School Athletic Facilities
Location, Parking: The entire Complex is located on Woodville Road. The Falmouth High School (FHS) physical address is 74 Woodville Road. The Falmouth Middle School (FMS) physical address is 52 Woodville Road. The Falmouth Elementary School (FES) physical address is 58 Woodville Road. The Falmouth School Superintendent's Office physical address is 51 Woodville Road. There is ample parking available at this complex and is estimated at 800 parking spaces. There is parking at the Superintendent's Office and FMS, but the bulk of the parking is at the FHS.
Property Description: The Falmouth School Department Campus is broken into two parcels (West Campus and East Campus) totaling four school buildings, several maintenance/storage sheds, 2 softball fields, 2 baseball fields, 5 multi-purpose running fields, 1 artificial turf field and track and 5 tennis courts. The East Campus, located on the east side of Woodville Road, consists of the Superintendent's Office, 2 tennis courts, 1 baseball field, and 2 multi-purpose running fields. The West Campus consists of the FHS, FMS, FES, 2 softball fields, 1 baseball field, 3 multipurpose running fields, 1 artificial turf field/track and 3 tennis courts with a total of 67 acres. The West campus has 41 acres and the East campus has 26 acres.
History: The current FMS was built in 1957 and originally housed the middle school (Grades 6-8) and high school (Grade 9-12) until the construction of FHS in 2001. After FHS was built, and because of the growing numbers of students, the FMS expanded to Grades 5-8. The property and buildings have had many facelifts over the years but the site had its greatest modification with the elementary school construction, which opened in September 2011, housing Grades K-5 and returning the FMS to Grades 6-8.
Natural Features: The facility (both west and east campus) is enclosed by woodlands and also has several wetland areas including a stream. It is located in a residential area.
Allowable Uses: Fields and Facilities are allowed by permit only.
Cautions: Trails are partially located on “non-town” owned property and in one case crosses over railroad tracks. Currently, most of the property is closed to the public during the school construction.
Trails: A trail extends from the FMS to the Falmouth Town Hall but is not a formal town trail and crosses personal property. Another trail extends past the baseball field and leads to Falmouth Community Park but is inaccessible because of a bridge that is in poor condition and a railroad crossing.