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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
    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 801 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
19 Sherman Rd
North Reading, MA 01864
Telephone
(978) 664-7800

North Reading High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
171 responses
Average ACT
30
36 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$119,933
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,406
National
$949
Median Home Value
$452,300
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.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Pep rally/ Thanksgiving Day football game
    27%
  • Senior week
    24%
  • Hockey games
    18%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Calzone Thursday
    9%
  • Football games
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
801
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,771
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Some of the teachers at this school really seem to care about each individual student, to the point where I'd go to some of them with any issue I have, and I really confide in them. Others, however, seem to not care a lot about the students. They barely ever actually teach, and just pile you with worksheets while they sit at their desks doing who-knows-what on their phones/laptops. The main reason I gave this school a 4 star rating is because of the clubs and activities. We have amazing sports teams at this school that win states every year (soccer, cheer, football, hockey, track, girl's tennis, girls basketball, softball). Not only that, but some of the clubs there are absolutely amazing. I am especially fond of the amazing theatre program. The people in this club truly feel like my family, and I feel so supported by not only my peers, but also all of the teachers involved in the club. On top of that, the club puts on award-winning shows every year.
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North Reading HS is a suburban public high school that offers a general education. It has a very strong fine arts and performing arts program because of the dedicated staff. They offer a range of other programs. Science and math clubs are weak. STEM especially AP prep for chemistry and physics is the lowest performing program of all advanced placement classes at the school. Many kids get into their first choice colleges but not the top US schools, no MIT, HARVARD, STANFORD...
I really enjoyed my time at North Reading High School! I felt very prepared upon entering college. The faculty do everything they can to help the students reach their greatest potential.