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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Shepherd Hill Regional High School is an above average, public school located in Dudley, MA. It has 1,115 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Shepherd Hill Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
304 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$67,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$258,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Spirit week
    25%
  • Pep rally
    20%
  • Dodgeball Tourney
    15%
  • Mr. Shepherd Hill
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Dodgeball Tourney and Mr. Shepherd Hill
    5%
  • Homecoming/V-Dance
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,115
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,138
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,944/ 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
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I think Shepherd Hill Regional H.S is a great school. They offer a wealth of classes, with varying levels, from level 2, to level 1, college prep, honors and AP! You have many choices to diversify and concentrate on areas that interest you. They accomplish this by having different "pathways", so you can concentrate on Math, Sciences, or Business, Languages, or International! The teachers are very caring, and really go above and beyond.
They have a great athletic department and also outstanding Music and Band program, that is second to known. It's not super diverse, because of its location, but there is definitely something for everyone!
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For all of its flaws with lack of financial resources, Shepherd Hill had an outstanding number of teachers who were dedicated to students well being, academic success, and college opportunities. They frequently supported students with clubs, college resources, and providing safe spaces and shoulders to lean on for students going through difficult times.

However, it is still a school that lacks diversity. Most of the kids were white and bullying for non-white kids, LGBT+ kids, and so on was rampant in a lot of the school culture. Some things were done to address it, but most of the time kids either didn't feel safe enough to report, or teachers fed into it or ignored it.

It has definitely come a long way, and it has a long way to go. But, I feel confident that the great teachers will be able to continue to impact students meaningfully.
Shepherd Hill can definitely bring you success in all areas. The music programs are renowned for their work, the sports programs are everywhere and excellent, art and photography thrive, technological sciences are welcomed and nourished. The teachers (at least of the higher-level classes) are passionate and truly care about their students. If anything could be improved, it would be the schools adaptability to the students requests. I have seen many harmless proposals rejected for seemingly no reason, so it would be wonderful to see the administration be more open to new ideas.