Revere High School (Massachusetts)

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Revere High School
Revere High School is located in Greater Boston area
Revere High School
Revere High School
Revere High School is located in Massachusetts
Revere High School
Revere High School
Revere High School is located in the United States
Revere High School
Revere High School
101 School Street [1]


United States
Coordinates42°24′27″N 71°00′34″W / 42.4075969°N 71.0094947°W / 42.4075969; -71.0094947Coordinates: 42°24′27″N 71°00′34″W / 42.4075969°N 71.0094947°W / 42.4075969; -71.0094947
School typePublic
MottoKnowledge is the basis for creativity
SuperintendentDianne Kelly
PrincipalJohn Perella
Teaching staff124.09 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,837 (2016-17)[2]
Student to teacher ratio14.80[2]
Color(s)     Red
Athletics conferenceNortheastern Conference (NEC)
MascotPaulie the Patriot
RivalWinthrop High School
NewspaperThe Patriot
YearbookThe Lantern

Revere High School is a public four-year high school in Revere, Massachusetts, United States, operated by the Revere Public Schools system, and serving about 1,500 students annually. High school students from the district attend either Revere High, Seacoast Alternative School, or the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield.


The current structure was opened in September, 1974.[4]

A $2.2 million referendum passed around 1998 funded the installation of a new fire alarm system. In 1998 the roof of the building began leaking, and the Revere town government estimated that the repair would cost $1 million. The leak had the potential of destroying the new fire alarm system.[5]

In 2011 the school expanded class times, with each class being 80 minutes instead of 54 minutes, and began a semester-based system. It also began using iPads for school purposes, with each student having an iPad.[6] In 2016, the one-to-one iPad program was changed to a one-to-one Chromebook program. School officials cited the cost-effectiveness of the Chromebooks in comparison to iPads as a major deciding factor. The switch was received favorably, as the Chromebooks are equipped with keyboards and are less likely to malfunction.[7]

In 2014 the National Center for Urban School Transformation designated Revere High School as "one of the Best Urban High Schools in America."[8]

The "Newcomers' Academy" was established in 2013 to support the education of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE). The program has succeeded in reducing the drop-out rate, as well as advancing students to a level at which they may be integrated into regular classes.[9] In 2016, 88% of students enrolled in the academy successfully made the transition.[10] That same year, Revere High School was recognized by the "Schools of Opportunity" project organized by the National Education Policy Center, with the academy being a distinguishing factor.[9]

In December, 2018, "the Massachusetts School Building Authority announced its initial approval of the City’s bid for a new Revere High School."[4]

Health center and contraception services[edit]

Revere High School's health center has birth control services,[11] including contraceptives and the morning-after pill. The Massachusetts General Hospital operates this clinic.[12] Students may use this clinic only if they have permission from their parents.[13]

In 2009 groups of parents objected to these services. They started a petition to have a November 3, 2009 bill to eliminate these services.[12] The voters in the city ultimately did not approve of the vote for removing the contraception services.[14]

Student performance[edit]

In 2008 the rate of students attending tertiary education was 67% and the dropout rate was almost 9%. As of 2014, 80% of the school's graduates go to universities and colleges, and the school had a 3% dropout rate.[6]

In 2009, the school had a graduation rate of 71.5%, which rose to 87.9% by 2017.[15]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Among the Academic Extracurricular activities offered to Revere students are the Speech and Debate Team, who compete in the Massachusetts Forensics League, National Catholic Forensics League, and the National Forensics League, the Drama Guild, Model UN, Art Club, Book Club, Dance Team, ELL/Foreign Language Club, Friendship Club, Future Teachers Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Green Team/Community Service Club, Interact Club, Health & Fitness Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, North Shore Science League, Poetry Out Loud, Revere Culture Club, RHS Connect, RHS Newspaper, Robotics Club, Rock Ensemble, Stronghold Club, Technology Club and the Youth Empowerment Team.


Revere sponsors 16 Varsity sports: Baseball, Basketball (boys and girls), Cheerleading, Cross-country Track, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacross (boys and girls), Soccer (boys and girls), Softball, Swimming, and Track. All teams competed in the Northeastern Conference of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association until 2019, at which time all but the football team joined Everett, Malden, Medford, and Somerville in the Greater Boston League (GBL). The football team will join the GBL in 2020.[16]

Football rivalry[edit]

Revere has a rivalry with neighboring Winthrop High School. The two teams play each other annually on Thanksgiving.[17]


  1. ^ GNIS for Revere High School; USGS; August 27, 2002.
  2. ^ a b c "Revere High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
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  4. ^ a b "A New High School Is On Revere's Horizon". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  5. ^ Congressional Record, V. 144, Pt. 5, April 21, 1998 to April 30, 1998. Government Printing Office, 2004. p. 6146.
  6. ^ a b Cullen, Kevin. "Raising hope at Revere High" (Archive). Boston Globe. May 29, 2014. Retrieved on September 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Staff, Journal. "RHS Goes From iPads to ChromeBooks". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  8. ^ Staff, Journal. "Golden Glow: Revere High Named Gold Medal Winner by NEPC". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  9. ^ a b "Revere High School | Schools of Opportunity". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  10. ^ Strauss, Valerie (2017-03-13). "Academics are only part of the education this school offers its diverse student body". Washington Post.
  11. ^ "Voters Keep Contraception Policy in Place at Revere High" (Archive). Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  12. ^ a b Laider, John. "Parents fight birth control accessibility at Revere High." Boston Globe. August 20, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved on September 20, 2014. Available from HighBeam Research.
  13. ^ Rosenberg, Stephen. "Birth control battle in Revere." Boston Globe. September 6, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  14. ^ Burge, Kathleen and Stephen Rosenburg. "Revere keeps school contraception policy." Boston Globe. November 4, 2009. Retrieved on September 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Teaching to the student, not the test". The Hechinger Report. 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  16. ^ "HIGH SCHOOLS: Greater Boston League returns". Boston Herald. 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  17. ^ Staff, Journal. "High School Thanksgiving Rivalries:RHS Football Team Seeks to Write Itself into the Record Books". Retrieved 2019-11-11.

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