Southington High School

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Southington High School
Southington Athletics Logo
Established 1950s
Type Public High School
Principal Dr. Martin Semmel
Teaching staff 206
Students 2,400
Location 720 Pleasant Street,
Southington, Conn., USA
Coordinates 41°36′55″N 72°51′41″W / 41.61519°N 72.86131°W / 41.61519; -72.86131Coordinates: 41°36′55″N 72°51′41″W / 41.61519°N 72.86131°W / 41.61519; -72.86131
Colors          Blue and White
Mascot Blue Knight
Division CCC West

Southington High School is a public high school located at 720 Pleasant Street in Southington, Connecticut.
It is the only high school located in the town of Southington.


Southington High School offers a hierarchical system with classes designed to suit student ability level. These courses are, College Prep, Competitive College Prep, and Honors level classes.

Faculty members are responsible for suggesting to each of their students the level of courses that would be most appropriate for that individual student next year; however, students are allowed to enroll in courses of any difficulty level with the written permission of their parents and an individual meeting with the student's guidance counselor.

Southington High School also offers a number of Advanced Placement courses as well as for-credit foreign language courses through the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience program.

AP courses offered at Southington High School include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • US History
  • Politics and Government
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Calculus AB
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science


Southington competes in the West division of the Central Connecticut Conference, which consists of New Britain High School, Simsbury High School, Hall High School, Newington High School, Conard High School, Farmington High School, and Northwest Catholic High School.

The football team has won the state LL Championship in 1998 and 2013.[citation needed]

School news[edit]

The Emblem is Southington High School's student newspaper. Six issues are published throughout the year. Included in the six is a Senior Issue, which contains features such as a "Class Will", "Playing the Game", "Daily Bagging"' and "Class Memories." The Emblem's advisor is Joseph Cipollini.

In early 2008, Southington High School's Mass Communication Department started a news program called "The Southington K Factor". Its first show was on Wednesday March 19, 2008, and it airs Wednesdays at 7:00 PM on Southington's local channel 16.

PCB scare[edit]

In September of the 2000-2001 school year, the motor that runs the school's clocks exploded in the basement of Southington High School. Students were kept out of building for days as everything was tested for cancerous PCB's. It is reported students enjoyed a two week extension of summer vacation due to this event.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Southington High School to Remain Closed:
  2. ^ "James R. Benn". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rob Dibble Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ Grant, Alan (June 7, 2007). "Glasper learns the hard lessons of football". Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Carl Pavano Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Russo, Ben (June 4, 1995). "Petersen Is A Hit, Even If He Can't". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mike Raczka Stats". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2000 All-Courant High School Soccer Team". Hartford Courant. December 19, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hall of Fame announces inaugural class". Southington Citizen. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ Amore, Dom (June 21, 2013). "Mike Galati Gets Liver; Assisted By Ex-Husky Courtney Gaine". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 

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