Reading Memorial High School

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Reading Memorial High School
62 Oakland Road
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
Type Public
Established 1954
School district Reading Public Schools
Superintendent John Doherty
Principal Adam Bakr
Faculty approx. 90
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1362[1]
Language English
Schedule type Rotating
Hours in school day 6.5
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red and black
Athletics conference Middlesex League
Mascot Rockets
Team name Rockets
Rival Stoneham High School, Lexington High School, Wakefield High School
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Massachusetts Department of Education
Average SAT scores 542 verbal
557 math
524 writing
1623 total (2015-2016)[2]
Newspaper Orbit
Graduation Rate 96.9 % (2012)[3]
MCAS Scores, Grade 10 English:
97% Proficient or higher
96% Proficient or higher[4]

Reading Memorial High School (RMHS) is a four-year public high school serving the town of Reading, Massachusetts, as its only grade 9-12 school. Reading Memorial is managed by Reading Public Schools. The school has a student body of 1,269 (2016)[1] drawn from Parker Middle School and Coolidge Middle School. A new building renovation and construction project was completed for the 2007-08 academic year. Part of the Middlesex League, the sports teams are called the Rockets. The school's principal is Adam Bakr and the vice principals are Jessica Theriault and Michael McSweeney.


In the Spring of the 1995-96 school year, the Reading Memorial Boys Varsity Baseball team won their first State Championship.

The Reading Memorial High School Girls Basketball program was the 2012 Division II Massachusetts State Champions. Reading Girls basketball capped an undefeated (25-0) 2012 season by defeating Central Champion Tyngsborough at the DCU Center in Worcester on March 17, 2012. This was the first state championship for Reading Memorial High School in the sport of basketball.[5] The following year the team competed for the Eastern Division II Massachusetts State Championship, but fell in overtime to Medfield, 59-51.

On March 16, 2014, the Rockets' Boys Varsity Hockey team won the Division I State Championship over Braintree 4-1 at the TD Garden, their first state championship since winning the Super 8 Championship in 2008. In 2015, the Reading's Girls Varsity Hockey team won the Division I State Championship, their first in the school's history.

On November 11th, 2016, Reading Memorial's Varsity Football team advanced to their respective playoff division Super Bowl for the second consecutive year after beating Lincoln Sudbury 21-7 in the Division 1A North Final. However, they lost to King Philip High School 21-18 in the Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, their second consecutive loss in an MIAA Super Bowl. The Rockets' Football team has won two of the five Super Bowls they have participated in since 2003, winning in 2009 and 2012. Additionally, in the fall of 2016 the Reading High School Varsity Girls Swim Team won the Division 2 State Championship and won their Middlesex League as well.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Student Data". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
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  3. ^ "Graduation Report Report (DISTRICT) - Massachusetts Directory Profiles". Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  4. ^ Profile,; accessed December 9, 2014.
  5. ^ Layman, Tom (March 3, 2012). "Div. 2 Girls Final: Reading 48, Tyngsborough 27". ESPN Boston. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
Preceded by
Boston College High School
Super Eight Hockey Tournament Champions
Succeeded by
Reigning Champions

Coordinates: 42°32′4.5″N 71°6′32.7″W / 42.534583°N 71.109083°W / 42.534583; -71.109083