Dracut High School

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Dracut High School
1540 Lakeview Avenue,
Dracut, MA 01826

United States
Type High school
School district Dracut Public Schools
Principal Richard Manley[1]
Faculty 60.5[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 859[3]
Average SAT scores 512 verbal
507 math
496 writing
1515 total (2014-2015)[4]

Dracut Senior High School is the public senior high school in the Merrimack Valley town of Dracut, Massachusetts.

The high school's colors are Columbia blue, navy blue, silver and white. The team name is the Middies and the symbol is an anchor, except for in Football where the logo is a "Lightning Sword". These are references to midshipmen, as historically, the town was a place where U.S. Navy uniforms were created. The original Dracut High was built in the early 1950s and was frequently overcrowded, as roughly 1,600 students attend the school that was built for a fraction of that number, approximately 900. However, in 2011, the Massachusetts School Building Authority approved funding to construct a new Dracut High School. The majority of the project is completed as of October 2014.[6]

Dracut High School is well known in the Merrimack Valley for their marching band and color guard, and also for their Show Choir including all star singers Brandon Pacelli and Molly Glynn, and the A Cappella Vocal Ensemble, (which performs at many inside and outdoor venues throughout the year) and general music department. The high school is also very well known for its Spring Musical that is performed each April. The Music Department has received numerous awards for their productions.

Dracut High's Football team won the 2008 Division II State Championship. The football team also made the playoffs in 2009 & 2010, but lost in the Semi-Finals both years.

The school was the first in Massachusetts to ban iPods and other electronic devices during school hours. This set a precedent that has been followed by 14 other schools, including Acton-Boxboro, Cohasset, Gloucester, and Durfee. Dracut High School is surrounded by 3 other schools: the Richardson Middle School, George H. Englesby Elementary School and Brookside Elementary School.

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Coordinates: 42°40′29.7″N 71°20′10.8″W / 42.674917°N 71.336333°W / 42.674917; -71.336333