Crosby High School (Connecticut)

Coordinates: 41°32′52″N 72°58′27″W / 41.547776°N 72.974142°W / 41.547776; -72.974142
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Crosby High School
300 Pierpont Road


United States
Coordinates41°32′52″N 72°58′27″W / 41.547776°N 72.974142°W / 41.547776; -72.974142
TypeComprehensive Public High School
MottoQuam Esse Videri and Home of the Bulldogs
Established1851 (173 years ago) (1851)
School districtWaterbury Public Schools
SuperintendentVerna D. Ruffin
CEEB code070835
PrincipalMichael Veronneau
Enrollment2,000 [1]
Color(s)Blue and white

Crosby High School is a public high school located in the East End section of the city of Waterbury, Connecticut. It is part of the Waterbury Public Schools district. It was first opened in 1851 and is currently the third oldest high school in Connecticut. It has an enrollment of approximately 1368 students.[2] Originally located at 255 East Main Street in Waterbury, it moved to 300 Pierpont Road in September, 1974. It is attached to Wallace Middle School, in the Edward D. Bergin Educational Park. The former principal was Jade L. Gopie, the first African-American principal in the history of the Waterbury Public Schools.[citation needed] Now Michael Veronneau runs the school as principal.


When first opened 164 years ago it was called Waterbury High. A fire destroyed Waterbury High building after which a second one opened in 1873 on Elm Street. Crosby High School is named after former Waterbury Superintendent, Minot Sherman Crosby.

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  1. ^ "Crosby High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Crosby High School". GreatSchools Inc. Retrieved 14 April 2010.

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