Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is a top rated, public school located in Acton, MA. It has 1,902 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Rankings
Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Niche users from this school are most interested in the following colleges.
- A258 Students
- A+222 Students
- A+198 Students
- A+147 Students
- A+125 Students
- A117 Students
- A-109 Students
- A-107 Students
- A+105 Students
- A+91 Students
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
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.27 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responsesReport
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.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
Schools like Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
- A+Lexington High School
- Lexington Public Schools, MA
- 300 reviews
- A+Weston High School
- Weston Public Schools, MA
- 91 reviews
- A+Belmont High School
- Belmont Public Schools, MA
- 179 reviews
- A+Newton North High School
- Newton Public Schools, MA
- 328 reviews
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Reviews
From a class of 2018 alum- do NOT come here. School culture is nonexistent and often toxic; in honors classes, your value is based on your grades. People have bet money on who will get into what college. Friendships have been broken solely based on college acceptances. People pay to know others' GPA. Racism scandals aren't uncommon. Suicide rates are far above normal. For what? Almost nothing; college acceptance rates to high-tier institutions from our school have dropped dramatically in recent years. If you're considering ABRHS because of its academic reputation, you're severely mistaken. If you're considering ABRHS because of anything else, reconsider.
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.
ABRHS is a school with top-notch academics and some incredible teachers, but the overall environment is very stressful and unwelcoming. There's a sense that if you're not at the very top, you're not good enough, and it's virtually impossible to be at the top in a community of 2,000 very talented students. The administration is really bad at dealing with the issues this causes: the way mental health is handled is very unhelpful and quite discouraging, even though they mean well.