Westborough High School

  • Westborough High School serves 1,032 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 96% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 98% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Westborough High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Westborough High School's student population of 1,032 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,032 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westborough High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westborough High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#19 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westborough 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
21%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Westborough High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Westborough High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Westborough High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
70%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Westborough High School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westborough High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.470.34
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Westborough High School and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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 Westborough 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 NameWestborough School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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A bullying palace for quite students. WHS is an over-credited school.
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The whs ignores complaints about teachers, they give a nice speech about how much they care, our students come first, etc but it is all talk. The special ed needs a serious overhaul. The taxes we pay are not worth the education our kids get. They don't do the random drug screening, if they did some teachers would have been fired by now. The only time they do anything is if the person gets arrested. Not a school worth the taxes you pay to live here. If your kid requires more attention I strongly suggest you look at other schools. You will not get your money's worth here.
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The high school seems to care only about a few students. Unless you fit their mold of a top student, or have documented special needs that they are legally required to address, you are lost and ignored in the vast middle.
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