Holyoke High School

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Holyoke High School
500 Beech Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Coordinates 42°12′00″N 72°37′27″W / 42.20000°N 72.62417°W / 42.20000; -72.62417Coordinates: 42°12′00″N 72°37′27″W / 42.20000°N 72.62417°W / 42.20000; -72.62417
Type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Established 1882
School district Holyoke Public Schools
Principal Dana Brown
Receiver Steven Zrike
Faculty 102
Number of students 1,300
Color(s) Purple & White          
Mascot Knights

Holyoke High School is a public high school in western Massachusetts, that serves the City of Holyoke.


Holyoke High School is located in Holyoke just off of Interstate 391. Currently, there are approximately 1300 students enrolled in the school in both divisions. The school colors are purple and white. The school song is "Hail, Holyoke", which was written by the high school's first band director Fred Grady in 1937 and dedicated to Dr. Howard Conant, a longtime principal who served the school for 35 years.[2][3]


The Holyoke High School has sports open to students for every season.[4]

Spring Sports[edit]

  • Baseball - Boys Freshman / Boys Junior Varsity / Boys Varsity
  • Softball - Girls Freshman / Girls Junior Varsity / Girls Varsity
  • Tennis - Boys and Girls
  • Track - Boys and Girls
  • Volleyball - Boys Junior Varsity / Boys Varsity

Falls Sports[edit]

  • Cheerleading - Girls Junior Varsity / Girls Varsity
  • Cross Country - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Field Hockey - Junior Varsity / Varsity
  • Football - Boys Freshman / Boys Junior Varsity / Boys Varsity
  • Golf - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Soccer - Boys and Girls Junior Varsity / Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Volleyball - Girls Freshman / Girls Junior Varsity / Girls Varsity

Winter Sports[edit]

  • Basketball - Boys and Girls Freshman / Boys and Girls Junior Varsity / and Girls Boys Varsity
  • Cheerleading - Girls Junior Varsity / Girls Varsity
  • Ice Hockey - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Indoor Track - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Skiing - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Swimming - Boys and Girls Varsity
  • Wrestling - Boys Varsity


Cross Country[edit]

In 2016, the Boys Cross Country team, coached by Dave Reinhart, won the Western Massachusetts XC Championships led by runner Cameron Correia.[5] The team has also gone to the state championships 3 consecutive times since 2013.[6]


In 2012, the Girls Varsity Basketball team achieved the title of Western Mass Champions.

Clubs and activities[edit]

  • Anime Club
  • Poetry Society
  • Book Club
  • Art Club
  • The Herald (school newspaper)
  • Band (Concert, Jazz, & Marching)
  • Bilingual Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Business and Educational Technology Club
  • Operation Close-Up
  • Choir (Bell, Concert, & Madrigal)
  • SCORE Peer Mediators
  • Color Guard
  • Spanish Club
  • Connections
  • Student Council/Government
  • Debate Team
  • Upward Bound
  • Drama Club
  • French Club
  • Yearbook
  • Photography Club
  • Gay & Straight Alliance
  • Musical
  • As Schools Match Wits


There is currently one school newspaper at Holyoke High School, The Holyoke Herald, which is produced by its students in the school's journalism classes. Students also air a weekly program on the local Public-access television cable TV channel titled HPS 12. Published once a year is the literary and creative arts magazine, "The Knight Writer." In addition to these publications is the yearbook which also publishes a blog on its website.


  1. ^ "School Choice Receiving District Status" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2017-07-29. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  2. ^ "High School Players to Give Symphony". Springfield Republican. Springfield, Mass. May 14, 1937. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Sears, Jacqueline (2015). Legendary Locals of Holyoke. Arcadia Publishing. 
  4. ^ "Holyoke High School Athletics". Holyoke Public Schools. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Mark Chiarelli (January 31, 2017). "Holyoke senior Cameron Correia named Western Mass. Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year". Mass Live. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Marty Keane (November 23, 2015). "More Than Just A Spotlight: Coach Dave Reinhart". Holyoke High Herald. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 

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