Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is an elite, public school located in Acton, MA. It has 1,902 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Reviews
I'm trying very hard to be objective here, but my experience at AB was downright terrible. As a new student, you get 0 resources to help settle in and you're forgotten about after a day or two. Good luck making friends! It's literally impossible. Besides that, the homework load left me working from the moment I got home to around 11 most nights. Forget weekends, I was studying and working the entire time. Mental health deteriorates extremely quickly at this school. Several suicides occurred last year alone. The only things I found good was the clubs and theater program, as well as sufficiently challenging classes. (If only those classes hadn't given ridiculously unneccessary amounts of busy work every night.) If you're looking for theater, this is the school you want- just DON'T sign up for honors classes, or else you'll end up with too much work to have time to be involved in theater.
The academics at ABRHS are great, but only for the kids who spend all their time studying. It is extremely difficult to balance schoolwork with sports, friends, a job, or anything really because the workload (and homework) takes a lot of time and energy. There is also very little school spirit, and many kids actually resent the school for various reasons. It is very one-track minded; there little variation or accommodation for different learning styles, and thus some kids are kind of just screwed.
Academics are still very rigorous, although some like to say the stem department is weakening since they're getting rid of the math skip test (to go to Algebra II instead of Geo as a freshman). I'd say Honors math courses are still Very Hard for those who don't learn math outside of school or do competition math. The science team is a national-level team, earning top 15 at Nats the past three years in a row. The english department and history department are also very good. One major bad thing about the school is the lack of ability to help students' mental health on the side of the administrators. They don't handle tough situations well at all, and there is also TOO MUCH stress.