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Attleboro High School

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Posted June 16, 2013

AHS was great. I just recently graduated, and can say that I had a great experience over the four years. I was engaged in sports, extracurricular activities, and an Honors student. Most of the teachers I had were good at what they did, and went above and beyond. However, like all schools, there are a few teachers that aren't so great. Also, AHS has steadily become one of the best schools in the state (test score wise), a commendable achievement, given the limited resources. The school has several fields of study, all of which are pretty rigorous. Lastly, a few suggestions and comments. Being outgoing and friendly is important in any environment, AHS included; that was one of the factors of my own success, in my opinion. On the same note, I believe that those who write scathing reviews and hate Attleboro are those who are the disruptive and uninvolved students and parents who do not engage themselves in the education process. Finally, the school could definitely do with a cosmetic do-over, AC, and to get rid of a few of the dead-weight teachers. But in all, it would be foolish to give less than 5 stars for the educational experience. Thank you. Blue PRIDE
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2012

Excellent school with top-notch, caring teachers. Plenty of extra-curricular activities. Students can take graphic design, culinary arts, and advanced placement courses for college credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

This school has been a wonderful experience for my children. We all know at public schools you can't help but accept the students and parents that just don't care about their children or their education; but if you are an involved parent with children who know the importance and seriousness of education, this school has an excellent and diverse curriculum that will more than prepare them for college. I have found the teachers, administration, and coaches to be very involved and really care about their students involvement, success and readiness for the next step! Go Big Blue
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

This school has performed wonderfully for our children. Of course, we are also heavily involved in our children's education which I believe makes a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

Attleboro High School is a PUBLIC school. By that I mean it is what it is. If the student wants to succeed then the programs available to the students are great. The honors program is a rigorous program that pushes the students to the limit. It is intense. If you do not do the honors program you can still take honors and AP classes and get a great education. The college prep courses do a good job and are good for every student. BUT if you would like the push yourself and try to better yourself take honors and AP classes. The teachers are what you make them. If you are kind and respectful they will be back. If you are rude and disrespectful it will reflect. They will always help a student if the student comes to them. Many will ask you to stay if you need help but...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2008

Okay, mediocre school in ratings, but it's definitely what you make it. Excellent teachers (care about the students, unique teaching styles) and opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

I like this school even though I'm not a parent they've been teaching me a lot of things I didn't know about
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

Hi, I am not a parent, but I graduated in 2002. Since then I have gone to college and persued a secondary education certification. While attending the school, the teachers were all too happy to help me excel in my studies. In fact, my 9th grade English teacher stayed after classes every Wednesday so that I could improve my writing skills enough to succeed the next year. If the student showed genuine effort and respect toward the teacher, the teacher was extremely helpful. Having studied secondary education, I have also realized how hard teaching is. With more and more students in the classroom at once, due to economic strain, addressing each of their needs becomes harder. The importance of the MCAS has caused teachers to have to squeeze as much information into a year as is possible. The teachers are doing the best they can, and they need parent support. --SLF
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

i used to go here i was in 9th grade. The teachers arent that great but they try. there needs to be an expansion and more teachers. for real.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2005

My experience with the teachers at this school has been generally good. When I have called with questions regarding my child they have responded in a timely fashion and seem to have a genuine interest in helping us to help our child. I give the guidance dept generally good marks as well as they have been very open to setting up conferences to review my child's performance and discuss how we might help him to improve. However, the facility is in need of replacement and there do seem to be problems with unruly groups of kids from time to time- I lay more blame for this problem on the parents of those kids rather than the teachers who seem to be doing the best they can with minimal resources and still deal with the requirements of the MCAS and No Child Left Behind Act.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I agree with the previous parents. This school is awful. The teacher do not followup with parents questions. There is no order to the school. A parents enter and said good morning and their response is ' Hi '. What example for children coming up in America.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

Attleboro High is awful. If you can send your child to another school, do it! Attleboro high needs serious improvement.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African American93%
Asian95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial91%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African American67%
Asian78%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial67%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
African American71%
Asian67%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial67%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners9%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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64%

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64%

2010

 
 
61%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students16%
Femalen/a
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White14%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students67%
Female63%
Male69%
African American55%
Asian60%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial70%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners8%

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

62%

Average SAT score

1523

Graduation rate

88%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Rathbun Willard Dr
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 222-5150

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