Arlington High

Public 9-12

 869 Mass Avenue
       Arlington, MA  02476


(781) 316-3591

District: Arlington

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 342 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,077 Help

Feeder schools for Arlington High:

Elementary:    Brackett
    Cyrus E Dallin
    Hardy
    John A Bishop
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Middle:    Ottoson Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  1,409

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.9%
Asian:
10.9%
Hispanic:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13%

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Compare Details Arlington High ranks better than 90.4% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.9%), Asian (10.9%), Hispanic (5.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arlington High is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arlington High is $15,077.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Arlington High:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington High 33rd of 342 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Arlington High in the ranking list.)

Arlington:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington 28th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arlington High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.55 95th 304 68.8%
2004 67.09 116th 307 62.2%
2005 76.42 80th 311 74.3%
2006 82.25 55th 314 82.5%
2007 81.12 43rd 316 86.4%
2008 84.74 33rd 319 89.7%
2009 78.66 66th 322 79.5%
2010 67.93 126th 335 62.4%
2011 70.77 115th 340 66.2%
2012 65.44 144th 340 57.6%
2013 67.18 120th 344 65.1%
2014 78.73 46th 347 86.7%
2015 77.86 56th 354 84.2%
2016 78.63 48th 351 86.3%
2017 77.48 66th 348 81.0%
2018 74.28 89th 345 74.2%
2019 82.27 53rd 351 84.9%
2021 86.44 33rd 285 88.4%
2022 88.75 33rd 342 90.4%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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by a student
Friday, June 24, 2011

Open Quote I graduated from AHS in 2008. The school has many well-established extracurricular activities. The faculty and staff are all dedicated to providing students with a truly meaningful high school experience. Currently, budget cuts have impacted the school district, but my brother just graduated from the high school and he is well-prepared to go to college this fall.
Many of the teachers I had made an impression on me that will last a long time. I will always be grateful that I was able to attend Arlington High. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Arlington High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1249 41 38 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1334
1989 1194 40 30 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1274
1990 1079 29 32 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1155
1991 983 30 30 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
1992 934 26 26 15 0 n/a n/a -5 996
1993 872 34 34 11 0 n/a n/a -1 950
1994 850 37 42 10 0 n/a n/a 0 939
1995 839 46 60 27 0 n/a n/a 0 972
1996 839 46 60 27 0 n/a n/a 0 972
1997 840 53 53 30 0 n/a n/a 0 976
1998 888 59 53 25 0 n/a n/a 0 1025
1999 895 69 45 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1037
2000 943 73 48 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1085
2001 940 60 47 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1069
2002 967 63 56 33 0 n/a n/a 0 1119
2003 967 63 56 33 0 n/a n/a 0 1119
2004 954 65 50 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1098
2005 973 63 52 31 0 n/a n/a 0 1119
2006 977 72 60 39 0 n/a n/a 17 1165
2007 947 66 66 44 0 n/a n/a 18 1141
2008 936 61 70 41 2 n/a n/a 16 1126
2009 906 60 89 51 3 3 20 0 1132
2010 925 62 88 59 3 2 23 0 1162
2011 967 53 98 50 3 0 25 0 1196
2012 969 56 101 60 2 1 29 0 1218
2013 993 46 114 56 1 1 22 0 1233
2014 947 40 123 47 1 1 26 0 1185
2015 964 48 120 55 1 1 28 0 1217
2016 961 53 134 58 2 2 43 0 1253
2017 975 53 138 73 0 3 48 0 1290
2018 986 58 140 85 0 2 50 4 1325
2019 1020 51 155 87 0 1 63 3 1380
2020 1050 57 147 84 0 1 68 4 1411
2021 1041 54 153 79 0 1 76 5 1409

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Arlington High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1334 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1274 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1155 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1056 n/a n/a n/a
1992 996 n/a n/a n/a
1993 950 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 939 n/a n/a n/a
1995 972 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 972 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 976 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1025 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1037 n/a 0.0 8.6
2000 1085 n/a 0.0 7.7
2001 1069 n/a 0.0 7.7
2002 1119 n/a n/a 6.9
2003 1119 n/a n/a 6.9
2004 1098 83.2 13.2 4.7
2005 1119 84.5 13.2 6.3
2006 1165 91.4 12.7 10.6
2007 1141 93.0 12.3 7.7
2008 1126 87.1 12.9 9.5
2009 1132 82.1 13.8 10.8
2010 1162 90.0 12.9 11.2
2011 1196 76.0 15.7 12
2012 1218 79.1 15.3 11.5
2013 1233 80.1 15.3 11.9
2014 1185 69.2 17.1 12.2
2015 1217 89.0 13.6 13
2016 1253 95.0 13.1 n/a
2017 1290 99.3 12.9 n/a
2018 1325 99.7 13.2 n/a
2019 1380 100.9 13.6 n/a
2020 1411 106.0 13.3 n/a
2021 1409 106.5 13.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Arlington High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1334 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1274 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1155 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1056 n/a n/a n/a
1992 996 n/a n/a n/a
1993 950 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 939 n/a n/a n/a
1995 972 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 972 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 976 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1025 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1037 n/a 0.0 8.6
2000 1085 n/a 0.0 7.7
2001 1069 n/a 0.0 7.7
2002 1119 n/a n/a 6.9
2003 1119 n/a n/a 6.9
2004 1098 83.2 13.2 4.7
2005 1119 84.5 13.2 6.3
2006 1165 91.4 12.7 10.6
2007 1141 93.0 12.3 7.7
2008 1126 87.1 12.9 9.5
2009 1132 82.1 13.8 10.8
2010 1162 90.0 12.9 11.2
2011 1196 76.0 15.7 12
2012 1218 79.1 15.3 11.5
2013 1233 80.1 15.3 11.9
2014 1185 69.2 17.1 12.2
2015 1217 89.0 13.6 13
2016 1253 95.0 13.1 n/a
2017 1290 99.3 12.9 n/a
2018 1325 99.7 13.2 n/a
2019 1380 100.9 13.6 n/a
2020 1411 106.0 13.3 n/a
2021 1409 106.5 13.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Arlington High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $232 (1.6%) $13,934 (98.4%) $14,166
2020 $148 (1.0%) $14,929 (99.0%) $15,077

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Arlington High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 53rd of 351 High schoolsRanks 33rd of 342 High schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington High)8282.5
 0.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington)8081
 1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.1
 2.9%
10th Grade Mathematics (Arlington High)8282.9
 0.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Arlington)8081.4
 1.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.8
 8.2%
End of Course Introductory Physics (Arlington High)9079
 11%
   End of Course Introductory Physics (Arlington)9078.7
 11.3%
   End of Course Introductory Physics (Massachusetts)7462.2
 11.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students13801409
 2.1%
African American5154
 5.9%
American Indian00
Asian155153
 1.3%
Hispanic8779
 9.2%
Pacific Islander11
White10201041
 2.1%
Two or More Races6376
 20.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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