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Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 489 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2014

Great school, overall. Exciting hands on classes, awesome teachers, (well most of them) and generally nice classmates. There was some drama, but you can expect that in any school. Expect a ridicioulous amount of homework freshman year, but nearly no homework come your senior year. Some of the classes are challenging, but MOST of the teachers are friendly and supportive. There are support classes and study groups for students who need extra help which is always a plus. Cafeteria food is actually above-average. There are plenty of clubs for you to join there, such as horse club, vet club, landscape and book club as well as "FFA" competitions. Oh, and you can even show a cow in the school's annual livestock show.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2014

I went to Nofolk County Agricultural high school and the only thing I left with was severe anxiety and emotional trauma. The staff, on top of being self-righteous in their opinions, are also completely incompetent and unwilling to deal with any sort of bullying or harassment situation or learning disability. The favor towards the sporting and FFA students is completely ludicrous and I have never been forced into a worse series of situations. I was singled out in front of peers, berated constantly, ignored when I requested help in any sort of academic or emotional setting, physically assaulted with no repercussion for the other party, suspended for things said in private counseling sessions, encouraged to leave situations rather than dealing with my aggressors, and above all, had my education stolen from me because I was 'annoying' other students. I only lasted two years there, but the aftereffects of that horrible time will last for the rest of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2010

I graduated from the Aggie four years ago and completely value the education I received there. The teachers are friendly, the classes are not only informative but fun as well and the campus is beautiful. Where else can you bring your dog to school or take tractor driving exam as part of the curriculum? I will graduate from the University of Vermont in May and can definitely attribute some of my success to NCAHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

My son loves this school! He's currently a sophmore. Teachers are generally kind and caring. It's like a private school at public school rates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I graduated in 04 and this was the best school I have ever attended. The teachers are so caring and helpful and provide the best experience possible. If I still lived in the area I would send my kids there in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

I graduated in 2001, thoese were 4 years that I would do again in a heart beat. Awesome staff, awesome animals, beauty.....What more could you ever ask for! I love you norfolk aggie! debbie h.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

As a 2001 graduate of this school, I must say it was the best 4 years of my life. The teachers love teaching and go out of there way for you. The animals are great. If you want the best education out there this school is a must see! Thank you Norfol Aggie!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

I went to the Aggie, and I must say that they were some of the best years of my life. The teachers really made themselves available, the atmosphere was phenomenal and there is, as far as I'm concerned, no better high school in Massachusetts.
—Submitted by a former student


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English Language Arts

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% 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 (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 Students98%
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Not economically disadvantaged97%
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Male81%
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Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I71%
Students with disabilities59%
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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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students94%
Female93%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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Tech/Engineering

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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

90%

Average SAT score

1438

Graduation rate

100%


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%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hispanic 1% 16%
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 Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

Fax number
  • (508) 668-0612

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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400 Main St
Walpole, MA 02081
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