Haverhill High School

Haverhill High School is an American High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It enrolls about 2,200 students in grades 9 through 12. The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement classes, a wide range of clubs, a number of varsity and junior varsity sports, as well as a program entitled the "Classical Academy". The Classical Academy is a school-within-a-school program and has a prescribed curriculum. It offers a rigorous curriculum consisting of entirely honors and AP classes. The Classical Academy is currently underway in its fifth year, and will be offered to future students via a test. The school also offers other services. The campus includes the Charles C. White Swimming Pool, the Manuel Epstein Library Media Center HHS/LMC[4] and the Veterans' Memorial Skating Rink. At the school's entrance is a replica of one of the famous statues by Michelangelo in Tomb of Leorenzo De' Medici,[5] affectionately nicknamed "The Thinker".

Haverhill High Mission Statement "The Mission of Haverhill High School is to produce self-directed learners who read, write, and speak effectively in Standard English and who apply analytical and technological skills to interpret information and problem solve."

Bob Montana, the creator of Archie Comics, who attended Haverhill High, based the high school featured in his popular comics, Riverdale High School, on Haverhill High.[6] Even the comic's school newspaper, The Blue and Gold, indirectly references Haverhill High's student paper, The Brown and Gold. The high school in the comics is based on Haverhill High's old building, which has since become Haverhill City Hall. Haverhill High School relocated to 137 Monument Street.

Haverhill High School
Haverhill High School 1
137 Monument Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
Coordinates42°47′14″N 71°6′25″W / 42.78722°N 71.10694°WCoordinates: 42°47′14″N 71°6′25″W / 42.78722°N 71.10694°W
High school
Open enrollment[1]
MottoGlobal, Responsible, Engaged, Accepting, and Tenacious
School districtHaverhill Public Schools
PrincipalGlenn Burns
Enrollment1,828 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Brown & Gold         
AthleticsMerrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
Mascotnone: The Thinker is de facto; nickname: 'Hillies'


The school's mascot is Michelangelo's "The Thinker"(Il Penseroso) but is commonly mistaken for Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker."

The athletic teams are called the "Hillies," which is short for "Hilltoppers" - the cannons on the top of hills to defend against infidels during war periods.

The school colors are brown and gold.

There are 19 varsity level sports at the school: field hockey, cross country (recently ranked one of the best teams in the state), golf, swimming, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, football and basketball cheerleading, crew, indoor track, outdoor track, skiing, wrestling, ice hockey, baseball, softball, tennis, and lacrosse. Haverhill High School engages in a biannual dodgeball tournament. A previous year's autumn tournament victor was The Kings whose name had to be shortened due to obscenities. Haverhill High competes in the Merrimack Valley Conference and is a member of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).[7]

Clubs and activities

There are about 35 teams, clubs and activities in which students can participate. Of which is included, Haverhill Robotics, which in 2013, along with their alliance round partners, was awarded first place in simulation rounds in the USA for the Zero Robotics Competition run by NASA and MIT. The club features both middle and high school students.

Model UN

Haverhill High School's Model UN team is run by Mr. Zachary Simmons who has received tremendous praise for his dedication to the students.[8] Having earned the praise and respect of many after their victory in the first annual Boston College Model UN tournament,[9] Haverhill's Model UN team now annually competes in the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) held in New York City.[10] Deemed by the students on the team as Haverhill High School's most successful athletic team, Haverhill's Model UN program has led to numerous students choosing to enter academic fields within the realm of International Relations and Global Studies.


  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ "Haverhill High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "2017-18 SAT Performance Statewide Report". Profiles.doe.mass.edu. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "| Home of the Hillies' Top Thinkers". Thinkerslink.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  5. ^ "Michelangelo. Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici - Olga's Gallery". Abcgallery.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  6. ^ Tennant, Paul. "'Archie' comic changes with the times, examines real-life topics," The Eagle-Tribune (Dec. 28, 2010).
  7. ^ "MIAA.net". MIAA.net. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  8. ^ google (2014-01-22). "HHS Model United Nations team tops - Haverhill Gazette: Local News". Hgazette.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  9. ^ "HHS Model United Nations team tops - Haverhill Gazette: Local News". Hgazette.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150208070436/http://imuna.org/nhsmun/conference. Archived from the original on February 8, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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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

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Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky,

Ohio University in Athens, Ohio,

Montana State University in Bozeman, MT,

Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota,

Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota

Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma

Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia,

Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania,

Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts,

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine

Walter L Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida,

Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee,

South St. Paul High School in So. St. Paul, MN

Martinsburg High School, in Martinsburg, West Virginia,

Westlake High School, in Westlake, Ohio,

South Charleston High School in South Charleston, West Virginia,

Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas

Fenton High School in Fenton, Michigan,

Madisonville North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Kentucky,

Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky .

Oakwood High School in Dayton, Ohio.

Midpark High School in Middleburg Hts., Ohio.

North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, New Jersey

Quincy Senior High School in Quincy IL.

Ona Junior High School in Ona, WV.(formerly)

duPont Manual Magnet High School in Louisville, Kentucky.

Palo Verde High School, Tucson, AZ

Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio,

William Mason High School, Mason, OH

Zeeland East High School, Zeeland, MI

Franklin Heights High School, Columbus, OH

Glenwood High School, Chatham, IL

Orchard Farm High School, St. Charles, MO

Thomas Worthington High School, Worthington, Ohio

Worthingway Middle School, Worthington, Ohio

Kilbourne Middle School, Worthington, Ohio

Canal Winchester High School, Canal Winchester, Ohio

Westerville South High School. Westerville, Ohio

Clinton High School in Clinton, Michigan

Wichita East High School in Wichita, Kansas

New Lexington High School, New Lexington Ohio

Marion-Franklin High School, Columbus, Ohio

Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, KS

Madison Plains High School, London, Ohio

Ottawa Hills High School in Ottawa Hills Ohio

Wahama High School in Mason, West Virginia

Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio

Everett Jr. High/Middle School in Columbus, Ohio

Camp Hawthorne in Raymond, Maine

Galion High School in Galion, Ohio

Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey

Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Benton High School, St. Joseph, MO

Fulton High School, Middleton, MI

Danbury High School in Marblehead, Ohio

Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, NY

Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Ohio

Union College in Barbourville, KY

Pulaski County High School in Somerset, KY

Timberlane Regional High School

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