Rockland Senior High School

Rockland Senior High School is public high school located at 52 MacKinlay Way in Rockland, Massachusetts.[6] The current high school building opened in 1957.[7] Between 2010 and 2012 it underwent an $86 million renovation project.[8]

Rockland Senior High School
52 MacKinlay Way,
Rockland, MA 02370

High school
Open enrollment[1]
School districtRockland Public Schools
PrincipalJohn Harrison[2]
Enrollment703 (2016-17)[4]
Color(s)Navy Blue, Columbia Blue & White
Team nameBulldogs


Rockland's first high school was located in the Lincoln School, built in 1892 at the corner of Howard and Church Streets. This building became a grammar school with the opening of the new Rockland High School in 1909.

In 1928, a new, larger senior-junior high school was built at 100 Taunton Avenue. It was designed by J. Williams Beal, Sons, who also designed the Rockland Post Office and the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington. The current high school, also designed by J. Williams Beal, Sons, opened in 1957. The first graduating class was in 1959.[9]


  • State Champions - 1992, 1998, 2000
  • State Finalists - 1982, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Patriot League Champions - 1982, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009
  • South Shore League Champions - 2010


  • State Champions - 1972, 2004
  • 29x League Champions- 1963, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

Rockland is regarded as the basketball capital of Massachusetts' South Shore and is the hometown of the 2012–13 Massachusetts Gatorade Boys' Basketball Player of the Year, Tyler Gibson (Bentley University). Rockland won the 2004 state title under legendary coach Bob Fisher and backed by 1,000 point scorer and future collegiate (Brandeis University) All-American Joe Coppens. The Bulldogs finished with a 24–2 record that season with one of their losses coming to Cardinal Spellman whom they later beat in the South Sectional Semi-Finals. in the south finals, Rockland squared off against rival Norwell and knocked the Clippers off in dramatic fashion to move on to the state semi-finals at the then Fleet Center. The Bulldogs went on to knock off Lynn Tech and then New Leadership, 63–60, to clinch their second state championship in the school's history, backed by Coppens' 31 points. Rockland also had a remarkable run of 11 straight seasons in which the Bulldogs reached at least the South Sectional Finals. The home of the Bulldogs, simply known as "the Dog Pound" is currently under reconstruction along with the new renovations of the High School and the Bulldogs expectations are higher than ever. The bulldogs have also in the 2010-–11 year have left the patriot league fisher division which they have lots of success in and have one league titles 4 of the last 6 years. They are now in the south shore league and are title contenders every year as they are finally with schools near their size and division, but the south shore league is also very competitive and will be tough to play in. the 2011-2012 campaign, Coach Fred Damon's Bulldogs finished with a record of 19–3, led by junior power forward and leading scorer Tyler Gibson and Senior tri-captain Ricky Witt. In the second round of the MIAA tournament, the fourth-seeded Bulldogs closed the Dog Pound with a crushing two-point loss to fifth-seeded Cardinal Spellman. In the 2012-2013 year, the bulldogs won the south shore league title and made it to the south sectional championship but their season was ended by the powerful Wareham Vikings. The 2013-2014 bulldogs finished second in the south shore league by one game to powerhouse Cohasset they made it to the second round of the MIAA state tournament before falling to Westport. The Bulldogs won their third consecutive South Shore League title in 2018, compiling a league record of 38-1 over that timeframe. The Bulldogs have qualified for the State Tournament 45 of the last 48 years.


The Rockland hockey team made a historic run to the South Sectional Finals this past season, posting a regular season record of 14–5–1 while knocking off Blue Hills Regional and Somerset-Berkley in the first two round respectively. In the South semifinals, Rockland matched up against the No. 2 team in the state and No. 1 in the south: Medfield. The Warriors had the best goalie in the state by far, stopping 180 shots out of 202 taken up to that point. Serious underdogs, Rockland upset Medfield, 6–2, with help from Senior forward Kevin Sheehan who providing a hat trick, en route to the finals, where the scrappy Bulldogs fell to Medway High, 4–1. Rockland graduated two 100-point scorers in 2012, John Mulready and Kevin Sheehan.


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Coordinates: 42°07′43″N 70°55′04″W / 42.1285°N 70.9177°W

J. Williams Beal, Sons

J. Williams Beal, Sons, successor to the office of J. Williams Beal, was a successful architectural firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1920 by the sons of the late architect Beal, it remained in business into the 1980s.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

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

Rockland, Massachusetts

Rockland is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,489 at the 2010 census. As of December 31, 2009, there were 11,809 registered voters in the community.

Rockland County, New York

Rockland County is the southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population, as of the 2010 United States Census, was 311,687, increasing by 5.5% to a 2017 Census estimate of 328,868, making it the third-most densely populated county outside New York City within New York State (after Nassau and neighboring Westchester counties, respectively). The county seat is New City. Rockland County is a suburb of New York City that borders the boroughs about 9 miles northwest of the city at their closest points, and is accessible via the New York State Thruway, after 10 exits. The name derives from "rocky land", as the area has been aptly described.

Rockland County is the smallest county by area in New York State outside New York City. It comprises five towns and nineteen incorporated villages, with numerous unincorporated villages (sixteen) and hamlets. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and nearly a third of the county's area is parkland. The county has the largest Jewish population per capita of any U.S. county, with 31.4%, or 90,000 residents, being Jewish. Rockland also ranks 9th on the list of highest-income counties by median household income in the United States with $75,306 according to the 2000 census. In 2015, Suffern was named as the best place to start a business in New York by NerdWallet. NerdWallet also included the villages of Haverstraw (73), West Haverstraw (76) and Spring Valley (83) in their report.

Rockland High School

Rockland High School may refer to a school in the United States:

Rockland High School (1909) - a former high school in Rockland, Massachusetts

Rockland Senior High School - a current high school in Rockland, Massachusetts

Rockland High School (1909)

Rockland High School is a historic former high school building located at 349 Union Street in Rockland, Massachusetts. It was built in 1909 and served as the town's second high school until 1928. It was later converted to lower grades and was known as McKinley School. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

The building is now a community center - housing day care, pre-school and meeting spaces for Girl Scouts. The building housed Rockland's senior center prior to the construction of a new senior center on Plain Street.

Thiells, New York

Thiells, known as Thiell's Corner in the 1850s, is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Mount Ivy, east of Pomona, south of Tomkins Cove, and west of Garnerville. The population was 5,032 as of the 2010 census.During the American Revolution, Thiells was known as Haverstraw Forge, where General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, leading 1,350 Continental Army troops, was able to watch the area of Stony Point.

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