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Holden, MA
Students enrolled: 2,082

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1401 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520

(508) 829-6771
(508) 829-4895
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April 10, 2015
For students who have been in the district for years, Wachusett will cater to you. However, my daughter, a bright athletic, personable kid transferred from a suburb near Boston and gave Wachusett her best shot, but found the administration and teachers overall unwelcoming and unsupportive. They do absolutely nothing to help transfer students acclimate or support parents in the adjustment to the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 27, 2010
I advise every parent who loves their child to think is your child an athliete, an honors student, or very active in extra after school activities?? If you answered no to even one question, DO NOT send your child th this school!!! I will regret having my child finish all 4 years at WRHS, for the rest of my life. This school caused my daughter so much extream damage!! Please if you love your child do not send them to Wachusett!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 07, 2008
This is a great school. Once you get past freshman year, you have hundreds of class choices at all different levels. The teachers are for the most part very into their jobs. Another plus is that their is so much money in the district that there is a great new building, very smart teachers, and a ton of extracurricular activities. And to be honest, I'm going to a very good university and I feel that Wachusett was much harder. The only downside was that the rules are too strict, and don't allow for teenagers to grow up and have any responsibilities. Students are treated like they are 12 years old, even if they're in 12th grade, which is a big bummer. College will be a shock for many students going to Wachusett, not having to take tests home for mom to sign and all....

- submitted by a student

March 27, 2008
The school is getting more and more ridiculous. The House System is just a way to separate friends and irritate everyone. I honestly don't see the point in the house system and I don't see the point in the whole 'bus pass' thing. Previous people that commented on the teachers must not have had the teachers I've had. I'm in biology ae right now and that pretty much means we have a lot of trouble learning and we need help.. Well my biology teacher doesn't help us all the time when we don't understand something he will say, 'oh this stuff is easy, you understand it,' and walk away. I heard some other teachers are really poor too. The high school requirements are insane.. I'm in project adventure, which is a required class, and I'm terrified of heights, if you don't climb you get a zero.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2007
I graduated from WRHS in 2004 and I am completely satisfied with the education that I got there. The majority of the teachers love to teach and also care about the students. Whatever your interest is, there is a niche for you. Any problems I had here were minor, and were probably blown out of proportion because I was, afterall, a teenager! I have just started my senior year in college, and I find myself looking back fondly on the time I spent there and how happy I am that Wachusett helped to shape me into the person I am today.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 27, 2007
My daughter went to high school here and I have nothing but praise for the dedication the teachers had for their students and the job. My daugher went on to compete in college against the best in the world. Her teachers were extraordinary.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
Wachusett Regional High School is a wonderfully organized high school. I feel that my daughter is getting an education that will absolutely provide her with the knowledge needed to move on to college. With all of the renovations and additions to the school this will allow there to be more space, while also making the school neater and more presentable. The construction on the school, in my opinion is going to be a great success.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2004
WRHS is an extremely cramped and outdated building. I feel that the Superintendent delayed the improvements just long enough to get his own way. Unfortunately, the tax payers, teachers, and students all suffered in the meanwhile. If a parent does not stay on top of his/her child's academic progress, no one will be there to encourage it. The school psychologist is outstanding, as are the majority of SPED and regular ed teachers. If a student is willing to work, this is the ideal HS to prepare for college and/or work force.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2004
My son attends Wachusett and really likes it. There are so many extra curricular activites for everyone. However, the school's absent policy could use some work. They make such a big deal of how many days the students miss from school, to the point where they're going to school sick. Then they wonder why there are so many illnesses in school.

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Wachusett Regional High School
1401 Main Street, Holden, MA  01520
(508) 829-6771
Last modified Wachusett Regional High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wachusett Regional High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top