Springfield Central High School

Springfield Central High School (SCHS) is a public high school located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The high school is for students in grades 9–12. With an enrollment of over 2,000 students, Springfield Central High School describes itself as the largest high school in Western Massachusetts.[2]

Springfield Central High School
Address
1840 Roosevelt Avenue

,
01109

United States
Coordinates42°07′52″N 72°32′48″W / 42.1312°N 72.5468°WCoordinates: 42°07′52″N 72°32′48″W / 42.1312°N 72.5468°W
Information
School typePublic
Opened1898
School districtSpringfield Public Schools
CEEB code222030
PrincipalThaddeus Tokarz
Grades9-12
Age range13-19
Number of students2,055 (2016-17)[1]
Average class size18-25
Hours in school day7:35 A.M. - 2:20 P.M.
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Black, White & Gold             
SloganHome of Scholars and Champions
AthleticsMIAA - Division 1 West
Athletics conferenceAA League
MascotGolden Eagles
RivalRoger L Putnam Vocational-Technical High School
Website

History

Springfield Central High School opened in 1898.[3] The school added a junior high school in 1922 and in 1936 became Classical High School. Merging two closed schools, Classical High and Technical High, the current campus of Springfield Central High School opened on September 3, 1986.[4]

In 2008, the Springfield Public Schools created a mandatory district-wide uniform policy.[5]

In 2010, Springfield Central retired jersey number 3 previously worn by basketball player Travis Best, who was a Parade magazine All-American and later played professionally in the NBA and internationally from 1995 to 2009.[6]

Arts

Springfield Central partners with Shakespeare & Company (Massachusetts) every year, participating in the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare, which brings over 500 high school students together each year for a nine-week, collaborative, non-competitive, celebratory exploration and production of multiple Shakespeare plays.[7]

Sports

Fall Sports

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Boys)
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Cross Country

Winter Sports

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track
  • Wrestling

Spring Sports

  • Baseball (Boys)
  • Softball (Girls)
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball (Boys)

The 2012 boys basketball team won the state championship and the football team won the 2012 Western Mass Super Bowl. Central also is home to the MA-O11 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)wing.

References

  1. ^ "Springfield Central High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/schoolsites/central/About/index.html
  3. ^ "Classical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts". clockhistory.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Massachusetts School Building Authority Statement of Interest, July 24, 2007, p. 2. "On September 3, 1986 Springfield Central High School opened its doors at 1840 Roosevelt Avenue. Several years of public debate preceded this event. Springfield Central combines the student populations of Classical and Technical High Schools which closed in June, 1986."
  5. ^ Shepard, Dwight (November 7, 2008). "School uniforms changing attitudes". The Springfield Republican. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Belanger, Kyle (September 11, 2009). "Central High to retire Travis Best's jersey No. 3". Springfield Republican. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Fall Festival of Shakespeare". Shakespeare and Company Fall Festival. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
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Springfield High School

Springfield High School may refer to:

Springfield High School (Colorado), Springfield, Colorado

Springfield High School (Illinois), Springfield, Illinois

Springfield High School (Louisiana), Springfield, Louisiana

Springfield High School of Science and Technology, Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield High School (Minnesota), Springfield, Minnesota

Springfield High School (Holland, Ohio)

Springfield High School (Lakemore, Ohio)

Springfield High School (New Middletown, Ohio)

Springfield High School (Springfield, Ohio)

Springfield High School (Oregon), Springfield, Oregon

Springfield High School (Pennsylvania), Springfield, Pennsylvania

Springfield High School (Tennessee), Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield High School (South Carolina), Springfield, South Carolina

Springfield High School (Vermont), Springfield, Vermont

Springfield High School (Winnipeg), Winnipeg, ManitobaSpringfield High School may also refer to:

Cherry Valley-Springfield Junior/Senior High School, Cherry Valley, New York

Springfield Catholic High School (Missouri), Springfield, Missouri

Springfield Central High School, Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield-Clark County Vocational School, Springfield, Ohio

Springfield Gardens High School, Springfield Gardens, New York

Springfield Southeast High School, Springfield, Illinois

Springfield Township High School, Erdenheim, Pennsylvania

West Springfield High School (Virginia), Springfield, Virginia

West Springfield High School (Massachusetts), West Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield High School of Science and Technology

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