Doherty Memorial High School

Doherty Memorial High School is a public high school located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It opened its doors in the fall of 1966, replacing two closing schools: Worcester Classical High School and Worcester Commerce High School.[5]

The school has about 2,000 students, in grades 9 to 12, in the Worcester Public Schools district.[3] The school's principal is Sally Mahoney.[1] The schools serves the west side (Pleasant & Chandler Street, Tatnuck Square, Salisbury Street, Forest Grove, Newton Square, and June, Mill, Pleasant, and May Streets neighborhoods) of Worcester.

Doherty Memorial High School[1]
Doherty Memorial High School
299 Highland Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2193[1]

Open enrollment[2]
School districtWorcester Public Schools[1]
CEEB code222492
PrincipalSally Mahoney[1]
Faculty95.0 (on FTE basis)[3]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,555 (2016-17)[4]
Student to teacher ratio16.6[3]
Color(s)Maroon and gold
NicknameHome of the Highlanders[1]

Competitive teams

Doherty Memorial High School has varsity teams in math and these sports: track, volleyball, baseball, lacrosse, football, cross country, soccer, field hockey, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, and FIRST Robotics.

The Doherty football team won the Massachusetts Division 4 State Championship at Gillette Stadium in 2013, defeating Dennis-Yarmouth by a score of 28-26.

Notable alumni


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  6. ^ Sacks, Pamela H. (May 18, 2007). "Serve & volley". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Kitchens, Susan (September 20, 2008). "The Reluctant Billionaire". Forbes. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Cohan, Peter (April 23, 2017). "Wall & Main: Multibillionaire Jeff Greene, Worcester native, sees economic trouble ahead". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Cristantiello, Ross (August 3, 2016). "Doherty High alumna Mary Beth Leonard gets new diplomatic post". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Nugent, Karen. "Doherty grad plays role for US in Africa." Telegram & Gazette, Mar 21 2011.
  11. ^ Murray, Thomas V. (November 10, 2014). "United States Ambassador to Visit Worcester Public Schools" (Press release). Worcester Educational Development Foundation.
  12. ^ Telegram & Gazette Staff (March 31, 2014). "Hometeam: Worcester Public Schools inducts 11 into Hall of Fame". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  13. ^ Barth, Bud (April 23, 2006). "Rodriguez has redemption on his mind". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  14. ^ Duckett, Richard. "Worcester natives' film gathering steam." Telegram & Gazette, Apr 22 2004.
  15. ^ "08.07 From Worcester to Hollywood". Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  16. ^ Garven, Rich (April 25, 2018). "NFL Draft: Former Doherty High and Boston College star Isaac Yiadom awaits where he'll be selected". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved April 26, 2018.

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Coordinates: 42°16′13.16″N 71°49′14.89″W / 42.2703222°N 71.8208028°W

Burncoat High School

Burncoat High School is a public high school in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States. The school was formerly known as Burncoat Senior High School chiefly to distinguish it from the adjacent Burncoat Junior High School, now Burncoat Middle School.

Burncoat is known for its fine arts program, known as "Burncoat Fine Arts Magnet Program," which includes visual and performing arts such as theatre, music, dance, media arts chorus and art. Principal William Foley has said the fine arts program "has been in existence for 23 years, and it begins at the middle school level and continues through high school... The fine arts program at Burncoat is unlike any other in that it provides students the opportunity to develop the techniques and skills that will allow them to express themselves through the universal mediums of the arts... No other school in our area can offer their students this type of opportunity.”

Burncoat High School offers an array of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and has a wide range of programs including AVID, COAST Program for students on the Autism Spectrum, Life Skills Program, Best Buddies, S.T.E.P. (Structured Therapeutic Educational Program) for students with emotional challenges and offers Virtual High School (VHS) classes.

Burncoat is one of several Worcester Public Schools to be involved with the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (MMSI). MMSI drives a school culture of high expectations and dramatically increases participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses, particularly among underserved populations, to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The school's rivals are North High School, Doherty Memorial High School, and South High Community School.

Burncoat plays a significant role in the Worcester community and Burncoat and Greendale neighborhoods. Students at Burncoat have helped to organize the Burncoat Beetle Battle, and have contributed to the Be Like Brit Foundation and Children's Hospital Boston, among other organizations. Burncoat has a long-lasting relationship with The Hanover Insurance Group, which contributes to the school significantly.

The school has about 1,100 students, in grades 9 to 12, in the Worcester Public Schools district. The school's principal is William P. Foley. Foley graduated from Burncoat in 1986 and taught there for 10 years. Most recently, before coming back to Burncoat in 2007 as principal, Foley was an assistant principal at Doherty Memorial High School. The school serves the north side of Worcester.

Doherty High School

Doherty High School may refer to:

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Elm Park (Worcester, Massachusetts)

Elm Park is an historic park in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The land the park resides on was purchased in 1854, making it one of the first public purchases of land expressly intended for use as a municipal park in the United States, after Bushnell Park in Hartford, purchased earlier that year. (This is not to be confused with the oldest public park, Boston Common, established in 1634.)

Elm Park originally consisted of the land bordered by Park Avenue, Russell Street, Elm Street and Highland Street. In 1888, Newton Hill, just across Park Avenue, was purchased by the City of Worcester bringing the total park area to 60 acres (24 ha). The original portion of Elm Park (east of Park Avenue) was, up until the 1890s, merely more than pasture land. Beginning in 1909, it was redesigned and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers firm. The firm landscaped additional elements in 1939–1941.The park contains meandering walking paths through the landscaping, a pond crossed by two iconic footbridges and a playground. The Newton Hill portion of Elm Park (west of Park Avenue) remains far less landscaped and contains basketball and tennis courts, walking trails and also Doherty Memorial High School, a high school within the Worcester Public Schools system. St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral (founded around 1920) is located adjacent to the park on Russell Street.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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North High School (Worcester, Massachusetts)

North High School (or Worcester North) is a public four-year high school and one of five public high schools in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The original North High was located on Harrington Way and was built in 1972 as a junior high school. It became North High in 1980 when the old North High on Salisbury Street was closed, sold to a private developer and subsequently turned into condos. There are approximately 1,300 students that attend North, which boasts a diverse student body. Non-Hispanic Whites make up 11 percent of the student body while Hispanics make up 34 percent. African-Americans comprise 47 percent and Asians make up 8 percent.

The mascot of North High is a polar bear and the school colors are black and orange.

Rivals of North High School are South High Community School, Doherty Memorial High School and Burncoat High School. North High School offers a variety of extra-curricular activities such as clubs and sports. It is also most noted for their boys basketball team, which won the district title in 2005.

North High's building was considered old and run down. The new building was ready for use in 2011 and is approximately 225,000 square feet (20,900 m2). The Worcester City Council gave the go-ahead to a new North High in 2000, when the cost was estimated at $5 million. But the project was slow to get off the ground while on the waiting list for a construction grant, while the State Department of Education and the State Treasurer reorganized the School Building Assistance Program. The ten year delay and rising construction costs pushed the price tag of the new school to $8 million.

The new building was ready for use in the 2011–2012 school year.

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