Torrington High School
|Torrington High School|
|Motto||Quod facis bene fac|
|Color(s)||Maroon and white|
Torrington High School is the lone public high school in the city of Torrington, Connecticut. The high school opened in 1963 and was renovated in 2000.The school strives to live up to its four A's: academics, activities, arts, and athletics.
Torrington is the commercial, industrial, and financial center of Northwestern Connecticut. It is the largest city in Litchfield County with a population of 35,202. Torrington High School is a four-year comprehensive high school serving students with varying backgrounds and interests through a range of programs and co-curricular activities. The Torrington School District consists of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The current per pupil expenditure is $12,520. Torrington High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The nickname of the Torrington athletic teams is the Red Raiders. The teams' colors are white and maroon. Torrington competes in the Naugatuck Valley League. The current athletic director is Michael McKenna.
Sports offered include:
- Indoor Track and Field (boys' and girls' teams)
- Outdoor Track and Field (boys' and girls' teams)
- Tennis (boys' and girls' teams)
- Basketball (boys' and girls' teams)
- Swimming (boys' and girls' teams)
- Volleyball (girls' team only)
- Cross Country (boys' and girls' teams)
- Soccer (boys' and girls' teams)
Torrington is known for being an outstanding town for music education. Currently, chamber and concert choirs are directed by Mrs. Rondeau . String orchestra, jazz ensemble, and symphonic band are directed by Wayne Splettstoeszer.
Torrington, Connecticut's music program has been selected as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The Torrington High School Music Department holds various fundraisers throughout each school year.
2013 rape case
In 2013, Torrington High School gained notoriety for a statutory rape case of two 13-year-old girls by two 18-year-old football players, Joan Toribio and Edgar Gonzalez. It gained subsequent notoriety for some students' victim blaming cyberbullying on the two girls and its similarity to the Steubenville High School scandal.
- Joe Dugan, former MLB player (Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers)
- Jordan Williams, player on University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team.
- Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of location-based social networking site Foursquare.com.
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- "Is Torrington another Steubenville?". yahoo.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- Official website
- Torrington Public Schools official website
- Overview by Public School Review
- Torrington High School Music Web Site