Medway High School (Massachusetts)

Medway High School (Massachusetts)
Medway High School
88 Summer Street
Medway, Massachusetts, 02053
United States
Type Public high school
Established (New High School) 2003
Principal Richard L. Pearson
Enrollment about 1000
Campus Country
Color(s)           Navy Blue and White
Athletics conference Tri Valley League

Medway High School is located at 88 Summer Street, Medway, Massachusetts.

High school

The High School is the newest of the four schools in Medway. The building was completed in 2003 and the school saw its first graduating class in 2005. As of 2004 the high school had 771 students and 52 teachers, with a teacher:student ratio of 1:15. In 2008, approximately 217 10th grade students participated in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam. The passing rate was 97% for both the Math and English Language sections, and 89% for the Science section.


Medway has always been a prominent soccer town. The Medway Mustangs have a strong athletic program in general, and have won a considerable amount (18) of State Championships in the past 30 years.

The most recent state championships have been Boys Soccer (2000), Girls Soccer (2001), and Girls Volleyball (2001 & 1999).

Medway is a member of the Tri Valley League, one of the strongest athletic leagues in Massachusetts. In 2008 the Medway Mustangs won a Co-Share of the TVL for Football which they shared with Norton.

Some other recent TVL tiles since 1999 include:

  • Ice Hockey TVL titles in 2007 & 2006.
  • Girls Soccer TVL titles in 2006 & 2001.
  • Boys Soccer TVL titles in 2007,2005, 2002, 2000 & 1998.
  • Boys Baseball TVL title in 2002.
  • Girls Volleyball TVL titles in 2001, 2000 & 1999.

The 2001 Girls Volleyball team finished their season undefeated at 25-0. They won an unbelievable 55 of 56 total sets played during that streak. They had also appeared in the state finals in 2000 and had won the state finals in 1999.

The Boys Baseball team enjoyed a historic season of their own in 2002, finishing 22-2 and easily capturing the TVL title with a regular season record of 19-1. Seven of the nine players in the starting line-up were seniors.

The years of 1998-2002 were particularly impressive for Medway athletics as they enjoyed 5 state championships, 6 state finals appearances and 8 TVL titles. All of these accomplishments came from boys soccer, girls soccer, girls volleyball and boys baseball.


Medway High School puts on a musical productions each spring, drawing a large audience from several surrounding communities. The school musical is a fully staged, choreographed and costumed Broadway show with full orchestra and crew.

The Medway High School musical was directed by Chris Roberts for the first time in 2010. The long-standing music director is Nadine Amaral, who has been with the production since 1993. Patricia Kennedy had directed every Medway production for almost 20 years, beginning in 1992 before retiring after the 2009 performance of Guys and Dolls. In 2010, the theater program put on the musical, Anything Goes and the following year, they put on the 70's Medieval-themed musical, Pippen.

Each year's show is typically cast in mid-to-late December, with rehearsals running from early January through mid March. Show dates are usually the third full week in March. Medway Cable Access typically videotapes one of the nights of the production, and the show is then aired on one of Medway Cable Access' Public-access television channels in the coming weeks and months. Traditionally, the curtain goes up at 7:30PM. Most performances last about two and a half hours, which includes one intermission.

The old Medway High School (current middle school) sat approximately 375 people. The show schedule for this auditorium had a dress rehearsal/senior citizen show Tuesday morning, with public performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Bye Bye Birdie was the last production staged at the old Medway High School, with the final performance on March 20, 2004.

The new Medway High School auditorium seats approximately 575 people. Because of the added seating, the production now performs four shows instead of five. The new show schedule has a dress rehearsal/senior citizen show Wednesday afternoon, with public performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. On rare occasions, a Saturday matinee show is added.

Coordinates: 42°09′20.16″N 71°26′28.32″W / 42.1556°N 71.4412°W / 42.1556; -71.4412

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