Shrewsbury High School (Massachusetts)
|Shrewsbury High School|
|64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
|Superintendent||Joseph M. Sawyer|
|Principal||Todd H. Bazydlo|
|Schedule type||7 Day Rotation with Daily Drop|
|Hours in school day||6.5|
|Color(s)||Blue and Athletic Gold|
|Average SAT scores||593 verbal
1765 total (2015-2016)
|Newspaper||The Town Crier|
|Website||Shrewsbury High School|
Shrewsbury High School placed 27th in the list of 21,035 high schools that U.S News reviewed in 2013.
It is a large school offering a wide variety of electives and extracurricular activities.
Shrewsbury High School offers the same number of sports as most high schools, if not more. In the fall the sports offered are: football, cross country, crew,[notes 1] golf, volleyball, field hockey, and soccer. In the Winter the sports offered are: basketball, track and field, swim, ice hockey, and gymnastics. In the spring the offered sports are: lacrosse, baseball, softball, track and field, crew, and tennis. For the boys' basketball games and football games the SHS Pep Band attends, headed by Mr. Brian Liporto, as well as the majority of the student body. Shrewsbury High School offers the unique opportunity where if a sport is not offered, it can be created as a club then, eventually, if popular, can become a sport with proper support.
The school also received the PEP Grant and has fleshed out the classes the school offers in its physical education programs. The new programs include biking and a ropes course.
Shrewsbury is home to a Massachusetts Division III high school hockey powerhouse. The boys hockey team has won two state championships in the last four years (2014 and 2017). The boys beat Hanover in 2014 and Old Rochester High School in 2017.
Music and theater
Shrewsbury High School has 3 sections of theater, the fall play, spring musical, and competition play:
SHS offers a variety of music and theater classes and performing ensembles. The classes include: Music Theory I & II, Theater Arts, Movement for Theater, Theater Design, and Music Technology.
Wind performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Brian Liporto: Pep Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band
Vocal performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Michael Lapomardo: Freshman Choir, Mixed Choir, Honors Women's Choir, Honors A Capella
String performing ensembles: Orchestra
Advanced placement classes
Shrewsbury High School offers fewer advanced placement classes than some other schools. Those offered include:
- AP United States History
- AP Drawing
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Biology
- AP Physics
- AP Chemistry
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus both AB and BC
- AP Psychology
- AP Human Geography
- AP Spanish Language
- AP French Language
- AP Latin (only offered if enough demand)
Other advanced placement classes are offered in the Virtual High School program.
- Caleb Crain, Harvard graduate, contributor to The New Yorker, author of the 2013 novel Necessary Errors
- Shawn Loiseau, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, Graduate of Merrimack College
- The term crew is commonly used in the United States of America for rowing
- Garven, Rich (December 20, 2014). "Shawn Loiseau makes every minute count". Worcester Telegram. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- Shrewsbury High School official website
- Shrewsbury Public Schools official website
- Shrewsbury High Schools' official Alumni website