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Provincetown High School

Provincetown High School
Type Public secondary
Principal Kim Y. Pike
Students 8
Grades 12
Location Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
District Provincetown Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Black & Orange         
Newspaper PHS Foghorn
Sports team Fishermen

Provincetown High School is a defunct public high school located in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The school closed its doors on June 7, 2013, following the graduation ceremony of the final Senior class, consisting of eight students. [1]

There are no students enrolled in grades 9, 10, or 11 because in 2010, the school committee voted unanimously to phase out the students in Provincetown high school due to declining enrollment. Students who live in Provincetown will be re-districted to Nauset Regional High School or Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Provincetown had one of the smallest high school enrollments in the country as of 2011-2013. The school's athletic nickname was the Fishermen and the school colors were black and orange.

The school was located at 12 Winslow Street, Provincetown, MA.


Prior to its closing, 100% of the school's senior classes had passed the MCAS test each year from 2003-2009 with a 100% Competency Determination.[2]

The school's location in a well-established art colony township provided opportunities for students interested in the visual or performing arts.

The Provincetown School Board decided to merge with the Nauset Regional School District, becoming the 6th town to join the District, along with the towns of Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro. The merger will begin during the 2013-2014 academic year.


PHS fielded teams in basketball, soccer, softball, and tennis. Golf and hockey were cut due to their coach, Mr. Johnson, retiring, combined with an extremely tight budget. Provincetown played other Cape Cod teams in the "Lighthouse League".

One of Provincetown's greatest athletic achievements was when the varsity baseball team defeated a much bigger and more talented Mashpee High School team in the 2005 Massachusetts State Playoffs Quarterfinal Round. Provincetown had an enrollment of around 100 students in grades 7-12 at the time, while Mashpee had an enrollment of over 1,000 students. Provincetown defeated Mashpee 7-6 in extra innings and advanced all the way to the Division 3 State Semi-Finals with the victory, the deepest any athletics team at Provincetown had gone in the playoffs in over 15 years.


External links

  • Official web site
  • MaxPreps page on PHS Fishermen

Coordinates: 42°03′08″N 70°11′30″W / 42.05222°N 70.19167°W / 42.05222; -70.19167

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