Pioneer Valley Regional School

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Pioneer Valley Regional School
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Pioneer Valley Regional School
Northfield, MA, USA
Established 1957
Superintendent Dayle A. Doiron
Principal Bill Wehrli
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 530
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot Black Panther
Team name Pioneer Panthers
Average SAT scores 523 verbal
513 math
525 writing (2010)[1]

Pioneer Valley Regional School (PVRS) is a regional comprehensive secondary school (grades 7 through 12). in Northfield, Massachusetts, USA. The faculty consists of 56 individuals creating a student-teacher (teaching faculty) ratio of 11.25 to 1. The total enrollment of the school in September 2008, was 530 students. There were 67 members in the graduating class of 2009. PVRS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is located at 97 F. Sumner Turner Road. The school district borders both sides of the Connecticut River along the northern end of Franklin County, Massachusetts. The rural communities of Bernardston (est. pop. 2048), Leyden (622), Northfield (2838), and Warwick (740) are served by the school.

The feeder schools for PVRS are:

  • Leyden: Pearl Rhodes Elementary School (K-6)
  • Bernardston: Bernardston Elementary School (K-6)
  • Northfield: Northfield Elementary School (K-6)
  • Warwick: Warwick Community School (K-6)
  • Vernon: Vernon Elementary School (K-6)

The school administrators are:
- Bill Wehrli, principal
- Mike Duprey, assistant principal
- Catharine Hawkins-Harrison, dean of students / MCAS coordinator
- Gina Johnson, athletic director

PVRS is a part of Pioneer Valley Regional School District which is governed by a 12-member school committee, with three members elected from each of the four district towns. The Superintendent of Schools is Ms. Dayle A. Doiron. The district has tuition paying students from Vernon, Vermont, along with many school choice students from outside our district.


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