Revere High School (Massachusetts)

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Revere High School
Address
Revere High School is located in Greater Boston area
Revere High School
Revere High School
Revere High School is located in Massachusetts
Revere High School
Revere High School
Revere High School is located in the US
Revere High School
Revere High School
101 School Street [1]
Revere, Massachusetts 02151
United States
Coordinates 42°24′27″N 71°00′34″W / 42.4075969°N 71.0094947°W / 42.4075969; -71.0094947Coordinates: 42°24′27″N 71°00′34″W / 42.4075969°N 71.0094947°W / 42.4075969; -71.0094947
Information
School type Public
Motto Knowledge is the basis for creativity
Status Open
Superintendent Dianne Kelly
Principal Lourenco Garcia
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,530 [2]
 • Grade 9 397
 • Grade 10 370
 • Grade 11 406
 • Grade 12 339
Classes 518
Average class size 17.0
Student to teacher ratio 13.5 to 1
Color(s)      Red
     White
     Blue
Athletics conference Northeastern Conference (NEC)
Mascot Paulie the Patriot
Nickname Patriots
Rival Winthrop High School
Average SAT scores 494 verbal
499 math
993 total (2016-2017)[3]
Newspaper The Patriot
Yearbook The Lantern
Website

Revere High School is public four-year high school in Revere, Massachusetts operated by the Revere Public Schools system serving about 1,500 students annually. High school students from the district attend either Revere High, Seacost Alternative School, or the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield.

History[edit]

A $2.2 million referendum passed around 1998 funded the installation of a new fire alarm system. In 1998 the roof of the building began leaking, and the Revere town government estimated that the repair would cost $1 million. The leak had the potential of destroying the new fire alarm system.[4]

In 2011 the school expanded class times, with each class being 80 minutes instead of 54 minutes, and Revere High began the semester system that year. It also began using iPads for school purposes, with each student having an iPad.[5]

By 2014 the National Center for Urban School Transformation gave its highest award to the school.[5]

In 2014 an increase in the number of immigrants occurred district-wide; therefore the high school now has a program for new immigrants.[6]

Health center and contraception services[edit]

Revere High School's health center has birth control services,[7] including contraceptives and the morning-after pill. The Massachusetts General Hospital operates this clinic.[8] Students may use this clinic only if they have permission from their parents.[9]

In 2009 groups of parents objected to these services. They started a petition to have a November 3, 2009 bill to eliminate these services.[8] The voters in the city ultimately did not approve of the vote for removing the contraception services.[10]

Student performance[edit]

As of 2014 80% of the school's graduates go to universities and colleges, and the school had a 3% dropout rate. Around 2008 the rate of students attending tertiary education was 67% and the dropout rate was almost 9%.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Among the Academic Extracurricular activities offered to Revere students are the Speech and Debate Team, who compete in the Massachusetts Forensics League, National Catholic Forensics League, and the National Forensics League, the Drama Guild, Model UN, Art Club, Book Club, Dance Team, ELL/Foreign Language Club, Friendship Club, Future Teachers Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Green Team/Community Service Club, Interact Club, Health & Fitness Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, North Shore Science League, Poetry Out Loud, Revere Culture Club, RHS Connect, RHS Newspaper, Robotics Club, Rock Ensemble, Stronghold Club, Technology Club and the Youth Empowerment Team.

Sports[edit]

Revere sponsors 16 Varsity sports: Baseball, Basketball (boys and girls), Cheerleading, Cross-country Track, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacross (boys and girls), Soccer (boys and girls), Softball, Swimming, and Track. All teams compete in the Northeastern Conference of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Football rivalry[edit]

Revere has an intense rivalry with neighboring Winthrop High School. The two teams play each other annually on Thanksgiving.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GNIS for Revere High School; USGS; August 27, 2002.
  2. ^ Student Data
  3. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  4. ^ Congressional Record, V. 144, Pt. 5, April 21, 1998 to April 30, 1998. Government Printing Office, 2004. p. 6146.
  5. ^ a b c Cullen, Kevin. "Raising hope at Revere High" (Archive). Boston Globe. May 29, 2014. Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Daniel, Seth. "Schools Stretched To Provide Services To Immigrant Influx" (Archive). Revere Journal. July 3, 2014. Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Voters Keep Contraception Policy in Place at Revere High" (Archive). Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Laider, John. "Parents fight birth control accessibility at Revere High." Boston Globe. August 20, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved on September 20, 2014. Available from HighBeam Research.
  9. ^ Rosenberg, Stephen. "Birth control battle in Revere." Boston Globe. September 6, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Burge, Kathleen and Stephen Rosenburg. "Revere keeps school contraception policy." Boston Globe. November 4, 2009. Retrieved on September 20, 2014.

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