Arlington High School (Massachusetts)

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Arlington High School
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869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA, Middlesex County, 02476
Type Public high school
Established 1922
Principal Mathew Janger
Asst. Principal William McCarthy
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1150 (2006-2007)
Color(s) Maroon/Red, Gray, and White             
Slogan "Red and Gray Spirit, Let's Hear It! (May not still be the slogan)
Song "Cheer today for the Red and Gray"
Mascot The Indian
Team name Spy Ponders
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Average SAT scores 578 verbal
583 math
571 writing
1732 total (2014-2015)[1]
Newspaper The Ponder Report
Yearbook Spy Ponder (Formerly "The Indian")

Arlington High School is a public high school located in Arlington, Massachusetts. As of 2010, the school enrolls approximately 1,300 students annually. The current principal is Mathew Janger.


The current Arlington High School, designed by Howard B.S. Prescott, was opened in 1915 for grades 10-12. What is now known as "Fusco building" was the only original building. Boys and girls were required to enter the building through two separate entrances. Two additions were later added on, the "Collomb building," as it is now known, in 1937 and then the "Downs building."

Peirce Field, an outdoor field for football, soccer, track, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball, was created by filling in "Cutter's Pond", which had been previously used for milling. Mill Brook still runs underneath the high school to this day. The field was renovated in 2004 due to toxin levels in the soil, which stemmed from a company located where the Department of Public Works is currently situated. A settlement was reached with the company to pay for the entire cleaning, capping, and renovation.

Since the mid-1990s several news documentary shows have been to Arlington High School, including Chronicle, Nightline, and MTV Made. It has also been the topic of many news stories covered by Fox News, Fox 25, Channel 7, among many other TV channels and radio stations.

An HBO show chronicling Dane Cook's Tourgasm tour featured a segment where Cook returned to Arlington High School and spoke to the students and faculty.

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Coordinates: 42°25′4.5″N 71°9′42.2″W / 42.417917°N 71.161722°W / 42.417917; -71.161722