Auburn High School (Massachusetts)

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Auburn High School
Address
99 Auburn Street
Auburn, Worcester County, MA 01501
USA
Information
School type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Established 1935, rebuilt in 2006
School district Auburn Public Schools
Principal Casey J. Handfield, C.A.G.S.
Faculty 60
Grades 9-12
Number of students 724
Color(s) Blue and Grey          
Mascot Rockets 1992-present
Dandies 1935-1992
Rival Oxford High School
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 560 verbal
542 math
1102 total (2016-2017)[2]
Affiliations Auburn Public Schools
Website

Auburn High School is the only public high school in Auburn, Massachusetts, United States, a town approximately 5 miles south of Worcester. It has an enrollment of 724 students in grades 9-12, as of the 2017-2018 school year. Founded in 1935, the original school building served the town until the spring of 2006. In August 2006, the town of Auburn opened a new facility directly behind the original building.

Stadium[edit]

Auburn High School's sports venue is called Auburn Memorial Field. New as of August 2006, the centerpiece is a lighted 1000 seat FieldTurf stadium surrounded by a 6 lane track. The stadium is used for AHS Football, AHS Soccer (boys and girls) and AHS Track and Field (boys and girls). In addition, the stadium has two long jump runways and sand pits for Track and Field, as well as a pole vault and high jump area.

There is also a lighted FieldTurf facility dedicated for AHS Field Hockey New baseball and softball fields have also been built on the grounds, with the softball field being on the site of the old high school.

Academics[edit]

We the People consists of students from the AP Government and Politics class. The competition, held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, simulates congressional hearings where Auburn students compete against schools from all over Massachusetts. Topics include philosophers, the founding of America, and how the Constitution affects our day to day lives. The We the People team finished second place in the state competition.

For the last 10 years Auburn High School’s Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics class has competed in an academically demanding event known as the "We the People..." State Competition. Mr. Kennard and Mr. Benacchio run the "We The People..." team and each year the competition, held in late January, is hosted by The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate (Formally held at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse.) Auburn was named 2014 & 2015 Massachusetts We the People State champions.[3] As state champions, Auburn High School represented Massachusetts at the national level in Washington, D.C. The team raised over $50,000 each year in order to get to Washington D.C., most of which came from the local Auburn community.

In 2016 & 2017 Auburn finished third in the state. In 2018, Auburn finished second, and was named a State Wild Card for the 2018 National Competition.

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution provides students with the opportunity to utilize and expand upon their knowledge regarding civic education by simulating congressional hearings. This program is the most extensive educational program in the country that prepares young adults to be active and informed citizens who are able to contribute to the betterment of society.[4]

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Coordinates: 42°12′30″N 71°50′13″W / 42.2084°N 71.837°W / 42.2084; -71.837