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Southington High School

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Southington High School
720 Pleasant Street


United States
Coordinates41°36′55″N 72°51′41″W / 41.61519°N 72.86131°W / 41.61519; -72.86131
TypePublic high school
Established1848 (176 years ago) (1848)
CEEB code070690
PrincipalMichael Crocco
Teaching staff151.00 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,952 (2021-22)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.05[1]
Color(s)Blue and white
Athletics conferenceCCC West
MascotBlue Knight

Southington High School (previously Lewis Academy and Lewis High School) is a public high school located at 720 Pleasant Street in Southington, Connecticut.
It is the only high school in Southington.


Southington residents Sally Lewis and her cousin Adin Lewis left bequests to build the Lewis Academy, which when it opened in 1848 provided a classical education including "Latin, Greek, mathematics, geography, and other branches higher than are taught in the common school." In 1882 the academy became Lewis High School and was acquired by the town of Southington, becoming a public school.[2] In 1949, the one hundredth year of the school, the last class graduated. Lewis High School became Southington High School in 1950 when the new building opened.[3]


Southington High School offers a hierarchical system with classes designed to suit student ability level. These courses are college prep (CP), competitive college prep (CCP), and honors-level (H) classes.

Faculty members are responsible for suggesting the most appropriate level of courses to individual students; however, students are allowed to enroll in courses of any difficulty level with the written permission of their parents and an individual meeting with the student's guidance counselor.

Southington High School offers a number of Advanced Placement courses as well as for-credit foreign language courses through the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience program. Some other courses, such as Accounting II, will also offer college credit if completed with an unweighted grade above 75.


Southington competes in the West division of the Central Connecticut Conference, which consists of New Britain High School, Simsbury High School, Hall High School, Newington High School, Conard High School, Farmington High School, and Northwest Catholic High School. Sports that are at Southington are:[4]

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Field Hockey (girls)
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Wrestling

Sports stadiums

The largest stadium at Southington High School is Fontana Field. Sports that are played at Fontana Field are: football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and track & field. The SHS athletic complex contains two football fields, three soccer fields, two softball fields, two baseball fields, two field hockey fields, a lacrosse field, and tennis courts. The volleyball and basketball teams play in one of the two gyms at SHS.

School news

The Emblem is Southington High School's student newspaper. First published in 1898, it has been continuously published since 1911.

PCB scare

In September of the 2000–2001 school year, the motor that runs the school's clocks exploded in the basement of Southington High School. Students were kept out of the building for days as everything was tested for cancerous PCBs.[citation needed]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c "Southington High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "DePaolo School Follows Tradition"
  3. ^ [user-generated source]
  4. ^ "Athletics - Southington Public Schools". Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  5. ^ "James R. Benn". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame announces inaugural class". Southington Citizen. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rob Dibble Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "Names added to Wall of Honors at Southington High". The Southington Observer. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Carl Pavano Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  10. ^ Russo, Ben (June 4, 1995). "Petersen Is A Hit, Even If He Can't". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Mike Raczka Stats". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
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