Weymouth High School

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Weymouth High School
Weymouth High School, Weymouth MA.jpg
Weymouth High School
Address
One Wildcat Way

, ,
02190

United States
Information
TypeHigh School
Established1854
School districtWeymouth Public Schools
PrincipalAlan Strauss[1]
Staff141.18 (FTE)[2]
Grades8–12[2]
Enrollment1,830 (2019–20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio12.96[2]
Hours in school day6 hours, 45 minutes
HousesMaroon House, Gold House
Fight songMaroon and Gold
MascotWild cat
Team nameThe Wildcats
NewspaperWHS Free Press
Websitewww.weymouthschools.org/weymouth-high-school

Coordinates: 42°10′56″N 70°56′38″W / 42.182186°N 70.943855°W / 42.182186; -70.943855

Weymouth High School (WHS) is a comprehensive public high school in Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States that serves students in grades nine through twelve. Weymouth High School also offers a Career and Technical Education Program offering such courses as Aesthetics, Allied Health, Architectural Design, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Communications and Metal Fabrication.

History[edit]

Weymouth High School was first established in 1854.[4] The building that used to house Weymouth High in the early 20th century stood next to the Town Hall on Middle Street.[5] The building that currently houses Weymouth High School opened in 2004 at One Wildcat Way in South Weymouth. This building was the original Weymouth South High School and most recently housed the junior high school students in Weymouth. The old Weymouth South High School is known as the "Maroon Building." The "Gold Building" was newly constructed for the opening in 2004, and was built on the site of the old South Intermediate School. This expansion cost the school approximately $22 million.[6] In June 2021, Weymouth High School was placed into a state program for schools or districts that disproportionately suspend nonwhite students or students with disabilities.[7]

Athletics and activities[edit]

Weymouth High School students partake in a range of after-school clubs and activities. These activities include chapters of SADD and Amnesty International, a Student Senate, a Math Team, a Concert Band, a Choir, a Theater Company, an FRC Robotics Team, and a Yearbook Committee.[8]

Graduation[edit]

The minimum number of courses that one must take from 9th–12th grade are as follows:[9]

  • 3 credits of History courses (US History II required)
  • 4 credits of English courses (English 9, 10, 11 & senior electives required)
  • 3 credits of Mathematics courses (Class of 2016 and beyond 4 math credits)(Mathematics course in grade 10 required)
  • 3 credits of Science courses (Class of 2015-2017 minimum of 2 lab science, Class of 2018 and beyond minimum of 3 lab sciences)(Biology course required to be taken in grade 9 or 10)
  • 1.5 credits of Unified Arts (Not required for CTE Students)
  • 1.0 credits of Physical Education (CTE students are required to take .4 credits)
  • 0.25 credits of Health Education

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff Directory | Weymouth Public Schools". Archived from the original on 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. ^ a b c d "Weymouth High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - 2020-21 SAT Performance Report - All Students Statewide Report".
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Town of Weymouth - Weymouth History". Archived from the original on 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  6. ^ Plan by the Massachusetts Treasury to sponsor Weymouth High for the expansion
  7. ^ Trufant, Jessica (June 11, 2021). "Black students disproportionately suspended at schools in Quincy, Weymouth, Plymouth". The Patriot Ledger. Gannett. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Weymouth High School". Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  9. ^ The school handbook (.pdf) - Note that it says 1.0 credits of Unified Arts, this is incorrect