A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 792 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 95% in reading.
Address
19 Sherman Rd
North Reading, MA 01864
Telephone
(978) 664-7800
Website

North Reading High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
149 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Pep rally/ Thanksgiving Day football game
    28%
  • Senior week
    25%
  • Hockey games
    18%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Calzone Thursday
    10%
  • Football games
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
792
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$15,896/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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NRHS is a beautiful, state of the art facility. Most faculty is knowledgeable, but there are like in many other districts those teachers who do not know the content or how to deliver it to students. Also, administration runs the school like a regime. There are policies that are stated in the handbook as basically it's up to admin what the punishment will be. Students are. It allowed to be late (even when parents are aware) or students will receive detention. These students include students who have never been late. There are other areas that need to be revamped as well. NR is not a problem school not should students/parents be treated as such.
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My experience at North Reading High School has been awesome. Year after year, NRHS pumps out scholars and successful students as a result of the resources available to them. The teachers are very knowledgeable and willing to help. The school itself is only three years old and it allows students to have access to high-end facilities and up to date technology. Each student receives a challenge by attending, but reaps the benefits later in life when out in the real world. North Reading High School truly prepares its students in a fashion that is unparalleled by other public schools.
Overall I have had a good experience at North Reading High School. I feel comfortable in my community and I feel as though I have the ability to be a proactive and effective learner. However, I would like to see the school system use their resources better. A lot of money was wasted in the new school system with things such as large TV's and new smart boards, rather than good computers for students.