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A+
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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is a top rated, public school located in Acton, MA. It has 1,863 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 98% 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
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1360
571 responses
Average ACT
31
220 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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
Dense 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
A-
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.28 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Senior Dress Up Day
    35%
  • Music/Drama Events
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Music on loudspeaker during third period passing.
    10%
  • Basketball games
    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
1,863
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,366
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$16,379/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Reviews

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This is my senior year at this school, and it was an ok experience. People are very competitive. You are completely expected to go to college, and those who chose not to are shunned.

One thing I can say that was not just ok was the music program. It was excellent! Mr. A, the new music teacher, is absolutely fantastic. My teachers for the most part have been very good. Like seriously, they seem to like their job kind of good.

Just...the main thing that kinda put a sour taste in my mouth is just the toxic nature for us to constantly need to one-up each other, and it got really tiring and stressful. The counselors were a bit overbooked which didn't help, but when they were available they were helpful and understanding. They recently made the school day start ~40m later, which is great. It shows the administration is listening and I appreciated it.

So overall I'd give it a 3.5/5. Solid expirence, just expect some up and downs. But that's life.
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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.
Stressful+competitive. Many students in honors classes shame anybody who gets lower than an A on any assignment or goes to a college that isn't extremely competitive to get into. Lots of homework and studying. Many whites and Asians, but not very diverse among other races or economically. Typically, honors are dominantly Asian, CP is dominantly white, and AE is a mix. Most families are upper-middle class, and it's tough for students with less money to fit in and not feel embarrassed. There are virtually no "fun" school run activities (like pep rallies), and most friend groups are established in Junior High, so I imagine it is challenging for new students. The school is accepting of diverse identities in the sense that most students are not discriminatory, but most are also unlikely to accept new different people into their social cliques. However, if you take the appropriate level classes, have good friends, and ignore the stuck up and entitled kids, it is not a bad experience.