GHS Recognized for Important Milestone

Hello Gloucester Public Schools Families,

Gloucester High School has reached an important milestone that we want to make sure all families know about. After a multi-year review of our programs, curriculum, and instruction, Gloucester High School has again been awarded accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Moving well beyond the simplicity of test scores, this in-depth review recognized how well Gloucester High School’s teachers work together, the quality and depth of the school’s curriculum, how our staff care for and support students’ social emotional well-being, and the school’s leadership. 

The report on GHS is the culmination of a three-year process that included site visits, extensive document reviews, class observations, and interviews with teachers, family members, and school and district leaders. 

Dozens of Commendations

NEASC commended Gloucester High’s work in dozens of areas including: 

  • The commitment of the school and district to do what is best for students;
  • How well our teachers work together to learn and improve instruction and curriculum;
  • The remarkable effort to sustain school growth and professional learning during the pandemic years;
  • The schoolwide focus on the social and emotional well-being of all students and teachers, including the intentional use of social emotional wellness strategies by teachers; 
  • The trusting relationships between the students and their homeroom teachers that positively impact the transition into ninth grade;
  • The schoolwide commitment to improving equity and inclusion including professional learning, day-to-day implementation of strategies, and eliminating barriers to learning; 
  • How well the principal serves as the primary educational leader in the school; and
  • How students have multiple options to demonstrate their learning through a wide variety of classes, assignments and assessments. 

To see the full list of commendations, and to learn more about GHS’s Accreditation Status, please visit the Accreditation Section of Gloucester High School’s new website

Here is a link to an infographic about GHS being awarded continued accreditation.

The ongoing accreditation of GHS is a significant achievement that warrants recognition across our community. We wish to acknowledge and thank the entire Gloucester High School staff. Their effort and expertise ensures that every day matters for our students.

Portuguese Letter to Families – GHS accreditation.pdf 

Spanish Letter to Families – GHS accreditation.pdf 


Ben Lummis                                     James Cook

Superintendent                                  Principal

Gloucester Public Schools                Gloucester High School

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