Naugatuck High School
|Naugatuck High School|
|Faculty||127 (2007-2008 school year)|
|Students||1346(2007-2008 school year) |
|Location||Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA|
|Colors||Garnet and Grey|
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2007)|
Naugatuck High School is a high school (grades 9-12) in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Connecticut. The school principal is Janice Saam. This is a picture of the OLD High School, now a Jr. High School, located on Hillside Ave.
The NEW school is located at 543 Rubber Avenue. The building was constructed in 1959. 3 wings were added during the 1970s and are known as Castle House, Goodyear House, And the Applied Education Wing which contains all of the shop classes. The main building is now known as the Judd House. The original building, located on Hillside Ave., was built in 1905 by McKim, Mead, and White and then was the Hillside Middle School until the 2010-2011 term when it became Hillside Intermediate School.
The school mascot is the greyhound and the school colors are garnet and grey. Naugatuck competes against other towns in the Naugatuck Valley. These towns include Waterbury, Watertown, Torrington, Derby, Ansonia, Bristol, Region 16, Seymour, New Haven, and Oxford.
NHS has a storied football rivalry with the high school in Ansonia that is one of the longest in America. Like the other high schools in the Naugatuck Valley, the two teams meet the morning of Thanksgiving Day. The first meeting was in 1900. Ansonia is the long-term winner in the series.
Other notable student activities include the NHS Marching Band, Chamber Singers, NHS Drama Club, AFJROTC and the boys' Cross Country Team, which has gone undefeated for three years straight, with a record of 60-0.
The school, in 2009, added solar panels to its roof.
Naugatuck competes in the Naugatuck Valley League (NVL) along with schools from Waterbury, Torrington, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Anosnia, Watertown, and Wolcott. Naugatuck has won numerous league and state titles including:
- State Titles:
Baseball: 1938, 1955, 1963, 1970, 1971, 1977 Boys Basketball: 1922, 1930, 1931, 1942 Boys Soccer: 2001, 2002 Boys Swimming: 1971, 1992
- John Caneira, former MLB player (California Angels)
- Harry Cross, sportswriter (The New York Times, Evening Post, New York Herald Tribune Sunday Magazine)
- Spec Shea, Former MLB player (New York Yankees, Washington Senators)
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