Woburn Memorial High School

Coordinates: 42°28′59.3″N 71°8′36.8″W / 42.483139°N 71.143556°W / 42.483139; -71.143556
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Woburn Memorial High School
88 Montvale Avenue


United States
Coordinates42°28′59.3″N 71°8′36.8″W / 42.483139°N 71.143556°W / 42.483139; -71.143556
Other nameWMHS
TypePublic high school
Established1852; 171 years ago (1852)
School districtWoburn Public Schools
NCES School ID251320002193[1]
PrincipalJessica Callanan
Teaching staff108.75 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,225 (2022-2023)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.26[1]
Color(s)Black and orange   
Athletics conferenceMiddlesex League
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges

Woburn Memorial High School (WMHS) is a public high school in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Woburn Public Schools district and participates in the Middlesex League. It is home to the Tanners and Tannerettes and the nickname "Tanners" has a historical context. In the late 19th century, Woburn was one of the biggest producers of leather in the New England area. The shops that produced leather were called tanneries, hence the nickname Tanners.


All students enrolled in Woburn Memorial High School are subject to MCAS testing when required. As of spring 2014, within the English and Language Arts category, 40% of students were Advanced, compared to a 41% statewide, 51% were proficient, compared to 49% statewide. 7% were classified as needing improvement compared to an 8% statewide, and 2% failed, compared to 2% statewide. Within the Mathematics category, 46% of students were classified as Advanced, compared to 53% statewide, 30% were proficient, compared to 26% statewide, 17% needed improvement, compared to 15% statewide. 6% failed, compared to 6% statewide. Within the Science and Technology/Engineering category, 25% of students were advanced, compared to 29% statewide. 42% were proficient, compared to 42% statewide, 29% of students needed improvement, compared to 24% statewide. 4% failed, comparable to 5% statewide.[2]


  • 1852: The first Woburn High School opened above a store on Main Street
  • 1906: The original building, known to most as building 7, of the "old Woburn High" was constructed
  • 1930s: The wings on building 7 were constructed
  • 1986: Girls Varsity Basketball Team wins Middlesex League Title
  • 1999: Boys Golf Team wins State Championship
  • 2000-2001: Boys' Soccer and Golf Teams win State Championships; Boys' Wrestling Team win Middlesex League, Middlesex Tournament, Sectional, State and All-State Titles.
  • 2002: Boys Golf Team wins State Championship
  • 2006: The new Woburn Memorial High School building opens in September for the 2006-2007 school year
  • 2008: Boys' 4 x 400 relay team wins national title.
  • 2019: Baseball team wins first Middlesex League title in 41 years and reaches MIAA Division 2 North finals. #byorder [3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Woburn High (251320002193)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  2. ^ "MCAS DATA". 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
  3. ^ "Daily Times Chronicle Sports Twitter". Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  4. ^ "MIAA Tournament Website".

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