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North Attleborough High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1206 students

 
 

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Posted May 8, 2013

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.


Posted November 19, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

Excellent school, great teachers, dedicated principal. I have 4 kids, all in the north attleboro district and they are all high honors. The school really provide lots and lots of help with college preparation, specially when parents find the time to get involved with the school, guidance and teachers every step of the process gets very simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Not enough focus on academic excellence. A decent education, definitely not superior. Kids with the ability to excell are, at times, forced to remain with the mean. There is a lack of guidance counselor oversight, resulting in kids missing out on college or scholarship opportunities. Parents need to be extremely involved in the college and scholarship search process (research, followup repeatedly with Guidance to see if required documents go out in time to meet deadlines) to ensure that their child goes through the college application process successfully. Without vigilance from parents, some kids will miss out on their top choice schools - especially those with early deadlines. Midyear and final grades for the colleges must be requested by each student.. nothing is sent out automatically, even though every college requires them. Do not assume anything with regards to the Guidance Office, follow up on everything yourself, repeatedly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Despite never having enough funding, our teachers and administration do a great job educating our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

great school,loved the teachers, and the really went the extra mile to help out with college references. Just about everyone gets into really good colleges
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

I'm a straight A senior whose moved around alot thanks to my dad being in the military, I had transferred out of NAHS after being enrolled there for 1 month because I couldn't get into the classes that I needed to meet MA state graduation requirements, the classes were already full, there were waiting lists to get into the classes and if extra students were added teachers would have to get paid more. The school was really tight knit and not much diversity was seen. It's mostly white, mostly preppy, most of the kids that attend have lived in the area or in North Attleboro most/their entire lives. I wouldn't recommend it for tranferring students. The teachers, administrations and staff were all really nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

Students' tend not to fall through the cracks at this school. The teachers are top notch especially in the honors/AP levels. The seniors get into great colleges. The discipline and safety are wonderful. The students who attend this school are for the most part very involved, and respectful. There are a lot of extra-curricula activities to keep students busy. Sports are a big part of North' High School experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

297 students were tested at this school 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.

283 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 Students97%
Female99%
Male97%
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Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
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Students with disabilities72%
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Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
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Students with disabilities54%
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Female93%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
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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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Introductory Physics

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Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
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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.

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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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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

90%

Average SAT score

1585

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% 68%
Asian 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1 Wilson Whitty Way
North Attleborough, MA 02760
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