Beverly High School

Beverly High School is a four-year public high school in Beverly, Massachusetts. It has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students and is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The staff consists of a Principal, three assistant principals, an Athletic Director, six Guidance Counselors and about a hundred teachers including six department heads. The school mascot is the Beverly High Panthers.

Beverly High School
Beverly High School, Beverly MA
100 Sohier Rd.


CoordinatesCoordinates: 42°33′52.8″N 70°52′52.4″W / 42.564667°N 70.881222°W
TypePublic High School
Open enrollment[1]
Motto"Be The Best Beverly”
School districtBeverly Public Schools
SuperintendentSteven Hiersche
AdministratorJennifer Destefano, Mark Thomas, Julie Ferrara
PrincipalElizabeth Taylor
Number of students1,251 (2018-19)[2]
Hours in school day6.5
School color(s)Orange & Black         
SongOnward and Onward for Beverly High
Athletics conferenceNortheastern Conference (NEC)
NicknameBeverly Panthers
RivalSalem, Danvers, and Peabody
NewspaperThe Ledger


BHS offers three foreign languages, French, Spanish, and German. It also offers ASL (American Sign Language). The school also offers 12 advanced placement courses. Over 90% of graduating seniors enroll in two or four year colleges.



Beverly High School is a member of M.I.A.A with athletes participating in the Northeastern Conference. Athletics are open to all students at Beverly High School during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

Fall Sports

  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Golf
  • Football Cheerleading

Winter Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Indoor Track
  • Girls Indoor Track
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Boys Hockey
  • Girls Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball Cheerleading

Spring Sports

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Spring Track
  • Girls Spring Track
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Ice Hockey

Beverly High School has a rich history of men's ice hockey. The Panthers won a division II State Championship in 2014 against Medfield 2-1 in front of a huge crowd at the TD Garden. That season ended with a 22-1-1 record.


Beverly High School has played rival Salem High School on Thanksgiving since 1891, making it one of the longest high school football rivalries in the country. The 100th game in 1998 attracted over 11,000 fans to Hurd Stadium. The overall record has BHS winning 54–51–7.

In 2010, the team won the Division III State Championship by defeating heavily favored and undefeated Somerset High School by a score of 28-20. Beverly overcame a 20-7 halftime deficit, and rallied back to complete one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts High School Playoff Football history.

In 2012, the Beverly Panthers varsity football team won the division 3 Super Bowl against Natick at Gillette Stadium, winning 28-21. This win gave them a perfect season of 13-0, the first in the high school's history. High.


Beverly High School has various clubs, including:

  • North Shore Science League (3rd place overall for 2011'-2012' & 2012'-2013')
  • Math Team
  • Key Club
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Eco-Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Aegis
  • Anime Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Paranormal Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Ski Club
  • Gaming League
  • Philosophy Club
  • BHS Democrats
  • BHS Republicans
  • Civil Discussions Club


In 2011 main construction of the new Beverly High School, still located at 100 Sohier Road, completed. The old building has since been demolished and landscaping and site work has been completed, including the two new turf fields that were installed.

Solar panels

Installed in 1981, Beverly High School became the first school in the country to have solar panels. These 100 kW ground mounted panels were supplanted by 83 kW of roof mounted solar panels in 2011.[4]

Notable alumni


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  2. ^ "Beverly High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
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  4. ^ Beverly's Green High School Archived March 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (2014-01-01). "Alfred Marshall, Founder of Stores That Bear His Name, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  6. ^ "Mets select Beverly's Jack Leathersich". ESPN. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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1990 NHL Entry Draft

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Alfred Marshall (businessman)

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Beverly, Massachusetts

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Beverly Hills, 90210

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television. The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, and is the longest-running show produced by Spelling. It is the first of six television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and follows the lives of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world. "90210" refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes.The initial premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) experienced when they and their parents, Jim (James Eckhouse) and Cindy (Carol Potter), moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Beverly Hills. In addition to chronicling the characters' friendships and romantic relationships, the show addressed topical issues such as sex, date rape, homophobia, animal rights, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, antisemitism, racism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, and AIDS.After poor ratings during its first season, the series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when Fox aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. Viewership increased dramatically, and 90210 became one of Fox's top shows when it returned that fall. The show became a global pop culture phenomenon with its cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, who became teen idols; the series also made actresses Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth household names in the US. The show is credited with creating or popularizing the teen soap genre that many other successful television shows followed in the years to come.

The show had many cast changes; Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and Ian Ziering were the only actors to appear during its entire run and appeared on the first episode of Melrose Place.

On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode reboot has been ordered by Fox and that the show would simply be titled BH90210. On May 8, 2019, it was announced that the reboot will premiere on August 7, 2019 at 8/7c on Fox.

Cornelius Murray

Dr. Cornelius Joseph "Doc" Murray was an American dentist and politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Murray was born on August 19, 1890 in Beverly Farms. He graduated from Beverly High School, where he was a noted athlete. In 1913 he graduated from Tufts Dental School and practiced in Beverly until his retirement in 1962.Murray represented Ward 6 on the Beverly Board of Alderman from 1931 to 1942 and was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1943 to 1965. During his tenure in the House, Murray was credited with providing road funding for his district (which consisted of Beverly, Hamilton, and Wenham), including funding to improve Route 127. He was also in leader in the successful fight to extend Route 128 to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Outside of the House, Murray was the president of the North Shore Community College board of advisors.Murray died on October 19, 1972 at Beverly Hospital.

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Dylan McKay

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Endicott College

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Essex County, Massachusetts

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It has two traditional county seats: Salem and Lawrence. Prior to the dissolution of the county government in 1999, Salem had jurisdiction over the Southern Essex District, and Lawrence had jurisdiction over the Northern Essex District, but currently these cities do not function as seats of government. However, the county and the districts remain as administrative regions recognized by various governmental agencies, which gathered vital statistics or disposed of judicial case loads under these geographic subdivisions, and are required to keep the records based on them. The county has been designated the Essex National Heritage Area by the National Park Service.

Frederick Ashworth

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A 1933 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, Ashworth commanded Torpedo Squadron Eleven (VT-11), a Grumman TBF Avenger unit based on Guadalcanal that flew patrol, search, spotting, strike, and night mine-laying missions in support of the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while carrying out these missions. He then participated in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign as aviation officer on the staff of Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner's V Amphibious Force.

Rotated back to the United States in June 1944, Ashworth became senior naval aviator at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia. In November 1944 he was assigned to the Manhattan Project, and supervised the testing of atomic bomb components at Wendover. In February 1945, he travelled to Guam, where he met Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, and selected Tinian as a base of operations for the 509th Composite Group. After the war he selected Bikini Atoll as the site for Operation Crossroads.

Remaining in the navy after the war, Ashworth rose to the rank of vice admiral in May 1966. He was Commandant of Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in 1958, and served as commander of the United States Sixth Fleet from September 1966 to April 1967. He retired from the navy in 1968, and died in 2005.

Jack Leathersich

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Labor omnia vincit

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Matt Hubbard

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Northeastern Conference

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The first solar park in the country is the 100 kW array installed in 1981 at Beverly High School. The largest campus to have a solar program is Harvard's 555 kW array.Massachusetts' largest privately owned solar array is the 7.1 MW Happy Hollow Community Solar and Storage Farm, completed in March 2019. The town of Harvard, Massachusetts has the most solar installations with 75 planned, of which 21 have been installed. Holyoke is home to two arrays which total 4.5 MW which were completed on December 20, 2011. A 1.8 MW solar farm in Pittsfield was completed in 2010. A 5.75 MW solar park in Canton was completed in 2012. Two 6 MW solar parks are being built, one in Berkley, and the other in Carver. As of August 2012, a total of 129 MW has been installed in the state.State officials had set a target of installing 250 MW of solar PV statewide by 2017 and in May 2013 upped the target to 1,600 MW by 2020 as the 250 MW goal had been met four years ahead of schedule. Exceeding projections again, cumulative solar PV capacity in the state reached over 2 GW (2,000 MW) at the end of 2017. The American Solar Energy Industries Association forecasts that another ~1.5 GW of solar PV will be installed in the state over the next four years (2018-2021).The U.S. Energy Information Administration meanwhile reports that solar power, including both utility-scale and small-scale projects, accounted for 7.7% of the electricity generated in Massachusetts in 2017 - the 5th highest percentage nationwide among the 50 states.

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