A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone
(413) 362-1701
Website

Amherst Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1300
202 responses
Average ACT
30
70 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Prom
    18%
  • Spring Musical
    18%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Student Written Plays
    16%
  • Senior Graduation party
    13%
  • Ultimate games
    8%
  • Sports Games
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
980
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$23,020/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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African Scholars, Art Club, Match Wits, Best Buddies, Board Games, Cabaret, Cheerleading, Chinese, Class Yr Clubs, Community Service, Cross-Cultural Communication, Dance Theater Ensemble, Debate Team, Engineering, Math, Science, Environmental Action Club, French, School Newspaper, Gay-Straight Alliance, International Students, Latinos Unidos, Literary Mag, Memory Club, Model U.N., Musical, Nat'l Honor Society, Neurodiversity Club, Outing Club, Peace Jam, Photo Club, People of Color United, School Climate Control, Schools for Africa, Science Olympiad, Students for a Free Tibet, Survival Living, Yoga Club, Theater Company, Video Game Club, Anime, Women's Rights Club, Youth Action Coalition. Also, Alpine Skiing, Golf, Volleyball, Ultimate. All great!
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Amherst was such a great place to go to school. I felt as though the teachers I was working with really cared about me and the work I was doing. They would urge me to struggle with hard concepts in order to eventually learn them, rather than give up or stay complacent. They understood that my school life was not my whole life and tried to understand me as a whole person. My teachers knew me and would congratulate me on things related to swimming, theater, art, music, and plenty of other activities that had nothing to do with my the academic aspects of high school.
All of the staff and faculty at ARHS are very involved with their students. They are talented, knowledgeable, accessible, concerned educators who work hard to provide all students opportunities for success. Co-teaching is often practiced with a general and special education teacher working together to make sure all students receive the support they need. There're numerous languages spoken at ARHS (more than 60) and students have access to one-on-one translators, as needed. Paraprofessionals assist classrooms and support students with special needs. The autism program is excellent. Teachers are available after school to tutor and provide make-up exams. It's easy to feel that all staff and faculty care about the well-being of their students beyond simply academics.