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Boylston, MA
Students enrolled: 418

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1001 Main Street
Boylston, MA 01505

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(508) 869-2333
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June 20, 2015
I am a junior at this school and I love it. This school has the best principal ever! And everyone is so caring and nice. This is my first time reviewing a school on this website and all I can say is this is a great school.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2015
The Principal is excellent, strict but kind, cares for the students & is always available to address any concerns either the students or the parents have. There are a lot of great teachers, funny, passionate & knowledgeable. There is a very high standard at this school, which can be difficult if you are not a hard worker. I have seen absolutely no bullying in this school. All the kids get along, no matter what group you are in. The chorus is excellent, Sports programs are good & kids work as a team, sportsmanship & character is valued over ability. The only downside is there are limited classes to take & a few less sports/clubs. Ex. Latin is not offered at this school. If you start out in Algebra 2 in Freshman year, you have to take Trig, then Pre-Calc, then Calculus. They did away with only needing 3 years of math, & students don't have options here. I love the supportive nature of this school, the small town feeling & the kids/parents themselves. The kids are very good kids overall & it's because of all the parental involvement you see right from Pre-K to Graduation & a caring staff.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2015
Yes the building and facilities are new, but that doesn't make up for mediocre teachers. If your child is on an IEP, be prepared to advocate like never before. After one year here, we're moving our child to private. Completely unimpressed.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2015
Special Ed is horrible at this school. If you have a kid who has an IEP, do not send them to this school. If you don't get straight A's at this school or if you are not popular then don't go to this school or else it will lower your self esteem. There is way too much bullying and drama here from the teachers and students and staff. Teachers bully students. They don't treat kids with IEP's well at this school. The Special Ed teachers talk to you like you are a 2 year old and makes you feel uncomfortable if you have an IEP. There are a lot of creepy mean teachers at this school. There are no good teachers at this school and everyone is too obsessed with MCAS which is not good. There is no diversity at this school and sadly if you are different then you won't fit in. Everyone at this school acts the same and if you act different then you will also not fit in. The Special Ed teachers yell at you and make fun of you and just make you feel very uncomfortable. They put kids who have IEPs in room 248 which is bad. They treat the kids in there not good. The Special Ed teachers would gossip about you too. There needs to be more teachers at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2015
Excellent school with a nice new building! I have a daughter who goes to this school and she loves it.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2014
Bad school. My kid goes to this school and is bullied by everyone at this school including faculty, staff, the teachers, and peers. Endless gossip between faculty, staff, the teachers, and peers. Teachers need to learn how to respect each student's personal space. This school needs more teachers and should have separate teachers for middle/high school. Lightly up on some of the rules and add more extracurricular activities such as clubs and sports.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2013
Bad school if you have a IEP or any special needs. They don't treat you will if you do. The principal needs to be replaced. Most of the staff members and teachers should also be replaced too. This school has too many cliques and the kids don't accept each other.

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2013
This is a great school. I would recommend it to a friend. It's a small school with great academics.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2012
Sometimes this school drives me crazy, but i wouldn't change a thing! With such a small school, it is easy to get individual attention from teachers and administrators. The teachers want what is best for each and every student to strive to their full potential. I wouldn't say that our school has many issues socially. For the most part, everyone gets along. Even if they don't, they know to stay away from each other not to cause conflict because there are always other people who you can spend time with. Although the building itself is falling apart, we are taking every step to have our new school build by January 2013 so secure the safety and well-being of students and faculty. I wouldn't trade my education at Tahanto for anything in the world! I have met so many great friends and mentors and I will be Tahanto alumni forever. Go stags!! (:

- submitted by a community member

February 19, 2012
It's small - but a very a effective learning institution. My childeren have attended some of the best school districts in San Diego, CT, and VT and I can say Tahanto meets of exceeds all of them. Teacher involvement and dedication is outstanding. Class sizes are small with great individualized attention.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2012
Tahanto is an MCAS-based teaching atmosphere -- meaning that's all the staff and administration concentrate on. Period. Teachers are not willing to "think outside the box" for students that may learn differently -- or to even find out what motivates a student to learn. Teachers will ONLY focus on those who are standard students who fit into their robot-like MCAS atmosphere. Our friends had a child that was failing. The staff NEVER contact the parents. They only found out when the report card came. We cared enough to help this child with homework, because Tahanto simply didn't care to help. Class choices and levels are extremely limited, because they only concentrate on MCAS. Activities and groups are also severely lacking. If you have a child that may have learning difficulties, is gifted, or even special needs -- STAY AWAY from Tahanto. They don't want you.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2010
Excellent school! It's really turning the corner in the past couple years, moving ahead. Effective principal and teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2010
I love Tahanto, I would never have graduated high shcool, if I had not been a school choice student, and transfered. I got a great education that prepaired me for college. I totally loved my Tahanto experiance!!! Never change!!

- submitted by a student

March 15, 2010
Average of what? This is a school that encourages thinking INSIDE the box. Considering that 90% of MA public schools rate 3 or below, THS is doing well for Massachusetts but globally, historically we're in the toilet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 22, 2009
As a former graduate of Tahanto Reg. H.S, I found that I struggled academically. I was a typical student and I tried really hard to get good grades. I was tested for learning disabilities in 7th, 9th and 12th grade. All that came out of it was that I was lacking verbal, math and cognitive skills. The school chose not to help me. Only did I receive help when I atteneded college and was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD. After recieving services from this college did my grades go up. It was the first time in my years in school to get good grade. I graduated with High Honors. I believe that Tahanto is NOT a good enviroment for students that have learning issues becasue they get pushed to the back of the class and forgotten. (There were a few good teachers)

- submitted by a community member

May 02, 2009
Academically: Small class sizes with many advanced (AP) course subjects are some of the great academic aspects about Tahanto. However, as a student, I find the quality of instruction to be severely lacking and the overall course difficulty as slim to nonexistent. Social Atmosphere: To me this is where the biggest problem lies. The small school atmosphere fosters special relationships between teachers and students which can be beneficial but also detrimental. The good aspect, you aren't a number on the attendance sheet; teachers are willing to help each individual to succeed. The bad aspect, I have observed many cases of extreme bias and even grade inflation for those who are on teachers 'good sides'. The worst part that goes unseen, is the unsafe activities practiced by the majority of student both during and after school hours.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 28, 2008
my children are very happy with the quality of the school and seeing as they are happy i have nothing to say about the ruunning of the school but only give out cmpliments, so well done everyone

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2008
As a former student of Tahanto, and not a very good student, I can say that there are special teachers at Tahanto that inspire even the worst of us. If it wasn't for Mrs. Svenning and Mrs. Barry I don't know where I would be today. When no one else had faith in me, they did. So, just for that I will always cherish my school!

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2008
There's times when I would rather be anywhere else than this school, the building is falling apart, the basement until recentlly was like a cave from a horror film. Yet, it is all these qualities that make the enviroment so much more enjoyable! Not only are the teachers brilliant, witty and animated, but they also serve as excellent roll models. Yeah, the town doesn't have that much money to fund programs, but the students and teachers work together to bring new and safe activities to the grounds in order to make up for sometimes a poor quality building. I will miss the school very much when I graduate.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2008
Tahanto is a good school, just not a very educational environment.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2007
As a graduate of Tahanto, I can tell you it is an amazing place with great teachers. I was well prepared for my college experience, especially in the subject of english, by my teachers at Tahanto. I also give full credit to my great achievements in science and music to the opportunities presented to me at Tahanto.

- submitted by a student

February 12, 2005
Tahanto has a certian charm about it. The students are close, and the teachers are inspiring and dedicated.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2004
I am curently a student of Tahanto grade 10. Allthough tahanto has been at some times a school that struggles with funds and money it is a great school

- submitted by a student

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Tahanto Regional High School
1001 Main Street, Boylston, MA  01505
(508) 869-2333
Last modified Tahanto Regional High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tahanto Regional High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top