outback Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida, and many USSBA[4][5] and MAC Championship[6] titles. The Ram Band also marched prestigious parades such as the 43rd Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 1999 Tournament of Roses Parade, and the 2000 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Due to economic issues, the band, which was scheduled to play for the Queen of England in London's 2012 New Year's Parade, will not be doing so in 2010, but may be at a later date.

Cheshire's Winter Percussion Ensemble won first place two years in a row (2008–09) at MAC Championships with their shows "Circuitry" and "Bent, Warped, and Twisted". They also won USSBA National Championships in the AAA category in 2011 with their show "What-If"[7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Class of 200 Profile[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Awards – DeCarlo & Doll, Inc[dead link]
  3. ^ "Topic Galleries". Courant. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Scholastic Band Association: 2010". 
  5. ^ "US Scholastic Band Association:". 
  6. ^ "Fall 2009 Scores". Musical Arts Conference. 
  7. ^ "Winter 2008 Scores". 
  8. ^ "Winter 2009 Scores". 
  9. ^ "Brad Ausmus Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 72°54′04″W / 41.4995°N 72.9012°W / 41.4995; -72.9012