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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  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 812 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

North Reading High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
252 responses
Average ACT
30
53 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-
Median Household Income
$126,818
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,451
National
$949
Median Home Value
$497,600
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.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Pep rally/ Thanksgiving Day football game
    26%
  • Senior week
    24%
  • Hockey games
    15%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Calzone Thursday
    7%
  • 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
812
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,256
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$18,344/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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North Reading High School Reviews

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Very good learning environment, great building and facilities, lots of hornet pride! The faculty and staff are always there for students in need and go the extra mile to ensure students have resources available to them, especially during this Covid-19 crisis.
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Administration constantly works against the students. Allows for no student freedom and sometimes will lead to restriction of students' ability to learn, get their work done, and let their true creativity flow. The administration excessively punishes students which further leads to more interference in their education. The school is EXTREMELY sexist against women sports compared to the men's sports. They strongly encourage attending to college, to the point where they look down upon those who are not attending college.
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.