A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Newburyport High School is a highly rated, public school located in Newburyport, MA. It has 784 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
241 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Telephone
(978) 465-4440
Website

Newburyport High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
199 responses
Average ACT
28
29 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Color Day
    29%
  • Half Days
    29%
  • Several special senior activities
    29%
  • Veterans Day assembly
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
784
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,851/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Amazing school, faculty, and extra curricular activities. And the sports are great! But the school is very stressful and puts a lot of emphasis on homework.
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I have never felt unsafe at NHS. We always have a school liaison officer in the building, sometimes two. Our school nurse is very approachable and she follows the compassionate precedent set by many of the people in the building. We have had instances of bomb threats and potential terror attacks (unfortunately that is the norm in today's world) and the entire might of the brave men and women of Newburyport Police Department and the Massachusetts state police were on site in minutes, securing the building, assessing the threat, and conducting searches with bomb dogs. I feel safe at NHS because I know that our local heros are never more than minutes away. As far as personal safety and bullying, the school has many outlets for the bullied to contact administration, teachers, and fellow peers. Bullying is not a major problem in our school because bystanders typically don't stand by. Personally I have intervened in cases of people being bullied or being the targets of offensive jokes, and I expect others to help me too. Newburyport is a very safe school and I always feel comfortable
Personally I have been involved with the Model United Nations team and the Mentors in Violence Prevention program. I can say that Model UN is a group of politically savvy individuals that are very well informed and have one countless awards though the years. Our instructor takes the time to make sure we understand our topics and politics that surround them before we are out into committee with a hundred other kids to hash out who's right and wrong. I feel that our teacher has prepared us well for each Model UN conference I've attended. As for th MVP program, 39 student leaders were selected by the staff to be trained in how to prevent violence against women in the halls of NHS. We received a rigorous training session, and have learned valuable lessons in communicating with people, preventing gender based violence, and being there for anyone who needs a shoulder to cry on. I believe that the administration has made the right choice in implementing this program within our school. They have truly made the school a safer environment, and it's now easier for some students to connect with an MVP student if they don't know who to talk to.