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Encyclopedia > Braintree High School
Braintree High School
Type Public
Gender Coeducational
Affiliation Braintree Public Schools
Principal David Swanton
Asst. Principal phuck head
Faculty 116
Students 1,576
Grades 9–12
Location 128 Town Street,
Braintree, Massachusetts, USA
Accreditation NEASC
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White            
Mascot The Wamps
wikimapia lat=42.2 lon=-71
SAT Average 504, 519, 526 (R,W,M)
Website Braintree High School
Braintree High School billboard.
Braintree High School billboard.

Braintree High School is a secondary school located in Braintree, Massachusetts, within Norfolk county. The school is part of the Braintree Public Schools department and is located to the north side of Sunset Lake. Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... The Braintree Public Schools department, located in Braintree, Massachusetts, includes Hollis Elementary School, Ross Elementary School, Morrison Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Flaherty Elementary School (formerly Lakeside Elementary), Highlands Elementary School, Braintree Integrated Preschool, East Middle School, South Middle School, and Braintree High School. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There are several places named Braintree, or a variant thereof:- Braintree, Essex - a town in the county of Essex, in the United Kingdom The town gives its name to the constituency of Braintree. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Accredition organization in New England. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... This article is about the colour. ... This article is about the color. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... // WikiMapia is an online map and satellite imaging resource that combines Google Maps with a wiki system, allowing users to add information (in the form of a note) to any location on Earth. ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 452 KB)Braintree High School billboard. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 452 KB)Braintree High School billboard. ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Braintree, please see the article Braintree (CDP), Massachusetts. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... The Braintree Public Schools department, located in Braintree, Massachusetts, includes Hollis Elementary School, Ross Elementary School, Morrison Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Flaherty Elementary School (formerly Lakeside Elementary), Highlands Elementary School, Braintree Integrated Preschool, East Middle School, South Middle School, and Braintree High School. ...



As of 2008, the headmaster is David Swanton. Braintree's school colors are blue and white and their school and athletic teams claim the nickname of "The Wamps." It is currently held by the school that the name is derived from the Massachusetts Indian Nation Chief Sachem known as Wampatuck, meaning "White Deer." However, it is unsure if this is where the school's nickname was originally derived from. The name "Wampanoag," a Native American tribe historically based in the South Shore of Massachusetts, would seem to make more sense, seeing as Wampatuck was simply one person while the Wampanoags were an entire tribe, and pluralizing the Wampatuck name does not make sense. No matter what the source of the nickname itself is, concerns over political correctness with the use of a Native American name have arisen, with some consideration of changing the mascot to a Boxing Kangaroo. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... In the UK and elsewhere, a head teacher is the most senior teacher in a school. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A sagamore is the head of a Native American tribe. ... The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in the Wampanoag language) are a Native American people. ... The boxing kangaroo was the symbol for the successful 1983 Australian challenge for the Americas Cup. ...


Both the following mission statement and beliefs are required to be known by teachers and students alike.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Braintree Schools, in partnership with parents and the community, is to prepare students to become responsible and contributing members of a diverse and changing society. [1]


• Students should acquire, and use wisely, a rigorous core of knowledge in an environment that promotes higher level thinking skills across the curriculum.

• Students should be encouraged to attain high standards of achievement.

• Students possess unique talents and gifts and should be encouraged to reach their maximum individual potential.

• Students should be able to communicate effectively through reading, writing, speaking, computing, the arts, and technology.

• Students should acquire the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to achieve and maintain optimum health and lifelong fitness.

• Students should develop a sense of self-discipline, self-respect, and self-reliance and demonstrate social and civic responsibility.

• Students should become life-long learners to prepare them for a changing society.

• Students should understand, respect and appreciate the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of our society and the democratic principles upon which this nation was built.

• A safe and orderly environment, free of prejudice, drugs, violence, and harassment is essential to promote student learning.

• Ongoing opportunities for the professional growth and development of staff are essential for continued school improvement.

• Parents, in partnership with schools, are an integral part of their child’s learning.

• Community involvement should be actively solicited, encouraged and developed.[2]

PRIDE Statement



Inter course



School-Wide Expectations

Students at Braintree High School will:

1. Be prepared and ready to learn

2. Write effectively

3. Use research skills appropriately

4. Think critically

5. Work cooperatively in groups

6. Use technology appropriately

7. Appreciate cultures of the world

8. Use an understanding of history to make decisions

9. Recognize democratic principles of the United States

10. Communicate effectively in a foreign language

11. Use the arts for expression and self-discovery

12. Make healthy choices

13. Develop career skills

14. Read and interpret literature of different kinds

15. Use mathematics to problem solve

16. Use science to solve problems

17. Participate in democracy

18. Help create a safe and positive environment

19. Develop self-discipline, self-respect and self-reliance

20. Demonstrate civility in interactions with others

21. Respect diversity [3]

Enrollment & Budget

The school district is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, with a total enrollment of just over 5,000 students. The School Department’s budget is $43,159,023 in FY2008[4].

Schedule Structure

In a full-length school day at BHS is broken up into 7 periods, also known as blocks, lettered from 1 to 7. There are 7 days in the full schedule, each with a unique order of classes.

Rotating Schedule

In BHS's rotating schedule, blocks 1-7 change with each day, as the first period from one day becomes the last on the next day. To illustrate this further, this table shows when each block would be on each day:

Rotating Schedule Example
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2 3 4 5 6 7 1
3 4 5 6 7 1 2
4 5 6 7 1 2 3
5 6 7 1 2 3 4
6 7 1 2 3 4 5
7 1 2 3 4 5 6


Lunch takes place during the period occupied by block 5 on a day 1. There are three lunch sessions during this period, titled A, B and C. Which session a student attends for lunch is based upon which class he or she has during this period. Typically, classes on the third floor have A lunch, classes on the second floors, gym classes and elective classes have C lunch, and Freshman and Study Hall classes have B lunch. The student attends class during the two sessions during which he or she does not have lunch.

Academic Achievements

Braintree students have a tradition of excelling academically, with 89% of Braintree High School graduates pursing post-secondary studies. Students at all grade levels score well above state and national averages on all measures of standardized testing, including the MCAS and the SAT. Braintree High School offers eighteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses; more than ⅓ of the senior class is enrolled in at least one AP course.[5] MCAS can mean: The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (a standards-based test) US Marine Corps Air Station. ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ...


Braintree High is a member of the Bay State Conference, a league in Massachusetts Division I athletics. The current athletics director at BHS is Mike Denise. They have a traditional rivalry with Weymouth High School but play their annual Thanksgiving football game against Milton High. Recently the Boys' Gymnastics squad has consistently repeated as champions of the BSC while the Cheerleading squad competes on the national stage. There have been several other state champions produced by BHS in the past several years, most notably in girls' athletics. The Lady Wamps Basketball team won the state title for the 2005-06 season while the Soccer team won both in 2005 and again in 2006, led by rising star Amy Caldwell, a player who has received national attention. [6] Weymouth High School (WHS) is a public high school located in Weymouth, Massachusetts that serves for students in grades nine through twelve. ... Milton High School is located in Milton, Massachusetts. ...


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External links

  • BHS website
  • BHS profile provided by greatschools.net
  • BHS Athletics

  Results from FactBites:
Braintree Public Schools 2006 MCAS Results - The Boston Globe (94 words)
These results for Braintree Public Schools, released in September 2006, are for the MCAS exams taken in the spring of 2006.
Note: "Rank overall" ranks schools by combining the percentage of students who were either "Advanced" or "Proficient" and comparing that number for each subject to 10th grades across the state.
The rankings were done by Boston.com; the state does not rank schools using MCAS scores.
John Adams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4812 words)
In that year, he drafted the instructions which were sent by the inhabitants of Braintree to its representatives in the Massachusetts legislature, and which served as a model for other towns to draw up instructions to their representatives.
In August 1765, he anonymously contributed four notable articles to the Boston Gazette (republished separately in London in 1768 as A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law), in which he argued that the opposition of the colonies to the Stamp Act was a part of the never-ending struggle between individualism and corporate authority.
The High Federalists refused to consult Adams over the key legislation of 1798; they changed the defense measures which he had called for; they demanded Hamilton control the army; refused to recognize the necessity giving key Republicans (like Aaron Burr) senior positions in the army, thereby splitting the Republicans.
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