Provincetown High School

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Provincetown High School
Provincetown High School, March 2014.JPG
Location
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
Information
Type Public secondary
Closed 2013
School district Provincetown Public Schools
Superintendent Beth Singer
Principal Kim Y. Pike
Grades 12
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black & Orange         
Newspaper PHS Foghorn
Sports team Fishermen
Provincetown Schools
Location
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
Information
Type Public middle
School district Provincetown Public Schools
Superintendent Beth Singer
Principal Kim Y. Pike
Grades PK–8
Age 3 to 15
Number of students 120
Campus Suburban
Website

Provincetown High School was a public high school located in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The school closed its doors on June 7, 2013, following the graduation ceremony of the final senior class, consisting of eight students.[1]

In 2010, the school committee voted unanimously to phase out the students in Provincetown High School due to declining enrollment. High-school students who live in Provincetown are now redistricted to attend Nauset Regional High School, Sturgis Charter Public School, or Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. PHS had one of the smallest high school enrollments in the country its last two years. The school's athletic nickname was the Fishermen and the school colors were black and orange.

The high school was located at 12 Winslow Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Provincetown High School building currently houses Provincetown Schools, an International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB program to kindergarten through eighth-grade students, aged 3–15. Provincetown Schools accepts school choice students from a region that includes Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Academics[edit]

Prior to its closing, 100% of the school's senior classes had passed the MCAS test each year from 2003 to 2009 with a 100% Competency Determination.[2]

The school's location in a well-established art colony township provided opportunities for students interested in the visual or performing arts.

The Provincetown School Board decided to merge with the Nauset Regional School District, becoming the sixth town to join the District, along with the towns of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro. The merger began during the 2013–2014 academic year.

Sports[edit]

PHS fielded teams in basketball, soccer, softball, and tennis. Provincetown played other Cape Cod teams in the "Lighthouse League".

One of Provincetown's greatest athletic achievements was when the varsity baseball team defeated a much bigger and more talented Mashpee High School team in the 2005 Massachusetts State Playoffs Quarterfinal Round. Provincetown had an enrollment of around 100 students in grades 7–12 at the time, while Mashpee had an enrollment of over 1,000 students. Provincetown defeated Mashpee 7-6 in extra innings and advanced all the way to the Division 3 State Semi-Finals with the victory, the deepest any athletics team at Provincetown had gone in the playoffs in over 15 years.

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