Milford High School (Massachusetts)

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Milford High School
Milford Hawks2.svg
Address
31 West Fountain Street
Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts 01757
United States
Coordinates 42°9′0″N 71°32′0″W / 42.15000°N 71.53333°W / 42.15000; -71.53333Coordinates: 42°9′0″N 71°32′0″W / 42.15000°N 71.53333°W / 42.15000; -71.53333
Information
Type Public high school
Open enrollment[1]
Established 1800s
Status Open
School district Milford Public Schools
Superintendent Kevin McIntyre, Ed.D
Principal Joshua Otlin
House A Assistant Principal Sissela Tucker
House B Assistant Principal Richard Piergustavo
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Age range 14-19
Enrollment 1300
Number of students ~1200
Average class size ~30
Language English
Hours in school day 7 hours
Classrooms 66
Houses 2
School color(s) Red, black and white               
Song Alma Mater
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference Hockomock
Sports Basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, track, indoor track, and wrestling
Mascot Scarlet Hawk
Team name Scarlet Hawks, Hawks
Rivals Leominster High School Shrewsbury High School
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 552 verbal
543 math
1095 total (2016-2017)[2]
Newspaper The Scarlet Letter
Yearbook Oak, Lily, and Ivy
Communities served Town of Milford
Nobel laureates Joseph Murray
Website

Milford High School (MHS) is the secondary school for the district of Milford, Massachusetts, Milford Public Schools. Its principal is Joshua Otlin. The assistant principals are Sissela Tucker (House A) and Richard Piergustavo (House B).

School organization[edit]

The campus of Milford High School sits on 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land at 31 West Fountain Street in Milford, Massachusetts. The current building was opened in 1973. The school has a football field with home and away team seating, football practice field, softball field, soccer fields, twenty-five yard swimming pool with springboard diving board, full theater, and a roughly 750-spot parking lot.

It is an SAT, PSAT, and ACT testing center, providing students, both resident and out-of-town, a place to take the required tests.

Recently,[when?] measures have been taken to provide students with the highest level of security available: school-wide security cameras and lobby sign-in kiosks have been added, as well as a juvenile Milford police officer present.

Houses[edit]

The schools is divided into two "houses", A and B. Currently, a student's grade determines their house. The House A office is located on the main level off of the A-wing and next to the Milford Community School Use Office. The House B office is on the second floor right off of the A-wing and located directly above the House A office.

Wings[edit]

The Milford High School building has six wings, named A-F.[3]

A-Wing[edit]

The A-Wing is the main instructional area of the school. It houses the majority of math classes, English classes, and history classes. Government classes are also taught here.

B-Wing[edit]

The B-Wing is the school's main information center. It includes the school's library media center, headed by Nicholas Molinari; video production center, run by Jeremy Folster; professional library; teacher's resource center; faculty lounge; principal's office; reading department; and a few classrooms.

C-Wing[edit]

The C-Wing houses the majority of all science classes on the lower floor. Its upper floor contains the foreign language department which offers Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French. The C-Wing also houses the Department of Digital Learning and Technology for the Milford Public Schools.

D-Wing[edit]

The D-Wing is the main technology wing of the school. Computer Science, Photography, and other technologies are located here. A special education room includes the Scarlet Bistro, providing gourmet food for the faculty.

E-Wing[edit]

The E-Wing contains the performing and fine arts areas. This includes the David I. Davoren auditorium, a 750-seat "almost" full theatre, complete with wings, wing-rooms, a catwalk, tech booth, and full lighting and sound capabilities. Also in the E-Wing are two music rooms, vocal and instrumental; three practice rooms; and the department office and music library. The music department conducts regular classes in music theory and instrumental techniques as well as producing performance groups such as the marching and concert bands, jazz band, and chorus. In addition, E-Wing houses the art room, business rooms, and programs offering food preparation, parenting, and the child care program. Lastly, the E-Wing contains the Hawk's Nest, the school store that is run by the school's special education students during lunch in order to give them experience in dealing with other people.

F-Wing[edit]

The F-Wing is home to the physical education department. The approximately 1,000-seat gymnasium, dance, wrestling, and weight training rooms, and swimming pool with one-meter diving board are used throughout the day. The recently renovated practice field is in constant use, both during and after school hours. These offerings give students a wide variety of physical education classes as well as exemplary facilities in which sporting events take place. As can be seen by the award banners in the gymnasium, MHS takes great pride in its athletic program at the instructional, intramural and interscholastic levels.

Central Administration Office[edit]

The Central Administration Office for the Milford Public Schools is located in the MHS building, in the front, off of the C-Wing. All district-level administrators' offices are located here. Offices located here include those of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Business Manager, as well as their respective secretaries.

Academics[edit]

Milford High School's traditional courses range from college preparatory and honors classes to more challenging Advanced Placement courses. Non-traditional courses range from video production and computer systems technology to graphic design, robotics and automation, and food service management.

Graduation requirements[edit]

The graduation requirements for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 were as follows:[4]

  • English language arts - 22.5 credits
  • Mathematics - 20 credits
  • History and social sciences - 18 credits
  • Science and technology - 15 credits
  • Foreign language - 10 credits
  • Practical/fine arts - 10 credits
  • Physical education - 10 credits
  • Health - 5 credits
  • Electives - 19.5 credits
  • Total - 130 credits

The graduation requirements for the class of 2017 were as follows:[5]

  • English language arts - 24 credits
  • Mathematics - 24 credits
  • History and social sciences - 21 credits
  • Science and technology - 18 credits
  • Foreign language - 12 credits
  • Practical/fine arts - 9 credits
  • Physical education - 6 credits
  • Health - 3 credits
  • Electives - 23 credits
  • Total - 140 credits

There are also required credits by the end of each year. The amount a student needs for each year is:

  • Freshman year: 20 credits
  • Sophomore year: 60 credits
  • Junior year: 100 credits
  • Senior year: 140 credits

However, more credits are recommended each year.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.milfordpublicschools.com/highschool Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ http://www.milfordpublicschools.com/highschool Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Milford's Chris Colabello drives in six as Twins top White Sox". Associated Press. Telegram & Gazette. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ McInnis, Michael (February 18, 2013). "Milford's Hollywood Connection". TownCrier.us. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ Doyle, Bill (February 16, 2012). "Greg Dickerson, Celtics reporter, details battle with Tourette syndrome, epilepsy". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Long, strange trip: Howie makes it to Canton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. January 1, 2005. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ McLean, Derek (July 7, 2012). "Nobel Prize winner to be recognized in Milford". Milford Daily News. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ Jenkins, Sally (November 1, 1993). "Born to block". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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