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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
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Amherst-Pelham Regional School District is a top rated, public school district located in Amherst, MA. It has 1,361 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Amherst-Pelham Regional School District...
Address
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone
(413) 362-1810
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
290 responses
Average ACT
30
92 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,361
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,645
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$32,031,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,019/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$36,648
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,100
National
$184,700

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District Reviews

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I feel well-prepared and ready for college. I was fortunate to have had dedicated teachers throughout my education in Amherst, all who were willing to ensure that I understood the material and was successful. I have a diverse peer group and feel well-connected to the community. Amherst values education and it shows!
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I had a very good experience at the Amherst-Pelham school district. The district always promoted being kind to everyone and helping out anyone you could, which is a message that was reflected in many of the students. My biggest complaints about the district are that from my year on almost everyone had to take IMP for math and that the high school is cutting many classes. Unless you took extra math classes after school or over the summer in middle school you had to take IMP. I think that everyone should be able to choose between traditional math and IMP. However both the IMP change and the cutting of classes stemmed from budget cuts and a drop in students admission. I personally wish I did more sports and clubs, and in general was more socially active. The teachers and staff were very kind, understanding, and dedicated to teaching. The district was a very welcoming place to everyone and it felt like all of the staff really cared about their job and the students.
I wouldn't want to have gone to any other high school besides Amherst! The teachers are amazing and truly care about the education and well-being of their students. They make themselves very available before and after school to help you with anything you need. Another thing that makes Amherst a stand out school are the electives and extracurricular activities. The performing arts department is beyond amazing and produces amazing things year-round. The art department produces beautiful work and talented artists. I could not be more proud to say that I attended Amherst Regional.