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Maynard High School (Massachusetts)

Maynard High School
Maynard High School front in Maynard Massachusetts MA USA built in 2014.jpg
Main Entrance
1 Tiger Drive

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Coordinates42°25′17″N 71°27′10″W / 42.4213°N 71.4529°W / 42.4213; -71.4529
School typePublic
SuperintendentMary Jane Rickson (Interim)
PrincipalCharles Caragianes
Teaching staff30.02 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment390 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.99[1]
Campus size200 acres
Color(s)Orange and Black
Team nameMaynard High School Tigers

Maynard High School is the only public high school in Maynard, Massachusetts.[3] The 2015-16 enrollment is 485 students for grades 9 through 12. A new high school building opened for the 2013-14 school year. The high school contained the eighth grade when the new building opened. In fall of 2017, the eighth grade moved back to Fowler Middle School. The high school was one of only three schools in Massachusetts awarded Leader Status by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools for being a green building.[4] The school has a 13:1 student teacher ratio. The school mascot is the tiger. The High School's campus is adjacent to the Green Meadow School and Fowler School.


Public education in what is now Maynard dates back to at least 1757 when the town of Stow of which Maynard was then part, voted to create public school districts throughout the town, including the Northeast Corner District. The first school house in what later became Maynard was constructed in 1766; it still exists today at 101 Summer Street as part of a private home. The first high school was built on Nason Street when Maynard became a separate town in 1871.[5]

A list of high schools

Nason Street 1871-1877 Two classrooms, 35 students; building later moved and converted to a house

Acton Street 1877-1992 Two classrooms; sold in 1994 for rental housing, moved in 1903, torn down in 1920

Nason Street 1892-1916 Destroyed by fire September 20, 1916. Site used for Roosevelt Elementary School 1918-1988; Maynard Public Library 2006-present

Summer Street 1916-1964 Used as elementary school through 2000; converted to ArtSpace (artists' studios and art gallery) and Acme Theater

Maynard High School 1964-2013 Torn down after construction of the new school

Maynard High School 2013-present


Alumni Field in Maynard Massachusetts home to the Maynard football, soccer, and track teams

The Maynard Tigers compete in the Midland-Wachusett league in football, basketball, golf, soccer, baseball, hockey, cheerleading, baseball, field hockey, wrestling, softball, lacrosse, and track. There is a Maynard High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2017 the Maynard Boy's basketball team won the state championship. That is the most recent championship won by the high school. The high school takes pride in its commitment to athletics and strives for excellence. [6]

Extracurriculars and Student Organizations

The school offers many extracurricular activities such as Animation, Best Buddies, Culinary Club, Green Club, International, WAVM, Mathletes, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, Student Government, Yearbook, Young Authors Club, Amnesty International. .[7]

AP Courses

Many Advanced Placement classes are offered, including Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Physics, Spanish Language and Culture, Studio Art, US History, Psychology, Government, and World History. The high school is proud to offer as many AP courses as they do for the size of the school and the number of students it houses. [7]

Fine and Performing Arts

The school also offers classes in Art, Art History, Ceramics, Music Theory, Studio Art, and Theater. Maynard has put on numerous shows over its existence through its performing arts program. . From shows such as The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast to Grease , the high school keeps theater as one of its cornerstones. The high school continues to do shows every spring. [7]


  1. ^ a b c "Maynard High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
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  3. ^ Maynard High School. Retrieved on 2016-12-24.
  4. ^ [] "Maynard High School Achieves CHPS Leader Status"
  5. ^ William H. Gutteridge, "A Brief History of the Town of Maynard, Massachusetts" 1921 - Maynard (Mass.) pg. 48
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  7. ^ a b c []

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