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Braintree High School
Braintree High School
Address
128 Town Street

, ,
02184

United States
Coordinates42°12′15″N 71°01′12″W / 42.20417°N 71.02000°W / 42.20417; -71.02000Coordinates: 42°12′15″N 71°01′12″W / 42.20417°N 71.02000°W / 42.20417; -71.02000
Information
School typePublic high school
Established1858 (1858)[1] 1927 (Old), 1972 (New)[2]
StatusCurrently operational
School districtBraintree Public Schools[3]
NCES District ID2502940[4]
SuperintendentFrank Hackett[5]
CEEB code220420
NCES School ID250294000361[6]
HeadmasterChristopher Scully[7]
Faculty116
GradesPK, 9-12
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment1,801 (2017-18)[8]
Student to teacher ratio16:1[9]
Color(s)Blue and White    
Slogan"Once a Wamp, Always a Wamp"[10]
Athletics conferenceMIAA – District C
Bay State Conference[11]
MascotWamp[10]
NicknameBraintree Wamps
RivalMilton Wildcats, Weymouth Wildcats
AccreditationNEASC[7]
YearbookWampatuck[13]
Communities servedBraintree
Feeder schoolsSouth Middle School, East Middle School[3]
School StoreThe Wamp Stop
Websitebraintreeschools.org/our-schools/braintree-high-school

Braintree High School (BHS) is a four-year public secondary school located in Braintree, Massachusetts. The school is part of the Braintree Public School district and is situated on the northwest side of Sunset Lake at 128 Town Street.

General

Braintree's school colors are blue and white. The building is considered an example of Brutalist architecture. The old site of Braintree High School, located at the intersection of West Street and Washington Street, opened in 1927. The current site of Braintree High School, located adjacent to Sunset Lake, opened in 1972.[14] As of the 2019–20 school year, the Headmaster of BHS is Christopher Scully.[15]

Mascot

Braintree High School's mascot is the letter "B". Athletic teams from the school use the nickname "The Wamps." The name is derived from the Massachusetts Indian Chief known as Wampatuck, who ceded land to colonists through the "Braintree Indian Deed" in 1665.

Demographics

According to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education annual statistics, for the 2018-2019[16] academic year, the demographic enrollment distributions for race, gender and grade level at Braintree High School are as follows:

Total number of enrolled students: 1,793
Total number of full-time equivalent educators: 116.1
Therefore, the student to teacher ratio for this school is 15.4:1

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity (2018-2019[16])[17]
Race Enrolled Pupils* % of District
African American 93 5.2%
Asian 319 17.8%
Hispanic 82 4.6%
Native American 2 0.1%
White 1,269 70.8%
Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander 2 0.1%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic 23 1.3%
Total 1,793 100%

* Number of enrolled pupils calculated based on total number of students in district and reported percentage, rounded to nearest whole student.

Enrollment by Gender[17]
Gender Pupils Enrolled Percentage
Male 903 50.36%
Female 890 49.64%
Non-Binary 0 0%
Total 1,793 100%
Enrollment by Grade[17]
Grade Pupils Enrolled Percentage
9 414 23.09%
10 430 23.98%
11 425 23.7%
12 385 21.47%
SP* 16 0.89%
Total 1,793 100%

* SP = Special Education Beyond Grade 12[18]


Map of Massachusetts towns with Braintree highlighted
Map of Massachusetts towns with Braintree highlighted

Athletics

Braintree High is a member of the Bay State Conference, a league in District C of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.[11] They have traditional rivalries with Milton High School, including the annual football game on Thanksgiving Day, and Weymouth High School. Recently the Boys' Gymnastics squad has consistently repeated as champions of the BSC while the Cheerleading squad competes on the national stage. There have been several other state champions produced by BHS in the past several years, most notably in girls' athletics. The Lady Wamps Basketball team won the state title for the 2005–06 fall season,[19] while the Soccer team won in both 2005 and again in 2006. The boys ice hockey team made its first appearance in the Super 8 Ice Hockey Tournament in 2014, but lost to Catholic Memorial School in the play-in game, 2–1.[20] In back-to-back years the Girls Basketball team won state championships in 2014 and went undefeated in 2015.[21]
The Braintree High Dance Team has dominated conference and state championships for over a decade, including multiple New England championships.[22][23]
The Varsity baseball team won the Super Eight Baseball Tournament in 2015, after previously losing to Newton North High School in 2014s final. The Wamps beat St. John's Preparatory School 7-3 after dropping the first game 20-4.[24]

The name of the field that Braintree Baseball plays at is Veterans Stadium. The football team and occasionally the soccer and lacrosse teams play at an artificial turf field named Alumni Stadium.[25] The Braintree High gymnasium is named H. Fred Hegret Gymnasium.[26] The golf team plays its home events at Braintree Municipal Golf Course. The gymnastics room is named Shuhwerk Gymnastics Room. The Braintree Athletic Complex is a planned athletic complex that will be located at Braintree High School.[27]

Notable alumni

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Main category: Braintree High School alumni

References

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  4. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Braintree". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Frank Hackett. "Superintendent's Page - Braintree Public Schools". Braintree Public Schools. Archived from the original on 6 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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  9. ^ "Braintree High School in BRAINTREE, MA". US News. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ a b Hanson, Fred (June 30, 2020). "Braintree's 'Wamp' mascot debated, slammed as 'extremely distasteful'". The Patriot Ledger.
  11. ^ a b "MIAA League Directory" (PDF). Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. p. 5. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  12. ^ "SAT Performance Report". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Braintree High School yearbooks". Braintree High School alumni. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  14. ^ "BHS 150th Anniversary: Braintree High School Celebrates 150 Years of Educational Excellence. Headmaster Christopher Dean". Braintree High School. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Braintree High | Braintree Public Schools, MA". www.braintreeschools.org. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  16. ^ "Enrollment Data (2018-19) - Braintree High (00400505)". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  17. ^ a b c "School and District Profiles". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  18. ^ "Profiles Help-About the Data". www.profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  19. ^ Jim Stout. "Massachusetts: Framingham in Title Form". MaxPreps. Retrieved 13 May 2015. Braintree High enjoyed a banner season in girls basketball in 2005-06.
  20. ^ Mike Abelson (25 February 2014). "Super 8 play-in: CM 2, Braintree 1". Stoneham, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  21. ^ Michelle Fenelon (14 March 2015). "Braintree girls repeat as Division 1 state champs". The Boston Globe. Worcester, Massachusetts. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  22. ^ Jessica Bartlett, "Braintree High dance team keeps on winning", boston.com, February 20, 2013
  23. ^ Maxim Tamarov, "Best feet forward: Braintree High wins New England dance title", "patriotledger.com, March 7, 2015
  24. ^ Nate Weitzer (17 June 2015). "Super 8 Final: Braintree 7, St. John's Prep 2". Brockton, Massachusetts: ESPN Boston. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  25. ^ Patrick Ronan (1 June 2014). "Braintree High School graduates 361 seniors". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. He urged his classmates to use Saturday's graduation at Alumni Stadium as proof that time flies and the present moment should never be unwanted.
  26. ^ Dick Trust (16 February 2013). "Braintree High, others vow to keep boys gymnastics alive". The Patriot Ledger. Braintree, Massachusetts. Retrieved 21 May 2015. All compete as the Eastern Mass. League and all took part in Friday night's state meet at Braintree High School's H. Fred Herget Gymnasium.
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