Plymouth South High School

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Plymouth South High School
Address
490 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, Massachusetts
United States
Information
Type Public Secondary
Established

1988 (Old Plymouth South)

2017 (New Plymouth South)
School district Plymouth Public Schools
Principal James Hanna[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,073[2] (2014–15)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black and Teal          
Athletics conference MIAA - Division 2
Team name Panthers
Website

Plymouth South High School, also known as Plymouth South, or PSHS, is a public high school located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its students are residents of the town of Plymouth. Plymouth South is one of two high schools in Plymouth, the other being Plymouth North High School. Plymouth South is located near the Long Pond neighborhood of Plymouth, west of Route 3 and The Pinehills development, and also adjacent to nearby Myles Standish State Forest, which is the biggest publicly owned recreation area in the South Shore region of Massachusetts, and also one of the biggest in the state. The school colors are Black, Teal and White and the school's teams are the Panthers.

History[edit]

Plymouth South High School was opened in 1988, the same year the Plymouth-Carver School District was dissolved into the separate Carver and Plymouth school districts. Plymouth-Carver High School became Plymouth North High School after the district separation of Plymouth and Carver. Prior to its opening, Plymouth North High School (then known as Plymouth-Carver High School) had served as the sole high school for the towns of Plymouth and Carver. In the fall of 2017, a new building for the high school built behind the existing school opened replacing the old Plymouth South which was demolished in the Summer of 2017.

Athletics[edit]

Plymouth South offers a wide range of interscholastic sports at the school for all the students. The school teams are the Panthers, and their school colors are Black, White & Teal. Plymouth South competes at the Division 1 & 2 level of competition in athletics and is a part of the Patriot League. The Patriot League consists of schools mainly in the South Shore region of Massachusetts. The 6 schools that make up the Patriot League are Pembroke High School, Middleborough High School, Scituate High School (Massachusetts), North Quincy High School, Plymouth South High School, and Hanover High School. The wrestling programs has won 11 League Championships, and has made several runs to the Division 1 State Championship since the programs inception, most recently in 2007.

The football team also won its first Atlantic Coast League Championship in 2012. They defeated the previously undefeated Nauset 13–12. This win clinched their first ever berth in the MIAA State Playoffs. In 2013, the football team once again won the ACL and made it to the State Championship game, where they lost 42-14 to Tewksbury.

In 2018, the boys hockey team won their first state championship with a 4-3 victory over Stoneham High School.

Sports offered[edit]

Fall

  • Football
  • Field Hockey
  • Cheerleading
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Dance Team

Winter

  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Dance Team

Spring

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Boys' Lacrosse
  • Girls' Lacrosse

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff Directory". Plymouth Public High Schools. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018. . Subpage accessed from Staff Directory / Staff Directory
  2. ^ "Plymouth South High". School Directory Information. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°52′58″N 70°37′00″W / 41.8827°N 70.6166°W / 41.8827; -70.6166