Duxbury High School

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Duxbury High School
Duxbury High School, Duxbury MA.jpg
Duxbury High School
Address
71 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA, Plymouth County, 02332
USA
Information
School type Public
School district Duxbury Public Schools
Superintendent Benedict Tantillo
Principal Andrew Stephens
Vice principal Marc Talbot
Vice principal James Donovan
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1024
Color(s) Green and White         
Mascot Dragons
Rival Marshfield High School
Average SAT scores 558 verbal
564 math
555 writing (2010)[1]
Newspaper The Dragon Flyer
Website

Duxbury High School is a public high school in New England, located in the sea-side town of Duxbury, Massachusetts. The superintendent of the district is Dr. Benedict Tantillo, III and the principal of Duxbury High School is Andrew Stephens. [2]The Ellison High School is located on 130 St. George Street where classes were held from 1968 to 2014. The co-located Middle and High School is located at 71 Alden Street, and opened in 2014.

Academics[edit]

Total enrollment at the high is 1,037 students with 75 full-time teachers. The average class size is 19.1 students with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1. The district per pupil spending is $11,825. The graduation rate for DHS is 98.8% with 88% of students pursuing higher education. 18 Advanced Placement courses are offered.[3] The participation rate in AP courses is 67% with an exam passing rate of 76%. Boston Magazine ranked Duxbury High School #23 on their list of Best Public Schools in Boston 2014.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Duxbury Dragons have won an extensive amount of league and state titles.[5]

Boston Globe Dalton Award - 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 & 2014

Fall Cheerleading League Champions - 2006

Winter Cheerleading:

  • League Champions- 2008
  • South Sectional 2nd Place- 2014

Boys Cross Country:

  • League Champions - 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2004, 2005, & 2006
  • Eastern MA Champions - 1978

Girls Cross Country:

  • League Champions - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, & 2002
  • Eastern MA Champions - 2001

Field Hockey:

  • League Champions - 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • South Sectional Champions - 1976 & 2011
  • South Sectional Finalist- 2013
  • South Sectional Semi-Finalists - 2004

Football:

  • League Champions - 1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • State Champions - 2005, 2008, 2010, & 2011
  • State Finals Participant - 1997 & 2002
  • Undefeated Seasons - 2005, 2008, 2010, & 2011

Boys’ Golf:

  • League Champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012
  • State Champions - 1987, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2009, & 2010
  • South Sectional Champions - 1989, 1994, 2007, & 2011
  • Eastern MA Champions - 1996
  • Division 2 State Runner Up - 2005 & 2012
  • South Sectional Champions - 2007

Boys’ Soccer:

  • League Champions: 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, & 2010
  • State Champions - 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1994 & 1999
  • South Sectional Champions - 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000 & 2002
  • Eastern MA Champions - 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990. 1994, & 1999
  • Eastern MA Finalists - 1969, 1973, & 2000

Girls’ Soccer:'

  • League Champions - 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2013
  • State Champions - 1983, 1994, & 2008
  • South Sectional Champions - 1992
  • Eastern MA Champions - 2000

Girls’ Swimming & Diving:

  • League Champions - 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014 (2006 first year as winter sport, currently 23 year league title streak)
  • South Sectional Champions - 1998, 1999, & 2000
  • South Sectional Runner Up - 1993 & 2001

Boys’ Basketball:

  • League Champions - 1969, 1979, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, & 2011
  • State Champions - 1989, 1994, & 2006
  • South Sectional Champions - 1997
  • South Sectional Finalists - 1992 & 1993

Girls’ Basketball:

  • League Champions - 1986, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013, & 2014
  • State Champions - 1998
  • South Sectional Champions - 1997 & 2014
  • South Sectional Finalists - 2005 & 2013

Gymnastics:

  • League Champions - 1988 & 1991

Boys Hockey:

  • League Champions - 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, & 2014
  • State Champions - 2000, 2005, & 2007
  • Super 8 Participant - 2004, 2006, & 2014
  • South Sectional Champions - 1988 & 1998
  • South Sectional Finalists - 2002

Girls Hockey:

  • League Champions - 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
  • State Semi-Finalists - 2004, 2009, & 2010
  • State Champions - 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014

Boys’ Indoor Track

  • League Champions - 2005

Boys Swimming & Diving:

  • League Champions - 1984, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, & 2014

Wrestling:

  • League Champions - 1981, 1983, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006
  • South Sectional Champions - 1984

` Baseball:

  • League Champions - 1983, 2001, 2005, 2006 2007, 2008, 2010, & 2014
  • Eastern MA Champions - 2010
  • State Finalists - 2010

Boys’ Lacrosse:

  • League Champions - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
  • State Champions - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, & 2012
  • State Finalists - 2003, 2010, & 2014
  • South Sectional Champions- 2014

Girls’ Lacrosse:

  • League Champions - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2014
  • Division 2 State Champions - 2007
  • South Sectional Finalist - 2005, 2006, & 2008

Girls’ Golf:

  • League Champions - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2014
  • State Champions - 2001

Sailing:

  • League Champions - 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, & 2013
  • Fleet Racing Nationals Participant - 2004, 2007, 2008, & 2012
  • New England Team Racing Champions - 2009
  • Team Racing Nationals Participant - 2009

Softball:

  • League Champions - 1981, 2005, 2006, & 2008

Boys’ Skiing:

  • League Champions - 2006

Boys’ Track:

  • League Champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, & 1988
  • State Champions - 1985, 1987, & 1988

Girls’ Track:

  • League Champions - 1979, 1982, 1983, & 1986
  • State Champions - 1986

Boys’ Tennis:

  • League Champions - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, & 2014
  • State Champions - 1981, 1984, 1990, 1994, & 2013
  • South Sectional Champions - 1991 & 1992

Girls’ Tennis:

  • League Champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, & 2002
  • South Sectional Champions - 1993

Girls' Volleyball:

  • League Champions - 2013
  • South Sectional Finalists - 2012 & 2013

Boys Soccer holds the National Record for consecutive victories, winning 72 straight games between 1981–85.

Boys Lacrosse is considered one of the best programs in the country and won a record 99 straight games before being defeated by rival St. John's Prep.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/sat_perf.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/domain/26. Duxbury Public Schools. 
  3. ^ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/boston-best-schools-2013. Boston Magazine. 
  4. ^ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-public-schools-boston-2014-chart/. Boston Magazine. 
  5. ^ Holdgate, Thom. "Awards and Championships". http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/. Duxbury Public Schools. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

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