Cromwell High School (Connecticut)


Cromwell High School (Connecticut)

Infobox_School
name =Cromwell High School


motto =
established =1956
type =Public
district =Cromwell Public Schools
grades =9-12
contact number =(860) 258-7721
principal =Mark Benigni
enrollment =550
conference =
mascot =Panther (Panthera pardus (Melanistic))
location =Cromwell, Connecticut
country =United States
website =http://cromwellschools.org/chs/

Cromwell High School is the official high school (4 year) of Cromwell, Connecticut.

History

In 1811, Cromwell High School occupied the building now used as Belden Library, which is adjacent to the town hall. There were 277 students total in this year. In 1902, the Nathaniel White School was built, and used as the high school for 54 years, until the current high school, Cromwell High School, was built in 1956. The Nathaniel White School is now known as Cromwell Middle School and until September 2006 was used for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Fifth grade is now taught at Woodside Intermediate School along with grades three and four. The high school is used for 9, 10, 11, and 12th grades.

Description

Cromwell High School is a four-year secondary school offering curricular and co-curricular programs to about 550 students in grades 9-12. In 2004, 95% of the seniors received acceptances to four- or two-year colleges. The remaining students entered a branch of the armed forces or accepted employment in neighboring businesses. The courses taken must include 4 years (4 credits) of English, at least 3 years each (at least 3 credits) of Social Studies, Math, and Science, 3 years in foreign language, 4 credits in elective courses, 1 credit in Physical education, and ½ credit in technology courses. This adds up to 22.5 credits.

Administration

The current principal of Cromwell High School is Mark D. Benigni. The current vice principal is Raymond Southland.

The current superintendent is Matt Bisceglia.

The current assistant superintendent of curriculum is Paula Talty.

Enrollment

There are currently about 550 students in attendance. The Current Senior Class is the class of 2009. The largest single class ever to attend this school was the class of 2011 (still attending) with about 145 students.

Qualification for Graduation

To graduate Cromwell High School, 22.5 credits must be accumulated. Also, 30 community service hours must be completed.

Sports

The school colors of Cromwell High School are red and black.

Football, Basketball, Soccer, Cross country, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, Chorus, School band, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Debate team, Indoor track, and Outdoor Track are the school sports.

Famous Alumni

Te McNamee

Sources

http://www.mechanicalbanks.org/scrapbook/1970s/pages/1974_cromwell's_history.htm


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