School Details

Framingham High School

115 A St, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 620-4963
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2080 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

94%
92%
91%
88%
84%
80%
89%
86%
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
  • Framingham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
86%
73%
79%
71%
49%

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
  • Framingham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Framingham High School is a public high school in Framingham. The principal of Framingham High School is Michael Welch. 2,080 students attend Framingham High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 27% of the 2,080 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Framingham High School is 14:1. Wayside Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 64%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 18% 23%
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is great!! It is big and has a wide variety of course selections because of its size. But I do agree there are some teachers that need to be reconsidered because Honors and AP Biology teacher Langdon is very intelligent but does not know how to teach and is not helpful afterschool and students end up failing. Then there are other teachers that waste too much time such as Biology teacher Cobb. The math department overall is great and the history aswell. The English department is ok but teachers like Delaporta are not organized and do not know how to grade or teach.

  • (11 months ago)

    I regret my son is attending this school I don see that staff those old reviews are speaking about what I see now is a group of inexperienced teachers that believed their roll is to be ready to punish and retaliate to kids as the biology teacher Langdon is doing for example. Regarding the administration again I believe they are very busy first building their curriculum as right now is happening The principal Michael Welch is going out to another job the viceprincipal right now has no time for parent's or students concerns so if you have a problem at a school solve by yourself! For this time being this is the reality I do not want to say anything against those parents that somewhen found this school amazing at least that is what the latest ranking of the FHS in the state of Ma is saying Of course I would like to improve this situation if me and the state ranking of the school are right but in the world we are living now I believe that is almost impossible

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a big high school for sure but it is an amazing place. There is a niche to be found there for every kid and the teachers are enthusiastic and go the extra mile to make sure students succeed. Many go on to elite colleges and the athletic and drama programs are strong enough that FHS students can move on from these to top notch collegiate programs. My only wish is that the middle schools in Framingham offered the same caliber of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I taught in Framingham for many many years and firmly believe they are as good if not better than most private schools. The dedication of the teachers and the diverse student body make Framingham a super school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went here before the renovations and had a great high school experience. I studied at two top universities and felt at least as well prepared as my classmates from private school. I would be happy to send my kids here when it is their turn for high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    FHS is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and great choices for our students.

  • (5 years ago)

    A diverse population with outstanding achievements - academic sports and many other activities. The teachers are performing in a show to raise funds for the drama club - how great its that?

  • (5 years ago)

    Framingham High School personnel really do care about all their students. The school is diverse but every effort is made to make sure that each and every student is welcomed and achieves. I love the students and their enthusiastic teachers; I love the vice principals and the staff. From the principal on down each person really strives to do the best possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    My three children are FHS graduates. Two fo them enjoyed the sports and the academic support they needed. My youngest got into an Ivy League school - and she is a first generation immigrant. Excellent teachers! Big school - some may feel lost in there.

  • (11 years ago)

    Framingham High has a very reputable varity of classes from levels ranging from extra-supportive CP-2 up to many AP (Advanced Placement) classes. It offers many electives as well. Most teachers are young fun and well-qualified.

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