Northampton High School (Massachusetts)

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Northampton High School
380 Elm Street


United States
Coordinates42°19′31″N 72°39′03″W / 42.3252°N 72.6508°W / 42.3252; -72.6508Coordinates: 42°19′31″N 72°39′03″W / 42.3252°N 72.6508°W / 42.3252; -72.6508
School typePublic
Open enrollment[1] Public
MottoScientia est Bona
(Knowledge is good)
School districtNorthampton Public Schools
SuperintendentJohn Provost
PrincipalLori Vaillancourt
Enrollment849 (2018-19)[2]
Color(s)Blue and gold   
MascotThe Blue Devil
NewspaperThe Devils Advocate
Budget$12,528 per pupil

Northampton High School is a four-year secondary school located in the city of Northampton, Massachusetts, United States.

Student body[edit]

The student body is composed of approximately 900 students, supported by 75 staff members.[5]

Theater program[edit]

Northampton High's theater program has been under the direction of Stephen Eldredge since his hire in 2005. Eldredge has acted, directed and taught theater in New York, San Francisco and New England for over 30 years.[6]

Within the school is a 709-seat proscenium theater. A Black Box theater was added in 2012, providing an alternative performing, with room for 75 audience members.[7] There is also a small theater which seats 90; it is used primarily for the school's chorus, chamber choir, and the a cappella group The Northamptones. The seats were salvaged from Pleasant Street Theater, a defunct movie theater in downtown Northampton. In the spring, senior students are given the opportunity to produce, direct, and put up a show of their own in the Black Box. The theater program is also run by a well sized theater tech program, also run by Steve Eldredge.


Athletics include varsity teams in football, soccer, swimming, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, wrestling, track and field, cross country, field hockey, fencing, skiing, crew, and ultimate frisbee.


The school is home to the Northampton Devilbots, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 4097, a regionally ranked team. The team was previously conjoined with a nearby school, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, however the team split from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High school in 2018.

Northampton Community Television[edit]

Northampton Community Television, a non-profit community media center, shares with the school. Although not officially affiliated with the High School, Northampton Community Television's equipment and resources are made available to students to for school and community media and art projects. The high school's theater and technology programs often work together.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Enrollment Data (2017-18) - Northampton High (02100505)". Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  3. ^ "Northampton boys basketball builds tournament momentum with win over Amherst".
  4. ^ "2017-18 SAT Performance Statewide Report". September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 10, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "My Profile - Thespian Festival". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Northampton Cable Advisory Board Public Ascertainment Hearing 1/28/14 - NCTVNCTV". 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-14.

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