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North Middlesex Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1078 students

 

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Posted February 6, 2014

This school is amazing. I've been going here a short amount of time but i love it. Ive heard bad things about this school, but none of them are true. The upperclassmen are so nice to the freshman, and the teachers are very kind and helpful. They do their absolute best to help you succeed. The sports team may not have a winning record, but the athletes at our school have the biggest hearts and sportmanship ive seen in a long time. The only improvement needed is to get some ac for the summer, and some heat for the winter. Wider hallways would be so much nicer too. Overall, a fantastic school that I love
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2011

This school has such great potential. The Ex-principal Mr. F saw that and had a vision for this school. that was the first time in YEARS the students and teachers alike had a principal that they liked AND respected. He was everywhere, with the honor kids as well with the ones in detention. He also knew that 8th graders going to 9th might fall thru the cracks and made measures to notice that, cause we know it wasn't noticed in the past. now that he is gone the students have mentioned they do not even know the new principal. There was also mentioned having night school at NMRHS , i think that would be great , not just for the money but some kids do much better at night school. i also think a high school requirement should be senior handwriting class and to grad. the students have write something and sigh their name. not just at NM but everywhere, the kids hardly write anymore, all computer and they grad. and dont remember how to sign their name. i also agree that they have some great teachers here and a few that are just riding their time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

I think this school is horrible! They have very limited electives and the school building looks like a prison....It has been causing me so much unhappiness.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

I was a little worrried 3 yrs ago, but now I am convinced that this school is heading the right direction and all students are getting an excellent education with a school committee, district adminstration, and most important faculty working over and beyond the call of duty to ensure sucess for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

They have improved academic performance consistantly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

We have four children, two who have graduated and are now attending college and two who currently attend North Middlesex . NMRHS offers classes that go beyond the typical core requirements. Sports and clubs are in abundance. The student body is very active in the community. They host a senior citizen morning and invite local veterans to their Veteran's and Memorial Day services. The annual cancer walk brings in thousands of dollars for cancer research. We have a group of students that go to Louisiana each year to help communities there. Our music and drama department are award winners! Parents host Project Graduation each year, an all night substance free party for the seniors on graduation night! We have a great combination of academics and community involvement, which shows in the personalities of the NM student body! Our
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

The school does not look like much from the outside but inside is what counts. The teachers give their all for the students. Not only are they there during the day teaching their classes but many of them extend their time beyond the classroom to be coaches as well. They are always assessible to the parents and many of the teachers are available after school for extra help. I need to thank Mrs. Rice for her wonderful concern for her students. Her AP chemistry class is difficult but she is ontop of her students and without her diligence they would not succeed in what is a college coarse. Thanks to all of the teachers and administration at North Middlesex High School I've had 3 of my children graduate from here and proceed onto college. One more to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

There are a few teachers that are worth mentioning. One is Ms. Makos, an English Teacher. She takes a lot of pride in her job and is top notch. Another great teacher is Mrs. Rice, a Chemistry teacher. I was really impressed with her curriculum and her web page as well. The third is Ms. Jennings, the American Sign Language teacher. My daughter has taken an interest in the deaf culture as a result of her being in Ms. Jennings class and is really glad NMRHS is offering this course. I hope they keep it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

North Middlesex is like an average high school. There are teachers that you'll fall in love with and others that you'll hope you'll never come across again. The opportunities offered to students here are tremendous. Classes are usually fun and exciting. The students here are talented individuals and it's quite easy to make friends.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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English Language Arts

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

228 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

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Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
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Students with disabilities35%
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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.

113 students were tested at this school 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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
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Economically disadvantaged69%
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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

84%

Average SAT score

1545

Graduation rate

93%


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 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (978) 597-0350

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Note: Data provided by community members,
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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