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
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Massachusetts Department of Education
Average SAT scores 550 verbal
565 math
547 writing
1662 total (2014-2015)[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 Laura Olsen and Michael McSweeney.

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.

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