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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Belchertown High School is an above average, public school located in Belchertown, MA. It has 706 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Belchertown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
123 responses
Average ACT
27
31 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$86,165
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Median Home Value
$263,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    32%
  • Sport games
    21%
  • Volleyball lock-in
    19%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Band Concerts
    4%
  • Spike It For Life
    4%
  • Marching Band
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
706
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,317
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,737/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I have absolutely loved Belchertown High School all 4 years that I have been in it. Specifically, our band program sticks out to me as the best program BHS offers. Everyone is kind, caring, and welcoming to the program, and we have been given so many opportunities by our (new and previous) band director who has worked tremendously hard this year to ensure the program is as great as it can be. There is lots of support for the sport teams, the teachers are kind and want to see us succeed, and we are regularly challenged in order to push us farther. The only thing I would love to see improve is the diversity at BHS. Belchertown itself is not very diverse, so it makes sense that this is an issue at BHS. Overall, I have had an amazing experience here at Belchertown High School, and I am very proud to be a dedicated student here.
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Life at BHS is pretty great. Of course, it's even better when more students participate in school events! Most teachers seem to legitimately care, and some are really excellent. Moreover, administration is so invested and dedicated that it really makes my day so much better. If you're lucky enough to go to BHS, make sure you make the most of your four years. There's so much to do and get involved in. High school's a lot shorter than it feels.
I am a recent graduate of Belchertown High School, and I loved all four years of high school. I felt that I was always in a welcoming and safe environment and I had a lot of support from teachers and guidance counselors throughout the four years. Belchertown has a great guidance department that truly helped me prepare for College and understand how to apply and what to expect, especially because I am the first in my family to go to college. Belchertown also had a great athletic program with lots of variety, and additionally had a wonderful music and art program. This school has helped so many students flourish and become wonderful contributors of the community. I would recommend any one who is moving in Western Massachusetts to explore what Belchertown Public Schools have to offer.