School Details

Ashland High School

65 East Union St, Ashland, MA 01721
(508) 881-0177
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 717 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

98%
99%
91%
95%
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80%
88%
87%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ashland School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ashland School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ashland High School is a public high school in Ashland. The principal of Ashland High School is Michael Tempesta. 717 students go to Ashland High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 9% of the 717 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ashland High School is 14:1. Joseph P Keefe Technical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.08%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Ashland was rated one of the 97 best schools in the nation back when I was in high school. They still keep class sizes reasonable and the new high school is beautiful. That said new athletic fields are also finally in the works. The town's recent acquisition of over 100 acres at Warren Woods the largest available land parcel also ensures that Ashland isn't going to grow very much over the coming years.

  • (5 years ago)

    ahs is small but competitive with a wide selection of courses and oportunities for every type pf person. The main drawbak to AHS is the cost of the after school programs sports and the lack of atheletic fields ( teams use the fields at ashland middle school. )

  • (7 years ago)

    its small not really better than framingham High school when it comes to Electives and also Languages

  • (7 years ago)

    Ashland High School provides a variety of courses including VHS. The school at times has a power struggle which trickles down and effects the teachers and students. The Special Education / IEP coordinator greatly lacks organization. Parents must remain active or your son/daughter will get lost in un-processed or delayed paperwork which could hurt your child. Bottom line is parents 'be alert' and keep on the administrators.

  • (11 years ago)

    Ashland High School is the best school to put your son/daughter (s). The teacher's here are wonderful. They put a lot of effort and time into making sure that your son/daughter (s) are comprehending the material. there is always help available after school whether finishing a quiz/test got any questions about homework and help on a project. The students at Ashland High School are very welcoming unique and have a lot of school spirit. So there is no need for your son/daughter to be worried about making new friends because they'll fit right in. During winter the school holds classes after school that help you prepare for the MCAS. Classes include math and English. Here is information about Ashland 22 miles west of Boston the world famous Boston Marathon runs through Ashland has a skate park so if your son likes BMX/skateboarding he can go down there.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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