A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Arlington High School is a highly rated, public school located in Arlington, MA. It has 1,253 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 98% in reading.
Address
869 Mass Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Telephone
(781) 316-3591

Arlington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
272 responses
Average ACT
30
54 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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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
Urban
Median Household Income
$98,103
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,463
National
$949
Median Home Value
$546,800
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Thanksgiving day footbal game
    32%
  • Halloween
    21%
  • Senior night, Last Blast
    21%
  • Senior assasination
    11%
  • Senior Prank
    11%
  • Turkey Toss
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,253
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,493
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$15,772/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I have enjoyed the welcoming attitude a large majority of the student body has. Students are open to making new friends and accepting anyone who enters the school. I also really enjoy the performing arts department. I have been a member of both of the orchestras for the past four years and the environment is energetic and motivating. However, some of the facilities are lacking. One of the gyms has a hole in the wall and several other spots in the school feel physically unsafe to be in.
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Overall, AHS has created a positive high school experience for me. The teachers are experienced and care about the success of their students. The students care about their academics and strive to improve the AHS community. Sports are average, with most emphasis on the soccer, hockey, and football. However, the school is not diverse and does not work to improve this situation. The building is in a must need of renovation and the food could improve in quality as well.
The teachers here are selfless and beyond dedicated. The school building itself, it's a mess but the people make it exemplary. I just graduated 4 days ago and I had a tough year personally.
Mr. Russo, Mr. Werst, Ms. Geiger Mr. DeLoreto & Mr. Martino supported me relentlessly. I owe my success to them.