Masconomet Regional High School

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Masconomet Regional Middle and High School
Masconomet Cheiftains.jpg
Masconomet Chieftains
20 Endicott Road
Boxford, Massachusetts 01983
United States of America
Coordinates 42°37′39″N 70°58′28″W / 42.62750°N 70.97444°W / 42.62750; -70.97444Coordinates: 42°37′39″N 70°58′28″W / 42.62750°N 70.97444°W / 42.62750; -70.97444
Type Public, Coeducational
Established 1960
School district Masconomet Regional School District
Principal Captain Delano
Grades 7th to 12
Enrollment 1,489 (2016-2018)
 • Grade 9 409
 • Grade 10 386
 • Grade 11 362
 • Grade 12 321
Color(s) Alizarin crimson and Eggshell         
Fight song Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Athletics conference Cape Ann League
Mascot Chieftain
Nickname Masco
Team name Chieftains
Rival North Andover High School
Average SAT scores 587 verbal
592 math
1179 total (2016-2017)[1]
Newspaper The Chieftain Chronicle, Exit 51
Yearbook MiToBo
Budget $32,622,152 total
$16,694 per pupil

Masconomet Regional Middle & High School, referred to locally as "Masco", is located in Boxford, Massachusetts, and serves the towns of Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield. Masconomet Regional Middle School serves grades 7 and 8 while the Masconomet Regional High School serves grades 9 through 12. Both schools are located on the same property, and share a cafeteria, gym, auditorium, and buses.[3]


The school is a regional middle and high school located on Endicott Street in Boxford off of Exit 51 on US Interstate 95. Masconomet lies at the intersection of the towns of Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton, the towns which it serves. The property is completely in Boxford, however the mailing address was in Topsfield (until the 2014-15 school year) due to Boxford's post office being too small to handle all of Masco's mail upon the school's inception. Masconomet was created by a charter of the three towns created in 1959. Masconomet celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2009-2010 school year.


Masconomet Regional High School was named after Chief Masconomet, sagamore of the Agawam tribe that lived in Essex County at the time of the English colonization. The original school building was constructed in 1959.


Masconomet offers a large selection of academic course offering. A strong core curriculum is enhanced by a large selection of elective courses. Electives include courses in EMT training, co-taught science/social studies courses, forensics, 1960s course, early childhood, and a strong variety of computer education courses including computer gaming. In 2006 the Assistant Principal, Donald A. Doliber was named Assistant Principal of the Year and in 2008 David Mitchell was named National History Teacher of the Year.[4]


Masco plays in the Cape Ann League. The school's colors are Alizarian Crimson & Eggshell          . Their biggest rival is North Andover.

The football team has seen much success in the past decade with a number of playoff appearances. Masco returned to the Super Bowl for the second time in school history, facing Marshfield but lost 13-12.

The Baseball team earned the Division II Massachusetts State Championship in 2000 by defeating Drury 7-2. They defeated the 22-0 Danvers squad in the second round, rival North Andover, and then Westford Academy to capture the North Section. They defeated Franklin in walk-off fashion after 8 innings in the state semi-final on their way to earning the first title in school baseball history. They won their second title in 2014, under relatively new coaches Buril and Duplissie.

In a 2012 lacrosse game against Boston College High School, senior Jake Gillespie scored a record-tying 9 goals. Gillespie now plays lacrosse for the Jumbos of Tufts University.

The boys' hockey team earned a Co-Cape Ann League title with Wilmington in the 2008-09 season, with an overall record of 14-5-2. Then again in 2013-2014 season, with North Reading and an overall record of 15-5-2.

The golf team also won state championships in 2011.

Masconomet added girls' hockey to its varsity program in 2000, with its inaugural game being played Dec. 15, 2000 at Johnson Rink at Pingree.

In the 2013-14 school year, Masconomet won state titles in Boys' Soccer (over Walpole, 5-3) and Baseball (10-2 over Westwood). Also, the Ultimate club team won the Massachusetts state title and Northeast Regionals in Maine.

In the fall of the 2015-16 school year, Masconomet won the Division 2 North Final in Boys' Soccer (over Concord-Carlisle, 2-1).

Notable alumni[edit]