Braintree High School

Braintree High School (BHS) is a four-year secondary school located in Braintree, Massachusetts, within Norfolk County. The school is part of the Braintree Public Schools district and is located to the northwest side of Sunset Lake at 128 Town Street.

Braintree High School
Braintree High School, Braintree MA
Braintree High School
128 Town Street

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United States
School typePublic high school
Opened1927 (Old), 1972 (New)[2]
StatusCurrently operational
School districtBraintree Public Schools[3]
NCES District ID2502940[4]
SuperintendentFrank Hackett[5]
CEEB code220420
NCES School ID250294000361[6]
HeadmasterChristopher Scully[7]
Enrollment1,686 (2015-16)[8]
Student to teacher ratio16:1[9]
Color(s)Blue and White          
Slogan"Once a Wamp, Always a Wamp"
Athletics conferenceMIAA – District C
Bay State Conference[10]
NicknameBraintree Wamps
RivalMilton Wildcats, Weymouth Wildcats
Communities servedBraintree
Feeder schoolsSouth Middle School, East Middle School[3]
School StoreThe Wamp Stop


As of the 2017-18 school year, the interim Headmaster is Andrew Delery.[7] Braintree's school colors are blue and white and their school and athletic teams claim the nickname of "The Wamps." It is held by the school that the name is derived from the Massachusetts Indian Nation Chief Sachem known as Wampatuck, whose name means "White Deer." The building is considered Brutalist architecture. The old site of Braintree High School located at the intersection of West Street and Washington Street, opened in 1927. The current site of Braintree High School, located adjacent to Sunset Lake, opened in 1972.[13]

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Map of Massachusetts towns with Braintree highlighted

Academic achievements

Braintree High School offers eighteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses; more than an eighth of the senior class is enrolled in at least one AP course.


Braintree High is a member of the Bay State Conference, a league in District C of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.[10] They have traditional rivalries with Milton High School, including the annual football game on Thanksgiving Day, and Weymouth High School. Recently the Boys' Gymnastics squad has consistently repeated as champions of the BSC while the Cheerleading squad competes on the national stage. There have been several other state champions produced by BHS in the past several years, most notably in girls' athletics. The Lady Wamps Basketball team won the state title for the 2005–06 fall season,[14] while the Soccer team won in both 2005 and again in 2006. The boys ice hockey team made its first appearance in the Super Eight Ice Hockey Tournament in 2014, but lost to Catholic Memorial School in the play-in game, 2-1.[15] In back-to-back years the Girls Basketball team won state championships in 2014 and went undefeated in 2015.[16] The Varsity baseball team won the Super Eight Baseball Tournament in 2015, after previously losing to Newton North High School in 2014s final. The Wamps beat St. John's Preparatory School 7-3 after dropping the first game 20-4.[17]

The name of the field that Braintree Baseball plays at is Veterans Stadium. The football team and occasionally the soccer and lacrosse teams play at an artificial turf field named Alumni Stadium.[18] The Braintree High gymnasium is named H. Fred Hegret Gymnasium.[19] The golf team plays its home events at Braintree Municipal Golf Course. The gymnastics room is named Shuhwerk Gymnastics Room. The Braintree Athletic Complex is a planned athletic complex that will be located at Braintree High School.[20]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Braintree High School". GPVillage. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Braintree High School Celebrates 150 Years of Educational Excellence". Braintree High School. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Schools". Braintree Public Schools. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Braintree". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Frank Hackett. "Superintendent's Page - Braintree Public Schools". Braintree Public Schools. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Search for Public Schools - Braintree High (250294000361)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Braintree High School". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Braintree High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Braintree High School in BRAINTREE, MA". US News. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ a b "MIAA League Directory" (PDF). Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  11. ^ "SAT Performance Report". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Braintree High School yearbooks". Braintree High School alumni. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  13. ^ "BHS 150th Anniversary: Braintree High School Celebrates 150 Years of Educational Excellence". Braintree High School. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  14. ^ Jim Stout. "Massachusetts: Framingham in Title Form". MaxPreps. Retrieved 13 May 2015. Braintree High enjoyed a banner season in girls basketball in 2005-06.
  15. ^ Mike Abelson (25 February 2014). "Super 8 play-in: CM 2, Braintree 1". Stoneham, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  16. ^ Michelle Fenelon (14 March 2015). "Braintree girls repeat as Division 1 state champs". The Boston Globe. Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  17. ^ Nate Weitzer (17 June 2015). "Super 8 Final: Braintree 7, St. John's Prep 2". Brockton, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  18. ^ Patrick Ronan (1 June 2014). "Braintree High School graduates 361 seniors". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. He urged his classmates to use Saturday's graduation at Alumni Stadium as proof that time flies and the present moment should never be unwanted.
  19. ^ Dick Trust (16 February 2013). "Braintree High, others vow to keep boys gymnastics alive". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. All compete as the Eastern Mass. League and all took part in Friday night's state meet at Braintree High School's H. Fred Herget Gymnasium.
  20. ^ Lane Lambert (15 May 2015). "After 52 years, Braintree to get its Petersen Pool – and ice rinks, too". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Albert Richmond "Boo" Morcom Obituary: View Albert Morcom's Obituary by Concord Monitor". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 6 January 2015.

External links

Coordinates: 42°12′13″N 71°01′09″W / 42.203694°N 71.019208°W


BHS may refer to:

Baggage handling system, in airports

Beck Hopelessness Scale, a psychological test

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, 1977 Hebrew Bible

Breath-holding spell, a form of abnormal breathing mostly found in young children

British Home Stores, a former retail store

Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, a modern linguistic category

IATA code for Bathurst Airport (New South Wales)

Bob Dee

Robert Henry Dee (May 18, 1933 – April 18, 1979) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League and the American Football League. He was a three-sport letterman at the College of the Holy Cross who was one of the first players signed by the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1960.

After two years with the Washington Redskins in 1957–58, Dee returned to Holy Cross to tutor the team's linemen.

He became an ironman of the American Football League who never missed a game during his career, starting 112 consecutive games. Despite equipment improvements over the years, Dee was a superstitious player who chose to wear the same helmet throughout his career (105 of 112 games). Dee etched his name in the history books by scoring the first points in American Football League history, scoring a touchdown when he dove onto a fumble by Bills QB Tommy O'Connell (father of former Boston Bruins GM Mike O'Connell) the end zone in the second quarter of the league's first-ever exhibition game, a contest between the Patriots and the Bills on July 30, 1960. He was voted to four American Football League All-Star teams (1961, 1963–65) and is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Dee recorded 33 QB sacks (not including his strip sack of Tommy O'Connell in the AFL's first Exhibition Game).

Dee sacked Frank Tripucka, Al Dorow, Hunter Enis, Jacky Lee, MC Reynolds, Randy Duncan, Cotton Davidson, George Blanda, Jack Kemp, Johnny Green, John Hadl, Tobin Rote, Len Dawson, Eddie Wilson, Dick Wood, Joe Namath, Tom Flores, Rick Norton and Bob Griese and recovered fumbles by Al Carmichael, Art Baker, Wayne Crow, Jacky Lee, Paul Lowe, Bill Tobin, Wray Carlton & Max Chobian.

He had two interceptions in the Patriots 26-8 Eastern Divisional Playoff Game win over the Buffalo Bills. In that game, he wore one sneaker and one football shoe with spikes, which made him maneuver better in the snow in the game played at War Memorial Stadium on December 28, 1963.

On July 22, 1968, Dee announced his retirement from professional football, citing a business opportunity that was "too good to resist."

Dee died of a heart attack in 1979 while on a business trip.

He was awarded a game ball for his outstanding performance in the Patriots 34-17 win over the Houston Oilers on November 29, 1964.

He was inducted in the Patriots Hall of Fame on August 18, 1993.

In recognition of his accomplishments on the field, the Patriots retired his number (89).

Boo Morcom

Albert Richmond "Boo" Morcom (May 1, 1921 – October 3, 2012) was an American track and field athlete.

Braintree, Massachusetts

Braintree (US: ), officially the Town of Braintree, is a suburban New England city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Although officially known as a town, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, effective 2008, with a mayor-council form of government, and is considered a city under Massachusetts law. The population was 35,744 at the 2010 census. The city is part of the Greater Boston area with access to the MBTA Red Line, and is a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's South Shore Coalition. The first and current mayor of Braintree is Joe Sullivan.Braintree, Massachusetts is named after Braintree, Essex in England. The town was first chartered in 1640. Later, some sections of Braintree formed separate municipalities: Quincy (1792), Randolph (1793), and Holbrook (1872).

Braintree Public Schools

The Braintree Public School District, located in Braintree, Massachusetts, includes Hollis Elementary School, Donald Ross Elementary School, Archie T. Morrison Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Mary E. Flaherty Elementary School (formerly Lakeside Elementary School), Highlands Elementary School, East Middle School, South Middle School, and Braintree High School. Monatiquot Elementary School is now the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center for full-day kindergarten students in Braintree.

Butch Stearns

Butch Stearns is an American television and radio personality. He is a former sports anchor for WFXT and radio host for WEEI-FM, both located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chris Doherty

Chris Doherty (born 1965 in Braintree, Massachusetts) is a musician, singer-songwriter best known as the founder of hardcore punk band Gang Green. Doherty graduated from Braintree High School in 1983.

Dave Swanton

Dave Swanton is a retired American football coach. He served as the head coach of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, compiling a record of 14–10–2.After retiring from collegiate coaching, he served as the headmaster at Braintree High School in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Jim Calhoun

James A. Calhoun (born May 10, 1942) is the men's basketball coach for the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. Calhoun is the former head coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team. His teams won three NCAA national championships (1999, 2004, 2011), played in four Final Fours (most recently in 2011), won the 1988 NIT title, and seven Big East tournament championships (1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2011). With his team's 2011 NCAA title win, the 68-year-old Calhoun became the oldest coach to win a Division I men's basketball title. He won his 800th game in 2009 and finished his NCAA Division I career with 873 victories, ranking 11th all-time as of Feb. 2019. Calhoun is one of only six coaches in NCAA Division I history to win three or more championships and is widely considered one of the greatest coaches of all time. In 2005, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joseph Sullivan (mayor)

Joseph C. Sullivan (born March 14, 1959), is the first mayor of Braintree, Massachusetts.

Kevin Buckley

Kevin Buckley (born January 16, 1959 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is a retired baseball player. Buckley attended Braintree High School prior to attending the University of Maine. With Maine's baseball team, Buckley appeared in the 1981 College World Series. Drafted in the 17th round of the 1981 Major League Baseball draft, Buckley made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers on September 4, 1984. Appearing in 5 career games as a designated hitter, Buckley went 2-7 with 4 strike outs.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

List of the oldest public high schools in the United States

The following are the oldest public high schools in the United States that are still in operation. While some of these schools have operated as private schools in the past, all are currently public schools. The list does not include schools that have closed or consolidated with another school to form a new institution. The list is ordered by date of creation, and currently includes schools formed before 1870.

Boston Latin School (1635), Boston, Massachusetts

Hartford Public High School (1638), Hartford, Connecticut

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (1648), Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hopkins Academy (1664), Hadley, Massachusetts

Academy of Richmond County (1783), Augusta, Georgia

Glynn Academy (1788), Brunswick, Georgia

Canandaigua Academy (1791), Canandaigua, New York

Westford Academy (1792), Westford, Massachusetts

Oxford Academy and Central Schools (1794), Oxford, New York

New London Academy (1795), Lynchburg, Virginia

Newburgh Free Academy (1796), Newburgh, New York

Woodstock Academy (1801), Woodstock, Connecticut ("a quasi-private, independent school")

Bacon Academy (1803), Colchester, Connecticut

Hampden Academy (1803), Hampden, Maine

Pinkerton Academy (1814), Derry, New Hampshire (not strictly public, yet not private)

Columbia High School (1814), Maplewood, New Jersey

Cony High School (1815), Augusta, Maine

Delaware Academy (1819), Delhi, New York

English High School of Boston (1821), Boston, Massachusetts

Portland High School (1821), Portland, Maine

Kentucky School for the Deaf (1823), Danville, Kentucky

Prattsburgh Central School (1823), Prattsburgh, New York

New Bedford High School (1827), New Bedford, Massachusetts

Norcross High School (1827), Norcross, Georgia

Keene High School (1828), Keene, New Hampshire

Elyria High School (1830), Elyria, Ohio

Lahainaluna High School (1831), Maui, Hawaii

Leon High School (1831), Tallahassee, Florida

Lowell High School (1831), Lowell, Massachusetts

Newburyport High School (1831), Newburyport, Massachusetts

Woodward High School (1831), Cincinnati, Ohio

Cambridge High School (1834), Cambridge, Illinois

Medford High School (1835), Medford, Massachusetts

Bellevue High School (1836), Bellevue, Michigan

Central High School (1836), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Auburn High School (1837), Auburn, Alabama

Windsor High School (1837), Windsor, New York

Barringer High School (1838), Newark, New Jersey

Cohasset High School (1838), Cohasset, Massachusetts

Nantucket High School (1838), Nantucket, Massachusetts

Taunton High School (1838), Taunton, Massachusetts

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (1838), Staunton, Virginia

Baltimore City College (1839), Baltimore, Maryland

Gloucester High School (1839), Gloucester, Massachusetts

Middletown High School (1840), Middletown, Connecticut

Brighton High School (1841), Boston, Massachusetts

Haverhill High School (1841), Haverhill, Massachusetts

Warren Easton Charter High School, formerly known as Boys High School (1843), New Orleans, Louisiana

Brookline High School (1843), Brookline, Massachusetts

Classical High School (1843), Providence, Rhode Island

Drury High School (1843), North Adams, Massachusetts

Tennessee School for the Deaf (1844), Knoxville, Tennessee

Western High School (1844), Baltimore, Maryland

Charlestown High School (1845), Boston, Massachusetts

Lyons High School (1845), Lyons, New York

Mary D. Bradford High School (1845), Kenosha, Wisconsin

New Braunfels High School (1845), New Braunfels, Texas

Windsor High School (1845), Windsor, Vermont

Chelsea High School (1846), Chelsea, Massachusetts

Concord High School (1846), Concord, New Hampshire

Georgia School for the Deaf (1846), Cave Spring, Georgia

Manchester Central High School (1846), Manchester, New Hampshire

Pine Tree High School (1847), Longview, Texas

Biddeford High School (1848), Biddeford, Maine

Lockport High School (1848), Lockport, New York

Philadelphia High School for Girls (1848), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

B.M.C. Durfee High School (1849), Fall River, Massachusetts

Charlotte High School (1849), Charlotte, Michigan

Fitchburg High School (1849), Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Lawrence High School (1849), Lawrence, Massachusetts

Rockport High School (1849), Rockport, Massachusetts

Waltham High School (1849), Waltham, Massachusetts

Ypsilanti High School (1849), Ypsilanti, Michigan

New Albany High School (1853), New Albany, Indiana

Arundel High School (1854), Gambrills, Maryland

Norwich Free Academy (1854), Norwich, Connecticut (a "quasi-private school," "privately governed, independent secondary school")

Andover High School (1856), Andover, Massachusetts

Louisville Male High School (1856), Louisville, Kentucky

Lowell High School (1856), San Francisco, California

Pioneer High School (1856), Ann Arbor, Michigan

Peoria High School (1856), Peoria, Illinois

Texas School for the Deaf (1856), Austin, Texas

University High School (1857), Normal, Illinois

Braintree High School (1858), Braintree, Massachusetts

Ravenna High School (1858), Ravenna, Ohio

Hillhouse High School (1859), New Haven, Connecticut

San Jose High School (1863), San Jose, California

Shortridge High School (1864), Indianapolis, Indiana

Saint Paul Central High School (1866), Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hastings Senior High School (1866), Hastings, Minnesota

Parkersburg High School (1867), Parkersburg, West Virginia

Round Rock High School (1867), Round Rock, Texas

Holly High School (1868), Holly, Michigan

Theodore Roosevelt High School (1868), Kent, Ohio

Morristown High School (1869), Morristown, New Jersey

Lincoln High School (1869), Portland, Oregon

Hunter College High School (1869), New York, New York

Mark Cusack

Mark James Cusack is the State Representative of Massachusetts from the 5th Norfolk District. Serving his fourth term in that capacity. Representative Cusack is a democrat from Braintree, Massachusetts. The 5th Norfolk District encompasses all precincts in the town of Braintree, Precinct 1 in the town of Holbrook and Precinct 4 in the town of Randolph. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy. He had previously served as the assistant to Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan. He was sworn in on January 5, 2011.

Nick Barese

Nicholas Barese (November 29, 1986) is an American baseball coach and former pitcher. He is the head baseball coach at Merrimack College. Barese played college baseball at Saint Anselm College from 2005 to 2009 for coaches J. P. Pyne and Barry Rosen and in Saint Anselm College for two seasons from 2009 to 2010.

Barese was born in Braintree, Massachusetts. He attended Braintree High School in Braintree. After graduation from high school, he attend Saint Anselm College to play football and baseball. Upon graduation from Saint Anselm, he continued his baseball career playing professionally for Rangers Redipuglia Baseball Club.

In 2015, Barese was named the head coach of the Merrimack Warriors baseball program, succeeding his Jim Martin.

Peter Kormann

Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach. In the 1976 Olympics, he became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets when he won a bronze medal in the men's floor competition. Kormann's bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in 44 years.Kormann competed for Southern Connecticut State University under coach Abie Grossfeld. In 1977, Kormann won the Nissen Award (the "Heisman" of men's gymnastics). Peter went on to coach at the United States Naval Academy, the Ohio State University and was named head coach of the USA men's team from 1996 to 2001.

Kormann currently owns Yellow Jackets Gymnastics with his two sons in Massachusetts.

Sunset Lake (Braintree, Massachusetts)

Sunset Lake is water body located in Norfolk County in Eastern Massachusetts, United States, in the south side of the town of Braintree.

WAMP (disambiguation)

WAMP, "Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP", an application server platform.

WampServer - one of popular "WAMPs"WAMP may also refer to:

WAMP (FM), a radio station (88.1 FM) licensed to Jackson, Tennessee, United States

Web Application Messaging Protocol, a network protocol that provides Remote Procedure Calls and Publish & Subscribe in one WebSocket based protocol.

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Berkshire County
Bristol County
Dukes County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County

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