North Reading High

Public 9-12

 189 Park Street
       North Reading, MA  01864


(978) 664-7800

District: North Reading

SchoolDigger Rank:
87th of 342 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,065 Help

Feeder schools for North Reading High:

Elementary:    E Ethel Little School
    J Turner Hood
    L D Batchelder
Middle:    North Reading Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4
Number of students:  639

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.2%
Asian:
4.5%
Hispanic:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.7%

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Compare Details North Reading High ranks better than 74.6% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.57. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.2%), Asian (4.5%), Hispanic (3.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Reading High is 9.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Reading High is $19,065.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

North Reading High:

SchoolDigger ranks North Reading High 87th of 342 Massachusetts public high schools. (See North Reading High in the ranking list.)

North Reading:

SchoolDigger ranks North Reading 35th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Reading High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.21 46th 304 84.9%
2004 77.10 82nd 307 73.3%
2005 76.47 79th 311 74.6%
2006 77.17 87th 314 72.3%
2007 70.29 93rd 316 70.6%
2008 82.62 46th 319 85.6%
2009 78.91 62nd 322 80.7%
2010 82.93 41st 335 87.8%
2011 82.03 37th 340 89.1%
2012 77.01 61st 340 82.1%
2013 76.73 56th 344 83.7%
2014 75.09 79th 347 77.2%
2015 76.90 60th 354 83.1%
2016 75.16 81st 351 76.9%
2017 79.69 48th 348 86.2%
2018 76.49 73rd 345 78.8%
2019 81.66 57th 351 83.8%
2021 78.42 65th 285 77.2%
2022 76.57 87th 342 74.6%

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, September 18, 2015

Open Quote Low standards all around. Now that I'm in college and I'm up against students from a wide variety of different high schools, I really see how poorly I stack up against them, even though I was a great student at NRHS. The school doesn't encourage students to challenge themselves. In the challenging classes--AP classes, especially physics and chemistry, many students don't even pass the AP exam. Too many students go crying to their parents who call the teachers and argue for higher grades. Great SAT scores are a rarity. Also, most school clubs (except drama club) aren't taken seriously and don't do anything except give a few kids leadership roles for college applications. Maybe it's because students here all have that "learning is uncool" mentality, so a Model United Nations, science club, school paper, etc. would be considered dorky. I believe a few of these clubs do exist, but membership count is very low and many students consider it "really uncool" to join these clubs. The popular clubs are ones like Interact Club, a community service club that has very few meetings and activities, and really only exists for kids to put on their college applications. Looking back, what really bothers me is that I very rarely saw students with passion for the subjects they're learning--I didn't know this existed until I got to college. Going above the bare minimum is considered odd and just not a common thing. Students here rarely put forth an effort to pursue a challenging subject they are interested in. If you are very passionate about some subject, please know that the other students will not understand why, and the spirit of the school will strongly diminish that passion of yours. Students from NRHS generally go to sub-par universities--Guidance department is absolutely horrible and useless. I had a poor experience at NRHS and I am unsatisfied with my education. I did very well in NRHS and I am working very hard in college, but I see that NRHS's low standards are hurting my performance in college. Close Quote



Enrollment information for North Reading High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 485 0 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1989 440 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1990 419 2 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1991 378 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1992 476 3 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1993 445 2 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 459
1994 454 4 10 6 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1995 452 4 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1996 452 4 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1997 483 5 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1998 528 5 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1999 541 5 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2000 535 1 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 545
2001 534 4 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 549
2002 572 1 9 6 5 n/a n/a 0 593
2003 572 1 9 6 5 n/a n/a 0 593
2004 632 0 11 7 5 n/a n/a 0 655
2005 658 2 14 7 5 n/a n/a 0 686
2006 688 2 11 8 0 n/a n/a 6 715
2007 693 5 15 8 0 n/a n/a 6 727
2008 680 9 18 11 0 n/a n/a 13 731
2009 684 6 17 12 0 0 14 0 733
2010 657 5 20 8 0 0 14 0 704
2011 666 3 17 7 0 0 15 0 708
2012 668 3 17 8 0 0 9 0 705
2013 692 2 17 12 0 0 10 0 733
2014 711 4 14 15 0 0 11 0 755
2015 739 5 21 16 0 2 9 0 792
2016 750 2 21 15 0 2 11 0 801
2017 759 3 22 18 0 2 7 0 811
2018 752 5 25 17 0 2 11 0 812
2019 694 4 24 14 0 1 15 0 752
2020 669 5 28 18 1 1 18 0 740
2021 587 4 30 18 2 1 20 0 662
2022 570 0 29 23 0 1 16 0 639

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 North Reading High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 494 n/a n/a n/a
1989 446 n/a n/a n/a
1990 427 n/a n/a n/a
1991 385 n/a n/a n/a
1992 491 n/a n/a n/a
1993 459 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 474 n/a n/a n/a
1995 467 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 467 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 504 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 546 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 556 n/a 0.0 0.7
2000 545 n/a 0.0 0.6
2001 549 n/a 0.0 0.2
2002 593 n/a n/a 4.2
2003 593 n/a n/a 4.2
2004 655 48.2 13.6 5.5
2005 686 54.9 12.5 4.2
2006 715 58.2 12.3 3.7
2007 727 57.0 12.8 3.3
2008 731 54.8 13.3 3.5
2009 733 58.8 12.5 5.3
2010 704 58.6 12.0 6.5
2011 708 62.5 11.3 8.6
2012 705 62.7 11.2 9.1
2013 733 61.7 11.8 8.2
2014 755 61.6 12.2 7.2
2015 792 65.0 12.1 8.7
2016 801 65.0 12.3 n/a
2017 811 70.5 11.4 n/a
2018 812 69.7 11.6 n/a
2019 752 69.7 10.7 n/a
2020 740 68.2 10.8 n/a
2021 662 67.1 9.8 n/a
2022 639 67.9 9.4 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 North Reading High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 494 n/a n/a n/a
1989 446 n/a n/a n/a
1990 427 n/a n/a n/a
1991 385 n/a n/a n/a
1992 491 n/a n/a n/a
1993 459 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 474 n/a n/a n/a
1995 467 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 467 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 504 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 546 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 556 n/a 0.0 0.7
2000 545 n/a 0.0 0.6
2001 549 n/a 0.0 0.2
2002 593 n/a n/a 4.2
2003 593 n/a n/a 4.2
2004 655 48.2 13.6 5.5
2005 686 54.9 12.5 4.2
2006 715 58.2 12.3 3.7
2007 727 57.0 12.8 3.3
2008 731 54.8 13.3 3.5
2009 733 58.8 12.5 5.3
2010 704 58.6 12.0 6.5
2011 708 62.5 11.3 8.6
2012 705 62.7 11.2 9.1
2013 733 61.7 11.8 8.2
2014 755 61.6 12.2 7.2
2015 792 65.0 12.1 8.7
2016 801 65.0 12.3 n/a
2017 811 70.5 11.4 n/a
2018 812 69.7 11.6 n/a
2019 752 69.7 10.7 n/a
2020 740 68.2 10.8 n/a
2021 662 67.1 9.8 n/a
2022 639 67.9 9.4 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 North Reading High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $266 (1.6%) $15,858 (98.4%) $16,124
2020 $307 (1.9%) $16,063 (98.1%) $16,370
2021 $663 (3.5%) $18,402 (96.5%) $19,065

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Reading High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 57th of 351 High schoolsRanks 87th of 342 High schools
 9.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (North Reading High)7965.6
 13.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (North Reading)7865.1
 12.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.1
 2.9%
10th Grade Mathematics (North Reading High)7567.7
 7.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (North Reading)7567.2
 7.8%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.8
 8.2%
End of Course Biology (North Reading High)9577.6
 17.4%
   End of Course Biology (North Reading)9476.4
 17.6%
   End of Course Biology (Massachusetts)7366.6
 6.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students752662
 12%
African American44
American Indian02
Asian2430
 25%
Hispanic1418
 28.6%
Pacific Islander11
White694587
 15.4%
Two or More Races1520
 33.3%




Frequently Asked Questions about North Reading High

North Reading High ranks 87th of 342 Massachusetts high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at North Reading High are 89% White, 5% Asian, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2021-22 school year, 639 students attended North Reading High.

North Reading High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : E Ethel Little School
Elementary : J Turner Hood
Elementary : L D Batchelder
Middle : North Reading Middle


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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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