Amherst Regional High School

  • Amherst Regional High School serves 926 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 83% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 94% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Amherst Regional High School's student population of 926 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students926 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst Regional High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst Regional High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#78 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst Regional High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst Regional High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Amherst Regional High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
7%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Amherst Regional High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
60%
61%
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Two or more races
9%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Amherst Regional High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.600.35
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Amherst Regional High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst-Pelham School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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