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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fitchburg High School is an above average, public school located in Fitchburg, MA. It has 1,207 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Fitchburg High School...
Address
140 Arn-How Farm Rd
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Telephone
(978) 345-3240
Website
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Fitchburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
142 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,412
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,400
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.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Painting the rock
    21%
  • Sporting events
    21%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Rachel's Challenge Presentation
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Student Government
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,207
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,012
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,696/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Fitchburg High School Reviews

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So far so good. Teachers are nice, they are more understanding than at most other schools. Food here is actually pretty great! Plenty of choices of food. The only thing that could change for the better is the way new students are introduced to the school and their peers. It was quite hard for me to make friends straight away, as most of the students didn't want new friends. So maybe they should create a program that introduces new students to people open enough to make new friends. Other than that its a great school!
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Honestly, your experience here is highly subjective. The more you seek from this school, the more you’ll get from, and vice versa. There are so many hidden gems here such as : excellent teachers if you’re taking advanced classes, lots of freebies, superb diversity, competent/helpful staff and administrators, many scholarship opportunities and programs to register into, etc. Fitchburg High School attracts quite the crowd, and if you can look beyond the bad things that you’ll find anywhere, you’ll find paradise in your bubble. If you come here with goals to achieve and bring versatility, your visions will materialize before your eyes.
I like that Fitchburg High School is a diverse school, and the people are very frinedly. I came into my freshman year not knowing anyone but everyone was very welcoming and I made friends within the first week of school. Ever since then I've taken it upon myself to do the same for others too. On top of that the teachers are very helpful and friendly and really make you feel like you're in a safe learning environment. Administrators take it upon themselves to know every students name, so Fitchburg High is very inclusive.