A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Algonquin Regional High School is an elite, public school located in Northborough, MA. It has 1,451 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
79 Bartlett Street
Northborough, MA 01532
Telephone
(508) 351-7010

Algonquin Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
270 responses
Average ACT
29
87 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$110,147
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$949
Median Home Value
$379,900
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • The senior shaving cream fight
    29%
  • Junior Prom
    24%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Powderpuff football
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Senior sit in
    6%
  • Best Buddy's Friendship ball
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,451
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,784/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Academics: variety of classes (History thru Film, Python, Urban Gardening, Biotech, Ceramics, Contemporary Issues Facing Global Economy), good academic rigor w/o overly competitive environment, many AP options, even CP isn't that shabby

Teachers: knowledgeable, some are excellent teachers, a few teachers suck at teaching. Teachers also offer extra help sessions after school

Clubs: Harbinger (newspaper), Sachem (art and literary magazine), DECA, Model UN, 15-40, HOSA, Tri-M, Bee Keeping, Broadcasting, Anime, Quidditch

Food: decent, they do try to vary the menu + sometimes have ethnic foods.
Lines: hot sandwiches, main menu, deli, pizza, salad, grab n go, Corner Cafe
Recommend: chicken nuggets, pizza, baked potato, soup, pretzel, cookies

BUT we aren't called the Pharmacy for nothing. Don't use the bathrooms unless you have to bc you will run into drugs + we are NOT diverse - if someone tells you we are, they're delusional
(also we aren't the most technological, if you're into that)
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Algonquin is a great high school. I believe it has effectively prepared me for college and the professional life. The majority of teachers are good, some are phenomenal, others should probably (definitely) get fired. This year, we got all new administration and as a Senior I'd be lying if I said I wasn't dissappointed. They added all new excessive rules like signing out of a classroom to go to the bathroom, then signing into the bathroom with a teacher posted at e v e r y bathroom in the school to combat the use of vape devices, although it doesn't make it any harder to vape in the bathroom. Diversity is lacking as nboro and sboro are both predominantly white and virtually all teachers are white.
Teachers are passionate and well-versed in their subjects. They are also generally friendly and many go above and beyond their job requirements to ensure the best high-school experience for students. Academically, the school is competitive and offers many AP programs, though it is hard to get into these programs as an underclassman. There are various clubs that provide opportunity for students to specialize in certain fields, such as robotics. The school also possesses a strong athletic department with teams that are consistently competitive on a district and occasionally a state level. The music and arts department still manage to succeed despite seeming lack of funding, and it regularly produces students of great talent and creativity. The school’s facilities are well-kept and above average in terms of public high schools, especially the outdoor fields. The environment is slightly competitive among the highly-ranked students, but universally welcoming and nurturing.