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Hudson High School

Public | PK, 8-12 & ungraded | 86 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

This school system as a whole has no respect for special education families and does little to appreciate the challenges of the disability at hand, providing a One Size Fits All solution no matter what the disability is. For regular education, it's fine if you are a self-learner. Otherwise, you will be lost in the system. This has been going on for generations.


Posted February 5, 2014

An administration that lacks knowledge and accountability and professionalism. The lack of compliance and accountability at the district, state, and federal level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

Fantastic school, as a former student i have no basis for comparison of course, but nevertheless I enjoyed my time there got a great education. HHS gives students the freedom to choose their own paths from extracurricular activities to designing their own independent studies coursework. I was able to pursue what interested me and once I started college coursework seemed easy compared to the demands I met at HHS. The teachers really care about their students. Of course not all students had my experience, and at some point but I was proactive in being challenged by taking AP classes (even though people told me it would be too challenging) my teachers gave me the confidence and the help I needed to succeed.


Posted May 16, 2013

Some of the admin at the high school really dont care about student achievment. When you have seniors dropping out this shouldnt happen. You have certain administrators that bully students isnt right. They might want to paint a pretty picture but if your involved first hand of what goes on you know it isnt right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

I think the high school staff and principal are very involved and care about the student's wellbeing. One of the reasons why we have not moved from Hudson is because we would like our children to stay in the Hudson school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

This school is terrible. The administration does not care about your child. They show a lot of favoritism, and just don't get the job done in general. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

hudson high is a great school and alot of students agree with this. i dont think that the februrary post was correct at all. the school gets alot of school choice for academics and sports. students go to many ivy league and well respected colleges and the 'pods' are just a way to organize the classrooms and to make it easier for students to find classes students travel around the pods and classrooms every period
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

Very happy with the quality of education. We school choiced our 2 sons from marlborough public schools when they were in 8th and 9th grade and have had nothing but a very positive experience. One has graduated this past Spring and the other is a Senior this year. There is a great sense of community and pride in this school as well there should be. The teachers are engaged and involved with their students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

Great school. I did the school choice and liked it a lot more than Marlboro. I just wish that they would have a cut policy but other than that the school is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2007

Just the best school. I switched from Marlborough to Hudson and without a doubt Hudson is better. The teachers actually want to help the students succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

I am a Hudson High School student and think that our school is a lot more safer and has a lot more extracurriculars than some surrounding schools. What I know about Hudson is they are only looking out for the best intrest of the kids and how and what can make them acheive more in life. Hudson's the best! Go Hawks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

[The] principal allows political bias to undermine the formation of valuable student clubs that can foster growth, debate, interpersonal skills and the opportunity for students to freely exchange ideas.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2004

I, as a student at Hudson High, think pretty highly of our school. There is a fabulous amount of student participation in sports and other afterschool activities and the teachers are high quality and helpful. I think Hudson High is a place where one can grow academically and emotionally. We have a great amount and wide variety of college acceptances, including most (if not all) of the ivy-league schools and many drama and sports scholarships.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2004

Great School, Great Teachers, Great Sports, Great Activities, Great Student Involvement, Great School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

I am actually a student at Hudson High, and I strongly disagree with the Feb 2004 comment. They obviously misunderstand/are ignorant. Hudson is a very good school. The clustering system is completely differnt from academics. I have never been denied the option of taking an AP course, or any course for that matter, and there certainly isn't a lottery. For the area, I think Hudson provides a pretty comprehensive cirriculum, both academically and extra cirricularly. Yes, our drama department is very strong, but I don't think that is the determining factor in school choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Classes are taught in pods, by interest.... students must give up courses needed on trascripts for college to explore other courses.. not all pods have AP classes, then uses lottery, so not available, although they list many classes. Drama program is the one that draws school choice, not the academics. Students are not prepared for college work, even honor students have problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

School is too quick to pull the trigger on a student. I feel that they do very little to guide the student in a positive direction. The school seems to take a 'we give up, see what you can do with him/her.'
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 78% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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81%

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85%

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83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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49%

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54%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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41%

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35%

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35%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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96%

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91%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
89%

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79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students54%
Female56%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
27%
Introductory Physics

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
Tech/Engineering

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

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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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

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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24%
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50%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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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

88%

Average SAT score

1475

Graduation rate

83%


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%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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69 Brigham St
Hudson, MA 01749
Phone: (978) 567-6250

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