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Stoughton, MA
Students enrolled: 1,072

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232 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

(781) 344-7001
(781) 341-6041
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June 08, 2015
There is a serious bullying problem at this school that the administration insists does not exist. After 3 years of trying to work with administrators to address this I ended up pulling my daughter out to homeschool her. I truly feared for my daughter's well being if she continued in the Stoughton schools. Also, you won't get a school bus unless you pay their extortion fee, regardless of how far from the school you live, and despite having high property taxes.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
June 08, 2015
You can be the best teacher in the world, but if you don't have control over your class then the students learn nothing. If you don't notice bullying going on in your class when it is a daily occurrence, your students will become discouraged and disinclined to learn. See something, say something. Writing student's up and sending them to the office for annoying the teacher, sure. But if a student is impacting another student's ability to learn then they too should be removed from class.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2015
If you think about moving to the suburbs, you're not getting your money's worth here! The office is disorganized and consists of lazy secretaries. The guidance office offers no help in college preparation, and when asked if the junior class may take a field trip to the college fair in Boston a guidance counselor responded, and I quote, "most of the kids at stoughton high aren't college bound", which is completely false. Given this is a blue collar town a lot of the students here work to provide for their families which may explain their lacking in grades. But they don't even offer any sufficient tutoring here anyways. I'm on my way to ap and honors classes my senior year; and I wish they would just admit the school is poor and has no money for field trips, enough school buses for all students, or a renovation,and stop blaming the students.

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2011
As a student i do believe respect comes first to the teacher. But i'm going to say that some of the teachers don't return the favor. I find this school OK and decent but one thing i really do not find acceptable is the way this school handles discipline. If a student is referred to the office he/she has absolutely no chance of getting the assistant principles to go with their side of the story and give you a chance. They just read anything the teacher reports and go along with it, just basically letting you tell your story for fun!

- submitted by a student

July 15, 2010
I went to this school for two years, my freshman and senior year. Never have I been more disrespected, tortured and teased by students. Teachers usually don't care or do much for it and write it off as kids will be kids. The principal told me my freshman year that when I was made fun of for being hispanic it was just character building and the way people my age interacted. Teachers will pass and fail who they want based on more than just performance. When I was a few weeks away from graduation my creative writing teacher found that one of our football players could not read or write at a senior proficiency and he was still being graduated. I don't think this school is a good school for anybody. I think between the kids and the teachers it makes it a very hard and cruel place to be.

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2009
Due to the everdecreasing budget of the Stoughton School system, the quality of one's experience at SHS is declining. This upcoming school year, the list of extracurriculars and clubs is half of what it was last year. Overall, SHS is a decent place for a decent education. Compared to other schools of its kind, it doesn't offer as many advanced classes or career-specific electives, but SHS still has many strong areas. The music department isn't what it used to be, but they still remain one of the top ranked in the country. Most of the experienced teachers, those who are etched in the memories of half the town, have retired and given up their teaching positions to young teachers, most of them straight out of college. Despite all the changes that have happened in the years that I've been here, I'm still looking forward to my senior year.

- submitted by a student

March 13, 2008
Stoughton High school is a great atmosphere for the scholar,( there are AP courses , honors, college level etc. depending on your ambition and ability) , the student athlete,( our sports are competitive) the student interested in arts, (our band is involved in national competitions) , the business minded( we are involved with the Decca organization). there is something for everyone.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2007
I'm a gradutating Senior this year and I gotta say, I feel so at home at Stoughton High. The teachers and the students have a great relationship, and the east going yet still hard working atomosphere of the school is great to work in. I'm so proud to say I've attended there so far and I'll miss it dearly when I leave. <=)

- submitted by a student

July 18, 2007
I recently graduated from Stoughton High School and I can truthfully say that the school was amazing. The principal really got involved in the school and the teachers worked hard to make sure everyone was doing well. I felt ready and prepared to apply to college and was accepted to all 6 of the schools I applied to. My guidance counselor was very helpful with all aspects of the application process and the teachers were very supportive. I always felt comfortable in the school environment and I was ready to learn. Thank you SHS and keep up the good work!

- submitted by a student

November 07, 2006
Overall, the school is highly unintelligent and does not intend to help their students if it is out of a comfortable opportunity, such as when the student can specifically name what they have trouble with and when they take time out of their lives to find the teacher after school, that is if they can find them.

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August 03, 2005
My son is entering SHS in the fall 2006. I was so impressed with the professional attitudes of every administrator and teacher. The time the principal spent with my child and I was so reassuring of his sincere concern for students academic achievement. As a parent, I am really looking forward to getting involved with the PTA. The guidance counselor was excellent in advising my son in a mixture of honors and college courses. I left having a level of comfort knowing my son will receive an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2004
My sister and I graduated in the 70's. My sister's son graduated in the 90's. My son will graduate in 2007. From the 1970's to the present, Stoughton public schools have provided outstanding education standards for their students, despite budget and staff issues over the years. The ability to contact the high school teachers via e-mail has allowed me to keep abreast of my son's progress, which is an excellent tool for parents to stay on top of their child's schoolwork performance. I can truthfully state that Stoughton High School still maintains a standard by which many other public schools should follow.

- submitted by a student

December 07, 2003
Stoughton High School was the best school I have ever been to. The teacher to student ratio is good, and the enviroment is healthy. It seems as if the teenagers there are willing and ready to learn.

- submitted by a parent
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Stoughton High School
232 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA  02072
(781) 344-7001
Last modified Stoughton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stoughton High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top