If money, social status and sports are all you care about, then this is the school for you! I have never met a more shallow, insecure group of parents in my life. Trust me, their kids are no better.
As far as the staff goes, I have seen a serious lack of professionalism with some , including an assistamt administrator who doesnt understand how to politely talk to parents like an adult. Some of the teachers are dedicated and terrific. However, many of them are mediocre at best and provide a pretty "flat" experience. We are a family of educators and we have found this school to be disappointing.
The school is very mediocre it doesn't offer anything above and beyond. It's poorly funded and it shows in the building itself, the books, and the resources given to students and faculty alike. The faculty seems more than willing to brush something under the rug or pass along a student if they're either well connected or involved in football. If you're moving to North Attleboro and you're planning on sending your kids to school here I highly recommend considering looking into either charter or private schools. The trend of the public schools in this town has been downward since I moved here 20 years ago and it really doesn't show much promise in turning around.
This is a typical average high school in a value town. The teacher quality is average. There is a mix of teachers who really care and those who seem to be waiting for the last bell to ring. Not bad but not exceptional in any way.
The culture in the school is sports, sports, sports. If a student wants to fit in then they better find a sport and excel at it. The town has and maintains ($$$) two foot ball fields.
The school itself, I think is very good, but, if you're an athlete (particularly baseball and football) and your parents didn't grow up in N.Attelboro, OR, you're not part of the "MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY" (town clique), then no matter how good you are (unless you're TOTALLY OUTSTANDING), then you are NOT going to get a fair shot at playing, until/unless the favored player either, quits, or gets hurt. This town has had some really good chemestry of teamates through the years and has fared pretty well, but, they could have went a LOT further in certain years if the kids that deserved to play, played, and the coaches weren't concerned with appeasing certain parents that "suck up" to them. If you attend any of the events, you'll notice who the teachers/coaches/friends and suck ups are and you'll understand. I thought I had seen it all, until one day at a game, the COACH asked a certain PLAYER if it was o.k. if he substituted for him when the game was already towards the end and "in the bag" in N.A.'s favor. I've seen many kids get "the shaft" and it's a crying shame. No sour grapes here. ust, Cold, hard facts.
This school is decent at best. There are a lot of cliques and if you aren't part of the cool clique then you're basically irrelevant. Until they want something(homework answers) from you. The office ladies are really mean and snap at you even if you're being nice to them. Some of the teachers care but most of them can't wait to leave. The athletic department focuses only on football and considering that the Athletic Director is one of the football coaches, that makes sense. If you aren't into sports and you're not popular then the only way to get through this high school experience is to make some really good friends. Otherwise you'll be miserable and sit in a dark corner in the hallway every chance you get.