Pomperaug High School

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Pomperaug Regional High School
234 Judd Road
Southbury, Connecticut 06488
United States
Coordinates 41°30′7″N 73°09′43″W / 41.50194°N 73.16194°W / 41.50194; -73.16194Coordinates: 41°30′7″N 73°09′43″W / 41.50194°N 73.16194°W / 41.50194; -73.16194
Established 1979
School district Regional School District 15
Principal Glenn Lungarini
Teaching staff 98.7 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,415[1] (2007-08)
Student to teacher ratio 14.3 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Color(s) Red, White, Grey, and Black
Slogan "It's a great day to be a panther!"
Athletics conference South West Conference
Mascot Panther
Rival Masuk High School
Newspaper The Pawprint (school-sponsored), The Phoenix (student-run, independent)'
Yearbook Vestige

Pomperaug High School (PHS) is a public high school in Southbury, Connecticut. It is part of Regional School District 15 which serves Southbury in addition to Middlebury.


Pomperaug was built in 1979 on the border between Southbury and Middlebury, the two communities which it serves. It is the only high school in Regional School District 15, and receives students who have graduated from Memorial Middle School (in Middlebury) and Rochambeau Middle School (in Southbury). Previous to the building of Pomperaug High School, the region was served by Southbury High School, the now current Rochambeau Middle School building. In 2010, Pomperaug High School set the record in the Guinness World Records book for having the most sets of twins in one class: 13.

Academic notability[edit]

In 2012, PHS was ranked #14 in U.S. News Best High Schools in Connecticut. In the same year, PHS was ranked in the top 1,000 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. PHS was ranked #1179 in 2007 and #1005 in 2008 on Newsweek's yearly list of the best American high schools.[2]


Pomperaug also has a strong athletic tradition with a number of championships.[3] The school is a part of the South West Conference.

State championships[edit]

For each of the below championship wins, the year is followed by the team's competition class for that year.

Boys' Swimming: 1991 "S", 1994 "S", 1995 "M", 1996 "M", 1999 "M", 2000 "M", 2007 "M", 2008 "L", 2008 "Open", 2009 "L", 2010 "L", 2010 "Open", 2011 "L", 2012 "L", 2013 "L", 2014 "L", 2015 "L", 2016 "M" [4][5]

Field Hockey: 1981 "S", 1989 "M", 1996 "M", 1998 "M", 1999 "M", 2000 "M", 2002 "L", 2003 "L", 2010 "L"

Football: 2004 "MM";

Boys' Track: 1999 "L" ;

Golf: 1998-Div II, 1999-Div I 2013-Div I;

Boys' Cross Country: 1993 "M", 1997 "MM" ;

Boys' Basketball: 1980 "M";

Girls' Cross Country: 1988 "M", 1989 "M", 2010 "L"

Softball: 1975 "S";

Gymnastics: 2002 "M", 2004 "M", 2008 "M";

Girls' Swimming: 2009 "L", 2013 "M";

Baseball: 2010 "LL";

Ice Hockey: 2011 Div-III;

Boys Soccer: 2011 "LL" Ranked #7 in the Nation according to NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches of America Association)

Notable alumni[edit]



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