Auburn High School is the only public high school in Auburn, Massachusetts, United States, a town approximately 5 miles south of Worcester. It has an enrollment of 724 students in grades 9-12, as of the 2017-2018 school year. Founded in 1935, the original school building served the town until the spring of 2006. In August 2006, the town of Auburn opened a new facility directly behind the original building.
|Auburn Senior High School|
Auburn High School
99 Auburn Street
|Established||1935, rebuilt in 2006|
|School district||Auburn Public Schools|
|Principal||Casey J. Handfield, C.A.G.S.|
|Number of students||795 (2016-17)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Grey|
|Rival||Oxford High School|
|Affiliations||Auburn Public Schools|
|Website||Auburn High School|
Auburn High School's sports venue is called Auburn Memorial Field. New as of August 2006, the centerpiece is a lighted 1000 seat FieldTurf stadium surrounded by a 6 lane track. The stadium is used for AHS Football, AHS Soccer (boys and girls) and AHS Track and Field (boys and girls). In addition, the stadium has two long jump runways and sand pits for Track and Field, as well as a pole vault and high jump area.
There is also a lighted FieldTurf facility dedicated for AHS Field Hockey New baseball and softball fields have also been built on the grounds, with the softball field being on the site of the old high school.
We the People consists of students from the AP Government and Politics class. The competition, held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, simulates congressional hearings where Auburn students compete against schools from all over Massachusetts. Topics include philosophers, the founding of America, and how the Constitution affects our day to day lives. The We the People team finished second place in the state competition.
For the last 10 years Auburn High School’s Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics class has competed in an academically demanding event known as the "We the People..." State Competition. Mr. Kennard and Mr. Benacchio run the "We The People..." team and each year the competition, held in late January, is hosted by The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate (Formally held at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse.) Auburn was named 2014 & 2015 Massachusetts We the People State champions. As state champions, Auburn High School represented Massachusetts at the national level in Washington, D.C. The team raised over $50,000 each year in order to get to Washington D.C., most of which came from the local Auburn community.
In 2016 & 2017 Auburn finished third in the state. In 2018, Auburn finished second, and was named a State Wild Card for the 2018 National Competition.
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution provides students with the opportunity to utilize and expand upon their knowledge regarding civic education by simulating congressional hearings. This program is the most extensive educational program in the country that prepares young adults to be active and informed citizens who are able to contribute to the betterment of society.
In 1999 the University of Nebraska–Lincoln installed FieldTurf in Memorial Stadium. In 2006, Nebraska installed new FieldTurf that alternates between two shades of green every five yards. Texas Tech University installed FieldTurf in Jones AT&T Stadium.
Nevada installed FieldTurf at its Mackay Stadium in 2000. The playing surface had been natural grass for 34 seasons.
FieldTurf was installed at Qwest Field (originally Seahawks Stadium) in 2002. The original plans called for a natural grass field at the new stadium, but due to the favorable reactions from players while playing at Husky Stadium, the Seahawks had FieldTurf installed instead.On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority announced that it had selected FieldTurf as the new surface for the Georgia Dome, replacing the AstroTurf surface in use at the Dome since its inception in 1992.Washington State University installed FieldTurf at its Martin Stadium in 2000. The University of Oregon installed NexTurf in Autzen Stadium in 2001 but the surface did not perform as expected and during remodeling in 2002 it was removed and replaced with FieldTurf. The University of Utah installed FieldTurf in 2002 and replaced it in 2009. Colorado State installed FieldTurf at its Hughes Stadium in 2006. The playing surface had been natural grass for 38 seasons.
The New England Patriots installed FieldTurf midway into the 2006 NFL season. The installation was made during a week when the team was on the road.
In 2004, Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey installed FieldTurf where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team plays. In 2007, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Canadian Football League (CFL) team, installed FieldTurf in Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field. In April 2008, FieldTurf was installed at the new baseball stadium of Calvert Hall High School in Towson, Maryland, designed by Baltimore Orioles baseball great Cal Ripken.
Massachusetts public high schools
Italics indicates closed schools