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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Athol High School is a public school located in Athol, MA. It has 354 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
2363 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
Telephone
(978) 249-2435
Website

Athol High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1130
33 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,000
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.
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  • Mr. Athol High
    20%
  • Musicals and Plays
    20%
  • Music in the Parks for band and chorus.
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Lip Sync
    10%
  • Prom
    10%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
354
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,407
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,549/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I recently just graduated with the class of 2018. Athol High has it tough areas buts it’s like around a good school with good people and good teachers who do everything to get you ready for the next chapter of your life!
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The major extracurriculars are the music departmant and the sports teams. The Music Department in particular has won many awards for their performances, yet lack in funding compared to the sports teams who, more often than not, struggle. The drama club and music department put on many great performances and shows, yet lack support from the community. This is not to say that the music and drama clubs are bad, but they simply are put on the back burner behind the sports teams. Many students find their closest friends and make lasting memories in whatever extracurricular activity they choose (with many students engaging in both). There is also a variety or smaller clubs as well, such as Chess Club, Video Game Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Student Council, NHS, to name a few
I have grown up in the Athol-Royalston districts, and they were all good/average. Although some teachers aren't the greatest, the good out does the bad. Every student has Raider pride, and shows their school spirit. Teachers prepare us for college and push us to do better, so we can become successful and active members of the community. The school may be old, and the food isn't always satisfying, but the education you acquire and the community within the school is worth it.