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
575 Centerville Rd


United States
Coordinates41°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]
TypePublic high school
School districtWarwick Public Schools
NCES District ID4401110[2]
School numberState school ID: 35138
CEEB code400237
NCES School ID440111000307[3]
PrincipalCandace Caluori
Faculty93.80 (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)[3]
Enrollment1,210 (2016-17)[4]
Student to teacher ratio11.17[3]
Campus sizeMedium
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
NewspaperTitan Tribune
Feeder schoolsWinman Junior High School

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.


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).[5] 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.[6] Their victory is documented in the 2006 documentary film Ice Kings.[7]

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]


  1. ^ "Toll Gate High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-07-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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 "Search for Public Schools - Toll Gate High School (440111000307)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Toll Gate High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 9, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Barbarisi, Daniel (2006-08-25). "Schools Supt. Shapiro sets sights firmly on retirement". Providence Journal.
  6. ^ Mider, Zachary R. (2004-03-28). "Champs on ice, stars at home". Providence Journal.
  7. ^ Janusonis, Michael (2006-08-11). "Memories of a 26-year winning streak". Providence Journal.
  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. ^ 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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