Chicopee Comprehensive High School

Chicopee Comprehensive High School (CCHS) is a public high school educating children in grades 9 to 12, which is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States. Its official school colors are blue and gold. The school's mascot is the "colt".

Chicopee Comprehensive High School
617 Montgomery Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Coordinates42°10′34″N 72°35′32″W / 42.17611°N 72.59222°WCoordinates: 42°10′34″N 72°35′32″W / 42.17611°N 72.59222°W
Open enrollment[1]
School districtChicopee Public Schools
PrincipalDerek J. Morrison
Faculty140 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,350 [2] (2017-2018)
Student to teacher ratio13.4[2]
Color(s)Blue and Gold         


In December 2 of 2006, CCHS football team won the Div.2A Super Bowl title.In the Spring of 2009, the CCHS outdoor Track and Field team took third place at the Western Massachusetts level, and sent 5 athletes to the All-State competition. In 2010 Chicopee Comp's Boys volleyball team won the state championship.

Baseball coach Dan Dulchinos retired at the end of the 2012 season after a tenure of 50 years; he began when CCHS opened in 1962. His teams had over 600 wins, including four Western Massachusetts Championships.[3] He is an inaugural member of the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame.[4]


  • Spirit Week
  • Sword Game

Notable alumni


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  8. ^ " Chicopee man takes home bronze in rock, paper, scissors competition", The Republican (August 25, 2008).
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Chicopee ( CHIK-ə-pee) is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,298, making it the second-largest city in Western Massachusetts after Springfield. The current mayor is Richard Kos.

Chicopee uses the nickname "Crossroads of New England" as part of a business-development marketing campaign, a nickname that West Springfield also uses. The name reflects the city's convenient location among a number of metropolitan areas and its transportation network. Four highways run through its boundaries: I-90, I-91, I-291, and I-391. State routes such as Route 33, 116, and 141, are major providers of regional linkage.

The communities of Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, Willimansett, Fairview, Smith Highlands, Aldenville, Burnett Road, and Westover are located in the city.

Chicopee High School

Chicopee High School (CHS) is a public high school located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States. It serves students in grades 9 through 12. Its official school colors are maroon and gold. Its mascot is the "Pacer."

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