Chelmsford High School

Chelmsford High School is a public, coeducational high school founded in 1917. The current building is located in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States, and was built in 1974. Before 1974 the high school was located in the current McCarthy Middle School building. It serves as the public high school for students in grades nine through 12. It is part of a central campus that includes four of the town's seven schools. The three other schools at the central campus are the C. Edith McCarthy Middle School, the Col. Moses S. Parker Middle School and the Charles D. Harrington Elementary School. The town's three other schools, located throughout the town, are the Byam Elementary School, the Center Elementary School and the South Row Elementary School. Chelmsford's fifth elementary school, Westlands School, closed in 2008 due to budgetary reasons.

Chelmsford High School
Chelmsford High School
200 Richardson Road


United States
Coordinates42°37′16″N 71°22′33″W / 42.621082°N 71.375792°WCoordinates: 42°37′16″N 71°22′33″W / 42.621082°N 71.375792°W
High School
Open enrollment[1]
DeanRobert Lyons, Joshua Blagg, & John MacIsaac
PrincipalSteve Murray
Enrollment1,484 (2016-17)[2]
Hours in school day6.5 hours (7:19-1:51)
HousesEmerson, Hawthorne, & Whittier
Color(s)Maroon      and White     
Athletics conferenceMerrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
Team nameChelmsford Lions
NewspaperThe Voice
YearbookThe Lion

House Structure

The school is based on a three-house system. The houses are named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and John Greenleaf Whittier, three famous New England writers. When the school was built, there was an additional house named for Emily Dickinson. After a decade, the school branched out from the house system; the classes were no longer strictly divided into house hallways. Now, the house structure mainly serves administrative functions. Each house has two to three guidance counselors, a dean and an office. All students are assigned a house the year preceding their entrance into the school.


The school has recently undergone extensive renovation. The renovations included a complete overhaul of all existing science classrooms as well as the construction of a second science wing in the space formerly used for district administration offices. New ceilings and floor tiles, electrical and HVAC upgrades, and a 1,000-seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.) were added as well. The construction, completed in 2007, gave Chelmsford High School its own auditorium for the first time in its (then) 33-year history. Previously, any performances put on by the high school were held in the 600-seat auditorium of neighboring McCarthy Middle School, the town's former high school. The new P.A.C. serves as a forum for functions such as the performances by the school's music and theater programs and various assemblies. As of May 28, 2014 the P.A.C. has been named the "Carl Rondina Performing Arts Center" in honor of longtime chorus teacher and music director Carl Rondina who recently retired.[4]

Further facility upgrades completed in 2008 include new enclosed stairwells at the end of the two large classroom wings to improve building flow from floor to floor, as well as a renovated library media center. New lockers have also been installed in all sections of the building.

In 2018-19 the wrestling room and weight room were updated.


The athletics teams from CHS compete in the Merrimack Valley Conference.

Varsity fall sports offered include:

Varsity winter sports offered include:

Varsity spring sports offered include:

In 2016, CHS entered into a CoOperative girls hockey team w/neighboring Billerica. In 2018-19, CHS entered into a cooperative girls gymnastics team with neighboring Billerica and Tyngsboro

Massachusetts State Championships

Recent MIAA State Championships include:

  • 2002: Boys Swimming & Diving Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2003: Boys Swimming & Diving Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2004: Boys Swimming & Diving Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2007: Football Eastern Massachusetts Division 1A Super Bowl Champions
  • 2008: Girls Swimming & Diving Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2013: Girls Swimming & Diving Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2016: Wrestling Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2016: Wrestling All-State Champions
  • 2018: Wrestling Division 1 MIAA State Champions
  • 2018: Wrestling All-State Champions

Notable alumni


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  2. ^ "Chlemsford High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
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  4. ^ "Chelmsford Independent".

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 33,802. Only 48.4% are male and the median age of residents in Chelmsford is 39.2 years old. It is located 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Boston and, bordering on the city of Lowell, is part of the Greater Lowell metropolitan area. Besides Lowell on its northeast, Chelmsford is surrounded by four towns: Tyngsborough to the north, Billerica to the southeast, Carlisle to the south, and Westford to the west. Chelmsford is bordered by two sizable rivers: the Merrimack River to the north, and the Concord River to the east.

Named after Chelmsford, Essex, England, the town was incorporated in May 1655 by an act of the Massachusetts General Court. When Chelmsford was incorporated, its local economy was fueled by lumber mills, limestone quarries and kilns. The farming community of East Chelmsford was incorporated as Lowell in the 1820s; over the next decades it would go on to become one of the first large-scale factory towns in the United States because of its early role in the country's Industrial Revolution. Chelmsford experienced a drastic increase in population between 1950 and 1970, coinciding with the connection of U.S. Route 3 in Lowell to Massachusetts Route 128 in the 1950s and the extension of U.S. Route 3 from Chelmsford to New Hampshire in the 1960s.

Chelmsford has a representative town meeting form of government. The current town manager is Paul Cohen. The town has one public high school – Chelmsford High School, which is ranked among the top 500 schools in the nation – as well as two middle schools, and four elementary schools. The charter middle school started in Chelmsford became a regional charter school (Innovation Academy Charter School) covering grades 5 through 12, now located in Tyngsborough. Chelmsford high school age students also have the option of attending the Nashoba Valley Technical High School, located in Westford. In 2011, Chelmsford was declared the 28th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine.

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