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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  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 759 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Newburyport High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
317 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$103,220
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$949
Median Home Value
$514,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Color Day
    31%
  • Half Days
    27%
  • Several special senior activities
    27%
  • Veterans Day assembly
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
759
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,395
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$19,325/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Newburyport High school is definitely one of the best high schools in the country. It has awesome teachers, great opportunities, pretty much anything can be a club, they endorsed our student walk out for gun violence, and you get excused absences for almost anything legit (sickness, college visits, etc). The athletics are really competitive. There are only a few issues overall. There is absolutely no diversity whatsoever. Not in race, not really in family income, hardly in religion, and definitely not in political beliefs. It is a white, wealthy, atheist (“my parents are catholic”), democratic school. This honestly isn’t all that horrible of a thing, unless you don’t belong in all four of those categories. My friend recently got suspended for wearing a durag in school so apparently the people in charge want to keep the school anti-diversity. Overall it’s an awesome school and they have super high expectations for academics which is probably a good thing.
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Newburyport High School has an amazing faculty, there were very few teachers/staff that I found unpleasant. With that being said, I dreaded coming to school because of my peers. Those who found themselves to be entitled to be better than everyone else made high school unenjoyable and unnecessarily dramatic. Those who acted nasty towards others mostly got a slap on the wrist and no consequences followed, so I'd say administration needs some work. Keeping this in mind, this would affect how others felt inside their own school that they pay dues for just like everyone else. Their safety, health, and overall well-being. Mental health wasn't necessarily pushed aside in this case, but for the peers I had that effected my own and my friend's mental health were not being held accountable and people noticed, and did nothing. I suppose that's normal now.
Newburyport high school is a beautiful school in a picturesque town. Sits on high street just moments from the waterfront covered in it's ivy walls. The education is top notch and the facilities are in good condition. Offering up some sporting activities such as cross country skiing! The town has a lot to offer as well, safe neighborhoods and many excellent places to enjoy a delicious fresh caught meal.
Being an alum of the gorgeous school often makes me feel grateful having the privledge to grow up there.