David Prouty High School

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David Prouty High School
David Prouty High School, Spencer MA.jpg
302 Main Street

United States
Coordinates42°15′01″N 71°58′40″W / 42.2502°N 71.9778°W / 42.2502; -71.9778Coordinates: 42°15′01″N 71°58′40″W / 42.2502°N 71.9778°W / 42.2502; -71.9778
Open enrollment[1]
School districtSpencer-East Brookfield Region School
PrincipalBecky York
Teaching staff27.96 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment293 (2017–18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio10.48[2]
Color(s)Black and Orange         
RivalLester Wolves

David Prouty High School is a public high school located in Spencer, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2015 rankings of U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools, David Prouty High School was left unranked. The school serves grades 9-12 with a student to teacher ratio of 13:1.[4]


The David Prouty High School is made up of 149 boys and 144 girls.

82.6% of the students at David Prouty High School are white. 9.2% of the students are Hispanic. 4.1% are multi race. 1.7% are African American. 1.7% are Asian. 0.7% are Native American.

33.4% of the students are economically challenged.[5]

The freshman class has 71 students. The sophomore class has 69 students. The junior class has 92 students. The senior class has 58 students.[6]

AP Testing[edit]

Out of all of the students in the high school 23% of them took the AP test. Out of those students 41% of them passed.[7]


David Prouty High School is part of the South Worcester County League and offers various sports programs throughout the school year. The fall sports season includes Golf, Soccer, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, and Field Hockey. Winter brings Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Basketball and Indoor Track. Spring sports offerings are Baseball, Softball, Tennis and Outdoor Track.[8]

Leicester High School is known to be one of David Prouty’s biggest rival school. Every Thanksgiving the David Prouty Panthers play against the Leicester Wolverines in football.

Student sit-in protest – 2015[edit]

On November 18, 2015, more than 200 students from David Prouty High School took part in a sit-in in protest of the district's administration. Protesting the lack of current textbooks, cuts in the music and theater programs, the band, and the Student Council, they walked out of class and spent the day in the gymnasium. Having not been satisfied with having their voices heard at the School Committee meeting the night before, they were targeting the superintendent, Tracey Crowe, whom the district's teachers had also given a vote of no confidence in.[9][10]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Patrick Ricard, American football player
  • Leah Van Dale fitness model and professional wrestler whose ring name is Carmella.
  • Don Brown, American football coach: University of Michigan Defensive Coordinator for their NCAA Division I Football program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "David Prouty High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  3. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  4. ^ "David Prouty High School Overview". U.S.News & World Report LP. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Contact Information - David Prouty High (07670505)". profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "US News". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "US News". Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "rSchoolToday Calendar". Southworcestercountyleague.org. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Protests at David Prouty High follow cutbacks - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA". telegram.com. January 1, 1970. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "High School Students In Spencer Protest Administration With Sit-In « CBS Boston". Boston.cbslocal.com. March 14, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2015.