Cheshire High School


Cheshire High School
Cheshire High School
Location
Cheshire, CT, USA
Information
Type Public High school
Staff Kevin M. Ryan (Principal)
Enrollment 1,671

Cheshire High School is located on Route 10 (South Main Street) across from Bartlem Park in Cheshire, Connecticut. It is 15 miles (24 km) north of New Haven and 25 miles (40 km) south of Hartford. It is the town's sole public high school.

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Program of Study

Advanced Placement courses

Cheshire High School offers advanced placement courses in several subjects, including: statistics, calculus, physics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, computer science, studio art, music theory, United States history, European history, Latin, German, French, Spanish, and English. One hundred seventy students took 254 AP exams, and 87 percent scored three points or more (out of a possible five).[1] A score of three or higher on AP exams is often transferable for college credit.

Current Statistics

As of 2006, Cheshire High School has 1,671 students, 106 faculty members (most with at least a Master's Degree), seven guidance counselors, three assistant principals, and one principal. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.[1]

Class of 2006

Four hundred six students were graduated in June 2006. The students were surveyed, and 83% planned to go to a four-year college, 10% to a two-year college, and 3% straight into the workforce. One percent each went into the military, a vocational or proprietary school, were undecided, or had other plans. There were nine National Merit Commended Scholars, and one National Merit Scholar.[1]

Three hundred eighty-nine students of the Class of 2006 took the SAT's. The average scores were 529 verbal and 544 math, well above the state and national averages.[1]

Renovations

The last renovations to Cheshire High School were completed during the summer of 2000. Designed by DeCarlo & Doll, Inc. and built by Trataros Construction, Inc., the renovations added 73,400 square feet (6,820 m2) of space at a cost of over eight million dollars.[2]

The renovation brought to the school a new two-story wing of about 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2),[2] containing:

  • Thirteen classrooms, which now primarily house math and foreign language classes.
  • Two computer labs.
  • A common area (which primarily serves as a cafeteria).
  • Administrative and guidance offices.

A new band room was also made in the rear of the building. In addition, three science classrooms were renovated, faculty parking lots were created, and landscaping work was done in the front of school, around the new wing. As this new addition faced the main road, it became the new facade and main entrance to the school. Previously, the main entrance was tucked away at the side of the building.

Prior to this, the school was last renovated in 1971.

Extracurricular Programs

Athletics

Cheshire Football won the class LL State Championship game against Staples of Westport 28–21 in OT on December 5, 2009.[3]

Arts

The Marching Ram Band has won many competitions and championships since its creation. This includes the 2007 Outback Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida, and many USSBA[4][5] and MAC Championship[6] titles. The Ram Band also marched prestigious parades such as the 43rd Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 1999 Tournament of Roses Parade, and the 2000 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Due to economic issues, the band, which was scheduled to play for the Queen of England in London's 2012 New Year's Parade, will not be doing so in 2010, but may be at a later date.

Cheshire's Winter Percussion Ensemble won first place two years in a row (2008–09) at MAC Championships with their shows "Circuitry" and "Bent, Warped, and Twisted".[7][8]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c d Class of 200 Profile[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Awards – DeCarlo & Doll, Inc[dead link]
  3. ^ "Topic Galleries". Courant. http://www.courant.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-hsswimcheshire1016.artoct16,0,3631294.story?coll=hc_tab01_layout. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Scholastic Band Association: 2010". http://www.yea.org/site/PageServer?pagename=USSBA_Fall_Schedule2010. 
  5. ^ "US Scholastic Band Association:". http://www.yea.org/site/PageServer?pagename=USSBA_Fall_Schedule2009. 
  6. ^ "Fall 2009 Scores". Musical Arts Conference. http://www.musicalartsconference.com/Archive_Scores/Scores_Fall2009/fall_2009_scores.htm. 
  7. ^ "Winter 2008 Scores". http://www.musicalartsconference.com/Archive_Scores/Winter2008/scores_homeW08.htm. 
  8. ^ "Winter 2009 Scores". http://www.musicalartsconference.com/Archive_Scores/Winter2009/scores_home.htm. 
  9. ^ http://www.ctnow.com/videobeta/5ee12d33-e8d4-4425-ab38-b2312d32dd08/News/Mansoor-Alam-9-17
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2481777/filmoseries#tt0418373
  11. ^ "The Biggest Loser – Fun Facts". Buddytv.com. October 19, 2004. http://www.buddytv.com/tvshow/page/the-biggest-loser-info-1.aspx. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Producer Helps Make TV’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ A Winner". The Cheshire Herald. January 25, 2009. http://www.cheshireherald.com/node/252. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Cheshire Resident Produces "Biggest Loser". Myrecordjournal.com. January 19, 2009. http://myrecordjournal.com/features/article_0cb70783-5230-596f-9e2f-d8c7a120f008.html. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°29′58″N 72°54′04″W / 41.4995°N 72.9012°W / 41.4995; -72.9012


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