141 Washington Street
Ayer, MA 01432
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ayer Shirley Regional High School serves 357 students in grades 9-12.
Ayer Shirley Regional High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ayer Shirley Regional High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ayer Shirley Regional High School's student population of 357 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Ayer Shirley Regional High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ayer Shirley Regional High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#298 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
50-54%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
75-79%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
22%
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Black
3%
10%
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White
73%
57%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
(19-20)
90-94%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ayer Shirley Regional High School's ranking?

Ayer Shirley Regional High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Ayer Shirley Regional High School?

The graduation rate of Ayer Shirley Regional High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 88%.

How many students attend Ayer Shirley Regional High School?

357 students attend Ayer Shirley Regional High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

73% of Ayer Shirley Regional High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ayer Shirley Regional High School?

Ayer Shirley Regional High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Ayer Shirley Regional High School offer ?

Ayer Shirley Regional High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Ayer Shirley Regional High School part of?

Ayer Shirley Regional High School is part of Ayer Shirley School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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