|Cheshire High School|
525 South Main Street
|School district||Cheshire Public Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Color(s)||Red and white |
|Mascot||Diesel and Ramsey the Ram|
Located at 525 South Main Street in Cheshire, Connecticut, Cheshire High School is 15 miles (24 km) north of New Haven and 25 miles (40 km) south of Hartford. It is the town's sole public high school.
As of 2016, Cheshire High School has approximately 1,538 students, 104 faculty members, six guidance counselors, three assistant principals, and one principal. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
The last renovations to Cheshire High School were completed during the summer of 2000. Prior to this, the school was last renovated in 1971. Designed by DeCarlo & Doll, Inc. and built by Trataros Construction, Inc., the renovations added 73,400 square feet (6,820 m2) of space at a cost of over eight million dollars.
The renovation brought to the school a new two-story wing of about 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2), containing:
- Thirteen classrooms, which now primarily house math and foreign language classes
- Two computer labs
- A common area, which primarily serves as a cafeteria
- Administrative and guidance offices
A new band room was also built in the rear of the building. Additionally, three science classrooms were renovated, faculty parking lots were created, and landscaping work was done in the front of school, around the new wing. As this new addition faced the main road, it became the new facade and main entrance to the school. Previously, the main entrance was tucked away at the south side of the building.
In 2011, the Technology Department received a $73,000 grant to improve its video studio. Cheshire High School offers multiple media-based classes which use the studio, including video production and news media production. Graduates had been excelling at media colleges for years prior to the renovation and now are doing so to a greater extent.
Cheshire High School participates in the Southern Connecticut Conference.
The Rams baseball team won the class LL state championship in 2018.
The Rams softball team won their first class LL state championship in 2016 during their first ever unbeaten season finishing 27-0.
The Ram Band marched in parades such as the 43rd Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 1999 Tournament of Roses Parade, and the 2000 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
|1999||2nd Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2002||2nd Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2004||2nd Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2005||1st place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2006||1st Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2007||3rd Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2008||2nd Place USSBA Group 5-Open|
|2009||1st USSBA Northern States Group 3-Open|
|2014||5th US Bands Group 4-Open|
|2016||5th US Bands Group 5-Open|
|2017||5th US Bands Group 5-Open|
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (July 2022)
- Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., colonel in the United States Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient
- Ron Palillo, actor
- Paul Pasqualoni, head coach of the University of Connecticut football team
- Legs McNeil, journalist and co-founder of PUNK
- Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation; economics faculty member at Columbia University
- Alan Hoskins, CEO of Energizer
- Anjul Nigam, actor
- Brian Leetch, professional hockey player
- Brad Ausmus, Major League Baseball All-Star catcher and manager
- Michael Chasen, co-founder and CEO of ClassEDU and co-founder of Blackboard Inc.
- Marc Tyler Nobleman, author
- Adam Kaloustian, television producer
- Sabrina Cass, Olympic skier
- Sean Clements, television writer, producer, comedian, actor, and host of Hollywood Handbook
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