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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Norwell High School is a highly rated, public school located in Norwell, MA. It has 684 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Norwell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
226 responses
Average ACT
30
40 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$151,306
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$446
National
$949
Median Home Value
$615,700
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.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Mr. Norwell
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Norwell idol
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Pep rallys
    10%
  • Rent-a-senior
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
684
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,318
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,685/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Norwell High School Reviews

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Norwell High has a lot of caring and devoted staff that have most certainly made an impression on me throughout my years there. From caring and inspiring teachers to thoughtful and easily accessible guidance staff, students can feel comfortable attending school and seeking help when needed. I have encountered very few teachers that have done little to prepare me for following years of classes, however they are not impossible to find despite being very small in number among the otherwise good staff. The school's biggest limitations, in my opinion, are in the building itself. The lighting often feels a bit too dark, especially when the lighting outside is anything other than sunny. Narrow ramps being the only access to certain areas make for crowded inter-period travel that create a feeling in your mind similar to that of being stuck on the highway in traffic. Despite the physical issues with the school, it has not hindered my appreciation for it and for all of its friendly faces.
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Great school with amazing academics for a public school! Amazing teachers who will give their time to help their students. The school is a super safe environment where I have never felt unsafe, and although the school itself is dated, it has plenty of character provided by paintings done by art students.
My experience was excellent, I feel Norwell High school gave me the tools I needed to succeed as a student. The small school feel, allows students to really connect with their class and establish a better relationship with teachers and staff. The extracurriculars available at school are excellent and if there isn't anything for you, creating a club is extremely easy. The sport's reputation at school is great with an abundance of students receiving scholarships for outstanding athletic performances.