Ipswich High School (Massachusetts)

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Ipswich High School
Ipswich High School, Ipswich MA.jpg
Ipswich High School
134 High Street


Coordinates42°41′19″N 70°51′6″W / 42.68861°N 70.85167°W / 42.68861; -70.85167Coordinates: 42°41′19″N 70°51′6″W / 42.68861°N 70.85167°W / 42.68861; -70.85167
Open enrollment[1]
School districtIpswich School District
PrincipalJonathan Mitchell
Enrollment543 (2016-17)[2]
Hours in school day7:45am-2:21pm (1:17pm on Thursdays)
Color(s)orange, white, and black             
Athletics conferenceCape Ann League
Team nameIpswich Tigers
RivalHamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Newburyport High School
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges
NewspaperThe Tiger Transcript [4]
Communities servedIpswich, Massachusetts

Ipswich High School is a public high school in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States, which serves students from grades nine through twelve. It is the only high school in the town of Ipswich. As of 2019, the school's principal is Jonathan Mitchell.[5][6] Ipswich High School shares a building with Ipswich Middle School.


Ipswich High School is a member of the Cape Ann League, and is a Division II competitor in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Sports teams are known as the Tigers, and school colors are orange, white, and black. The school's main rival is Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, against whom Ipswich plays football on Thanksgiving Day.

Ipswich offers sports in the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Fall sports are cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Winter sports are basketball, gymnastics (co-op at Gloucester), ice hockey (co-op at Rockport), indoor track, swim, and wrestling (co-op at Georgetown). In the spring, baseball, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track and field are played.[7]

Graduation Requirements[edit]

In order to graduate from Ipswich High School, a total of 115 credits must be earned, with a minimum of 30 credits per year.[8] This includes the successful completion of the following categories _207–2018):

Course Length Credits
English Four years 20
Social Studies Four years 20
Math Four years* 20
Science Three years* 15
Foreign Languages Two years 10
Physical Education/Wellness Every year* 2.5/year
Health/Wellness 2.5

∗Seniors may choose to replace this with participation in a sport.


  1. ^ "School Choice Receiving District Status" (PDF). www.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ipswich High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "2017-18 SAT Performance Statewide Report". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  4. ^ https://tigertranscript.com
  5. ^ http://www.ipswichschools.org/High%20School/high_pri_org.html
  6. ^ "Principal's Page / Principal's Page". www.ipsk12.net. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Registration". ipswichathletics.wixsite.com.
  8. ^ "Program of Study, 2017–2018" (PDF). www.ipsk12. Retrieved August 2, 2017.