Tyngsborough High School

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Tyngsborough High School
36 Norris Road
Tyngsborough, MA, USA
Coordinates 42°41′51″N 71°24′30″W / 42.6975°N 71.4083°W / 42.6975; -71.4083Coordinates: 42°41′51″N 71°24′30″W / 42.6975°N 71.4083°W / 42.6975; -71.4083
Established 1992 (current building)
School district Tyngsborough Public Schools
Principal Michael Woodlock[1]
Asst. Principal Jeffrey Ogden
Staff 57 [2]
Teaching staff 38 [2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 517 (2014-15)[3]
Color(s) Red and White         
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Wrestling[4]
Mascot Tigers
Rival Groton Dunstable High School
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 497 verbal
519 math
491 writing (2010)[5]
Newspaper The Bridge
MCAS % proficient and advanced ELA: 93 Math: 87 Science: 89 (Spring 2011)[6]

Tyngsborough High School (THS) is located at 36 Norris Road in Tyngsborough.

Tyngsborough High School has approximately 520 students,[3] and is part of the Tyngsborough school district.


The building currently used as Tyngsborough Middle School had been used as the high school until 1988. The current high school building was built next to the old one, and used to house both the Junior and Senior High Schools from grades seven through twelve. In 2003 with the construction of a new elementary school the previous year, younger students were moved out of the old high school which had been used for grades three through six, and the seventh and eighth graders moved into the old high school building which became Tyngsborough Middle School. This left the ninth through twelfth graders in the current high school building.[7]


The current Tyngsborough High School was opened in 1992 . The school which was built next to the previous high school (currently the Jr High School) is two stories tall and contains a gym, cafe, and auditorium. Designed by Todd Jersey, then of HMFH Architecture Inc., is naturally lit and "organized around an 'interior street' that provides a central gathering and socializing space for students, staff, and faculty in a cold-winter climate."[8] In the back of the building, there are two softball/baseball fields. The high school also has a turf football field that is used for soccer, lacrosse, football, and many other activities.


Tyngsborough has a trimester system, where courses formerly offered for one semester will now be a 2.5 credit, one trimester course. Most Tyngsborough students undertake a college preparatory curriculum that includes twenty credits each of English and of mathematics, fifteen credits each of social sciences, laboratory-based sciences and wellness/physical education, ten credits of a single foreign language, five credits of fine and performing arts. Students must also complete a five credit "Capstone Experience".

Students can choose from twelve Advanced Placement courses to earn college credits.

The English department requires one course each on world literature and American literature. Electives include courses in various forms of creative writing, digital literacy, journalism, broadcast journalism (through the unified arts department), Shakespeare, drama, research, public speaking, and various literature courses focused on world authors, American, war, and contemporary and modern authors. The social studies core requires two U.S. history courses and a world history course. Humanities electives include American conflict, international relations, American culture in the 1960s, psychology, street law, contemporary issues, world cultures and faiths, and citizenship. Humanities AP courses are offered in Literature and Composition, Language and Composition, US History, World History, Government and Politics, Microeconomics.

Tyngsborough's foreign language offerings are entirely focused on Spanish. There is the AP electives for Spanish Language, and additional electives in Spanish language children's literature, Spanish for careers, Spanish cinema, and Latin American popular culture.

Tyngsborough's science/technology department offers courses in Science, Technology, and Social Issues, immunology, neurology, various environmental science courses, anatomy and physiology, marine biology, forensics, and astronomy. Its AP offerings include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (B). AP level courses are offered through the math department for Statistics, and both Calculus options. Additional math electives include engineering, discrete math, business math, and linear algebra.

The unified arts program includes sequences in ceramics, mixed media, film analysis, and music theory, with individual courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, videography, media literacy, concert band, songwriting, theater production, theater stagecraft, musical theater, playwriting, advanced acting, and portfolio design.

Business electives include courses in accounting, business management, consumer economics, business and personal finance, sports and entertainment marketing, and international business. [9]


In 1994 Tyngsborough Football won their first Super Bowl at the Division 5B level, beating Nantucket 31-7.

In 1999 Tyngsboro Girls Varsity Basketball Team won the MIAA Division 4 Championship at Bentley College.

Beginning in 2001, the Tigers football team started a 3-year run as runner-up in MIAA Division 5, losing the Super Bowl three straight seasons. In 2001, they lost to Bellingham High 38-28 (after defeating Cohasset High in the playoff round). In 2002, the team lost to Abington High 25-0 (defeating Hopkinton High to advance there), and in 2003, fell again, this time to Westwood High 21-14 (after defeating Bishop Fenwick in the playoff round). The team would win the CAC title two more years in '04 and '05 (although losing in the playoff round those two years). This long-time dominance was a crucial reason for THS leaving the CAC in 2007.

They entered the Dual County League in 2007. The school experienced little to no success in most sports in the DCL, largely owing to the smaller number of students. In 2011, the athletic program transitioned from Eastern to Central MA, joining the Midland-Wachusett League, C division.

In 2007 and 2008, the Baseball team became Division 3 North Champions.

In 2008 the soccer team made it to the division 3 north finals.

In 2010 the Wrestling team became the Division 3 State Champions

In 2011 the Wrestling team repeated as Division 3 state Champions

In 2011 The Tyngsboro Boys Soccer Team in the new Mid WACH C Division finished 15-3-1 qualified for the Division 2 Central Tournament.

In 2011 the Tyngsboro High girls cross country team captured the Division 2 championship in the Central Mass. Cross Country Meet held on November 12 at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course.


  1. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Tyngsborough High School Profile, Contact Information". Profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff Directory". http://ths.tyngsboroughps.org/. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tyngsborough High School School Profile". http://ths.tyngsboroughps.org/. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Teams Tyngsborough Athletics". Tyngsborough High School. 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  5. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/sat_perf.aspx
  6. ^ "Tyngsborough High School: MCAS Tests of Spring 2011 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level Tyngsborough High School". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Todd Jersey Architecture Tyngsborough High School". Town of Tyngsborough. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Master Plan for Tyngsborough Massachusetts". Todd Jersey Architecture. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  9. ^ In addition to the usual sports and wellness classes, the wellness department offers electives in CPR/First Aid, dance for fitness, weight training, nutrition, coaching effectiveness, and athletic training."Tyngsborough High School Program of Studies 2011-2012". Tyngsborough High School. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-27.