Sharon High School

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Sharon High School
Sharon High School, Sharon MA.jpg
Sharon High School
Address
181 Pond Street

, ,
02067

United States
Coordinates42.1136° N, 71.1777° W
Information
TypePublic
MottoEagle Pride
School districtSharon Public Schools
SuperintendentVictoria Greer
PrincipalJoe Scozzaro
Teaching staff98.09 (FTE)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment1,121[1] (2018–19)
 • Grade 9308
 • Grade 10269
 • Grade 11255
 • Grade 12289
Student to teacher ratio11.43[1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)         
AthleticsDivision 2
Athletics conferenceHockomock League
MascotEagle
Team nameEagles
RivalOliver Ames High School
AccreditationNEASC[2]
National ranking374
NewspaperThe Talon
YearbookThe Marsengold
YouTube ChannelSharon High Eagle TV's channel on YouTube
Websitehs.sharon.k12.ma.us

Sharon High School (SHS) serves the residents of the town of Sharon, Massachusetts, United States.

The building was originally constructed in 1956.[3] The high school grounds includes a track and field complex to the southeast, baseball field, softball field and five tennis courts to the south.[4]

The student body is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 37 percent.[5] In 2011, Sharon High School received a National Blue Ribbon Schools award by the U.S. Department of Education.[6] Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Sharon High School is 62 percent.

As of September 2020, a new high school building is being constructed. It will be completed by the summer of 2022.

Sports[edit]

Sharon High School is a member of the Hockomock League and part of the Davenport Division.  They are known for their successful tennis and gymnastics programs. The men's tennis team has won 44 league titles dating back to 1971 and won 38 straight titles between 1980 and 2018.[7] From May 2010 to May 2018, they won 123 straight matches against opponents in the Hockomock League.[8] They have also won 7 state championships since the program's inception.[9] The woman's tennis team has won 21 league titles overall, the most in the Hockomock League.[10] The gymnastics team has won more league titles than any other team in the Hock, with 18 total.[11]

The Sharon High football team won the school's first-ever state championship on December 1, 2012,[12] defeating Wayland, 12–3, in the Eastern Massachusetts Division III Super Bowl at Bentley University. Head Coach Dave Morse was named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year,[13] and senior captain and middle linebacker Brad Schiff, who recorded the game-sealing interception in the fourth quarter, was named to numerous All-State teams.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sharon High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "NEASC Accreditation". Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Executive Report - 2013 High School Conditions Study" (PDF). Symmes Maini & Mckee associates. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Executive Report - 2013 High School Conditions Study" (PDF). Symmes Maini & Mckee associates. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Sharon High School Overview". usnews.com. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Gelbwasser, Michael (September 15, 2011). "National Honor Pinned on Sharon High School". Sharon Patch. AOL Inc. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Boys Tennis League History". www.hockomocksports.com. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  8. ^ Lanigan, Ryan. "North Attleboro Snaps Sharon's Hock Win Streak At 123". www.hockomocksports.com. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Boys Tennis State Championship History". www.hockomocksports.com. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Girls Tennis League History". www.hockomocksports.com. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Gymnastics League History". www.hockomocksports.com. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Sharon Football Reigns Supreme". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  13. ^ "Sharon High School's Dave Morse Named Patriots High School Coach of the Year". 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  14. ^ "Boston Globe Football All-Scholastics - Fall 2012 - Boston.com". www.boston.com. Retrieved 2016-08-02.

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Coordinates: 42°06′52″N 71°10′42″W / 42.114444°N 71.178333°W / 42.114444; -71.178333