Beverly High School

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Beverly High School
Beverly High School, Beverly MA.jpg
100 Sohier Rd.


CoordinatesCoordinates: 42°33′52.8″N 70°52′52.4″W / 42.564667°N 70.881222°W / 42.564667; -70.881222
TypePublic High School
Open enrollment[1]
Motto"Be The Best Beverly”
School districtBeverly Public Schools
SuperintendentSteven Hiersche
AdministratorJennifer Destefano, Mark Thomas, Julie Ferrara
PrincipalElizabeth Taylor
Number of students1,251 (2018-19)[2]
Hours in school day6.5
School color(s)Orange & Black         
SongOnward and Onward for Beverly High
Athletics conferenceNortheastern Conference (NEC)
NicknameBeverly Panthers
RivalSalem, Danvers, and Peabody
NewspaperThe Ledger

Beverly High School is one of two four-year public high schools in Beverly, Massachusetts, the other being the smaller Northshore Academy. It has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students and is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The staff consists of a Principal, three assistant principals, an Athletic Director, six Guidance Counselors and about a hundred teachers including six department heads. The school mascot is the Beverly High Panthers.


BHS offers three foreign languages, French, Spanish, and German. It also offers ASL (American Sign Language). The school also offers 12 advanced placement courses. Over 90% of graduating seniors enroll in two or four year colleges.



Beverly High School is a member of M.I.A.A with athletes participating in the Northeastern Conference. Athletics are open to all students at Beverly High School during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

Fall Sports

  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Golf
  • Football Cheerleading

Winter Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Indoor Track
  • Girls Indoor Track
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Boys Hockey
  • Girls Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball Cheerleading

Spring Sports

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys Spring Track
  • Girls Spring Track
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Ice Hockey[edit]

Beverly High School has a rich history of men's ice hockey. The Panthers won a division II State Championship in 2014 against Medfield 2-1 in front of a huge crowd at the TD Garden. That season ended with a 22-1-1 record.


Beverly High School has played rival Salem High School on Thanksgiving since 1891, making it one of the longest high school football rivalries in the country. The 100th game in 1998 attracted over 11,000 fans to Hurd Stadium. The overall record has BHS winning 54–51–7.

In 2010, the team won the Division III State Championship by defeating heavily favored and undefeated Somerset High School by a score of 28-20. Beverly overcame a 20-7 halftime deficit, and rallied back to complete one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts High School Playoff Football history.

In 2012, the Beverly Panthers varsity football team won the division 3 Super Bowl against Natick at Gillette Stadium, winning 28-21. This win gave them a perfect season of 13-0, the first in the high school's history. High.


Beverly High School has various clubs, including:

  • North Shore Science League (3rd place overall for 2011'-2012' & 2012'-2013')
  • Math Team
  • Key Club
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Eco-Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Aegis
  • Anime Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Paranormal Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Ski Club
  • Gaming League
  • Philosophy Club
  • BHS Democrats
  • BHS Republicans
  • Civil Discussions Club


In 2011 main construction of the new Beverly High School, still located at 100 Sohier Road, completed. The old building has since been demolished and landscaping and site work has been completed, including the two new turf fields that were installed.[citation needed]

Solar panels[edit]

Installed in 1981, Beverly High School became the first school in the country to have solar panels. These 100 kW ground mounted panels were supplanted by 83 kW of roof mounted solar panels in 2011.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Beverly High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
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  4. ^ Beverly's Green High School Archived March 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (2014-01-01). "Alfred Marshall, Founder of Stores That Bear His Name, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  6. ^ "Mets select Beverly's Jack Leathersich". ESPN. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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