Tahanto Regional High School

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Tahanto Regional Middle/High School
Tahanto Regional High School Stag.jpg
Address
1001 Main Street


United States
Coordinates42°22′16″N 71°43′16″W / 42.3712°N 71.7212°W / 42.3712; -71.7212Coordinates: 42°22′16″N 71°43′16″W / 42.3712°N 71.7212°W / 42.3712; -71.7212
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
School districtBerlin-Boylston
NCES School ID250258000160[2]
PrincipalDiane Tucceri
Faculty47.76 (FTE)[2]
Grades612
Enrollment583 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio12.21 (2018–19)[2]
Color(s)Green and white   
MascotStag
Budget$9,258,859 total
$14,778 per pupil (2016)[3]
Websitewww.bbrsd.org/Domain/10

Tahanto Regional Middle/High School is a public middle school and high school located in Boylston, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2012 rankings of U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools, it ranked as number 45 within Massachusetts.[4] The school serves grades 6–12 with a student to teacher ratio of 12.21.[2]

New construction[edit]

Planning stage[edit]

Based on a feasibility study performed in 2007 by Berlin-Boylston Regional School District, a recommendation for new construction of Tahanto Regional Middle/High School versus renovation was accepted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) as the more cost-effective option. It was additionally determined by affirmative town vote to move the 6th grade students from the two district elementary schools to the new building to create a "school within a school" approach.[5]

Breaking ground[edit]

The groundbreaking ceremony took place in May 2011 for the new two-story, 126,100 square-foot facility. The new building is designed to serve 560 students from grades 6 through 12. A proposed U-shaped design was planned, with the two wings housing the middle and high schools, and the central core accommodating the auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria.[6]

New school opens[edit]

The newly constructed $32.2M building opened its doors to students in grades 6 through 12 on January 3, 2013. The sixth-grade classes made the move from their respective elementary schools the following September. One major focus of the new building was to integrate new technology, such as SMART Boards (whiteboards that can be manipulated digitally), common spaces for students to meet in as groups, and the ability to provide a middle school experience within a larger school setting.[7]

Academics[edit]

Courses are offered on four levels: Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, College Preparatory, and Life Skills - Vocational. The class rank is determined using a process determined by weight of class and the cumulative average of all courses completed, with the exception of Physical Education. Graduation requirements include passing scores on the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) in areas of English, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Biology. Students must earn 110 credits to graduate, and must also pass a health course and computer literacy test. Beginning in 2014, students are further required to pass a Technology class.[8]

The Class of 2019 brought high academic achievement to Tahanto. The valedictorian was Mischka Altucher and the salutatorians were Macy Jones and Neil Schaffer.[9]

Advanced Placement courses[edit]

The following AP courses were offered in the 2020 - 2021 academic year:[10]

Athletics[edit]

Tahanto Regional High School received the District E Sportsmanship Award in 2009.[11] Presented annually at the MIAA Sportsmanship Summit, this award serves to encourage and promote sportsmanship, integrity and ethics at all levels of interscholastic competition.

In 2016 the football team, held by West Boylston High School, went 10–2 on the season. West Boylston won the Central Massachusetts District Championship. The team lost to Wachonna in the state semifinals.

The 2016 Tahanto golf team fell short of a districts berth, but was able to secure second place in Leagues. Tahanto finished with a 4-4 league record and a 5–8 record overall.

In 2017 the Tahanto baseball team went a perfect 20-0 (23-1 in total) in the regular season. The team won the D4 Central Massachusetts District Championship in 2017, beating Sutton 8–7, making this the school's second baseball title, and its first since 1993. The team rallied from a 5–0 deficit, and scored 7 straight and never looked back. The team later lost to St Mary 4–0 to end their post-season run.

The 2016–2017 school year was the best ever for Tahanto, with them claiming two Central Mass championships.

The Tahanto girls' varsity soccer team was League Champions in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In the fall of 2018, the boys' varsity cross country team took home the league championship after a tight championship race. The team was led by coach Patrick Minihan.

The high school offers fall, winter and spring sports programs that include girls' and boys' soccer, field hockey, basketball and softball. Also offered are golf, boys' and girls' lacrosse, cross country, football, cheerleading, baseball, wrestling, tennis, gymnastics, ice hockey, and track and field.[12]

Motto[edit]

"Respect All, Fear None" <ref>"Maki ends 35-year coaching career".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2017-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - Tahanto Regional High (250258000160)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-28. Retrieved 2018-04-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Tahanto Regional Middle/High School Overview". U.S.News & World Report LP. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Tahanto Building Project". Berlin Boylston Tahanto Regional School District Building Committee. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  6. ^ "The MSBA Helps Break Ground for the new Tahanto Regional Middle/High School in the Berlin-Boylston Regional School District". MSBA. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  7. ^ Cleveland, Ken (December 28, 2012). "New $32.2M Tahanto Regional Middle/High School opens for classes Jan 3". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Tahanto Regional High School Program of Studies 2012-2013" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Tahanto graduates its Class of 2019". Archived from the original on 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  10. ^ https://www.bbrsd.org//cms/lib/MA01907488/Centricity/Domain/99/High%20School%20Program%20of%20Studies%202020-2021%202.pdf
  11. ^ "MIAA District Sportsmanship Awards". MIAA. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Tahanto Regional Middle/High School Clubs and Sports". Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2013.

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