Milford High School (Massachusetts)
|Milford High School|
|31 West Fountain Street
Milford, Massachusetts, Worcester, 01757
|School type||Public High School|
|School district||Milford Public Schools|
|Number of students||~1200|
|Average class size||~30|
|Hours in school day||7 Hours|
|School colour(s)||Red, Black and White|
|Athletics conference||Hockomock (Kelly-Rex)|
|Sports||Basketball, Baseball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Indoor Track, and Wrestling|
|Team name||Scarlet Hawks, Hawks|
|Rival||Leominster High School (Leominster, MA); Shrewsbury High School (Shrewsbury, MA)|
|Average SAT scores||494 verbal
486 writing (2010)
|Newspaper||The Scarlet Letter|
|Yearbook||Oak, Lily, and Ivy|
|Communities served||Town of Milford|
|Nobel laureates||Joseph Murray|
Milford High School (also known as MHS) is the secondary school for the district of Milford, Massachusetts, Milford Public Schools. It is one choice for Milford students to attend high school. Another is Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. As seen on the side, the principal is Mrs. Carolyn Banach, the former assistant principal of House A, and the assistant principals are Mr. Mark McGillivray (House A) and Mr. Brian Macchi (House B).
The campus of Milford High School sits on 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land at 31 West Fountain Street in Milford, MA. The current building was opened in 1973. It is arguably the most used, and most active building in the town. Together with the school are a football field, with home and away team seating, a football practice field, softball field, soccer fields, a twenty-five yard swimming pool with springboard diving board, a full theater, and a roughly 750-spot parking lot. It is an SAT, PSAT, and ACT testing center, providing students, both resident and out-of-town, a place to take the required tests. Recently, measures have been taken to provide students with the highest level of security available: school-wide security cameras and lobby sign-in kiosks have been added, as well as a juvenile Milford Police officer present.
The schools is divided into two "houses", A and B. Currently, the grade a student is in determines their house. The House A office is located right next to the media center, in the direction of the C-Wing, and the House B office is located directly above the main office, off of the A-Wing.
The Milford High School building has 6 wings, named A-F.
The A-Wing is the main instructional area of the school. It houses the majority of math classes, English classes, and history classes. There are also government classes taught here.
The B-Wing is the school's main information center. It includes the school's library media center, headed by Nicholas Molinari; video production center, run by Adam Sasso; professional library, teacher's resource center, faculty lounge, principal's office, reading department, and a few classrooms.
The C-Wing was demolished during the 2010-2011 school year.
The D-Wing is the main technology wing of the school. Computer Science, Photography, and et cetera are located here. There is also a special education room, which includes the Scarlet Bistro, providing gourmet food for the faculty.
The E-Wing contains the performing and fine arts areas. This includes David I. Davoren auditorium, a 750-seat "almost" full theatre, complete with wings, wing-rooms, a catwalk, tech booth, and full lighting and sound capabilities. Also in the E-Wing are two music rooms, vocal and instrumental; three practice rooms, and the department office and music library. The music department conducts regular classes in music theory and instrumental techniques as well as producing performance groups such as the marching and concert bands, jazz band, and chorus. In addition, E-Wing houses the art room, business rooms, and programs offering food preparation, parenting, and the child care program. Lastly, the E-Wing contains the Hawk's Nest. The Hawk's Nest provides a unique learning experience for students to experience what running a store is like to further their abilities in the sales world.
The F-Wing is home for the physical education department at MHS. The approximately 1,000 seat gymnasium, dance, wrestling, and weight training rooms, as well as the swimming pool with one-meter diving board are used throughout the day. The recently renovated practice field is in constant use, both during and after normal school hours. These offerings give students a wide variety of physical education classes as well as exemplary facilities in which sporting events take place. As can be seen by the award banners in the gymnasium, MHS takes great pride in its athletic program whether it is at the instructional, intramural or interscholastic level.
The Central Office for the Milford Public Schools is located in the MHS building, in the front, off of the C-Wing. All district-level administrators' offices are located here, with the exception of the Technology Director, and Assistant Superintendent for Pupils' Services. Offices located here include the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Business Manager, as well as their respective secretaries.
Milford High School academics are among the best in the area. Traditional courses range from college preparatory and honors classes to more challenging Advanced Placement courses. Non-traditional courses range from video production and computer systems technology to graphic design, robotics and automation, and food service management.
The graduation requirements for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 are as follows:
- English Language Arts - 22.5 Credits
- Mathematics - 20 Credits
- History and Social Sciences - 18 Credits
- Science and Technology - 15 Credits
- Foreign Language - 10 Credits
- Practical/Fine Arts - 10 Credits
- Physical Education - 10 Credits
- Health - 5 Credits
- Electives - 19.5 Credits
- TOTAL - 130 Credits
The graduation requirements for the class of 2017 are as follows:
- English Language Arts - 24 Credits
- Mathematics - 24 Credits
- History and Social Sciences - 21 Credits
- Science and Technology - 18 Credits
- Foreign Language - 12 Credits
- Practical/Fine Arts - 9 Credits
- Physical Education - 6 Credits
- Health - 3 Credits
- Electives - 23 Credits
- TOTAL - 140 Credits
There are also required credits by the end of each year. The amount you need for each year is:
- Freshman Year: 20 credits
- Sophomore Year: 60 credits
- Junior Year: 100 credits
- Senior Year: 140 credits
However, more credits are recommended each year.
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- Chris Colabello, Major League Baseball player
- Vincent Connare, font designer
- Paul Coyne, film editor and producer
- Greg Dickerson, Boston sportscaster
- Howie Long, American football player and actor
- Joseph Murray, Nobel Prize–winning surgeon
- Jim Pyne, American football player
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