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Beverly High School

Beverly High School
Address
100 Sohier Rd.
Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915
USA
Information
Established 1859
Superintendent Marie Galinski
Principal Sean Gallagher
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,268 (2010)[1]
School color(s) Orange & Black         
Song Onward and Onward for Beverly High
Athletics conference Northeastern Conference
Mascot Panther
Rival Salem
Average SAT scores 526 verbal
522 math
512 writing (2010)[1]
Newspaper The Ledger
Yearbook Beverlega
Website

Beverly High School is a four-year public high school in Beverly, Massachusetts. It has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students and is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The staff consists of a Principal, three assistant principals, an Athletic Director, six Guidance Counselors and about a hundred teachers including six department heads. The school mascot is the Beverly High Panthers.

Academics

BHS offers four foreign languages including French, Spanish, Russian, and German. The school also offers 12 advanced placement courses. Over 90% of graduating seniors enroll in two or four year colleges.

Extracurriculars

Athletics

Beverly High School is a member of M.I.A.A with athletes participating in the Northeastern Conference. Athletics are open to all students at Beverly High School during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

Fall Sports

  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Golf
  • Football Cheerleading

Winter Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Indoor Track
  • Girls Indoor Track
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Boys Hockey
  • Girls Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball Cheerleading

Spring Sports

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Spring Track
  • Girls Spring Track
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Sailing

Football

Beverly High School has played rival Salem High School on Thanksgiving since 1891, making it one of the longest high school football rivalries in the country. The 100th game in 1998 attracted over 11,000 fans to Hurd Stadium. The overall record has BHS winning 54–51–7.

In 2010, the team won the Division III State Championship by defeating heavily favored and undefeated Somerset by a score of 28-20. Beverly overcame a 20-7 halftime deficit, and rallied back to complete one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts High School Playoff Football history.

In 2012, the Beverly Panthers varsity football team won the division 3 Superbowl against Natick at Gillette Stadium, winning 28-21. This win gave them a perfect season of 13-0, the first in the high school's history.

Clubs

  • North Shore Science League (3rd place overall for 2011'-2012' & 2012'-2013')
  • Math Team
  • Key Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Eco-Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Aegis
  • Anime Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Paranormal Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Ski Club
  • Gaming League (Replacing the former Game Club, Which is now essentially defunct. Gaming League focuses more on Video Games, whereas the older game club focused more on board and card games. The old Game Club shut down after nearly all of the members were dissatisfied with the clubs activities and leadership. A former member of the old club then created the new Gaming League, which became much more well liked. Most of the members of the old club transferred to the new Gaming League, and the old club was shut down.)

Construction

In 2011 main construction of the new Beverly High School, still located at 100 Sohier Road, completed. The old building has since been demolished and landscaping and site work is currently underway including the construction of two new turf fields.

Solar panels

Installed in 1981, Beverly High School became the first school in the country to have solar panels. These 100 kW ground mounted panels were supplanted by 83 kW of roof mounted solar panels in 2011.[2]

Notable alumni

  • Matthew Hubbard - television writer, most notable for his work on 30 Rock
  • Angela Miller - American Idol (season 12) contestant

References

External links

  • Beverly High School Official website
  • Beverly High School Sports Schedule
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