Furthermore, due to the lack of diversity in areas, I had encountered prejudice and ignorance from teachers, as well as from students.Read 255 Reviews, Junior: I love Shrewsbury High because of the many opportunities to get involved and the caring and helpful staff. The people are generally friendly, but the social life is not so great if you are a new student to the school. Massachusetts MathCounts is part of the national MathCounts competition. There are 641 high schools in Massachusetts, made up of 437 public schools and 204 private schools. The foreign language department is horrible though. The METCO program here is a step in the right direction when trying to make the school more diverse, but more needs to be done. I feel that this is a huge drawback. Two public schools in New England - Boston Latin in Boston, Massachusetts and Amistad Academy in New Haven, Connecticut - cracked the top 100 on the new list. There is a real effort to assist students that fall behind or need a little more guidance. There is a wide variety of sports, clubs, and other activities students can participate in to make friends. Find out what school district you are in and what school you are zoned for by exploring our school boundary maps. I was accepted to the Umass Amherst nursing program and honors college. Class sizes are small, teachers are great, some even outstanding, and the community is friendly. Going to Medfield High sets you up very well for college. Classes with mixed grade levels are rare. It is extremely safe, lots of local businesses and opportunities. Class sizes are small, teachers are great, some even outstanding, and the community is friendly. Please note: Student-teacher ratio is not a representation of average class size. These are staffed with tutors and teachers to provide hands on learning. Please contact Sandy Ruggles ( sandyruggles@hotmail.com ) or Tom Lopez ( lsfootball@aol.com ) to reserve tickets ($60 each). Boston Latin School is ranked first within Massachusetts. For more information, please contact the school. This environment creates a lot of unnecessary stress and ultimately leads to a lot of anxiety and depression among students. I graduated back in 2016. The curriculum is challenging in honors and AP levels. I'm still best friends with my Belmont friends and we often talk about how grateful we are to have grown up here.Read 206 Reviews, Alum: Awesome education. Please. It should appropriately be discussed and handled. This creates somewhat of a bubble around the school. Most of the teachers are excellent educators and care about the students. So far, I have had the best experience attending Newton South. The teachers are very good at understanding and preparing you for college, with only a few exceptions. Our administration truly cares for the students and there are many amazing teachers. There is always a staff member that you can find who can help you with any problem you have. Following many years of turnover, the current administration is wonderful! Kathleen Penza, an Uxbridge High School music teacher and drama co-director, earned the Massachusetts Hearts of the Arts Award and will be one of just 51 nominees for the national award. With many honors and AP classes offered for any subject, I have had the chance to explore many different topics and interests of mine. My daughter has been involved in the drama club since she started; the drama teacher is fantastic at developing talent - it has been interesting to see the students grow in their roles year after year. Amazing teachers that are always looking out for you and offer help to anyone who needs it. The National High School Golf Association is an initiative dedicated to the overall growth and development of high school golfers across the United States. Although there is a lot of work involved at DS, it prepares students for college extremely well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_high_schools_in_Massachusetts Shrewsbury is a particularly challenging school compared to other high schools in the area, and the majority of students are expected to succeed and go to college after graduation. For example, if I want to take both chemistry and biology, I cannot take both in one year since they are both science classes. https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-private-high-schools/s/massachusetts My daughter has been involved in the drama club since she started; the drama teacher is fantastic at developing talent - it has been interesting to see the students grow in their roles year after year. Also, Medfield has a great reputation so applying to college is easier. Also, the school is not racially diverse at all. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. I have never felt threatened or a victim of bullying in the school, although a lot of students do drugs in the bathrooms. The math, science, english, history, and music departments are great! Academically, I can confidently say that Newton South is exceptional. The school has various clubs and courses to choose from; and the education is relatively high. However, the stress is what you make it. It is true that racism is indeed a touchy subject but not touchy enough to avoid the whole thing and for it to be swept under the rug. The teachers are very caring and all experts in there area. I feel that this is a huge drawback.Read 76 Reviews, Senior: Academically, Westwood High School is great, but the social aspect isn't, students are very cliquey. Our daughter has attended since 7th grade (rising Junior currently), and we have been very happy with Woodward. She is planning to take 3 AP classes this coming year. Most of the kids go on to attend great colleges. The same things I loved about Delphi long ago are still present and thriving. It is a very cliquey school so if you’re a newcomer you might have a hard time trying to fit in. Yes, it is academically rigorous. Thank you, Bedford High School, for being the solid educational platform that I was able to jump to college from! The school is built on an old landfill and is situated next to Clay Pit Pond. Overall it is a great place. Hopkinton High is a great school filled with very loving people and has a focus on academics. The sports programs are all very good. When it comes to clubs and activities, there's a spot for everyone. Switch to Meet List. This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts. Find the latest videos we have for High School Football in Massachusetts. I'm still best friends with my Belmont friends and we often talk about how grateful we are to have grown up here. The layout of the school is easy to understand. This school has taught me that there is always room for improvement, which has pushed me to work harder but has also lowered my self-esteem. The OSFA recruits high school sophomores and juniors who have overcome major adversity, such as abuse, cancer, or homelessness, and need help to attain higher education. Unfortunately this usually only applies to mainstream sports but in recent years there's been more turn out to our swim/dive team which has been completely undefeated for years. The competitive atmosphere of AB leads to insane stress levels and students do not feel like they are smart even if they are in above-average classes. As a student who took the highest AP leveled classes in every subject, there were times I was stressed about completing all my work, but I always got it done. There are many exciting electives and after school activities you can be a part of, along with our great sports teams. Kids at the school are generally really nice. Although there is a lot of work involved at DS, it prepares students for college extremely well. It should appropriately be discussed and handled. Most students are white, and the rest are Asian.Read 142 Reviews, Alum: I came into Bedford High School in the middle of the school year from another state and was immediately welcomed with open arms! The music is truly incredible. LS is the perfect High School! The goal of the Massachusetts public K-12 education system is to prepare all students for success after high school. Most of the kids go on to attend great colleges. The academics are very challenging but you get lots of support from your teachers and your peers. MaxPreps has Professional photography of Massachusetts High School Football teams and games. I lived in a little two-family home near PQ park, and attended Butler, then Chenery, then BHS. Academically, our daughter has done well, and I feel like she is being challenged. Students lack understanding and relationships with others from different backgrounds. Students lack understanding and relationships with others from different backgrounds. All of the teachers I have had the honor of learning from are amazing and the school culture is great! That’s what makes this award the most prestigious honor in High School … This creates somewhat of a bubble around the school. I can be reached by phone at 781-326-7500 x1341 or via e-mail at eparks@westwood.k12.ma.us. We were not allowed to take AP classes until junior year, and during junior year we could only take a maximum of two. The people are generally friendly, but the social life is not so great if you are a new student to the school. There is a PTO organization that raises a lot of money to fill any gaps in funding the school has. I was lucky enough to attended Delphi as a child growing up, and last month my toddler started there! The school has various clubs and courses to choose from; and the education is relatively high. Newton South offers many extracurricular opportunities, and I have even had the chance to start my own charity service club! For example, if I want to take both chemistry and biology, I cannot take both in one year since they are both science classes. All classes are very challenging but fun at the same time. It has everything you would need/want in a school, such as school spirit, great teachers, and especially academic brilliance. However, this can also come with some caveats, as everyone can pay attention to the latest gossip about you.Read 145 Reviews, Senior: Lexington High School has a reputation for being stressful. Although I have only been to this school for one year, I believe that with the right guidance students here are fully capable of achieving success. However, AB makes you very ready for college with its above-average standards and academic rigor. The 34th Annual Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Banquet has been rescheduled to Saturday November 28th at 10:30am at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Though well known for STEM, the humanities are also great with excellent teachers. The school is great with support for students with mental illnesses and well-known diseases, but if you have a rarer illness or an invisible physical illness, it's hard to get support. There is a LOT of homework, especially with the copious amount of offered AP Classes, but it is manageable (even with many extracurriculars, like music or sports) if you have good time management, but it can definitely be rigorous. Our administration truly cares for the students and there are many amazing teachers. Overall, it’s an amazing school and community, and I am really enjoying my time there!Read 206 Reviews, Junior: I currently attend school here and enjoy it. Hockey for 4 years and rugby for my last 2 years. U.S. News and World Report has released its annual ranking of the nation's top high schools. We expect more from our athletes, that’s why the Gatorade Player of the Year program recognizes the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Academics are brilliant and have small focused classes. I am proud to be part of this community. Great teachers!Read 214 Reviews, Junior: Westborough High School is privileged enough to have a lot of funding for the fine arts programs, and many students participate in them! There is always a staff member that you can find who can help you with any problem you have. Walnut Hill Provides young people with a chance to hone their craft and live their dream every day of the week. The town of Medfield is fantastic. The faculty care about the students, the classes are interesting, the workload is manageable, and the activities are fun. Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. I feel very college ready and the top of my new college class of 2024! This environment creates a lot of unnecessary stress and ultimately leads to a lot of anxiety and depression among students. Junior: Mass Academy has given me so many opportunities that were inaccessible... Boston Latin School. If you make decent grades/try your best, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting into the college of your choice. During National School Choice Week, schools and organizations across Massachusetts partner with families to raise awareness about the different K-12 education options available to children. Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. The standards for students are high at AMSA , and the academics are especially rigorous. The Massachusetts State Legislature began the Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship in 1972 to provide coverage for up to 50 percent of college tuition. Mass Academy has given me so many opportunities that were inaccessible elsewhere. It isn't forced upon them and that was something I loved when I went- I became a strong independent learner which helped me through college and into my career. The teachers are always available to help you, and there isn't much competition among the students to be the top because we don't have class rank. 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