Masconomet Regional High School

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Masconomet Regional High School
Masco logo
Masco
Address
20 Endicott Road
Boxford, Massachusetts, 01983
United States of America United States
Coordinates 42°37′39″N 70°58′28″W / 42.62750°N 70.97444°W / 42.62750; -70.97444Coordinates: 42°37′39″N 70°58′28″W / 42.62750°N 70.97444°W / 42.62750; -70.97444
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
Established 1960
School district Masconomet Regional School District
Principal Dr. Laurie Hodgdon
Grades 912
Enrollment 1335 (2011)
Grade 9 336
Grade 10 348
Grade 11 308
Grade 12 343
Color(s) Red and White         
Athletics conference Cape Ann League
Mascot Chieftain
Nickname Masco
Team name Chieftains
Rival North Andover High School
Average SAT scores 547 verbal
562 math
552 writing (2010)[1]
Newspaper The Chieftain Chronicle, Exit 51
Yearbook 'MiToBo'
Website

Masconomet Regional High School, referred to locally as "Masco", is located in Topsfield, Massachusetts, and serves the towns of Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield. Masconomet Regional Middle School serves grades 7 and 8 while the Masconomet Regional High School serves grades 9 through 12. Both schools are located on the same property. The school is known as one of the top public high schools serving the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area.

Location[edit]

The school is a regional middle and high school located on Endicott Street in Boxford off of Exit 51 on US Interstate 95. Masconomet lies at the intersection of the towns of Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton, the towns which it serves. The property is completely in Boxford, however the mailing address was in Topsfield (until the 2014-15 school year) due to Boxford's post office being too small to handle all of Masco's mail upon the school's inception. Masconomet was created by a charter of the three towns created in 1959. Masconomet celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2009-2010 school year.

History[edit]

Masconomet Regional High School was named after Chief Masconomet, sagamore of the Agawam tribe that lived in Essex County at the time of the English colonization. The original school building was constructed in 1959.

Classes[edit]

Masconomet offers a large selection of academic course offering. A strong core curriculum is enhanced by a large selection of elective courses. Electives include courses in EMT training, co-taught science/social studies courses, forensics, 1960s course, early childhood, and a strong variety of computer education courses including computer gaming. In 2006 the Assistant Principal, Donald A. Doliber was named Assistant Principal of the Year and in 2008 David Mitchell was named National History Teacher of the Year.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Masco plays in the Cape Ann League. The school's colors are Red & White          . Their biggest rival is North Andover.

The football team has seen much success in the past decade with a number of playoff appearances. Masco returned to the Super Bowl for the second time in school history, facing Marshfield but lost 13-12.

The Baseball team earned the Division II Massachusetts State Championship in 2000 by defeating Drury 7-2. They defeated the 22-0 Danvers squad in the second round, rival North Andover, and then Westford Academy to capture the North Region. They defeated Franklin in walk-off fashion after 8 innings in the state semi-final on their way to earning their first and only title in Masconomet Baseball history.

In a 2012 lacrosse game against BC High, senior Jake Gillespie scored a record-tying 9 goals. Gillespie now plays lacrosse for the Jumbos of Tufts University.

The boy's hockey team earned a Co-Cape Ann League title with Wilmington in the 2008-09 season with an overall record of 14-5-2, and again in 2013-2014 season with North Reading with an overall record of 15-5-2.

The golf team also won state championships in 2011.

Masconomet added girls hockey to its varsity program in 2000, with its inaugural game being played Dec. 15, 2000 at Johnson Rink at Pingree.

In the 2013-14 school year, Masconomet won state titles in Boys Soccer (over Walpole, 5-3) and Baseball (10-2 over Westwood). Also, the Ultimate club team won the Massachusetts state title and Northeast Regionals in Maine.

Notable alumni[edit]

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