Shrewsbury High School (Massachusetts)

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Shrewsbury High School
Shrewsbury High School 01.jpg
Location
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
Information
Type Public
Open enrollment[1]
Superintendent Joseph M. Sawyer
Principal Todd H. Bazydlo
Grades I 9-12
Enrollment 1681
Language English
Schedule type 7 Day Rotation with Daily Drop
Hours in school day 6.5
Color(s)           Blue and Athletic Gold
Mascot Colonial
Average SAT scores 593 verbal
579 math
593 writing
1765 total (2015-2016)[2]
Newspaper The Town Crier
Information (508)-841-8800
Website
Sign at the school entrance

Shrewsbury High School is a public high school located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. It is the only public high school in the Shrewsbury Public Schools district.

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.

The current principal is Todd Bazydlo. Shrewsbury High School is part of Shrewsbury Public Schools, the current superintendent of which is Dr. Joseph Sawyer.

Sports[edit]

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.[3]

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[edit]

Shrewsbury High School has 3 sections of theater, the fall play, spring musical, and competition play:

Fall play- Almost, Maine (2010), The Outsiders (2011), Romeo and Juliet (2012), Charlotte's Web (2013), It's a Wonderful Life (2014).

Spring musical- Once On This Island (2008), Seussical (2009), Anything Goes (2010), The Sound of Music (2011), Curtains (2012), Legally Blonde (musical) (2013), Bye Bye Birdie (musical) (2014).

Competition Play- The Diary of Anne Frank (play) (2009), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Tempest (2011), Dancing at Lughnasa (2012), What I Did Last Summer (2013), Enchanted April (2014).

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.[4]

Wind performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Brian Liporto: Pep Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band[5]

Vocal performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Michael Lapomardo: Freshman Choir, Mixed Choir, Honors Women's Choir, Honors A Capella[6]

String performing ensembles: Orchestra[7]

Advanced placement classes[edit]

Shrewsbury High School offers fewer advanced placement classes than some other schools. Those offered include:

Other advanced placement classes are offered in the Virtual High School program.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Caleb Crain, Harvard graduate, contributor to The New Yorker, author of the 2013 novel Necessary Errors[8]
  • Shawn Loiseau, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, Graduate of Merrimack College[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The term crew is commonly used in the United States of America for rowing

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°18′12″N 71°44′40″W / 42.30333°N 71.74444°W / 42.30333; -71.74444