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Worcester, MA
Students enrolled: 1,193
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140 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

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(508) 799-3370
(508) 799-8252
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July 31, 2014
It's amazing the show they will put on until you're gone. Then wait for maggot treatment. It seems that when they say "we're here to help build a foundation for college and guide you through the application process" to be frank, it's lie after lie. Never helpful, and when you find a TEACHER with the heart to help, you get thrown out like a threat to society. It's all show, it's a daycare not an institution of education. Sincerly, A north high drop out headed for a meaningful life studying at a top college. Save yourself the emotional stress, and get a GED.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2014
An amazing school to be at. I am a junior at North and I have nothing bad to say at all. The opportunities for AP and Honors classes are raising with more subjects added each year. extracurricular activities are outstanding with a range of different choices for everyone's interests. Teachers are so helpful and will willingly do anything they can to help a student. North gets bad reviews, but how can you judge a school based on the 5% bad kids? North is filled with students who strive to achieve so much, volunteer every chance they have, and are in Honors, AP and National Honor Society. I love North High, don't get caught up on rumors. Every school has their bad days, but how about looking at all the good instead of the bad?

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2011
North High School is horrible. Some of the teachers are dedicated, however, that is detracted by the behavioral problems at the school. It is hard for an average student to achieve ANY education there. Yes, the NJROTC is a great program along with AP and honors classes. However, for the typical student, North definitely disappoints. I will no longer send any of my children there. Hopefully, we will move before another child reaches high school age.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
I am a student at north high and i wouldnt want to go to any other school here in mass. The teachers are great and when i need help i get their full support

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March 10, 2010
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January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 22, 2009
I disagree with the negative comments alot of the student success has to do with what the student wants to accomplish. I have two daughters in ROTC in North High and it's what has kept me from relocating back to florida. I think it is a very good school. It is true that the middle school nearby like worcester east middle was a terrible experience and maybe that's where the problems come from but definetly have seen great efforts and improvement from my daughters who would not miss one day of school the entire year except for rotc fieldtrips.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
This school is the worst most uncontrolled school i have ever been to seniors run the school

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January 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2009
my daughter goes to this school and we came from new york. she went to east middle in the 8th grade and said it was very easy. when she came to north they recomended honer classes. my daughter is doing a awsome job in north high. thank you north high.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
I am a freshman who attends North High. At first, I was petrified to come here beause of the awful rumors about North, but honestly they were horribly mutilated. I take all honors classes, and they are very challenging, but with lots of effort and hardwork, I'm doing very well. It was kind of a shock to go from middle school to high. I went to the middle school that's near North, and I learned nothing there, but at North, it was like going from 5th-grade leveled work to 9th. But I got use to the schedule and work, and I got straight A's (And one B) But anyways the work is challenging and the transition of middle to high might be a shock, so come prepared! The kids really aren't bad here. The environment seems more mature than the 'middle school drama.' So I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a student
June 29, 2008
Worcester North High School may just be another public school in old 'ghetto' Worcester, MA; but to the residents of the north quad. it is our best school, learning is awesome and discipline is always inforced.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
As a student currently at north I love it so much. Its hard for me to express my feelings about north. I can wake up every morning feeling excited and enthusiastic to go to school. Once the new buliding is built this well be the overall best public high school in worcester. They offer honor and ap classes as well as plenty of extra curricular activities. I love NORTH

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January 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 22, 2007
As a sophmore presently at North I love being there. Even though the building is crumbling we all see to have that sense of unity that makes a big Polar Bear family. I'm glad I decided to go North for its classes that they offer as well as the JROTC program that they have running. JROTC is a great program that should be wide-spread like AP and Honors Classes. To some it may not seem like North is anything but it definitely means the world to me.

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October 09, 2007
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December 22, 2005
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December 10, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
November 01, 2004
While the teachers and staff seem to do a good job of teaching, the school itself is deplorable. The building should be condemned as unsafe. I have a problem with the locker policy, wherein students may only use their lockers before and after school and not visit them between classes. In addition, I feel that the loitering in front of the entrance to the school needs to be stopped or monitored somehow. Academicially, I feel this school is acceptable, but in every other aspect, this school is amongst the very worst I've ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
Im very happy to be a NHS parent I love how my daughter is eager to go to school every day and also learning.Teachers do a super job with the students such as Denise Mota and Elizabeth Fernandez keep up the good work!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
Im very very happy to be apart of the Polar Bear family you always feel at home.Many educational activities great support groups.NHS is the best high school and the teachers do a SUPER job!! Teachers like Ms.Blondin and Ms.Fernandez give there all to there job and are the best teachers I have ever had.

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2003
The school facility is an absolut pit. How the city of Worcester can continue to house this school in it's current building is unbelievable. Floor tiles containing asbestos break away and litter the halls, electrical systems overload, classrooms are not kept up, technology is ten years behind and barely maintained.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
I am so proud about being a Polar Bear parent! The school is excellent! They have a very good and strong curriculum! The Health Science Academy is excepsional. Teachers such as Nancy Bates and Jackie Latino go beyond their expectations as teacher.

- submitted by a parent
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North High School
140 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA  01604
(508) 799-3370
Last modified North High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top