Braintree High School

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Braintree High School
Address
128 Town Street
Braintree, Massachusetts, Norfolk County 02184
United States
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1858 (1858)[1]
Opened 1927 (Old), 1972 (New)[2]
Status Currently operational
School district Braintree Public Schools[3]
NCES District ID 2502940[4]
Superintendent Maureen S. Murray[5]
CEEB code 220420
NCES School ID 250294000361[6]
Headmaster James Lee[7]
Faculty 116
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,689[8] (2012–13)
 • Grade 9 381
 • Grade 10 392
 • Grade 11 373
 • Grade 12 389
Student to teacher ratio 16:1[8]
Color(s) Blue and White          
Slogan "Once a Wamp, Always a Wamp"[citation needed]
Athletics conference MIAA – District C
Bay State Conference[9]
Nickname Braintree Wamps
Rival Milton Wildcats, Weymouth Wildcats
Accreditation NEASC[7]
Average SAT scores 518 verbal
541 math
509 writing
1568 total (2015–2016)[10]
Yearbook Wampatuck[11]
Communities served Braintree
Feeder schools South Middle School, East Middle School[3]
School Store The Wamp Stop
Website

Braintree High School (BHS) is a four-year secondary school located in Braintree, Massachusetts, within Norfolk County. The school is part of the Braintree Public Schools district and is located to the northwest side of Sunset Lake at 128 Town Street.

General[edit]

As of 2015, the Headmaster is James Lee.[7] Braintree's school colors are blue and white and their school and athletic teams claim the nickname of "The Wamps." It is held by the school that the name is derived from the Massachusetts Indian Nation Chief Sachem known as Wampatuck, whose name means "White Deer." The building is considered Brutalist architecture. The old site of Braintree High School located at the intersection of West Street and Washington Street, opened in 1927. The current site of Braintree High School, located adjacent to Sunset Lake, opened in 1972.[12]

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Map of Massachusetts towns with Braintree highlighted

Academic achievements[edit]

Braintree High School offers eighteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses; more than an eighth of the senior class is enrolled in at least one AP course.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

Braintree High is a member of the Bay State Conference, a league in District C of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.[9] They have traditional rivalries with Milton High School, including the annual football game on Thanksgiving Day, and Weymouth High School. Recently the Boys' Gymnastics squad has consistently repeated as champions of the BSC while the Cheerleading squad competes on the national stage. There have been several other state champions produced by BHS in the past several years, most notably in girls' athletics. The Lady Wamps Basketball team won the state title for the 2005–06 fall season,[13] while the Soccer team won in both 2005 and again in 2006. The boys ice hockey team made its first appearance in the Super Eight Ice Hockey Tournament in 2014, but lost to Catholic Memorial School in the play-in game, 2-1.[14] In back-to-back years the Girls Basketball team won state championships in 2014 and went undefeated in 2015.[15] The Varsity baseball team won the Super Eight Baseball Tournament in 2015, after previously losing to Newton North High School in 2014s final. The Wamps beat St. John's Preparatory School 7-3 after dropping the first game 20-4.[16]

The name of the field that Braintree Baseball plays at is Veterans Stadium. The football team and occasionally the soccer and lacrosse teams play at an artificial turf field named Alumni Stadium.[17] The Braintree High gymnasium is named H. Fred Hegret Gymnasium.[18] The golf team plays its home events at Braintree Municipal Golf Course. The gymnastics room is named Shuhwerk Gymnastics Room. The Braintree Athletic Complex is a planned athletic complex that will be located at Braintree High School.[19]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Braintree High School". GPVillage. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Braintree High School Celebrates 150 Years of Educational Excellence". Braintree High School. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Schools". Braintree Public Schools. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Braintree". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Maureen S. Murray. "District". Braintree Public Schools. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Braintree High". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "Braintree High School". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Braintree High School in BRAINTREE, MA". US News. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "MIAA League Directory" (PDF). Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "SAT Performance Report". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Braintree High School yearbooks". Braintree High School alumni. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "BHS 150th Anniversary: Braintree High School Celebrates 150 Years of Educational Excellence". Braintree High School. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Jim Stout. "Massachusetts: Framingham in Title Form". MaxPreps. Retrieved 13 May 2015. Braintree High enjoyed a banner season in girls basketball in 2005-06. 
  14. ^ Mike Abelson (25 February 2014). "Super 8 play-in: CM 2, Braintree 1". Stoneham, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Michelle Fenelon (14 March 2015). "Braintree girls repeat as Division 1 state champs". The Boston Globe. Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Nate Weitzer (17 June 2015). "Super 8 Final: Braintree 7, St. John's Prep 2". Brockton, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  17. ^ Patrick Ronan (1 June 2014). "Braintree High School graduates 361 seniors". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. He urged his classmates to use Saturday's graduation at Alumni Stadium as proof that time flies and the present moment should never be unwanted. 
  18. ^ Dick Trust (16 February 2013). "Braintree High, others vow to keep boys gymnastics alive". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. All compete as the Eastern Mass. League and all took part in Friday night's state meet at Braintree High School's H. Fred Herget Gymnasium. 
  19. ^ Lane Lambert (15 May 2015). "After 52 years, Braintree to get its Petersen Pool – and ice rinks, too". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Albert Richmond "Boo" Morcom Obituary: View Albert Morcom's Obituary by Concord Monitor". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°12′13″N 71°01′09″W / 42.203694°N 71.019208°W / 42.203694; -71.019208