Wareham High School
|Wareham High School|
|7 Viking Dr.,
Wareham, MA 02571
|Principal||Mr. Scott Palladino|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Rivals||Bourne, Old Rochester|
|Average SAT scores||479 verbal
1414 total (2015-2016)
|Newspaper||"The Viking Times"|
Wareham High School is a public high school located in Wareham, Massachusetts. The school is a part of the Wareham Public School System, and serves roughly 900 students in grades 9-12. Wareham High School's colors are Blue, Gold & White, and their mascot is the Vikings.
There are over 25 clubs and activities students can become involved in, and the school is known for its award-winning DECA organization, marching band and drama program. The band may be small but is mighty and energetic. They have entertained the fans at football games for years with popular stand tunes and half time shows. The band's past shows include Spy themes, The Beatles, Blues Brothers, songs from the 70s and most recently "Songs from the 80's". The drama program, known as the "Viking Theater Company" instills discipline, hones group skills, exposes students to the rigors of work under pressure and to the rewards of committed, goal-oriented effort, while performing a straight play, a musical, and several shorter pieces every school year.
Wareham is renowned for its powerful boys' basketball and football teams. The football team has won 6 South Coast Conference titles and has had 5 undefeated regular season (1978, 1980, 1995, 2004, 2006). They won the State Title in 1995, guided by All-American quarterback and linebacker, Stephen Cooper, who is currently an NFL linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Wareham were also the State runners-up in 1980 and 2006. The Wareham football program has produced numerous Division 1 and NFL players, including Stephen Cooper (UMaine & NFL), Shea Allard (Delaware & NFL), Mike Laperriere (Northeastern), Wayne Sylvester (Kansas), and Darien Fernandez (Laramie - Wyoming).
The boys' basketball team is regarded as one of the best high school teams in New England. They won the 2009-2010 Division 3 State Championship. They have also compiled 4 undefeated seasons since 2002, and have competed in 5 Regional Championships and 3 State Championship games.
The color guard team has been the state champions in their division a total of three times. The years were: 2011 for their show "Glitter in the Air", 2012 for their show "Titanic" and 2014 for their show "Stormy Love".
Wareham High competes in the South Coast Conference for athletics, which competes at the Division 3 level of athletics in Massachusetts. Their nickname is the "Vikings," and their colors are Blue, White & Gold. Wareham's main rival in neighboring Bourne High School. They have played each other in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game every year since 1933, almost 80 years.
- Boys' Soccer
- Girls' Soccer
- Field Hockey
- Girls' Volleyball
- Cross Country
- Color Guard
- Boys' Hockey
- Girls' Hockey (w/ Mashpee and Bourne)
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Basketball
- Indoor Track
- Color Guard
- Boys' Tennis
- Girls' Tennis
- Track & Field
- Stephen Cooper - Class of 1997, NFL linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, played college football at University of Maine, All-State Quarterback & Linebacker at Wareham.
- Geena Davis - Class of 1974. Movie actress.
- Shea Allard - Class of 2007, NFL player for the Green Bay Packers, attended University of Delaware
- Leroy Gomez - Class of 1968. American singer and songwriter best known for his work with Santa Esmeralda.
- Kareem Roustom = Class of 1988. Emmy nominated composer for film, TV, albums and concerts. Best known for his work with the Kronos Quartet, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Shakira.