Rogers High School (Rhode Island)
William S. Rogers High School is a public high school in Newport, Rhode Island and a part of Newport Public Schools. Other public high schools include the Paul Crowley MET School and the Career & Technical School.
|Rogers High School|
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Newport Public Schools|
|Principal||Jared B. Vance|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Rival||Middletown High School|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
The school was founded by educator William Sanford Rogers in 1873 and was named for him. The original Rogers High School building was on Church Street, the school moved to a building on Broadway in 1905 and the old building became the Thayer School and later a Boys and Girls Club. In 1957, the school moved to its current location on Wickham Road and the old Broadway building became the location for Thompson Middle School. An expansion to the school, The Newport Area Career and Technical Center, was completed in 1968.
The school's newspaper The Red and Black was first published in 1920, but ceased regular publication in the early 2000s.
The school began their football program in 1890 and their basketball program in 1905.
"Fair Rogers " is sung at every commencement ceremony. Words by Harold B. Walcott, Music by H. S. Hendy.
Fair Rogers! Rogers Fair! Thy name...
Shall ever stand for holy fame...
From childhood's day we've looked to thee...
As up to some great deity.
O sing! Ye sons of Rogers! sing...
Loud let your rolling anthems ring...
And royal praise to Rogers bring...
Throughout our city fair.
- Edwin T. Banning, architect
- Bebe Buell, singer and model
- Frank Corridon, Major League Baseball pitcher (1904–1910)
- The Cowsills, 1960s singing act
- Tanya Donelly, co-founder and guitarist of the band Throwing Muses, lead vocalist of the band Belly and the guitarist for The Breeders
- Joanna Going, actress
- Paul Gordon, keyboardist and guitarist with The B-52's and New Radicals
- Kristin Hersh, co-founder, vocalist, and guitarist of the band Throwing Muses
- P. H. Horgan III, PGA Tour player
- John Howard Benson, calligrapher and stone carver
- Van Johnson, actor
- Dorothy McCullough Lee, former mayor of Portland, Oregon (1949–1953)
- John Mellekas, professional football player
- Florence K. Murray, former Rhode Island State Senator (1949–1956)
- David Narcizo, drummer for the band Throwing Muses
- M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, former President of the Rhode Island Senate (2009–2017)
- Arthur Rosson, film director
- William Stevens Lawton, graduated from Rogers in 1917 and attained the rank of lieutenant general in the United States Army
- Josephine Silone Yates, the first black student at Rogers High School, she later became the first black woman to head a college science department
- "Rogers High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
- "History". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.
- "About Rogers High School / Home". www.npsri.net. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Belmore, Ryan (21 February 2016). "Obituary: Paul Gordon, B-52s Guitarist/Keyboardist, Newporter, Father and Husband". What's Up Newp?. Retrieved 1 August 2018.