Cheshire High School

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Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street


United States
Coordinates41°29′24″N 72°54′25″W / 41.490048°N 72.907022°W / 41.490048; -72.907022Coordinates: 41°29′24″N 72°54′25″W / 41.490048°N 72.907022°W / 41.490048; -72.907022
School districtCheshire Public Schools
SuperintendentJeff Solan
CEEB code070095
PrincipalMary Gadd
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,445 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Red and white
MascotDiesel and Ramsey the Ram
NewspaperThe Rampage
Senator Chris Murphy on election day, 2018. Cheshire High School is a polling place.

Cheshire High School is a comprehensive public high school serving approximately 1,538 students; it is the sole comprehensive high school of Cheshire Public Schools.

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.[2] The school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.[3]


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.[4]

The renovation brought to the school a new two-story wing of about 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2),[4] 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.[5]


The Rams softball team won their first class LL state championship in 2016 during their first ever unbeaten season finishing 27-0.[6]


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.

Year Achievements
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

Cheshire's Winter Percussion Ensemble won first place two years in a row (2008–09) at MAC Championships. They also won USSBA National Championships in the AAA category in 2011.[7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Cheshire High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "How Does Cheshire High School Rank Among America's Best High Schools?". Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ Class of 200 Profile[dead link]
  4. ^ a b Awards – DeCarlo & Doll, Inc Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Topic Galleries". Courant. Retrieved January 17, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Class LL Softball: Cheshire tops Amity, caps unbeaten season with first state title". 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Winter 2008 Scores". Archived from the original on 2009-04-14.
  8. ^ "Winter 2009 Scores".[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Brad Ausmus Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012.

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