Dartmouth High School (Massachusetts)

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Dartmouth High School
Dartmouth High School Indian.png
Address
555 Bakerville Road
South Coast (Massachusetts)
Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Bristol County, 02748
United States
Coordinates41°35′39.32″N 70°58′39.80″W / 41.5942556°N 70.9777222°W / 41.5942556; -70.9777222Coordinates: 41°35′39.32″N 70°58′39.80″W / 41.5942556°N 70.9777222°W / 41.5942556; -70.9777222
Information
School typePublic high school
Established1902
StatusOpen
School districtDartmouth Public School District
SuperintendentAna C. Riley
PrincipalJohn Gould
Vice principalJoanne Desmarais
Faculty78.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9-12
Age range14-20
Enrollment1,264 (as of 2007/08)[1]
 • Grade 9288
 • Grade 10313
 • Grade 11325
 • Grade 12338
Student to teacher ratio16.1[1]
LanguageEnglish
School colour(s)Dartmouth Green and White         
SongGlory to Dartmouth
Athletics conferenceOld Colony League, Division 1
MascotIndian
NicknameIndians, Big Green
Team nameDartmouth Indians
RivalFairhaven High School (Thanksgiving Day Game)
Bishop Stang High School
New Bedford High School
Average SAT scores523 verbal
536 math
505 writing
1564 total (2014)[2]
NewspaperThe Spectrum
YearbookThe Pathfinder
Communities servedTown of Dartmouth
Website
 
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Dartmouth High School
Dartmouth High School Indian.png
Address
555 Bakerville Road
South Coast (Massachusetts)
Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Bristol County, 02748
United States
Coordinates41°35′39.32″N 70°58′39.80″W / 41.5942556°N 70.9777222°W / 41.5942556; -70.9777222Coordinates: 41°35′39.32″N 70°58′39.80″W / 41.5942556°N 70.9777222°W / 41.5942556; -70.9777222
Information
School typePublic high school
Established1902
StatusOpen
School districtDartmouth Public School District
SuperintendentAna C. Riley
PrincipalJohn Gould
Vice principalJoanne Desmarais
Faculty78.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9-12
Age range14-20
Enrollment1,264 (as of 2007/08)[1]
 • Grade 9288
 • Grade 10313
 • Grade 11325
 • Grade 12338
Student to teacher ratio16.1[1]
LanguageEnglish
School colour(s)Dartmouth Green and White         
SongGlory to Dartmouth
Athletics conferenceOld Colony League, Division 1
MascotIndian
NicknameIndians, Big Green
Team nameDartmouth Indians
RivalFairhaven High School (Thanksgiving Day Game)
Bishop Stang High School
New Bedford High School
Average SAT scores523 verbal
536 math
505 writing
1564 total (2014)[2]
NewspaperThe Spectrum
YearbookThe Pathfinder
Communities servedTown of Dartmouth
Website

Dartmouth High School is a four-year public high school located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.[3]

As of the 2007/08 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,264 students and 78.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 16.1.[1]

History[edit]

The school began in 1902 on Russell's Mills Road in what is now the Salt-Marsh Pottery. By the 1930s the school had moved to a building on Slocum Road (referred to as the Elmer Poole School), which is now used as the town hall. In 1955 a new school was built next door, on the corner of Hawthorne Street, with the building being expanded twice, in 1965 and 1981. In 2003, the school was moved to its new location at the end of Bakerville Road, at the junction of Russells Mills Road, on the former farmland of the King family, with the former high school now being used as the middle school.

In 1993 during a social studies class a student was stabbed to death by classmates who barged into the classroom armed with baseball bats, billy clubs and knives. Karter Reed, Gator Collet, both 16, and Nigel Thomas, 15 were charged with first degree murder of Jason Robinson.[4][5] The story gained national attention due to the severity of the crime and that it was the first of its kind in the school's history.

Music Department[edit]

The Dartmouth High School Marching Band was a Division 5 winner of both USBands (formally USSBA) and NESBA in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Additionally, they have many other titles in NESBA, MICCA, and formerly in EMBA. The group has also performed at the 1996 Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as several other festivals and Magic Music Days at the Walt Disney World Resort. Notably, in 2008, 2009, and 2010, the band won first place at the USSBA National Marching Band Championship in Annapolis, beating 16 other bands. In addition to the band, the percussion and colorguard have performed in the winter competition season, where the Dartmouth High Winter Percussion has consistently placed in the top 3 since entering the competition in 1998: winning the Winter Guard International Percussion Scholastic World Championships in 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, and 2014, with 2nd place finishes in 2000, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012, and 3rd place finishes in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2010. The high school's orchestra has also traveled to many places national as well as international. Places such as Ireland, the Azores, Canada, Austria and Germany, New York, and they will be traveling to Ireland again this April of 2014, which includes playing for the mayor, and getting critiqued by music professors there. [6][7][8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dartmouth High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "SAT Performance Report - School and District Profiles: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-Profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ School web site
  4. ^ "Model School Tries to Cope With Killing in a Classroom". April 14, 1993. New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2007
  5. ^ "Timeline: School violence in the U.S.". CNN.com. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ 1998, Winter Guard International. Accessed December 1, 2007.
  7. ^ 1999, Winter Guard International. Accessed December 1, 2007.
  8. ^ 2008, Winter Guard International. Accessed April 19, 2008.

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