Methuen High

Summary:

Methuen High is a public high school located in Methuen, Massachusetts, serving 1,916 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Methuen school district, which is ranked 268 out of 356 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Methuen High has a diverse student population, with 39.82% White, 48.17% Hispanic, and 4.38% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by MCAS test scores, is generally below the state average. For example, only 48.1% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 58.24%. Similarly, in Mathematics, only 34.89% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better, compared to the state average of 49.69%. Methuen High's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, with Asian and African American students generally performing better than Hispanic and White students, and English Language Learners and students with disabilities tending to have lower proficiency rates.

Compared to nearby high-performing schools, such as Andover High and North Andover High, Methuen High's academic performance is generally lower. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Massachusetts high schools, with a ranking of 243 out of 347 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. This suggests that Methuen High may need to implement targeted interventions and support programs to address the specific needs of its diverse student population and improve academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1 Ranger Rd
       Methuen, MA  01844


(978) 722-6040

District: Methuen

SchoolDigger Rank:
243rd of 347 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,805 Help


Feeder schools for Methuen High:

Elementary:    Comprehensive Grammar School
    Donald P Timony Grammar
    Marsh Grammar School
    Tenney Grammar School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  1,916

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.2%
White:
39.8%
African American:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Methuen High ranks worse than 70% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.2%), White (39.8%), African American (5.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Methuen High is 12.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Methuen High is $13,805.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Methuen High:

SchoolDigger ranks Methuen High 243rd of 347 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Methuen High in the ranking list.)

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Methuen:

SchoolDigger ranks Methuen 268th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Methuen High

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Rank History for all students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 29.66 221st 304 27.3%
2004 36.54 215th 307 30.0%
2005 39.27 210th 311 32.5%
2006 35.24 219th 314 30.3%
2007 33.33 227th 316 28.2%
2008 38.37 229th 319 28.2%
2009 43.94 220th 322 31.7%
2010 42.11 231st 335 31.0%
2011 31.21 270th 340 20.6%
2012 28.17 281st 340 17.4%
2013 37.00 269th 344 21.8%
2014 36.38 264th 347 23.9%
2015 38.11 267th 354 24.6%
2016 43.08 250th 351 28.8%
2017 40.27 256th 348 26.4%
2018 40.01 254th 345 26.4%
2019 37.32 252nd 351 28.2%
2021 33.47 207th 285 27.4%
2022 37.87 225th 342 34.2%
2023 33.33 243rd 347 30.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.46 51st 55 7.3%
2019 27.73 43rd 58 25.9%
2021 37.56 24th 33 27.3%
2022 37.71 52nd 78 33.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.23 63rd 77 18.2%
2019 29.19 59th 82 28.0%
2021 39.46 27th 46 41.3%
2022 47.55 24th 77 68.8%
2023 40.28 48th 84 42.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.72 263rd 344 23.5%
2019 27.22 285th 348 18.1%
2021 30.36 201st 268 25.0%
2022 32.13 238th 339 29.8%
2023 19.74 259th 301 14.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.27 245th 330 25.8%
2019 29.48 255th 330 22.7%
2021 30.15 187th 253 26.1%
2022 28.70 239th 332 28.0%
2023 26.74 255th 338 24.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.43 241st 339 28.9%
2019 35.06 245th 342 28.4%
2021 38.01 196th 281 30.2%
2022 46.22 198th 340 41.8%
2023 32.55 240th 339 29.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.63 273rd 299 8.7%
2019 25.57 235th 299 21.4%
2021 19.88 171st 202 15.3%
2022 33.14 188th 295 36.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.98 263rd 343 23.3%
2019 34.62 251st 346 27.5%
2021 27.66 212th 281 24.6%
2022 29.51 243rd 339 28.3%
2023 30.84 240th 343 30.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.09 66th 91 27.5%
2019 19.24 83rd 97 14.4%
2021 26.98 54th 68 20.6%
2022 25.53 72nd 93 22.6%
2023 63.31 50th 96 47.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 49.39 66th 142 53.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.82 120th 193 37.8%
2019 37.07 129th 206 37.4%
2021 33.09 93rd 149 37.6%
2022 36.53 131st 217 39.6%
2023 28.14 171st 241 29.0%
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Rank History for White students at Methuen High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.99 218th 303 28.1%
2019 35.11 209th 302 30.8%
2021 42.36 159th 249 36.1%
2022 49.62 159th 300 47.0%
2023 39.51 183rd 301 39.2%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Methuen High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1357 16 18 54 0 n/a n/a 0 1445
1989 1256 19 23 45 1 n/a n/a 0 1344
1990 1172 18 37 59 5 n/a n/a 0 1291
1991 1171 11 42 91 5 n/a n/a 0 1320
1992 1296 12 44 101 5 n/a n/a 0 1458
1993 1213 21 59 125 2 n/a n/a 0 1420
1994 1232 15 47 170 1 n/a n/a 0 1465
1995 1322 19 55 196 3 n/a n/a 0 1595
1996 1322 19 55 196 3 n/a n/a 0 1595
1997 1311 21 50 201 4 n/a n/a 0 1587
1998 1304 21 65 212 3 n/a n/a 0 1605
1999 1292 25 71 241 4 n/a n/a 0 1633
2000 1395 28 66 244 2 n/a n/a 0 1735
2001 1423 25 66 266 3 n/a n/a 0 1783
2002 1424 31 54 284 5 n/a n/a 0 1798
2003 1424 31 54 284 5 n/a n/a 0 1798
2004 1434 36 63 343 7 n/a n/a 0 1883
2005 1442 39 57 370 9 n/a n/a 0 1917
2006 1497 45 0 412 6 n/a n/a 71 2031
2007 1442 38 68 442 5 n/a n/a 7 2002
2008 1450 41 52 449 5 n/a n/a 19 2016
2009 1358 43 52 452 4 1 30 0 1940
2010 1268 40 41 443 6 1 38 0 1837
2011 1212 41 40 463 8 1 42 0 1807
2012 1182 47 45 482 10 0 38 0 1804
2013 1174 59 58 482 14 0 33 0 1820
2014 1116 59 62 491 11 0 19 0 1758
2015 1113 64 74 526 11 0 12 0 1800
2016 1120 69 79 606 7 1 23 0 1905
2017 1071 4 76 638 4 2 96 0 1891
2018 1053 14 82 693 3 2 102 0 1949
2019 1031 25 79 740 3 3 101 0 1982
2020 951 36 88 794 1 2 92 0 1964
2021 891 44 82 804 1 0 83 1 1906
2022 826 54 78 853 0 0 79 1 1891
2023 763 106 84 923 0 0 39 1 1916

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 Methuen High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1445 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1344 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1291 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1320 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1458 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1420 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1465 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1595 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1595 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1605 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1633 n/a 0.0 11.4
2000 1735 n/a 0.0 11.6
2001 1783 n/a 0.0 8.2
2002 1798 n/a n/a 20
2003 1798 n/a n/a 20
2004 1883 128.0 14.7 22.5
2005 1917 133.9 14.3 20.7
2006 2031 131.4 15.5 22.3
2007 2002 127.0 15.8 27.9
2008 2016 115.5 17.5 23.8
2009 1940 130.3 14.9 33.5
2010 1837 133.2 13.7 36.5
2011 1807 115.2 15.6 33.1
2012 1804 119.4 15.1 31.2
2013 1820 117.6 15.4 41.8
2014 1758 123.2 14.2 44.1
2015 1800 133.0 13.5 46.8
2016 1905 137.0 13.9 n/a
2017 1891 143.7 13.1 n/a
2018 1949 143.6 13.5 n/a
2019 1982 139.2 14.2 n/a
2020 1964 144.2 13.6 n/a
2021 1906 141.8 13.4 n/a
2022 1891 149.9 12.6 n/a
2023 1916 147.4 12.9 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Methuen High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1445 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1344 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1291 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1320 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1458 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1420 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1465 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1595 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1595 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1605 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1633 n/a 0.0 11.4
2000 1735 n/a 0.0 11.6
2001 1783 n/a 0.0 8.2
2002 1798 n/a n/a 20
2003 1798 n/a n/a 20
2004 1883 128.0 14.7 22.5
2005 1917 133.9 14.3 20.7
2006 2031 131.4 15.5 22.3
2007 2002 127.0 15.8 27.9
2008 2016 115.5 17.5 23.8
2009 1940 130.3 14.9 33.5
2010 1837 133.2 13.7 36.5
2011 1807 115.2 15.6 33.1
2012 1804 119.4 15.1 31.2
2013 1820 117.6 15.4 41.8
2014 1758 123.2 14.2 44.1
2015 1800 133.0 13.5 46.8
2016 1905 137.0 13.9 n/a
2017 1891 143.7 13.1 n/a
2018 1949 143.6 13.5 n/a
2019 1982 139.2 14.2 n/a
2020 1964 144.2 13.6 n/a
2021 1906 141.8 13.4 n/a
2022 1891 149.9 12.6 n/a
2023 1916 147.4 12.9 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Methuen High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $507 (3.9%) $12,353 (96.1%) $12,860
2020 $620 (4.7%) $12,460 (95.3%) $13,080
2021 $874 (6.3%) $12,930 (93.7%) $13,805

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Methuen High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 252nd of 351 High schoolsRanks 243rd of 347 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Methuen High)4748.1
 1.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Methuen)4547.4
 2.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.2
 2.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Methuen High)4834.9
 13.1%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Methuen)4733.9
 13.1%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.7
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19821916
 3.3%
African American25106
 324%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian7984
 6.3%
Hispanic740923
 24.7%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White1031763
 26%
Two or More Races10139
 61.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Methuen High

Students at Methuen High are 48% Hispanic, 40% White, 6% African American, 4% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,916 students attended Methuen High.

Methuen High ranks 243rd of 347 Massachusetts high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Methuen High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Comprehensive Grammar School
Elementary : Donald P Timony Grammar
Elementary : Marsh Grammar School
Elementary : Tenney Grammar School


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