Abington High School
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|Abington High School|
201 Gliniewicz Way.,
Abington, MA 02351
|School district||Abington Public Schools (Massachusetts)|
|NCES School ID||250165000001|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.37|
|Color(s)||Green & White|
|Newspaper||The Green Wave Gazette|
Abington High School is a public high school co-located with middle and pre-kindergarten schools in Abington, Massachusetts, United States. It is located at 201 Gliniewicz Way and has an enrollment of 520 students. The school's mascot is the Green Wave and the school colors are Green and White. Abington High School is known best for its outstanding football program, which has won 5 state titles and 8 league championships since 2002. Gliniewicz Way was named after Richard Francis Gliniewicz born December 12, 1947, and was killed in South Vietnam on May 31, 1969. He was a 1966 graduate of Abington High School.
Abington is well known for its athletics program and most notably its football program, though also recently winning state championships in baseball (2009) and basketball (2009).
The football team has won 5 State Championships (2002, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2019). They have also won 11 South Shore League Championships in 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013, 2019. They have also had three undefeated teams in 2006, 2008, and 2012.
Abington set a Southeastern Massachusetts record for football attendance on November 14, 2008, in game against rival Mashpee High School. Both teams entered the game undefeated at 9–0 and ranked in the state Top 25 polls, as the South Shore League title and a playoff berth were on the line. Abington prevailed 14–6 and went on to complete an undefeated regular season. The attendance of the game was recorded at 7,109 and was covered live by all the major Boston area news channels.
- State Champions - 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2019
- League Champions - 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2019
- Eastern Mass South Sectional Champions - 2013, 2014, 2019
Abington's baseball team won the Division 3 State Championship in 2009. Star pitcher of that team was Stephen Perakslis Jr who is now with the Chicago Cubs farm system.
The girls' basketball team won the Division 2 State Championship, defeating Ayer in 1981. They were cheered on by the famed Bleacher Creature Student Fan Section. The team was selected to the inaugural induction class of the Abington High School Hall of Fame in 2014 with individual inductions of team captain Dorothy Chartier and coach Rich Kelly.
The boys' basketball team advanced to the State Finals in 2009, ultimately falling to state powerhouse Watertown High School.
Abington also has a long-running, successful Ultimate Frisbee Team that plays together every spring against other high school teams.
In 2019, the Abington High School Ultimate Frisbee team went undefeated in the South Shore League going 20-0 in the regular season and continued to go undefeated in the South Shore League Tournament and the Division III state tournament.
In 2019, the boys' basketball team advanced to the Division 4 state finals against Worcester Technical High School and fell short by a final score of 55–52.
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- "Search for Public Schools - Abington High (250165000001)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
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