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Nashoba Regional

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 857 students

 
 

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Posted October 1, 2013

worst school I ever attended. They has you sorted out by economic class. If your family didn't have $$ you were not going anywhere. There were not many options or opportunities if you were not college bound. We couldn't get to our after lunch class in the time allotted because of the distance from the cafeteria so we got detention every day. THat put me home at 6 PM. I had to work to help at home.Consequently I could work or do my homework, not both. Couldn't drive your own car, just wasn't permitted. I will say however that Mr Blank and Mrs Blank (not identifying teachers as per the terms of use) helped a friend and I get into Marlborough Voc/Tech, Now Assabet. We learned a trade and earned a pretty good living. Marlborough treated us like adults. I remain forever grateful to those guidance couselors at NAshoba, (certainly not the school itself) and to the state of Massachusetts.


Posted October 23, 2009

My son 'the Doctor' graduated from this terrific school. He was accepted a every college to which he applied. The advanced placement classes are excellent and foreign languages abound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

Best school I have ever attended. I went to another high school and this was so much better. The teachers are very supportive, and most of the administration is there if you need anything. The electives are great, and there are 5 different chorus' to choose from (granted you do well for your audition) there is Jazz, Madrigals, Women's Ensemble, Concert Choir, Womens Pop (no audition required). The band sounds amazing and theatre is amazing! There are many different clubs that a student could choose from, any student can find at least one club that fits them if they wanted to. The EMT program is helpful outside of school as well as in school. I greatly enjoyed attending and graduating from this high school this past year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

This school is a pretty good school. School Choice shouldn't be allowed as the school is full. There is not enough space for all the new and incoming students. You cannot get into classes if they are full this is not fair to the people paying taxes in the towns. This is a regional school with 3 towns. All towns are in the process of expanding with new neighborhoods, townhomes, etc... they will need to build a new school soon. The labs need updating too. Also, this school does not offer enough electives such as: journalism, photography, Computer science, creative writing, fashion design. They should start thinking of the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

Overall an excellent school. The quality of teachers you have all depends on whether or not you are willing to challenge yourself. Sure there are weaker teachers, but you can work your way around them. Having taken both honors and accelerated classes, it is clear to me that the better teachers, rightly, teach the more difficult classes. As a student you can choose, for the most part, what you get out of your education. At Nashoba there are a wide variety of extracurricular programs - from music to sports to the EMT Program and various clubs there is something for everyone. There are various opportunities to be taken advantage of if you wish to do so.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

I am a parent. This is a great school. Easily one of the top 10 high schools in Mass. if not New England. The school is outstanding and supportive, yet really challnges students. Seniors go off to the best colleges in the Nation every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

You either fly or you don't there is no middle ground. The average student is lost. Administration and guidance is of no help, special ed is horrible. Some very good teachers but some very bad teachers. If your an amazing student or a jock its great. Theatre is good too and they have a good EMT program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

One of the Best schools in the country, Nashoba is a great. the academics there are top notch, often scoring as one of the top 10 schools of MA. it also has many extracurricular activities, including a special waver to train students as EMTs and have them on call during school hours, an opportunity not seen in many other places in the entire country. the sports teams are pretty good with girls soccer being one of the best in the state. The faculty are dedicated and open to students. easily one of the best schools in the country. Also the honors Latin program, taught by Harold Becker is supremely comprehensive with over half the class winning awards on the national Latin exam.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2006

Generally a mediocre education. Some wonderful teachers and some absolutely terrible teachers. Not much encouragement for excellence. Administration not very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

I love going to Nashoba Regional High School. It is a great school. The education is a mixture of old-fashioned lectures as well as hands-on activities. The people are also very friendly here.
—Submitted by a 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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
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Multiracial100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
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Students with disabilities58%
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Male91%
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Multiracial90%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
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Students with disabilities46%
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Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Multiracial70%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
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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.

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.

188 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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Tech/Engineering

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

30 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 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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Introductory Physics

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Tech/Engineering

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male74%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

89%

Average SAT score

1680

Graduation rate

95%


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 91% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Black 1% 8%
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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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