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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Reading High School is a highly rated, public school located in North Reading, MA. It has 808 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About North Reading High School...
Address
189 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
Telephone
(978) 664-7800

North Reading High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
209 responses
Average ACT
31
42 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$124,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,434
National
$949
Median Home Value
$469,200
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Pep rally/ Thanksgiving Day football game
    25%
  • Senior week
    24%
  • Hockey games
    16%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Calzone Thursday
    8%
  • Football games
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
808
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$29,860/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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North Reading High School Reviews

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North Reading High School is an exceptional and positive learning environment. This school takes use of modern technology to create a 21st century learning environment. The resources provided by the school are superb and are always available to students at any time throughout the school day. The faculty and staff, working in the school, establish a welcoming ambience that students, families, parents, and the community can feel included and involved in. One aspect within the school that I would like to see changed is the amount of college readiness courses and programs offered. If the school were to offer more college readiness courses and programs, students will be more apt in a college learning environment. This is based off how the school currently offers zero college readiness courses. Overall, North Reading High School is a great school and an above average learning institution.
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The teachers and class offerings are pretty varied and good. Lot's of test prep for MCAS etc. The new facility features shared core services, new high school and new middle school. The performing arts center ROCKS!
The teachers are pretty nice here at North Reading High. The school is new and clean, and well maintained. They focus on appearance, and everything in the school does indeed seem well. The food is edible, the curriculum is challenging but understandable, guidance and the teachers are always willing to help, and all the staff members are easygoing. There are no big problems, except accessibility issues for disabled individuals.