Abington High School

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Abington Middle/High School
Location
201 Gliniewicz Way.,
Abington, MA 02351
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
Established1906
PrincipalDr. Teresa Sullivan (High School)
Mr. Matthew MacCurtain (Middle School)
Lora Monachino (Preschool)
GradesPre-K, 5-12
Enrollment452 (High School)
681 (Middle School)
69 (Preschool)
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Green & White          
MascotGreen Wave
RivalsWhitman-Hanson, Rockland, Mashpee, East Bridgewater
NewspaperThe Green Wave Gazette
Website

Abington Middle/High School is a public co-located middle and high school located in Abington, Massachusetts. It is located at 201 Gliniewicz Way and has an enrollment of 1,202 students in grades Pre-K and 5–12. 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 four state titles and seven 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.

Athletics[edit]

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).

Football[edit]

The football team has won four State Championships (2002, 2005, 2012, 2014). They have also won ten South Shore League Championships in 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013. 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.

Football Accomplishments

  • State Champions - 2002, 2005, 2012, 2014
  • League Champions - 1975, 1981, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
  • Eastern Mass South Sectional Champions - 2013, 2014

Other sports[edit]

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 Club that plays together every spring against other high school clubs.

In 2019, the boys' basketball team advanced to the Division 4 state finals against Worcester Tech and fell short by a final score of 55-52.

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°07′07″N 70°56′38″W / 42.1187116°N 70.9439332°W / 42.1187116; -70.9439332