Arlington High School

8/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
21
Grades
9-12
Students
1,217
Type
Public
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Academics
8/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Physics
88%
State avg: 70%
English
98%
Math
94%
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9/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Good news!

This school is far above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
93%
State avg: 85%
AP course participation
30%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
90%
State avg: 72%
7/10
Student progress

A promising sign

Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Strong student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, that even strong progress may not prepare a majority of students for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Strong progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a better job at supporting their academic growth than most other schools.

Strong progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's continued success.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
79%
Asian
10%
Hispanic
5%
Black
4%
Two or more races
2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
198 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
22%
State avg: 14%
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21 Reviews
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Neighborhood
869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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