Holten-Richmond Middle School
For many years Holten and Richmond were two separate schools sitting side-by-side on Conant Street and educating students in grades 7-12. The Conant Street buildings served as a junior high through the 1960s until they were closed in 1981 and the Dunn Wing at Danvers High School became the new middle school.
The retrofit of Holten-Richmond began in 2004, as the Dunn Wing was no longer deemed suitable to house the middle school. After the two adjacent 80-year-old buildings were gutted, renovated, joined together and 59,000 square feet were added to the rear, Holten-Richmond Middle School opened to sixth- to eighth-graders in 2006, boasting a state-of-the-art academic complex with a restored historic facade.
In addition to core academic studies, more than 900 students take exploratory courses in art, computers, health, public speaking/drama, music, physical education, technology education and languages.
The complex utilizes green technology, is highly energy-efficient and has systems to display real-time solar energy and weather data.
Part of the project was to allow after-hours public access to its auditorium, media center and athletic facilities. The property contains a cafeteria, full kitchen, administrative offices, a full baseball field and basketball court. Students and the public also have easy access to 30 acres of ball fields, tennis courts and a playground at Plains Park.
- Fax: 978-762-8686
- Hours: Classes: Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 1:55pm; early release, 12:45pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 2006
- Number of students: 920
- Male-to-female ratio: 52:48
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: No
- Acceptance rate (%): 100
- Accreditation/licenses: Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 13.6:1
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Number of faculty: 67.5
- Grade levels: 6-8
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: HAWKS News, theater, intramural/interscholastic athletics, National Junior Honor Society, school newspaper, ski club, Student Council, Student Senate, yearbook
- Sports teams: Field hockey, cross country, basketball, spring track and field, golf