School Details

Hanover High School

287 Cedar St, Hanover, MA 02339
(781) 878-5450
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 699 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

98%
97%
91%
92%
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80%
82%
82%
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
  • Hanover School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
86%
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
  • Hanover School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hanover High School is a public high school in Hanover. The principal of Hanover High School is Thomas Raab. 699 children attend Hanover High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the 699 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hanover High School is 11:1. So Shore Vocational Technical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1.0%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Hispanic 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent. The teachers are really caring and knowledgeable and the students are mutually respectful. Whatever your child's ability they can find a suitable courseload.

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the most underrated schools in the south shore. Excellent teachers excellent principle challenging enough for the even the smartest student. I was at Boston College High School my freshman year and was amazed at how poor the teachers were and how little challenge there was (outside of Advanced Placement classes which are challenging anywhere). I came back sophomore year and was very happy about the quality of Hanover High. Now a junior the quality of this school is still outstanding I recommend anyone considering where to bring their children to send them here. Fantastic all around.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current sophmore and these teachers are rough but great at the same time.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school i have three kids and they all graduated from here with high honors and they are taught great lessons here.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hanover needs to build a new high school. For a community as wealthy as Hanover has become the high school building is an embarrassment! It was old when I attended 20 years ago!

  • (10 years ago)

    Our son graduated from Hanover HS in 2000. In 2004 he graduated from Princeton University. He attended Hanover schools from grades 1-12 and while there were normal bumps along the road it served him very well. In the year 2000 Hanover HS graduates were accepted to Princeton Cornell Harvard Notre Dame Boston College Wellesley Bryn Mawr Syracuse and the like. Teachers in this school system are dedicated professionals who work to develop strong relationships with their students. School spirit is very high and peer pressure keeps negative behaviors suppressed. When we were considering wehre to move as our son approached the end of his Montessori year a church friend suggested to us the Haqnover Schools were in her opinion (as the mom of both a gifted and a learning disabled child) a hidden gem. She turned out to be absolutely right!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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