Westborough High School

  • Westborough High School serves 1,131 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 96% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Westborough High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Westborough High School's student population of 1,131 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,131 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westborough High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westborough High School is 0.49, which is less 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#45 out of 1666 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
23%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
68%
60%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.490.59
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westborough J Harding Armstrong
    Grades: K-3 | 422 students
    0.5 miles
    18 Fisher Street
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (508)836-7760
    0.5 K-3 422
  • Westborough Sarah W Gibbons Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 600 students
    0.6 miles
    20 Fisher Street
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (508)836-7740
    0.6 7-8 600
  • Westborough Annie E Fales
    Grades: K-3 | 338 students
    1.0 miles
    50 Eli Whitney Street
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (508)836-7770
    1.0 K-3 338
  • Westborough Elsie A Hastings Elementary School
    Grades: PK-3 | 500 students
    1.3 miles
    111 East Main Street
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (508)836-7750
    1.3 PK-3 500
  • Westborough Mill Pond School
    Grades: 4-6 | 935 students
    1.7 miles
    6 Olde Hickory Path
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (508)836-7780
    1.7 4-6 935

School Reviews

  3.20 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
This school more than adequately prepared myself and the vast majority of my classmates to be competent adults. The quality of teachers is great, but just like anywhere there will be one-offs. Westborough offered a tremendous amount of options of extracurriculars and specials. From a student's perspective - high school is what you make of it.
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3  
If you're moving here for the education, let me tell you it is not worth it. Westborough is very expensive and the high school is not worth your tax dollars. There's a decent amount of rude disrespectful teachers who are on a power trip. Bullying goes on in this school and some teachers let it slide. The work level and load gives so much stress to students that are detrimental to their health both physical and mental. I hated every minute over my 4 years there. I would never recommend going to Westborough school, I would recommend rather Algonquin or Shrewsbury high school.
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5  
A bullying palace for quite students. WHS is an over-credited school.
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1  
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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2  
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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