Winchester High School (Massachusetts)
|Winchester High School|
|80 Skillings Road, Winchester,
|Motto||Excellence in Learning|
|School district||Winchester, Massachusetts|
|Principal||Thomas E. Gwin, Ed.D.|
|Student to teacher ratio||1:6 (estimated)|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Average SAT scores||583 verbal
603 writing (2010)
|Newspaper||The Red and Black|
Winchester High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school located in Winchester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1850, it moved into its current location in the spring of 1972. Consistently ranked among the best of Massachusetts public schools, close to 98% of students graduated in 2012, with about 96% of those continuing to higher education.
Winchester High School fields teams in the following sports:
|Seasons||Boys and girls||Boys||Girls||Coed|
|Fall||Cross country, soccer||Football||Swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, field hockey||Golf|
|Winter||Basketball, ice hockey, indoor track, alpine skiing, nordic skiing||Swimming, wrestling||Gymnastics|
|Spring||Tennis, lacrosse, track and field||Baseball, volleyball||Softball||Sailing, Crew, ultimate frisbee|
- Joe Bellino, Halfback, Heisman Trophy winner in 1960 while at Navy. He also played with the Boston Patriots from 1965–67.
- Bob Bigelow, 1971, College and NBA Basketball Player (University of Pennsylvania, Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics)
- John Cazale, Stage and Screen Actor (The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter)
- Laurence Owen, while a student at Winchester High School, was the 1961 U. S. Ladies and North American Figure Skating Champion and placed 6th in the 1960 Winter Olympics in the same event. She appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, under the caption "America's Most Exciting Girl Skater". On February 15, 1961, she died at age 16 along with her mother, Maribel Vinson-Owen, sister Maribel Owen and 16 other members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team near Brussels, Belgium, in a plane crash while en route to the World Figure Skating Championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
- Alicia Sacramone (Class of '06) won a Silver Medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Artistic Gymnastics Team All-Around Competition. 10 time World Championship medalist (making her the most decorated American gymnast of all time), 19 time National medalist, and 5 time U.S. Vault Champion. Sacramone placed 4th in the 2008 Olympic vault event finals.
- Patrick Aufiero, Professional Hockey Player
- Art Johnson, former MLB player (Boston Braves)
- Dan Spang, Professional Hockey Player
- Kofi Kingston, WWE Wrestler
- Alison Hersey Risch, member of both the US Field Hockey (member of the initial induction class) and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. A standout player on the US women's lacrosse teams from 1961 to 1970, serving as the team captain from 1964 on. She played on US touring teams that visited Australia, Great Britain and Ireland. An internationally-rated umpire, she has been officiating for 41 years and is still active at the Division III level.
- Captain Richard Phillips, (Class of '73) Captain of the Maersk Alabama when it was attacked by Somali pirates in April, 2009.
- Pat Badger, (Class of '85) Bassist of the band Extreme
- Bjorn Poonen, (Class of '85) World-renowned mathematician
- "SAT Performance Report - School and District Profiles: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-25.