Hudson High School (Massachusetts)

Hudson High School (HHS) is a public high school located in Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is administered by the Hudson Public Schools system, and serves grades 8 through 12. The current principal in the interim is Jonathan S. Bourn and the assistant principals are Danica A. Johnston, for upperclassmen, and Daniel McAnespie, for grades eight and nine.

Hudson High School
Hudson High School, Hudson MA
Hudson High School
69 Brigham Street


United States
Coordinates42°22′49″N 71°34′49″W / 42.38022°N 71.58020°W
Open enrollment[1]
School districtHudson Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Marco C. Rodrigues
PrincipalJonathan S. Bourn (interim)
Enrollment1,068 (2015-16)[3]
Student to teacher ratio11.1 to 1[2]
Campus typeSuburban
School color(s)     red
Team nameHudson Hawks
RivalMarlborough High School


The first high school building in Hudson was built in 1867,[6] only one year after the town itself was incorporated. The building, located on High Street, was used as the high school until 1882. After that, it was used as an elementary school for a number of years. The two-story wood building is still standing, now housing the Hudson Animal Hospital.

The second high school, a two-story brick building, the Felton Street School, was completed in 1882 and served as the high school until 1956. It was then used as a grade school for some time, until being remodeled into a condominium complex. It is still standing,[6] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

A new high school was built in 1956 on Packard Street after the brick building on Felton Street became too small. This new building was used as the high school until 1970, when it was replaced. It was the town's middle school for a short time,[6] and was renamed the Carmela A. Farley School after a long-time Hudson teacher. The school became an elementary school, and was remodeled in 1999. Its main entrance is now on Cottage Street.

The building that replaced the one on Packard Street was completed in 1970,[6] and was located on Brigham Street. It served as the high school until about 2004, when it was knocked down and replaced by a brand-new, modern $50 million school.

The newest and current high school building was finished in 2004.

About Hudson High School

Hudson High School (HHS) is a public high school that serves grades 8 through 12. The new multimillion-dollar building was finished in 2004, the same year the old building, which was built in the early 1970s, was demolished. It was built behind the previous high school, which was knocked down to make way for the new parking lot. A practice football field now occupies the space where the former parking lot was. In addition to the new building, the number of tennis courts was increased from four to six, two new baseball/softball fields were constructed, and a new clubhouse for the Hudson High School Athletics Booster Club was built. The principal is Brian K. Reagan and the assistant principals are Joshua Otlin, for upperclassmen, and Dan McAnespie, for grades eight and nine.

In 2012, the Hudson Boys' Hockey Team went 23-1-1 to capture the MIAA State Championship, defeating Medway at the TD Garden by a score of 5-1.

School Choice

Hudson High School participates in the Massachusetts School Choice Program.[7]


Hudson High School has a counseling program to assist students in reaching their academic potential.[8] The school also offers comprehensive courses in the following areas of study:

  • English Language Arts: Creative Writing I & II, Reader's & Writer's Workshop, Critical Media Literacy, Understanding Linguistics, Journalism I, II & III, Coming-of-Age Literature, Dystopian Literature
  • Mathematics: 8th Grade Math, Algebra I & II, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Functions & Operations, Essential Math.
  • Science: 8th Grade Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Environmental Science, Genetics, Forensic/DNA Science, Invertebrate Zoology, Earth Science & Natural History, Essentials of Physical Science
  • Social Studies: U.S. & The World History I, II & III, Ethics, Sociology, Global Citizenship & Humanitarian Aid, World Cultures, Contemporary Legal issues, Social Justice, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Histories of World Regions, Economic Theories, Contemporary World Issues, Conflict Resolution
  • Business: Accounting I, Business Management, Introduction to Marketing, Personal Finance in Today's Economy
  • Technology: Computer Animation, Computer Design & Production, Web 2.0/Cloud Computing, Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms,[9] Robotic Design, Introduction to CAD, PLTW Engineering,[10] Introduction To Engineering & Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Engineering Development & Design, Digital Imaging & Design, Graphic Design I, Architectural & Interior Design, Video Game Design & Development I & II, Web Design, Exploring Mobil App Creation for Web Designers, Computer Programming I, Media, TV News, Video Animation
  • World Languages: Spanish I, II, III, IV & V, Portuguese I, II, III, IV, V, French
  • Visual Arts: Art I, II, III & IV, Studio Art, Pottery I & II, Darkroom Photography I & II, Art History, Intro to Creative Fashion Design), *Performing Arts: Drama I & II, Advanced Theatre Studies, Musical Theatre, Keyboard I & II, Chorus I & II, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Music Theory I),
  • AP Capstone Seminar & Research,
  • Wellness, Health & Physical Education,
  • Early Childhood Education and Care: Child Growth & Development, Early Childhood Education I & II

The school also offers online courses through Virtual High School.

Advanced Placement courses include:

  • AP Seminar[11]
  • AP Research[12]
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP U.S. History


The team name is the “Hudson Hawks”.[13]


  • Boys' & Girls' Cross Country
  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer
  • Football
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf


  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' & Girls' Lacrosse
  • Boys' & Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' & Girls' Outdoor Track
  • Unified Track
  • Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee (club)


  • Boys' & Girls' Basketball
  • Boys' & Girls'(co-op with Algonquin) Hockey
  • Boys' & Girls' Indoor Track
  • Gymnastics
  • Swim (co-op with Nashoba)
  • Wrestling (co-op with Keefe Tech)

Notable alumni


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  2. ^ a b "Hudson High Teacher Data (2016–17)". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Hudson High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "CPSS Directory of Schools". Commission on Public Secondary Schools (CPSS) – New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2009.
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  6. ^ a b c d Halprin, Lewis; The Hudson Historical Society (2001) [First published 1999]. Images of America: Hudson. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 86–87. ISBN 0-7385-0073-9.
  7. ^ "School Choice - School Finance". Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "HHS Counseling Department". Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "LEGO Engineering". LEGO Engineering. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Project Lead The Way". PLTW. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
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  13. ^ "Athletics - Hudson High School". Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Charles J. Precourt—Biographical Data". NASA; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Retrieved February 1, 2009.
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Hudson High School (Ohio) in Hudson, OH

Hudson High School (Texas) in Lufkin, TX

Hudson High School (Wisconsin) in Hudson, WI

Ruth Rice Puffer

Ruth Rice Puffer (August 31, 1907 – September 2, 2002) was an American biostatistician who headed the Department of Health Statistics of the Pan American Health Organization, where she led the Inter-American Investigation of Childhood Mortality.

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