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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northampton Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Northampton, MA. It has 2,626 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

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High Schools in Northampton Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1300
321 responses
Average ACT
31
44 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,626
Free or Reduced Lunch
25.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$40,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,323/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$64,850
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,098
National
$949
Median Home Value
$321,900
National
$184,700

Northampton Public Schools Reviews

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Northampton High School provided me with excellent teachers who were very committed to their students. As a student-athlete, I had a great experience with participating in soccer in the Fall and indoor track in the Spring. There was never a time where I felt like I could not reach out to one of my teachers for extra help when I needed it. The students at Northampton High created a safe and welcoming environment for all types of students, making sure no one felt left out. There were many different clubs, sports, and organizations that students took part in, which made the high school stand out.
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I have been in this school system since I was in kindergarten. I feel that the amount of time that the administration spends editing their curriculum and teaching methods definitely shows in the classroom. However, there is a significant disconnect between the teachers and students, most obviously in the High School, that needs to be addressed. The drama that goes on within the school is something that needs to be addressed. While students in high school are growing and leaning how to be more independent, they have not reached full maturity and need to act as such. I have seen, and had first-hand experience, with too many accounts of bullying that is expected of elementary and middle school students. Administration seems too busy to ever be able to address this issue, but it is a pertinent one and detracts from many students' ability to learn.
My time at Northampton Public Schools was great. The high school does a great job of preparing students for college and really helped us through every step of the way. My guidance counselor in particular always took the initiative to reach out and make sure I was on track - starting from the very beginning in freshman year. The teachers and staff always made sure to connect with students and really get to know them and their interests. Most staff even made it a point to support their students outside of academics, whether it be a sports game, play, ceremony etc.