Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

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Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
485 Lowell Street
Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
Coordinates 42°32′41″N 70°58′27″W / 42.54472°N 70.97417°W / 42.54472; -70.97417Coordinates: 42°32′41″N 70°58′27″W / 42.54472°N 70.97417°W / 42.54472; -70.97417
Type Public high school
Open enrollment[1]
Principal Eric Buckley
Faculty 140.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,943[2] (2006–07)
Student to teacher ratio 13.9[2]
Color(s) Blue and White         
Athletics conference Northeastern Conference (NEC)
Nickname Tanners
Average SAT scores 497 verbal
508 math
476 writing
1481 total (2015-2016)[3]

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, or PVMHS, is a public high school located in Peabody, Massachusetts located at 485 Lowell Street.


Vocational Technical Program[edit]

The Vocational Technical Program offers course in electronics, cosmetology, culinary arts, auto body, carpentry and business.

Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps[edit]

THE AFJROTC program is a military-based set of courses for students interested in pursuing a military career.

College preparatory[edit]

The college preparatory classes at PVMHS have allowed students to go on and succeed at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Graduates from the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2011 are currently attending Harvard University in Cambridge, and notable 2009 graduates are attending North Shore Community College and Salem State.

Graduation Assistance[edit]

The Community High School is a Special Education Day School that assists students with Emotional, Behavioral and Specific Learning Disabilities. The school is a therapeutic environment with extensive differentiation to help student succeed. Small classes and focused behavioral programs assist students in reaching their goals to complete high school.

Stage One: The Drama Club at PVMHS[edit]

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School's theater program, known as Stage One, is one of the most well-known in the state of Massachusetts. For over three decades, Stage One has competed in the Massachusetts State Drama Festival, run annually by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild. In 1970 Father Frank Toste CSC, a PVMHS faculty member, founded Stage One at PVMHS. Upon Toste's retirement, he was replaced. In January 1994 Mr. Richard Carey was hired to be the new director, while Mrs. June Kessel came on board as Stage One advisor. Since those years Carey and Kessel and all the past and present members of Stage One along with SOAP have brought Stage One back. Both Carey and Kessel continue their roles through the present. The company is highly praised and puts on three shows a year: a fall show, a Festival home show which competes at the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's Drama Festival, and a spring musical.

Mission statement[edit]

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, a comprehensive High School, in partnership with family and community, provides a challenging and relevant curriculum in a safe, personalized, learning environment that promotes respect and tolerance while encouraging all students to set high standards, achieve academic success, and continue to learn and contribute to society.


The racial makeup of Peabody High School is: 79.0% White, 14.7% Hispanic, 2.5% African American, 1.7% Asian/American Indian and 1.6% multiracial (Source: Massachusetts Department of Education)

Notable alumni[edit]

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