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Falmouth High School (Massachusetts)

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Falmouth High School
Falmouth High School, Falmouth MA.jpg
874 Gifford Street Ext.
Falmouth, MA 02540
TypePublic high school
Open enrollment[1]
School districtFalmouth
PrincipalMs. Mary Gans
Enrollment882 (2016-17)[2]
Color(s)Maroon & White          
AthleticsMIAA – Division 2
Athletics conferenceAtlantic Coast League
RivalsBarnstable, Sandwich, Dennis-Yarmouth

Falmouth High School (FHS) is a public high school located in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. The school serves roughly 870 students in grades 9–12. Over the past few years, Falmouth High School has undergone major renovations. Up until 1973, the school was named Lawrence High School and located at what is now Lawrence Junior High School. Falmouth High School is located at 874 Gifford Street Ext. The school's mascot is the Clipper and the school colors are maroon and white.


Up until 1973, the high school had been known as Lawrence High School for almost a century. The presence of a high school in the town of Falmouth dates back to the late 1800s, but the current Falmouth High School was only established in 1973. The name change was applied in order to more closely identify the high school with the town of Falmouth and give the school a community-based identity, and to disassociate from the similarly named Lawrence High School located in Lawrence, Massachusetts in an effort to squash the confusion between the two similarly named schools.

Students from the neighboring town of Mashpee attended Falmouth High School for many years, until the town of Mashpee established their own separate high school in 1996.

In recent years, Falmouth has undergone several periods of major renovation, which ran into the dozens of millions of dollars. These renovations came under intense scrutiny at several points and were plagued by constant setbacks, which included poor construction and architecture, massively exceeding the proposed budget, exceeding the proposed completion date, and several breach-of-contract suits against the school committee, architects, contractors and firms involved. Initially, the project was supposed to cost $67 million and take two years to complete, but the project ended up costing $87 million, $20 million over budget, and took almost six years to complete.[4]


These are some recent accomplishments of Falmouth athletic teams.

  • Boys' Hockey – State Champions (1979, 1981, 1982, 1996)
  • Boys' Hockey – State Finalists (1983)
  • Boys' Hockey – Super Eight Finalists (1994)
  • Boys' Hockey – EMass Regional Finalists (1980)
  • Girls' Hockey – State Champions (2015)
  • Football – State Champions (1947, 2016)
  • Football – State Finalists (1994)
  • Football – State Playoff Qualifier (1994, 2015, 2016)
  • Boys' Basketball – State Finalists (2009)
  • Boys' Basketball – Eastern Massachusetts Champions (2009)
  • Boys' Tennis – State Champions (2007)



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  2. ^ "Falmouth High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "2017–18 SAT Performance Report". Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Falmouth High School project again under scrutiny". Retrieved 12 February 2016.

Coordinates: 41°35′24.8″N 70°36′27.8″W / 41.590222°N 70.607722°W / 41.590222; -70.607722