Duxbury High School

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Duxbury High School
Address
71 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA, Plymouth County 02332
USA
Information
School type Public
School district Duxbury Public Schools
Superintendent Benedict Tantillo
Principal Andrew Stephens
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,092
Color(s) Green, White & Silver             
Athletics MIAA - Division 2
Athletics conference Patriot League
Mascot Dragons
Rival Marshfield
Average SAT scores 545 verbal
565 math
544 writing
1654 total (2015-2016)[1]
Newspaper The Dragon Flyer
Website

Duxbury High School is a public high school in New England, located in the sea-side town of Duxbury, Massachusetts. The superintendent of the district is Dr. Benedict Tantillo, III and the principal of Duxbury High School is Andrew Stephens.[2] The Ellison High School is located on 130 St. George Street where classes were held from 1968 to 2014. The co-located Middle and High School is located at 71 Alden Street, and opened in 2014.

Academics[edit]

Total enrollment at the high is 1,037 students with 75 full-time teachers. The average class size is 19.1 students with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1. The district per pupil spending is $11,825. The graduation rate for DHS is 98.8% with 88% of students pursuing higher education. 18 Advanced Placement courses are offered.[3] The participation rate in AP courses is 67% with an exam passing rate of 76%. Boston Magazine ranked Duxbury High School #23 on their list of Best Public Schools in Boston 2014.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The Duxbury Dragons have won the following titles:[5]

  • Fall cheerleading - league champions - 2006
  • Winter cheerleading
    • League champions- 2008
  • Boys' cross country
    • League champions - 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2004, 2005, & 2006
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 1978
  • Girls' cross country
    • League champions - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, & 2002
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 2001
  • Field hockey
    • League champions - 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Football
    • League champions - 1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • State champions - 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • Boys’ golf
    • League Champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012
    • State champions - 1987, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2009, & 2010
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 1996
  • Boys’ soccer
    • League champions: 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, & 2010
    • State champions - 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1994 & 1999
    • South Sectional Champions - 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000 & 2002
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990. 1994, & 1999
  • Girls’ soccer
    • League champions - 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2013
    • State champions - 1983, 1994, & 2008
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 2000
  • Girls’ swimming and diving
    • League champions - 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014 (2006 first year as winter sport, currently 23 year league title streak)
  • Boys’ Basketball
    • League champions - 1969, 1979, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, & 2011
    • State champions - 1989, 1994, & 2006
  • Girls’ basketball
    • League champions - 1986, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013, & 2014
    • State champions - 1998
  • Gymnastics
    • League champions - 1988 & 1991
  • Boys hockey
    • League champions - 1981, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, & 2014
    • State champions - 2000, 2005, & 2007
  • Girls hockey
    • League champions - 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
    • State champions - 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
  • Boys’ indoor track
    • League champions - 2005
  • Boys swimming and diving
    • League champions - 1984, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, & 2014
  • Wrestling
    • League champions - 1981, 1983, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006
  • Baseball
    • League champions - 1983, 2001, 2005, 2006 2007, 2008, 2010, & 2014
    • Eastern Massachusetts champions - 2010
  • Boys’ lacrosse
    • League champions - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014
    • State champions - 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, & 2012
    • National champions - 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Girls’ lacrosse
    • League champions - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2014
    • Division 2 state champions - 2007
  • Girls’ golf
    • League champions - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2014
    • State champions - 2001
  • Sailing
    • League champions - 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, & 2013
    • New England team racing champions - 2009
  • Softball
    • League champions - 1981, 2005, 2006, & 2008
  • Boys’ skiing
    • League champions - 2006
  • Boys’ track
    • League champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, & 1988
    • State champions - 1985, 1987, & 1988
  • Girls’ track
    • League champions - 1979, 1982, 1983, & 1986
    • State champions - 1986
  • Boys’ tennis
    • League champions - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, & 2014
    • State champions - 1981, 1984, 1990, 1994, & 2013
  • Girls’ tennis
    • League champions - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, & 2002
  • Girls' volleyball
    • League champions - 2013

Boys' soccer holds the national record for consecutive victories, winning 72 straight games between 1981–85.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Bill Curley - Class of 1990 - a former NBA forward and stand out at Boston College
  • Juliana Hatfield, indie rock singer
  • Max Quinzani - Class of 2006- a MLL lacrosse player
  • Andy Downin - Class of 1991 - US track and field 1500m champion. NCAA div 1 All-American at Georgetown University

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/sat_perf.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/domain/26. Duxbury Public Schools.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);
  3. ^ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/boston-best-schools-2013. Boston Magazine.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);
  4. ^ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-public-schools-boston-2014-chart/. Boston Magazine.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);
  5. ^ Holdgate, Thom. "Awards and Championships". http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/. Duxbury Public Schools. Retrieved 7 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

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