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This week’s Principal’s SHOUT-OUT message to students expressing praise, admiration, support and confidence.

GHS ranked 32nd in Boston Magazine’s best high schools.

Congratulations to the administration, faculty and staff, students and families of Georgetown High School on being selected as the 32nd best high school in the Boston area in the most recent edition of Boston  Magazine.  The list is  comprised of public high schools that were selected based on how they compare on a number of measures including:

  • enrollment
  • average class size
  • Student to teacher ratio
  • %  Proficient on 10th grade MCAS ( reading, math and science)
  • % Average SAT scores ( reading,writing and math)
  • % Proficient on advanced placement
  • % graduation rate
  • % attending college
  • % of teachers rated Proficient, Advanced and Combined  on educator evaluations

While we have our own district goals to attain, we take a look at how we ranked against the district closest to us The following is a list and their ranking out of the 150 schools that were named:

Manchester Essex-     5

Hamilton Wenham-  21

Pentucket-   30

Georgetown-  32

Masconomet-  34

Andover-   35

Lynnfield-   40

Ipswich-    41

Newburyport-  51

North Reading-   52

Rockport-   57

North Andover-   63

Triton-   81

Danvers-  82

Amesbury-  90

Beverly-   91

Gloucester-   99

Peabody-   101

Saugus-   111

Haverhill-   118

Salem-   119

I am pleased to say that  our school has been ranked on this list every year which is a testament to hard work and skills of our staff , beginning at the elementary level and continuing to the Middle High School , and of course our students who work hard every day to build their skills, knowledge and level of proficiency !  Getting consistent results like these is a truly a team effort which also includes assistance from the central office administration, district support personnel and , of course, our families who provide important guidance and support to the educational process!

I am very proud and excited for the school and the district to be recognized for this honor. Congratulations to all of us!  If you are interested in looking at the data , I have provided the link below.


Carol Jacobs


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2018-19 Middle School Supply List

Grade 7

Supply List 2018-2019

  • 1 hand sanitizer, dispensing pump
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pk. Highlighters
  • 1 pk. Glue sticks
  • 4 pks. Index cards – 100 ct.
  • 4 pks. No. 2 pencils
  • 1 pencil pouch/case
  • 1 pencil sharpener-canister
  • 1 pk. Blue pens
  • 1 pk. Colored pencils
  • 4 dry erase markers (any dark colors)
  • 2 rulers- 12in/30cm-plastic (one for Math, one for Science)
  • 1 protractor
  • 4 binders, 1 inch (different colors)
  • 12 dividers (three for each binder)
  • 1 two-pocket folder for homework
  • 1 Scientific Calculator TI-30XIIS

*Some of these supplies will need to be replenished throughout the year.


Grade 8

Supply List 2018-2019

  • 5- 1 inch 3 Ring Binders
  • 5-Pks of Filler paper
  • 1- Pack of Colored Pencils
  • 1- Composition Notebook
  • 1- Pack of Binder Dividers w/ Pocket
  • 1- Pack of Fine Point Expo Markers
  • 6- 2 Pocket Folders
  • 1- Pack of Graph Paper
  • 10- Packs of 3×5 Index Cards
  • 1- Pack of Highlighters
  • 1- Pack of Washable Markers
  • 2- Packs of #2 Pencils
  • 1- Pack of Eraser Tips for Pencils
  • 1- Pencil/Pen Case
  • 1- Pack of Pens (Black or Blue)
  • 2- Pens (Red)
  • 1- Plastic Ruler
  • 1- Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1- Box of Tissues
  • 1- Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • 1- Scientific Calculator TI-30XIIS

Boston and Georgetown Public Library digitizes old GHS Yearbooks!

I was watching WBZ news and they did a feature on the BPL’s goal of digitizing yearbooks from every high school in Massachusetts, so I went to the site they suggested looking for my high school yearbook and lo and behold I found years and years of GMS yearbooks!  It dawned on me that, years ago, the Georgetown Public Library asked me to send any copies of yearbooks I had to them…now I know why.  Very cool project, enjoy Royal alums!  Click here to view the yearbooks!