Middletown High School (Rhode Island)

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Coordinates: 41°31′3.59″N 71°17′13.39″W / 41.5176639°N 71.2870528°W / 41.5176639; -71.2870528

Middletown High School
Middletown High School
130 Valley Road
Middletown, Rhode Island
United States of America
Type Public High School
Motto Be kind, be honest, be safe, take pride, and have a great day!
Established 1961[1]
School district Middletown Public Schools
Principal Gail Abromitis
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 674 as of 2015[2]
Color(s) Royal Blue and White          
Athletics Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Wrestling, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf, Track/Field, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming.
Mascot Wave
Nickname Islanders
Rival Rogers High School
Accreditation NEASC

Middletown High School is a public high school located on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island, United States. It serves approximately 730 students from 9th through 12th grade and was established in 1961.


Sergeant Michael F Paranzino, class of 2006, was killed on 5 November 2010 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.[3]

The 2012 homecoming dance was shut down due to protests of an anti-grinding rule. Students began protesting and shouting profanities; the dance was abruptly ended by the Middletown superintendent, Rosemarie Kraeger.[4]


The grading system operates on a 4.0 GPA scale, with a possible grade range of A (93-100) to F (<65). Course grades are reported on a quarterly basis, and the day to day schedule is block scheduled on a three-day cycle.

Coursework available[edit]

Students attending Middletown High School have a variety of classes available to them, ranging from career oriented classes such as Healthcare Science to advanced science and classes such as AP Chemistry, AP Biology and AP Calculus. There are also many options for students interested in humanities - MHS offers French and Spanish classes from entry level to Advanced Placement level as well as entry level and AP level history and English courses. MHS does not impose any prerequisites upon students, thus allowing any student wishing to challenge themselves the opportunity to do so. Despite lacking official prerequisites, students are often heavily discouraged from taking classes in an order that deviates from the standard.

Graduation requirements[edit]

  • English - four years
  • Social Studies - three years
  • Mathematics - four years
  • Science - three years
  • World Language - two years
  • Art or Music - one semester/proficiency
  • Physical Education - four Semesters
  • Twenty hours of community service and a 500 word reflection letter

Extra curriculars[edit]

  • Leo Club
  • Band
  • Math Team
  • Best Buddies
  • Mock Trial
  • Chorus
  • Harvard Model United Nations
  • National Honor Society
  • Drama Club
  • Student Council
  • US 1st Robotics Team
  • Unified Theater
  • Unified Basketball
  • Student Government
  • CyberPatriot

U.S. News and World Report 2014 Silver Medal Award Winner[edit]

In 2014, Middletown High School was recognized nationally for its academic achievements. Middletown High School ranked number 1359 across the U.S for its state rankings in mathematics and reading comprehension. College readiness is also a major determination factor that supports this report. Students were tested in each subject on a state proficiency exam. After the results were collected, Middletown High School was ranked one of the best high schools according to the U.S. News & World Report.[5]


  1. ^ "March 17, 2005". School Committee Minutes. 2005-03-17. 
  2. ^ "School Profile". Middletown High School. 
  3. ^ DiPrato, Alex (2010-11-06). "Local soldier killed in Afghanistan". Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  4. ^ http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/10/middletown-high-homecoming-dance-canceled-over-grinding-protest.html
  5. ^ "R.I High Schools". U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved October 14, 2015. 

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