Athol High School

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Athol High School is a public high school in Athol, Massachusetts. The Red Raiders are the school mascot and the school colors are red and white.[1] Reflecting its long history, Old Athol High School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current high school is at 2363 Main Street. It is part of the Athol-Royalston Regional School District.

The school serves grades 9–12. In 2016, it reported 358 students and a 75–79 percent graduation rate. The school registered 8 percent minority enrollment. It scored above average in state tests.[2]


The first high school in Athol was built in 1856 at the "Old Athol High School site" at 494 School Street. In the 1890s, construction of a new high school began and additions and expansions continied with a new main building constructed in 1937 in an art deco style. It was converted to a junior high school in 1957, closed in 2003, and is now a senior living center.[3]

As the U.S. prepares for the American Civil War, the Athol High School Guard participated in ceremonies.[4]

In 2018, this school received a $7.8 million grant for repairs.[5]

A student's oil painting of Clint Eastwood was displayed at the Athol Public Library.[6]


Athol High School competes in the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference.



  1. ^ "Schedule – Athol Red Raiders Basketball (MA) | MaxPreps".
  2. ^ "Athol High School Profile (2018–19) | Athol, MA". Public School Review.
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  4. ^ Caswell, Lilley Brewer (April 12, 1899). "Athol, Massachusetts, Past and Present". The Author – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Athol Daily News – Athol High School gets $7.3M grant for repairs".
  6. ^ "Mercedez Young, a student at Athol High School, created an impressive painting of Clint Eastwood that is currently on display at the APL". Athol Public Library.

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