Pentucket Regional High School

Pentucket Regional High School (often abbreviated as "PRHS") is a public high school in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States, which serves the communities of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury. It is the only high school in the Pentucket Regional School District. As of 2018, the school's principal is Jonathan P. Seymour and assistant principals are Daniel E. Thornton, who is also the athletic director, and Frank Kowalski. [5]

Pentucket Regional High School
24 Main Street


Coordinates42°47′0.5″N 71°0′44.04″W / 42.783472°N 71.0122333°WCoordinates: 42°47′0.5″N 71°0′44.04″W / 42.783472°N 71.0122333°W
Open enrollment[1]
School districtPentucket Regional School District
PrincipalJonathan Seymour
Enrollment734 (2016-17)[2]
Hours in school day7:35am-2:15pm
Color(s)Green, White, and Black             
Athletics conferenceCape Ann League
Team namePentucket Sachems
RivalTriton Regional High School
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges
NewspaperThe Pentucket Profile [4]
Communities servedGroveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury, Massachusetts


Pentucket High School is a member of the Cape Ann League and is a Division III competitor in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Sports teams are known as the Sachems, and school colors are green, white, and black. The school's main athletic rival is Triton Regional High School of nearby Byfield, against whom Pentucket plays football on Thanksgiving Day. Pentucket offers sports in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

Fall sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf (co-op with Georgetown)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)

Winter sports

Spring sports

  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Lacrosse (Girls)
  • Softball
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Track & Field (Boys)
  • Track & Field (Girls)

Notable Athletes

Athletes that attended Pentucket Regional High School include;

  • Leo Parent

Graduation requirements

In order to graduate from Pentucket Regional High School, a total of 105 credits must be earned, including the successful completion of the following categories:

English 20 credits of English Literature, 2.5 credits of Writing Lab
Social Studies 10 credits of American History, 5 credits of World History, 2.5 credits of Citizenship
Math, Science, and Technology 15 credits of Math, 5 credits of Biology, 5 credits of Chemistry or Physical Science, 5 credits of other science or technology, 35 total credits in category
World Languages 10 credits
Wellness 10 credits
Computer Application 2.5 credits in any computer-based course
Fine & Performing Arts 5 credits in visual art, theatre, music
MCAS Competency Determination in ELA, Math, and Biology
Community Service 40 hours total, minimum of 10 hours per year


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Cape Ann League

The Cape Ann League (CAL) is a high school athletic conference in District A of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. The league is based mainly on or around Cape Ann, a small cape on the North Shore of Massachusetts

Essex County, Massachusetts

Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in the state. It is part of the Greater Boston area (the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area). The largest city in Essex County is Lynn. The county was named after the English county of Essex.

It has two traditional county seats: Salem and Lawrence. Prior to the dissolution of the county government in 1999, Salem had jurisdiction over the Southern Essex District, and Lawrence had jurisdiction over the Northern Essex District, but currently these cities do not function as seats of government. However, the county and the districts remain as administrative regions recognized by various governmental agencies, which gathered vital statistics or disposed of judicial case loads under these geographic subdivisions, and are required to keep the records based on them. The county has been designated the Essex National Heritage Area by the National Park Service.

Georgetown High School (Massachusetts)

Georgetown Middle High School is located in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The school is part of the Georgetown Public School District.

Georgetown High School serves students grades 9 through 12. The school is the only high school in town. The middle school is located on the same property as the high school. The school colors are royal blue and white and the mascot is the Royal.

Groveland, Massachusetts

Groveland is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is thirty-four miles north of Boston. At the 2010 census, it had a population of 6,459. The town is divided into two precincts, Groveland and South Groveland.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

List of secondary school sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples

Among the categories of names for sports teams in North America, those referring to Indigenous peoples are lesser in popularity only to the names of various animals (Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Panthers, Wildcats, Lions, Cougars). In the top ten, "Warriors" is number six, and "Indians" is number eight. The typical logo is an image of a stereotypical Native American man in profile, wearing a Plains Indians headdress; some are more realistic, while others are cartoons or caricatures. Other imagery include dreamcatchers, feathers, spears, and arrows. Individual schools may have performance traditions, such as the tomahawk chop, a mascot or cheerleaders in stereotypical Native attire, and chants adapted from Hollywood movies. These fictional representations stand in the way of any authentic understanding of contemporary Indigenous peoples, and promote racism.The documents most often cited to justifying the trend for change are an advisory opinion by the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2001 and a resolution by the American Psychological Association in 2005. Both support the views of Native American organizations and individuals that such mascots maintain harmful stereotypes that are discriminatory and cause harm by distorting the past and preventing understanding of Native American/First Nations peoples in the present.

The trend towards the elimination of indigenous names and mascots in local schools has been steady, with two-thirds having been eliminated over the past 50 years according to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). In a few states with significant Native American populations, change has been mandated by law, such in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington. A bill to ban Native American mascots statewide passed the Maine House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May, 2019.The list below for U.S. High Schools however remains substantial, with over 400 teams currently calling themselves "Indians", over 100 "Braves", over 100 "Warriors" using indigenous imagery (there are many with the name using generic, Greek or Roman mascots), and 48 "Redskins". The latter has shown the greatest decline, due to an association with the Washington Redskins name controversy.

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Newell Farm

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It was built in 1846 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


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Parrsboro Regional High School in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Paso Robles High School in Paso Robles, California, USA

Paul Robeson High School (disambiguation), multiple schools

Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia, USA

Pearl River High School (disambiguation), multiple schools

Pentucket Regional High School in West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton, New Jersey, USA

Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA

Plymouth Regional High School in Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA

Porter Ridge High School in Union County, North Carolina, USA

Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA

Pentucket Regional School District

Pentucket Regional School District is a three town regional school district, formed by the towns of Groveland, Merrimac, and West Newbury, Massachusetts. Elementary schools are located in each town, and the middle/high school campus is located mostly in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States and partially in Groveland, Massachusetts, United States. The schools give students to learn one of the three languages of Spanish, German, and Latin. Its administrative offices are housed in the middle school at 22 Main Street, West Newbury, Massachusetts.


Sachem and Sagamore refer to paramount chiefs among the Algonquians or other Native American tribes of the northeast. The two words are anglicizations of cognate terms (c. 1622) from different Eastern Algonquian languages. The Sagamore was a lesser chief than the Sachem. Both of these chiefs are elected by their people. Sagamores are chosen by single bands to represent them, and the Sachem is chosen to represent a tribe or group of bands. Neither title is hereditary but each requires selection by band thus led.

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