|Arlington High School|
869 Massachusetts Avenue
|Type||Public high school|
|Teaching staff||99.79 (FTE)|
|Number of students||1,325 (2017-18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.28|
|Color(s)||Maroon/Red, Gray, and White|
|Song||"Cheer today for the Red and Gray"|
|Team name||Spy Ponders (Formerly "The Trojans")|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Newspaper||The Ponder Report|
|Yearbook||Spy Ponder (Formerly "The Indian")|
Arlington High School is a public high school located in Arlington, Massachusetts. As of 2010, the school enrolls approximately 1,300 students annually. The current principal is Matthew Janger.
The current Arlington High School, designed by Howard B.S. Prescott, was opened in 1915 for grades 10–12. What is now known as "Fusco house" was the only original building. Boys and girls were required to enter the building through two separate entrances. Two additions were later added on, the "Collomb house," as it is now known, in 1937 and then the "Downs house."
Peirce Field, an outdoor field for football, soccer, track, field hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball, was created by filling in "Cutter's Pond", which had been previously used for milling. Mill Brook still runs underneath the high school to this day. The field was renovated in 2004 due to toxin levels in the soil, which stemmed from a company located where the Department of Public Works is currently situated. A settlement was reached with the company to pay for the entire cleaning, capping, and renovation.
Since the mid-1990s several news documentary shows have been to Arlington High School, including Chronicle, Nightline, and MTV Made. It has also been the topic of many news stories covered by Fox News, Fox 25, Channel 7, among many other TV channels and radio stations.
In 2010, Arlington High School became a national news over a School Committee vote regarding the Pledge of Allegiance. The following year in 2011, interim principal Mary Villano suspended school dances because of drinking and inappropriate dancing.