West Springfield High School (Massachusetts)


West Springfield High School, in Massachusetts, United States, is the city of West Springfield's high school. It is located near West Springfield Middle School and John R. Fausey Elementary, one of the city's five elementary schools. The school's mascot is the terrier.

West Springfield High School

United States
Coordinates42° 7′ 14.9″ N, 72° 38′ 22.4″ W
High School
Open enrollment[1]
MottoWe Bleed Blue and White
Opened1956 (New School, 2014)
School districtWest Springfield Public Schools
SuperintendentMichael Richard
PrincipalVito Perrone

Hank Girardin

Maria Silvestri
Faculty105 plus 45 support staff
Enrollment1,219 (2016-17)[2]
Campus size273,300 sq. ft
NewspaperThe Terrier Times


The school was originally built at the location where Cowing School is today, in 1915. Ground was broken to build the school on Piper Road in 1954. The school was opened in 1956 for grades 9-12. In 1960, ninth graders attended classes in the old Cowing School where they had attended sixth grade before attending the Junior High School for seventh and eighth grades. There were about 400 students in the class that graduated from the Piper Road High School in 1964. In 1966, the school became overcrowded and an addition to the school had to be built.


The motto of the school's sports teams is We Bleed Blue and White, referring to the school's colors.

The school has a physical education facility, with one gymnasium, including three full-size basketball courts, volleyball courts, and an indoor walking track. It also has Clark Field, where football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey are played, six tennis courts, and a 25-yard, six lane pool. It offers 27 different MIAA-sanctioned sports, including:

  • Soccer - boys and girls (Varsity, JV, Freshman) (Boys 2013 Massachusetts Division I State Champions) (Girls 2014 Massachusetts Division I State Champions)
  • Cross country -boys and girls (Varsity, JV)
  • Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Field hockey (Varsity, JV)
  • Girls' volleyball (Varsity, JV)
  • Golf (Varsity)
  • Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)


  • Wrestling (Varsity, JV)
  • Ice hockey (Varsity)
  • Indoor track - boys and girls (Varsity, JV)
  • Basketball - boys and girls (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)
  • Swimming - boys and girls (Varsity)


  • Boys' volleyball (Varsity, JV)
  • Baseball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Lacrosse - boys and girls (Varsity, JV)
  • Outdoor track - boys and girls (Varsity, JV)
  • Softball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)
  • Tennis - boys and girls (Varsity)


New high school

The renovation of the school's athletic field "Clark Field" was completed for the beginning of the fall 2012 sport season. The field features an artificial turf for football, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse games, new red track, permanent bleachers, a concession stand, and tennis courts. The official opening and ribbon cutting took place on November 17, 2012.

The new building was completed in February 2014. After February break, the students and staff moved into the new facility. The building includes a new 25 yard pool, large gymnasium, indoor walking track, new library, cafeteria, and auditorium. The building is located next door to the old building which is now demolished and has turned into a new parking lot and practice soccer fields.[7][8]


  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ "West Springfield High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  4. ^ http://wshs.wsps.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=106
  5. ^ http://wshs.wsps.org
  6. ^ https://docs.google.com/a/wsps.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=d3Nwcy5vcmd8YXRobGV0aWNzfGd4OjEyOWY5ZWNkMTg3NzEzNTA
  7. ^ West Springfield Record 11/22/12
  8. ^ http://wshs.wsps.org

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Coordinates: 42°7′14.9″N 72°38′22.4″W / 42.120806°N 72.639556°W

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