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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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.
About Acton-Boxborough Regional High School...
Address
36 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Telephone
(978) 264-4700

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1360
527 responses
Average ACT
31
196 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$133,713
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Median Home Value
$559,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Senior Dress Up Day
    35%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Music/Drama Events
    18%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Music on loudspeaker during third period passing.
    8%
  • Nothing they are all boring and stupid
    8%
  • None of above
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,902
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,750
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,124/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Reviews

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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.
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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.