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English High School (Lynn, Massachusetts)

Lynn English High School
50 Goodridge Street
Lynn, Massachusetts, 01902
United States
School type High School
Superintendent Dr. Catherine Latham
Principal Thomas Strangie
Vice principal Joseph O'Hagan
Vice principal Jennifer Mancaniello
Vice principal John Pavia
Enrollment 1,629  (2013)
Color(s) Maroon and Gray
Sports Yes
Team name Bulldogs
Rival Lynn Classical
English High School
The former home of the English High School on Essex Street
English High School (Lynn, Massachusetts)
Location Lynn, Massachusetts

42°28′37″N 70°56′40″W / 42.47694°N 70.94444°W / 42.47694; -70.94444Coordinates: 42°28′37″N 70°56′40″W / 42.47694°N 70.94444°W / 42.47694; -70.94444

Built 1892
Architect Wheeler & Northend; Cornet,George A.
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Romanesque, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 86002508[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1986

Lynn English High School (LEHS) is a public high school located at 50 Goodridge Street in the eastern section of Lynn, Massachusetts. Its student population is approximately 1,629 and its faculty consists of 1 principal, 3 vice principals, 8 department heads, 6 guidance counselors, 93 teachers, 1 librarian, and 3 paraprofessionals.[2] Lynn English High School’s Mission Statement is To provide all students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills within a safe and supportive environment and to promote respectful, responsible behavior.[3]


English High School dates to September 12, 1887, but has since occupied several buildings and locations in the city of Lynn. Formerly housed in the Lynn Shoe School on High Street, a new building was constructed opposite of the old building at the corner of Essex and Liberty Streets in 1892, with the first class of 77 students graduating June 1893 [4] The 1892 Romanesque style structure, now converted into residences, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lynn English moved to its current location at 50 Goodridge Street on former marshlands (in what is now Keaney Park) in 1931. The new building features large stately columns, white brick, and a large classical auditorium. Local legend states the foundation of the school was poured on remnants of glass tonic bottles produced by local manufacturer Lydia Pinkham. The current building was renovated and expanded in the late 1990s to include the Cavanaugh Gym complex, an enlarged cafeteria, additional parking and landscaping, as well as fully renovated classrooms and offices.

National Recognition

  • The Lynn English Junior ROTC program frequently competes and is recognized nationally at numerous drill team competitions.
  • In December 2008, Lynn English was named to the U.S. News and World Report listing of the Best High Schools in America.[5]
  • In March 2009, Lynn English was voted the best Low Income Academic School in Massachusetts by Businessweek Magazine.[5]
  • In mid-2009, the school was recognized as an Intel School of Distinction in Mathematics Excellence, receiving significant grant money to expand technology at the school.[6]
  • Stand Up 2011 award for “innovative and impactful programs that address bullying”. [7]

Notable alumni

Demographic Data

  • Enrollment: 1,629 students [2]
  • Hispanic: 48% [2]
  • Caucasian: 26% [2]
  • Black: 16% [2]
  • Asian: 8% [2]


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