Hoosac Valley High School

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Hoosac Valley High School
Cheshire, MA 01220
Status open
School district Adams-Cheshire Regional
Principal Mr. Jeremiah Aimes
Grades 6 through 12
Age 12 to 19
Average class size 15.0
Language English
School color(s) red and white
Mascot Sparky the Hurricane
Average SAT scores 494 verbal
489 math
478 writing
1461 total (2015-2016)[1]
Budget $20,268,828 total
$13,222 per pupil (2012-2013)[2]

Hoosac Valley High School is a public institution of secondary education located in Cheshire, Massachusetts. It primarily serves students residing in the towns of Cheshire, Adams and Savoy. Hoosac Valley, abbreviated HVHS, hosts grades 6 through 12. As of 2013, HVHS enrolled 693 students. It, along with Cheshire Elementary School and C.T. Plunkett Elementary School comprise the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. The 7th and 8th graders of the ACRSD attend classes at Hoosac Valley High School, though they may not take part in many high school sports unless there is a shortage of players, and their section of the school is known as Hoosac Valley Middle School and the younger children stay, for the most part, separated from the older ones throughout the duration of the school day.


Hoosac Valley High School opened in the year 1970, with the first class graduating in 1971. HVHS replaced Adams Memorial High School, the current location of the Adams Memorial Middle School. For a brief time, Adams Memorial Middle School closed due to the building being unsafe and its students (grades 7 & 8) moved to Hoosac Valley High School. A major renovation of the Hoosac Valley High School campus forced the student population (grades 7-12) to take classes at the Adams Memorial Middle School campus. Work on the Hoosac Valley High School campus began in 2010 and was completed in time to readmit students (now grades 6-12) in the fall of 2012.

Hoosac trivia and tradition[edit]

HVHS's school colors are red and white.         

Sports teams use the name "Hurricanes," with Sparky the Lightning Bolt as their mascot. Occasionally, the name "Hurricanes" is shortened to just "Canes."

Like most schools, Hoosac has a rival: Drury High School, located in North Adams, Massachusetts.

In 2009, the Hoosac Boys' Basketball team made it to the Massachusetts championships, coincidentally playing their rival Drury for the Western Mass Champions title. Hoosac won the Western Mass title and later lost in the state semifinals to the Milton High Wildcats.

In the 2009-2010 school year, the Hurricane football team won the Western Massachusetts Division II Championship with a record of 12-0.


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Coordinates: 42°35′34.30″N 73°06′59.33″W / 42.5928611°N 73.1164806°W / 42.5928611; -73.1164806