Amherst Regional High School

  • Amherst Regional High School serves 933 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 95% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Amherst Regional High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Amherst Regional High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Amherst Regional High School's student population of 933 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students933 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst Regional High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Amherst Regional High School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#118 out of 1666 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:1n/a
American Indian
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
20%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
57%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.59
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Graduation Rate
91%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst-Pelham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I went to ARHS for a year as an international student and I had a great year. I had a lot of friends and I got a lot help from teachers. Everybody was so kind and I'm so happy for going there.
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This school is nothing special... its really terrible... I was there for 3 weeks and then I left...and I was a school choice student
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