Methuen High School

Methuen High School is a public secondary school located in the city of Methuen, Massachusetts. Methuen High serves grades nine through twelve for about 1,900 students. It is one of five public schools in Methuen and it is the only high school in the district.

Methuen High School
Methuen High School, Methuen MA
Methuen High School
1 Ranger Road

MA 01844

MottoRanger Pride
PrincipalRichard Barden
Enrollment1,891 (2016-17)[1]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue & White         
Athletics conferenceMerrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
Team nameMethuen Rangers


The school was originally designed with the open classroom theory. Since then, a $100 million renovation[3] has been conducted and all classrooms have walls as many other schools do. Also, with the renovation, students now receive iPads which they keep for the entire year. This is known as the 1:1 iPad program.

The school itself is divided into several "houses." The South wing, or South House, holds mathematics, science, business and computer classes. The North House holds classrooms for English and Foreign Languages, including Spanish, Italian, and French. The field house holds theater, JROTC, and physical education classes.


Methuen High is a longtime member of the Merrimack Valley Athletic Conference, recognized by many as among the premier conferences in New England. The school offers 25 sports at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen levels. For boys: football, soccer, cross country, golf, basketball, indoor track, ice hockey, wrestling, tennis, volleyball, baseball, outdoor track, and lacrosse. For girls: field hockey, soccer, cross country, volleyball, swimming & diving, cheerleading, gymnastics, basketball, indoor track, tennis, outdoor track, and softball. Methuen teams play as the Rangers, inspired by Methuen native Robert Rogers and his foundation of Rogers' Rangers, which eventually led to the formation of the United States Army Rangers. Methuen High School also has a competitive marching band which competes in the NESBA conference.


The school holds a wide array of clubs and extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to:

Daily Schedule

Classes, which are broken up into "blocks", begin at 7:15 AM and are each one hour long with five minutes in between, with the exception of the first and last blocks of the day (which are 53 minutes long) and classes during the fifth block of the day. This block lasts from 11:28 AM - 12:58 PM and during it, students attend one of three lunch periods that occur during the block and spend the remainder of the time in class. Students are dismissed at 1:55 PM.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Methuen High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
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  3. ^ Huggins, J.J. (2010-05-28). "$100m Methuen High renovation a done deal". The Eagle-Tribune.
  4. ^ Abelson, Mike (2009-06-03). "First Relay for Life in Methuen proves big success". The Eagle-Tribune.
  5. ^ "Methuen Relay 2011".
  6. ^ "1975 Methuen High School Yearbook".
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  8. ^ Castillo, Susie (2007-06-06). "My 'Mass.' Mania". New York Post. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
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Coordinates: 42°43′49.65″N 71°10′21.53″W / 42.7304583°N 71.1726472°W

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Diana DiZoglio

Diana DiZoglio is an American state legislator serving in the Massachusetts Senate. She is a Methuen resident and a member of the Democratic Party. In 2018, DiZoglio won the 1st Essex District State Senate seat, which includes Newburyport, Methuen, Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury, Salisbury, and four of eight precincts in North Andover. DiZoglio previously represented the 14th Essex District, which includes portions of North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill. She previously served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2013 until her election to the Massachusetts Senate in 2018.

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Methuen may refer to:

Methuen (surname)

Methuen, Massachusetts, a U.S. city

Methuen High School

Methuen Mall

Baron Methuen, a British title of nobility

Methuen Cove, South Orkney Islands

Methuen Publishing, Methuen & Co. Ltd., a British publishing firm

Methuen Treaty, a 1703 treaty on wine and textiles trade between Portugal and England

Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen is a statutory city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 47,255 at the 2010 census. Methuen lies along the northwestern edge of Essex County, just east of Middlesex County and just south of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The irregularly-shaped town is bordered by Haverhill to the northeast, North Andover to the east, Lawrence and Andover to the south, Dracut (Middlesex County) to the west, Pelham, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) to the northwest, and Salem, New Hampshire (Rockingham County) to the north. Methuen is located 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Boston and 25 miles (40 km) south-southeast of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Robert Rogers (British Army officer)

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Rogers' Rangers

Rogers' Rangers was initially a provincial company from the colony of New Hampshire, attached to the British Army during the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War). The unit was quickly adopted into the British army as an independent ranger company. Major Robert Rogers trained the rapidly deployed light infantry force tasked mainly with reconnaissance as well as conducting special operations against distant targets. Their tactics were built on earlier colonial precedents and were codified for the first time by Rogers. The tactics proved remarkably effective, so much so that the initial company was expanded into a ranging corps of more than a dozen companies (containing as many as 1,200–1,400 men at its peak). The ranger corps became the chief scouting arm of British Crown forces by the late 1750s. The British valued Rogers' Rangers for their ability to gather intelligence about the enemy. They were disbanded in 1761.

Later, the company was revived as a Loyalist force during the American Revolutionary War. Nonetheless, a number of former ranger officers defected to fight against the British Army as Rebel (Patriot) commanders. Some ex-rangers participated as Rebel (Patriot) militiamen at the Battle of Concord Bridge.

The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) of the Canadian Army, formed by Rogers and Loyalist veterans of Rogers' Rangers, claims descent from Rogers' Rangers.

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UMass Minutemen women's ice hockey

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