140 Arn-how Farm Rd
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Fitchburg High School serves 1,205 students in grades 9-12.
Fitchburg High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Fitchburg High School's student population of 1,205 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,205 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Fitchburg High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Fitchburg High School is 0.67, 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 Data
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State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1264 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
47%
20%
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Black
8%
9%
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White
32%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,205 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 10%)

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