English High School of Boston

English High School of Boston

The English High School of Boston, Massachusetts is a high school that was founded in 1821. The current Headmaster is Jose P. Duarte.

The school is currently located in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, its seventh location in the city. Its second location, on the corner of Pickney and Anderson Streets, eventually became the Phillips School, a school for then free born and emancipated African Americans before the American Civil War.


Each Thanksgiving since 1887, English has played Boston Latin School in football in the oldest continuing high school rivalry in the United States. It is also the fourth longest U.S. high school rivalry of all time.In 1993 football season, the football team made history. The '93 football team was the first team in school history to every qualify for the Massachusetts State Championship. The Bulldogs (or Blue & Blue) defeated the Nantucket Whalers by the score of 16-7 to claim its school's first ever state championship. The '97 football team was the first ever team to go undefeated with a 12-0 record and English's second ever football state championship. Since 2005 the baseball team has started by a winning record of 18-0 and defeating their rivals the Brighton Bengals, and since then the baseball team has never let up and has won 2 city championships.

Notable alumni

*J. P. Morgan - financier
*Louis Sullivan - architect
*Samuel Pierpont Langley - onetime director of the Smithsonian Institution
*Matthew Ridgway - major-general
*Leonard Nimoy - actor
*Louis Farrakhan
*Percy Jewett Burrell - dramatist and playwright
*William H.C. Whiting - Confederate general
*Allan Crite - artist
*Herb Chambers
*A. Nicholas Vardac - Film Producer

External links

* [http://boston.k12.ma.us/English/ Official Site]
* [http://1821club.com/ehs Official Student Site]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7761678/site/newsweek/ MSNBC/Newsweek Article on Boston English]
* [http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/home.asp?mode=so&so=276-6&ot=5&o=164&view=all Massachusetts Department of Education Web page on The English High School]

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