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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  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-
Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is an elite, public school district located in Acton, MA. It has 5,658 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720
Telephone
(978) 264-4700

Acton-Boxborough Regional School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
421 responses
Average ACT
31
159 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,658
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,750
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,821,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,124/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%

Acton-Boxborough Regional School District Reviews

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It's rich, middle-class school.Almost everyone at the school is smart with the majority of students are in the 3.7-beyond.Students are over the top over academics and they can be snobby at times.The school is strictly for rigorous academics and that's about it.It's in the top 5 best high schools in the state for academics but it's been lately on the downtrend.Classes are divided into Standard Prep, College Prep, Accelerated Enrichment, and Honors/AP courses. Most students at the school are nice but they can be very, very cliquey. The diversity is mostly white and Asian. The school needs more clubs, school spirit, and strong leadership in general. Our football team was really bad. Mental health is a problem at the school due to the stress over competition and grades.I would say the school is a dystopia where everything looks perfect on the outside, but if you look deeper there are a lot of underlying issues.My 3 years at AB were terrible.This review is by a student government leader
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It's one of the best public schools in the state, and it's easy to see why. The staff are fantastic! I always felt as if my teachers were really listening to me. One of the downsides of going to a nice school, though, is how intensive the workload can be. Students often come in like zombies from staying up until the wee hours of the night to finish anything, and even though they are stressed, dropping down a level is often seen as something shameful or weak, despite it being good for their mental health.

The student body is diverse by the numbers, but students often group with people of their minority background: all the LGBT kids together, all the Asian kids together, etc. I think this may be due to shared interests among these groups rather than any actual bias, and it's not rare to see students of colour and white students chatting together. There are very few black and latinx students, though, which is a bit of a problem.
There are certain aspects about AB that I love, and other aspects that I hate, and there's nothing really in between. I've had several teachers who have really taught me a lot, who I still remain in contact with. I've also had several teachers who I really did not like at all who didn't teach much at all.
The atmosphere at AB is full of constant pressure in competition; competition in academics, sports, social life, etc. In the end, I can't wait to get out of this school, but I will stay in contact with a few friends and past teachers.