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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Northampton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Northampton, MA. It has 872 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
About Northampton High School...
Address
380 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Telephone
(413) 587-1346

Northampton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1290
267 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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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
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,838
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    26%
  • The Pep Rally
    26%
  • Senior Nights
    13%
  • Spirit for basketball games
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Team Sports
    9%
  • Football games
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
872
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,607
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$17,180/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Amazing school if you take advantage of the opportunities offered to you! Teachers and administration are responsive to student needs, there are a wide variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities.
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Northampton High is a great public high school. Teachers are enthusiastic and very knowledgable on their respective subjects. Many students have continued onto top universities in the country after their time at Northampton. The school does, however, have very little diversity and the student body is predominately white and from the upper middle class.
NHS is a good school with a lot of unique opportunities (especially in regards to taking classes at nearby colleges). There is a large selection of classes to choose from, and many different clubs to discover interests. Although there are some things I would change (start time, lunch menu, etc.) the school is overall a pretty good place to spend the high school years.