Northampton High School

  • Northampton High School serves 874 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (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 97% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Northampton High School's student population of 874 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students874 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northampton High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northampton High School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. 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#209 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northampton 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)
97%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northampton 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 Ratio15:113:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Northampton High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Northampton High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
75%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Northampton High School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northampton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.420.36
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Northampton High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northampton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northampton 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 NameNorthampton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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