School Details

Gardner High School

200 Catherine St, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-1600
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 679 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Gardner average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
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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
  • Gardner average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gardner High School is a public high school in Gardner. The principal of Gardner High School is Andrew Haas. 679 children attend Gardner High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 35% of the 679 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gardner High School is 16:1. Pathways Early College Innovation School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 83% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughter is doing fantastic at Gardner High. The teachers are great and I believe the programs are accessable to all the students.

  • (10 months ago)

    The school provided the foundation for 2 of my kids to further their education in College and start successful careers. Gardner is a family friendly environment. Gardner Public School continue to strive to engage parent and students.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is definatly not the nicest looking school or the most welcoming but it is an okay school. Teachers pretty much make you feel the need to drop out.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not a bad school to go to. I am a senior this year and I have had a good four years. The band is excellent and my section - the drumline - has gotten 5 stars for 3 years running! The teaching staff is good especially the History department - they're all very passionate about their work. However I do caution you that the cleanliness of said school is very poor - the bathrooms are terrible!

  • (6 years ago)

    i atended the school for all 4 years of high school and i learned alot of positive things from this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a sophomore right now at this school. We're a bit poor and all but this school is awesome. The teachers are mostly great and ive already learned so much im getting A's in all my classes and it's just a greta learning experience. There are tons of activities and sports to do like band and soccer.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school. I had a good time. I graduated in 99. The school had great enfacis on getting students to choose a college or to have an idea on what the plan was for after high school. The teachers were great and so was the principal and assistant principal. great facilities and clubs. I belonged to the music club spanish club and multicultural club. That made it all the better to keep myself busy and interested with the trips we took under suppervision.

  • (10 years ago)

    It is avery nice school great kids and a wonderful community! Kids learn alot and have fun at the same time. It is a great place for kids to grow up into adults.

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