Toll Gate High School

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Toll Gate High School
The Robert J. Shapiro Arts Center at TGHS
The Robert J. Shapiro Arts Center at TGHS
Address
575 Centerville Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
 United States
Coordinates 41°41′52″N 71°28′46″W / 41.697879°N 71.479504°W / 41.697879; -71.479504Coordinates: 41°41′52″N 71°28′46″W / 41.697879°N 71.479504°W / 41.697879; -71.479504[1]
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1972
School district Warwick Public Schools
NCES District ID 4401110[2]
School number State school ID: 35138
CEEB code 400237
NCES School ID 440111000307[3]
Principal Candace Caluori
Faculty 93.80 (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)[3]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1048[3] (2009-2010 [3])
 • Grade 9 273[3]
 • Grade 10 249[3]
 • Grade 11 251[3]
 • Grade 12 275[3]
Student to teacher ratio 11.17[3]
Campus size Medium
School color(s) Red, White, Navy               
Athletics (FALL) Football, Cross Country, Soccer(Girls), Soccer(Boys), Tennis(Girls), Volleyball(Girls), Field Hockey, Unified Volleyball (WINTER)Basketball(Boys), Basketball(Girls), Wrestling, Indoor Track, Swimming, Gymnastics, Hockey(Boys), Hockey(Girls), Competition Cheerleading, (SPRING)Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse(Boys), Lacrosse(Girls), Tennis(Boys), Volleyball(Boys), Golf, Outdoor Track, Unified Basketball
Mascot Titan
Rival Pilgrim High School
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 517 Reading, 522 Math
Newspaper Titan Tribune
Feeder schools Winman Junior High School
Website

Toll Gate High School is a public high school in Warwick, Rhode Island on Centerville Road. It serves education to grades 9-12 and has approximately 1100 students and 97 teachers. The current timeblock for a school day is 7:24am–1:51pm.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1972 with Robert J. Shapiro as the first principal, who later became the superintendent for Warwick Schools (retiring from this position in 2007).[4] The school's cultural arts center was dedicated in Shapiro's name in 1999.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics/Other Teams[edit]

The Toll Gate Varsity Ice Hockey team won the 2004 Rhode Island State Championship, ending the 26-year run of Mount Saint Charles Academy.[5] Their victory is documented in the 2006 documentary film Ice Kings.[6]

State championship titles:

  • Baseball: 1991 (Class A), 2001 (Class A)
  • Basketball (Girls'): 1973 (Class A), 1982 (Class A)
  • Cross Country (Boys'): 1972 (State), 1974 (Class A, State and New England), 1999 (Class B)
  • Golf: 1981 (State)
  • Ice Hockey: 1988 (Met B-1 Small), 2004 (State), 2005 (State)
  • Ice Hockey (Girls): 2006, 2014 (Division I-State), 2015 (DeCosta Division-State)
  • Indoor Track (Boys'): 2005 (Class B)
  • Indoor Track (Girls'): 2001 (Large Schools) 2015(Class - Medium Schools)
  • Soccer (Boys'): 1990 (I-B), 2014 (Division II-State)
  • Softball (fast-pitch): 2005-2006 (Division II)
  • Tennis (Boys'): 1979-1981 (Class A), 2007-2008 (Division II)
  • Tennis (Girls'): 1977 (Class A), 1985 (Class A), 1991 (Class A)
  • Unified Basketball: 2014 (State)
  • Unified Volleyball: 2015 (State)
  • Volleyball (Boys'): 1988 (Division I)
  • Volleyball (Girls'): 1979-1983 (Class A), 1985-1988 (Class A), 1990 (Class A), 1994 (Class A), 1997 (Class A), 1999 (Class A), 2001 (Class A)
  • Mock Trial Team : Rhode Island State Champions 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toll Gate High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Warwick". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Toll Gate High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Barbarisi, Daniel (2006-08-25). "Schools Supt. Shapiro sets sights firmly on retirement". Providence Journal. 
  5. ^ Mider, Zachary R. (2004-03-28). "Champs on ice, stars at home". Providence Journal. 
  6. ^ Janusonis, Michael (2006-08-11). "Memories of a 26-year winning streak". Providence Journal. 
  7. ^ Lee, Jessica T. (2003-10-31). "Center Ice and Center Stage". Harvard Crimson. 
  8. ^ Borg, Linda (2002-02-26). "Goal-tender moment: Olympic silver medalist Sara DeCosta returns to a heartfelt homecoming". Providence Journal. The goalie who proved that girls could beat boys at their own game was embraced by family and friends on Tuesday, not only because her team won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics but because she was Sara from Toll Gate High School. 
  9. ^ "WPRI 12 - Eyewitness News - Tony Petrarca". WorldNow. 
  10. ^ Gillooly, John (2008-01-08). "High school hockey season gets a boost with Titans-Mount tie". Providence Journal. Former Toll Gate High football player, and current Providence College president, the Rev. Brian Shanley, has been named recipient of the National Football Foundation Rhode Island Chapter’s 2008 Distinguished American Award. 

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