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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
Amherst Regional High School is a top rated, public school located in Amherst, MA. It has 919 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About Amherst Regional High School...
Address
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone
(413) 362-1701

Amherst Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
254 responses
Average ACT
30
80 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,648
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,100
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Spring Musical
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Student Written Plays
    17%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Senior Graduation party
    11%
  • Sports Games
    9%
  • Ultimate games
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
919
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,003
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$23,020/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Amherst Regional High School Reviews

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Amherst had a lot of opportunities for me to explore in the arts which I appreciated. As a student not involved much in the schools athletic department I was able to take many art classes including ceramics, 3-D Art, Photography, Painting. Amherst also has a great dance and intensive theater department. I got in involved with Theater sophomore and junior year the experience really allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone. Aside from the theater arts our schools efforts towards diversity and inclusion did not go unoticed. I took part in many dialogue trainings and mentorship programs working in an intimate setting with students from all racisl backgrounds to dicsuss equity and how to better our community. A lot of character building at Amherst High School which prepped my success at the University of Massachusetts Amherst once I graduated.
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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!
Amherst Regional High School is an exceptional public school. The teachers are outstanding, and there are many class options available. If your plan is to go to college, ARHS will ensure that you are ready, and that you have a post-college plan. The school has an extraordinary music and theater department, and many athletes find themselves in the Western-Mass or state championships. There is great school spirit, and always something going on. The student body is diverse and open-minded, and the majority of students feel very safe at school. Through clubs and activism, students are very involved in the school, the community and the wider world.