Algonquin Regional High School

Algonquin Regional High School serves 1,446 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Algonquin Regional High School operates within the Northboro-southboro School District.

Overview

The student population of 1446 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,446 students
Algonquin Regional High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Algonquin Regional High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Algonquin Regional High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Algonquin Regional High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
6%
Algonquin Regional High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
2%
16%
Algonquin Regional High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Algonquin Regional High School Black (1988-2012)
White
87%
66%
Algonquin Regional High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Algonquin Regional High School Sch Ethnicity Algonquin Regional High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.52
Algonquin Regional High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
30%
Algonquin Regional High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Algonquin Regional High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,446 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Northboro-southboro School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,446 1,435
Graduation Rate n/a 86%
Northboro-southboro School District Graduation Rate (1992-2005)
District Total Revenue $24 MM $25 MM
Northboro-southboro School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $22 MM $24 MM
Northboro-southboro School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,802 $17,400
District Spending / Student $15,263 $16,788
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Algonquin Regional High School is a public high school in New England, located in Northborough, Massachusetts. Its students come from either Northborough or neighboring Southborough which together comprise the Regional School District. The superintendent of the district is Rosemary Joseph.
  • Algonquin's newspaper is The Algonquin Harbinger, which has been voted as the number one school newspaper in New England by the Scholastic Press. It also has an art/literary magazine, Sachem, and recently a one page student newsletter called "The Reg."
  • The boy's varsity soccer team won their second straight State Championship in 2005, and is undefeated in their last 44 games. In addition, the Algonquin Boy's Baseball Team won the MIAA Division I title in 2006. Although Algonquin is not known for its football, the school does have a heated rivalry with neighboring Westborough High School in the sport, and participates in an annual Thanksgiving Day football game with them. In 2006, the boys soccer team returned to the state finals but lost 4-1 to Saint John's Prep with Kevin Greico scoring their only goal. They also won the the annual Thanksgiving Day football game 18-6.
  • Notable alumni: Mike Sherman, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
  • Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, former MLB pitcher.
  • Renovation: Renovation and expansion of the school was proposed in the mid 1990's in order to modernize the school facilities and better prepare for the projected increase in enrollment as the population of the district increased. Renovation plans were held up for years as political issues inside and between both towns in the school district were resolved. Some proposed splitting the district and building separate schools, others proposed building an entirely new regional high school, and still others maintained the current school was sufficient.
  • A $60 million renovation and expansion plan was finally approved by the district and renovations began in 2003. The project has been plagued by delays, political turmoil, legal battles, and an $8,000 fine for allowing erosion and sediment to flow into adjacent wetlands. As of June 2006, the erosion problem has been solved (see *Mass DEP Enforcement Actions 2005, action dated 12/22/2005 for details.) In 2005 the district fired the contractor on the project after mismanagement resulted in missing the March 2005 completion target and to date has not hired a replacement. The renovations are continuing (Nov 2006) and are expected to be completed during the 2006-2007 school year.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School (1.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marguerite E Peaslee Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Northborough Marguerite E Peaslee Elementary School
    31 Maple St
    Northborough , MA , 01532
    (508)351-7035
    0.8  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Northborough Marion E Zeh Elementary School
    33 Howard St
    Northborough , MA , 01532
    (508)351-7048
    1.7  mi  |  346  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Marlborough Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    201 Forest St
    Marlborough , MA , 01752
    (508)597-2400
    Charter School
    1.9  mi  |  963  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Marlborough Richer Elementary School
    80 Foley Rd
    Marlborough , MA , 01752
    (508)460-3504
    2  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Westborough Central Area
    Special Education School
    167169 Lyman St
    Westborough , MA , 01581
    (508)792-7498
    Special Education School
    2.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - Very nice/clean/well-maintained. Principal is super nice guy. All the extracurricular activities you could imagine. Course work is challenging - makes me feel ready for college. I love it here! Senior year is going great :) - Posted by Student/Alumni

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