Chelsea High School (Massachusetts)

The Chelsea High School is located in Chelsea, Massachusetts and is the only public High School in Chelsea. It is a part of Chelsea Public Schools. Established in 1845, Chelsea High moved into its current school building in 1996. Chelsea High School is located at 299 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150.

Clubs provided are Drama Club, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Journalism, German, Science, Art, Multicultural, Reach program, among others. Athletics provided are Football, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country and Cheerleading.

School colors are Red, Black, and White. The school's mascot is the Red Devil, named in honor of the city's history of devastating fires.

Chelsea High School
299 Everett Avenue


United States
Coordinates42°24′02″N 71°02′25″W / 42.4005°N 71.0403°WCoordinates: 42°24′02″N 71°02′25″W / 42.4005°N 71.0403°W
School typePublic
School districtChelsea Public Schools
PrincipalAlexander Mathews
  • Shelley Olsen (9th Grade)
  • Linda Barber (10th Grade)
  • Kristen Almquist (11-12 Grades)
  • Ronald Schmidt (AP of Student Operations)
Enrollment1,521 (2015-16)[1]
Athletics conferenceCommonwealth Athletic Conference
MascotRed Devil


The first school opened on June 1at 1845 at Broadway and the corner of Malden (Everett Avenue) Street located in what was called Haskell's Hall. This location was used only temporarily until an actual building dedicated specifically for schooling was built in 1850. Although the buildings sole purpose was that of a school it wasn't exclusive used as a high school. Four of the eight rooms were dedicated to the primary school. When enrollment increased a new school was built in 1872 located on Bellingham street. The new building came equipped with a modern laboratory for conducting physics and chemistry experiments. This school would later be destroyed in the 1908 Chelsea fire and its land would be donated to the Park Department and turned into a playground, known as Bossom Park. In 1904, four years prior to the fire of 1908, a new building was built on Crescent Avenue. The Crescent Avenue School was renovated in 1926 and a new addition was added to which extended from Clark Avenue to Tudor Street which bookended Crescent Avenue. The school remained unchanged for 44 years until a fire in 1970 destroying the auditorium. The school closed in 1996 as the high school was moved to a new building on Everett Avenue. The former school was closed for two years while determinations were made for the disposition before being renovated and reopened as a middle school educating 5th and 6th grade students and renamed as the Clark Avenue School.

In 1996 as part of a citywide school building plan a new school located on Everett was opened. Features included a large library, a 400-seat auditorium, modern science classrooms, and dedicated computer classrooms. In 2002, growing enrollment and crowded hallways forced a renovation adding a second gymnasium, a third wing, and the construction of new corridors between the three wings.[3]


Chelsea High School was acknowledged with the AP Small District of the Year Award in 2013 from College Board for their expansion in AP Courses while still improving their AP Scores.[4]

Notable people


  1. ^ "Chelsea High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
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  3. ^ Chelsea Historical Society, 2012
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Chelsea High School (Alabama), Chelsea, Alabama

Chelsea High School (Massachusetts), Chelsea, Massachusetts

Chelsea High School (Michigan), Chelsea, Michigan

Chelsea High School (Oklahoma), Chelsea, Oklahoma

Chelsea High School (New York), New York, New York

Edward J. Voke

Edward John Voke (February 24, 1889 – April 10, 1965) was the 36th mayor of Chelsea, Massachusetts from 1936 to 1941. In 1946, he was nominated as Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Judicial Court by then-governor Maurice J. Tobin, a position he served until his death in 1965. He was a member of the prominent Chelsea political family, having been the brother of Fire Chief Charles G. Voke and City Clerk Richard A. Voke. Voke also served as a delegate to the 1940 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. He was also a Triple-A (baseball) pitcher in his youth and a close friend of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

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