Medfield High School

Medfield High School

Medfield High School (Amos Clark Kingsbury High School) is a public high school (grades 9-12) located in Medfield, Massachusetts, and in the Norfolk County, Massachusetts. It is one of five public schools in the school system. The student to faculty ratio at the high school is 14-1, which is consistent with the state average. There are 891 students at the school, 49% of which are male, 51% female. [1]

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Mission Statement

“Medfield High School in partnership with family and community promotes both integrity and excellence in scholarship and citizenship for all learners. Medfield High School is committed to: Challenging Academics for All, Lifelong Learning for All, Excellence: Academic, Co-curricular, and Character, Achievement of Personal Success, Respect, Honesty, and Integrity”

Student Ethnicity

Caucasian 95% Asain 3% Hispanic 2% African American <1% Mulitracial <1% [2]

History

From the time Medfield was founded in 1651, education was considered to be one of the most important aspects of the town. The founder of Medfield, Ralph Wheelock, became the first schoolmaster for the town. Up until the early 1900s, residents who wished to further their education after ninth grade, enrolled in Dedham or Walpole High School. First graduating class of Medfield High was a class of 8 in 1908. [3] The original building was in what is now called Wheelock School, a public elementary school for grades 2-3. In 1957, the town accepted a gift of land from Amos Clark Kingsbury, a Medfield native and public school alum. This land was used to build a new high school, which was named Amos Clark Kingsbury High School. This remained unchanged until 2005 when the middle school went under construction and was swapped with the high school. [4]

Hall of Excellence Award

Each year, a Medfield High School alumnus is inducted into the Hall of Excellence and is given the opportunity to speak to graduating seniors at class day. The award is given to graduates who earned distinction in their profession and gave back to others in the community. Previous recipients include: Ambassador Donald E. Booth (Class of 1972), Brian Garrison (Class of 1986), Richard DeSorgher (Class of 1970), Michael Kelleher (Class of 1968), Connie Jones (Class of 1967), Veterans of World War II who left MHS before graduation to serve their country, Dr. Arthur R. Stagg, Jr. (Class of 1956), Laura Vasaturo (Class of 1985), Vincent “Red” Palumbo (Class of 1936), Jeffrey Cook (Class of 1964), Dr. Paula Quatromoni (Class of 1981) and Pauline Goucher (Class of 1943). [5]

Academics

In the year 2011, 92% of the high school’s students earned “proficient” or higher on the Science Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). 99% scored as well on the Language Arts exam and 97% scored at least proficient in Math. [6] Medfield High School also prides itself on offering a wide range of honors and accelerated courses, which include 17 AP classes.

Blue Ribbon School The Blue Ribbon Schools Program gives an award to about 300 schools across the country each year for demonstrating academic excellence or for making drastic improvements in academic success. Medfield eared this award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. [7]

Athletics

Medfield High School sports teams have the nickname The Warriors. In 2008, a synthetic turf baseball field was installed thanks to funding from Curt Schilling (a resident of Medfield) and donations from the Boston Red Sox. In 2004 a synthetic field and track was installed. Sports are very popular at Medfield; over 70% of students participate in one or more sports a year. It competes in the Tri-Valley league (TVL), which includes Westwood, Massachusetts, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Ashland, Massachusetts, Holliston, Massachusetts, Millis, Massachusetts, Dover-Sherborn High School, Norton, Massachusetts, Medway, Massachusetts, and Bellingham, Massachusetts. Most programs contain Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams.

Girls

Volleyball The girls volleyball team has won 6 state titles: 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010. In 2011, Millis put an end to Medfield’s 4 year TVL winning streak.

Soccer The Medfield Warriors defeated Auburn 4-0 in 2010 to capture the team’s first state title.

Track and Field The Warriors captured the outdoor state title in 1997 and the indoor state title in 1999.

5 girls have also captured individual state titles in their events: 1996 Ryan Shean 300m hurdles, 1997 Uzo Aduba 100m dash, 1999 Uzo Aduba Long Jump, 2000 Chi Chi Aduba Triple Jump and long jump (state record holder in triple from 2000-2006 olympic trials finalist in 2005), 2008 Karyn Moss 300m hurdles, 2011 Alex Stanton 400m hurdles (current state record holder)

Boys

Lacrosse The Medfield boys lacrosse team has won 5 state titles in the past 8 years, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. The team was undefeated in league games for nine years, boasting 119 straight wins. The winning streak ended in 2011 in a home game against Dover Sherborn.

Football The Medfield football team won its first state title in 2006 against Whittier Tech at Gillette Stadium. The following year The Warriors made it to the finals but lost to Swampscott High School.

References

  1. ^ "Medfield Senior High School". great schools. great schools inc.. 2009. http://www.greatschools.org/cgi-bin/ma/other/1055#toc. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Medfield Senior High School". great schools. great schools inc.. 2009. http://www.greatschools.org/cgi-bin/ma/other/1055#toc. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "History of Medfield". Town of Medfield. Town of Medfield. 27 September 2005. http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?pid=12391. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Richard DeSorgher (12 August 2011). "The Real Name of Medfield High School – Amos Clark Kingsbury". Medfield Patch. http://medfield.patch.com/articles/the-real-name-of-medfield-high-school-amos-clark-kingsbury. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Excellence". Medfield High School Alumni Association. Medfield High School Alumni Association. 2011. http://medfieldhighschoolalumniassociation.org/hall-of-excellence/. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Medfield Public Schools MCAS results". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/special/education/mcas/scores11/results/medfield.htm. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Medfield Senior High School". great schools. great schools inc.. 2009. http://www.greatschools.org/cgi-bin/ma/other/1055#toc. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 

Richard DeSorgher (12 August 2011). "The Real Name of Medfield High School – Amos Clark Kingsbury". Medfield Patch. http://medfield.patch.com/articles/the-real-name-of-medfield-high-school-amos-clark-kingsbury. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

"Medfield Senior High School". great schools. great schools inc.. 2009. http://www.greatschools.org/cgi-bin/ma/other/1055#toc. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 

"Medfield Public Schools MCAS results". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/special/education/mcas/scores11/results/medfield.htm. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

"Hall of Excellence". Medfield High School Alumni Association. Medfield High School Alumni Association. 2011. http://medfieldhighschoolalumniassociation.org/hall-of-excellence/. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 

"History of Medfield". Town of Medfield. Town of Medfield. 27 September 2005. http://www.town.medfield.net/index.cfm?pid=12391. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 


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