Somerville High School (Massachusetts)

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Somerville High School
Somerville High School.jpg
Address
81 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA
USA
Coordinates 42°23′13″N 71°05′49″W / 42.387°N 71.097°W / 42.387; -71.097Coordinates: 42°23′13″N 71°05′49″W / 42.387°N 71.097°W / 42.387; -71.097
Information
Type Public Secondary
Motto Motto Education Inspiration Excellence
Established 1852
School district Somerville Public Schools
Headmaster John Oteri
Teaching staff 123 (2014-2015)[1]
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 1237 (2014-2015)[2]
Color(s) Red and blue         
Athletics Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Volleyball[3]
Nickname Highlanders
Accreditation NEASC
Average SAT scores 460 verbal
484 math
456 writing
1400 total (2015-2016)[4]
Newspaper Highlander Highlights (1852-2010) The Piper (2011+)
Yearbook The Radiator
MCAS % proficient and advanced ELA: 88 Math: 78 Science: 73 (Spring 2015)[5]
Website

Somerville High School is a public, four-year high school in Somerville, Massachusetts. The school offers a wide selection of classes and vocational programs.

Classes offered include health careers, childhood development, TV and media production, ceramics, and computer applications. There are vocational programs in electrical work, carpentry, auto repair, computer repair, graphic communications, painting and decorating, culinary arts, metal fabrication, and more.

Sports

Somerville High School has a sports program, highlighted by the recent success of its Cross Country team, that went 6-0 in the Greater Boston League in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, capturing the GBL championship each season. The girls' indoor track team was successful, going undefeated and also capturing the GBL indoor track championship in the 2007-08 through 2010 seasons. Somerville High's outdoor track team also won the GBL Championships, with an undefeated winning streak for the 2008 through 2011 seasons.

The Football and Basketball Cheerleading team captured the National Championship title in Florida both in 2003 and in 2007, and has won the GBL title numerous times.

Gosder Cherilus earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior at Somerville High School. He played tackle on both sides of the ball, and was named to Tom Lemming's All-America team in 2002. He also captured 2002 All-State accolades from the Mass. State Coaches Association. Cherilus also excelled on Somerville's basketball and track teams, and was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. In 2011, John Wallace[disambiguation needed] and Kevin Wint went on to Division I schools for football, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. In 2013, Ryan Conte went on to Boston College for football.

Somerville High colors are red and blue; their nickname is Highlanders.

Guinness World Record

On June 2, 2015, 59 Somerville High students attempted to break the world record for "most arm-linked people to stand up from the floor simultaneously." The previous world record is 49 people. After a total of 19 tries, the students managed to successfully stand up twice. Documentation footage was sent to the Guinness World Record Committee for further validation.[6]

On June 19, 2015, the Guinness World Record Committee officially verified and confirmed that 59 Somerville High School students officially set the new world record for "most arm-linked people to stand up from the floor simultaneously." The school received its first certificate in August 2015.[7]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Teacher Data (2014-15) - Somerville High (02740505)". mass.edu. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Enrollment Data (2014-2015) - Somerville High (02740505)". mass.edu. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Student Athletics - Highlander Athletics". Somerville High School. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  4. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/sat_perf.aspx
  5. ^ "MCAS Tests of Spring 2015 - Somerville High (02740505)". mass.edu. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Boston Globe: Somerville students hope to link up with world record
  7. ^ Boston Globe: It’s official: Guinness World Record broken

External links

  • School website
  • School building exterior envelope study
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