|Torrington High School|
|Motto||"Quod Facis Bene Fac" What(ever) you do, do (it) well|
|Principal||Andrew Skarzynski (2017)|
|Color(s)||Maroon and white|
Torrington High School is the lone public high school in the city of Torrington, Connecticut. The current high school building opened in 1963 and was renovated in 2000.
Torrington is the commercial, industrial, and financial center of Northwestern Connecticut. It is the largest city in Litchfield County with a population of 36,383 in 2017.Torrington High School is a four-year comprehensive high school serving students with varying backgrounds and interests through a range of programs and co-curricular activities. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the Torrington School District consists of four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. In 2017, the expenditure per pupil is $17,049. Torrington High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The nickname of the Torrington athletic teams is the Red Raiders. The teams' colors are white and maroon. Torrington competes in the Naugatuck Valley League. The current athletic director is Michael McKenna.
Sports offered include:
- Indoor Track and Field (boys' and girls' teams)
- Outdoor Track and Field (boys' and girls' teams)
- Tennis (boys' and girls' teams)
- Basketball (boys' and girls' teams)
- Swimming (boys' and girls' teams)
- Volleyball (girls' team only)
- Cross Country (boys' and girls' teams)
- Soccer (boys' and girls' teams)
Torrington, Connecticut's music program has been selected as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America for 2000–2019.
The Torrington High School Symphonic Band, was selected as a Showcase Honors Ensemble for the 2019 CMEA All-State Festival. The band performed on April 12, 2019 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford, CT receiving a standing ovation for having reached a level of musical achievement that they had not reached before. The Symphonic Band was led by director Wayne Splettstoeszer.
The Torrington High School Marching band has Participated in 3 national parades in Washington D.C.
The Marching Band currently holds the awards of: - 1st Place Band, at the Bristol Mums Parade, in Bristol, CT. - Golden Harvest Award, at the North Adams Fall Foliage parade, in North Adams, MA.
2013 rape case
In 2013, Torrington High School gained notoriety for a statutory rape case of two 13-year-old girls by two 18-year-old football players, Joan Toribio and Edgar Gonzalez. It gained subsequent notoriety for some students' victim blaming cyberbullying of the two girls and its similarity to the Steubenville High School scandal.
- Joe Dugan, former MLB player
- Jordan Williams, University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team
- Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of location-based social networking site Foursquare.com
- Elinor Carbone, mayor of Torrington
- Patricia Wald, the first woman appointed to and to serve as the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, who later served on the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
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