Hudson High School (Massachusetts)

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Hudson High School
Hudson High School, Hudson MA.jpg
Hudson High School
Address
69 Brigham Street
Hudson, Massachusetts 01749
United States
Coordinates 42°22′49″N 71°34′49″W / 42.38022°N 71.58020°W / 42.38022; -71.58020
Information
Type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Founded 1869
School district Hudson Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Jodi L. Fortuna
Principal Dr. Brian K. Reagan
Faculty 77[2]
Grades PK, 8–12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1,136[3]
 • Grade 8 219
 • Grade 9 237
 • Grade 10 215
 • Grade 11 210
 • Grade 12 220
 • Other 35
Student to teacher ratio 14.8 to 1[2]
Campus type Suburban
School colour(s)      red
     white
Mascot Hawk
Team name Hudson Hawks
Rival Marlborough High School
Accreditation NEASC[4]
Average SAT scores 506 verbal
512 math
503 writing
1521 total (2015-2016)[5]
Website

Hudson High School (HHS) is a public high school located in Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is administered by the Hudson Public Schools system, and serves grades 8 through 12 (plus a preschool class). The current principal is Brian K. Reagan and the assistant principals are Joshua Otlin, for upperclassmen, and Daniel McAnespie, for grades eight and nine.

History[edit]

The first high school building in Hudson was built in 1869,[6] only one year after the town itself was incorporated. The building, located on High Street, was used as the high school until 1882. After that, it was used as an elementary school for a number of years. The two-story wood building is still standing, now housing the Hudson Animal Hospital.

The second high school, a two-story brick building, the Felton Street School, was completed in 1882 and served as the high school until 1956. It was then used as a grade school for some time, until being remodeled into a condominium complex. It is still standing,[6] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

A new high school was built in 1956 on Packard Street after the brick building on Felton Street became too small. This new building was used as the high school until 1970, when it was replaced. It was the town's middle school for a short time,[6] and was renamed the Carmela A. Farley School after a long-time Hudson teacher. The school became an elementary school, and was remodeled in 1999. Its main entrance is now on Cottage Street.

The building that replaced the one on Packard Street was completed in 1970,[6] and was located on Brigham Street. It served as the high school until about 2004, when it was knocked down and replaced by a brand-new, modern $50 million school.

The newest and current high school building was finished in 2004.

About Hudson High School[edit]

Hudson High School, or HHS, is a public high school that serves grades 8 through 12. The new multimillion-dollar building was finished in 2004, the same year the old building, which was built in the early 1970s, was demolished. It was built behind the previous high school, which was knocked down to make way for the new parking lot. A practice football field now occupies the space where the former parking lot was. In addition to the new building, the number of tennis courts was increased from four to six, two new baseball/softball fields were constructed, and a new clubhouse for the Hudson High School Athletics Booster Club was built. The principal is Brian K. Reagan and the assistant principals are Joshua Otlin, for upperclassmen, and Dan McAnespie, for grades eight and nine.

In 2012, the Hudson Boys' Hockey Team went 23-1-1 to capture the MIAA State Championship, defeating Medway at the TD Garden by a score of 5-1.

School Choice[7][edit]

Hudson High School participates in the Massachusetts School Choice Program.

Academics[8][edit]

Hudson High School offers comprehensive courses in the areas of English Language Arts (Creative Writing I & II, Reader's & Writer's Workshop, Critical Media Literacy, Understanding Linguistics, Journalism I, II & III, Coming-of-Age Literature, Dystopian Literature) Mathematics (8th Grade Math, Algebra I & II, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Functions & Operations, Essential Math), Science (8th Grade Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Environmental Science, Genetics, Forensic/DNA Science, Invertebrate Zoology, Earth Science & Natural History, Essentials of Physical Science), Social Studies (U.S. & The World History I, II & III, Ethics, Sociology, Global Citizenship & Humanitarian Aid, World Cultures, Contemporary Legal issues, Social Justice, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Histories of World Regions, Economic Theories, Contemporary World Issues, Conflict Resolution), Business (Accounting I, Business Management, Introduction to Marketing, Personal Finance in Today's Economy), Technology (Computer Animation, Computer Design & Production, Web 2.0/Cloud Computing, Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms,[9] Robotic Design, Introduction to CAD, PLTW Engineering,[10] Introduction To Engineering & Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Engineering Development & Design, Digital Imaging & Design, Graphic Design I, Architectural & Interior Design, Video Game Design & Development I & II, Web Design, Exploring Mobil App Creation for Web Designers, Computer Programming I, Media, TV News, Video Animation), World Languages (Spanish I, II, III, IV & V, Portuguese I, II, III, IV, V, French), Visual Arts (Art I, II, III & IV, Studio Art, Pottery I & II, Darkroom Photography I & II, Art History, Intro to Creative Fashion Design), Performing Arts (Drama I & II, Advanced Theatre Studies, Musical Theatre, Keyboard I & II, Chorus I & II, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Music Theory I), AP Capstone Seminar & Research, Wellness, Health & Physical Education, Early Childhood Education and Care (Child Growth & Development, Early Childhood Education I & II) as well as offering online courses through Virtual High School.

Advanced Placement courses include:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP U.S. History

Sports[11][edit]

Fall[edit]

  • Cheerleading
  • Boys' & Girls' Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer
  • Volleyball

Spring[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' & Girls' Lacrosse
  • Boys' & Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' & Girls' Outdoor Track
  • Unified Track
  • Coed Ultimate Frisbee

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Hudson High Teacher Data (2007–08)". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Hudson High Enrollment Data". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ "CPSS Directory of Schools". Commission on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS) – New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/sat/sat_perf_dist.aspx?orgcode=01410000&orgtypecode=5&TYPE=DISTRICT&fycode=2013
  6. ^ a b c d Halprin, Lewis; The Hudson Historical Society (2001) [First published 1999]. Images of America: Hudson. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 86–87. ISBN 0-7385-0073-9. 
  7. ^ "School Choice - School Finance". www.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  8. ^ "HHS Counseling Department". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  9. ^ "LEGO Engineering". LEGO Engineering. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Project Lead The Way". PLTW. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  11. ^ "Athletics - Hudson High School". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  12. ^ "Charles J. Precourt—Biographical Data". NASA; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2569169/
  14. ^ http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20110401/News/304019497
  15. ^ http://www.miamidolphins.com/team/coaches/Matt-Burke/3f81935c-34ec-46b3-bbf2-c5435706f69d

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