School Details

Haverhill High School

137 Monument St, Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 374-5700
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1756 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
57%
69%
67%
46%
60%
60%
42%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
62%
60%
73%

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

In 2013-2014 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 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 2014
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Haverhill High School is a public high school in Haverhill. The principal of Haverhill High School is Bernard Nangle. 1,756 students attend Haverhill High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 42% of the 1,756 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Haverhill High School is 15:1. Haverhill Alternative School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 25% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Some of he teachers do a wonderful job trying to communicate with parents; others prefer to not. The administration will only fulfill their obligations when "under the microscope" by outside auditors especially when it comes to parent notifications and reports.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am unhappy with the way the school seems to be more concerned with test scores with the state then the children learning stuff they will need to know in the real world. They need to get their priorities straight.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school doesn't get what scheduling correctly does for students all these mess ups and the motivation of students if staff cant get it right then students give up on trying

  • (2 years ago)

    I am extremely impressed with the education my son is receiving at Haverhill High School. He is in the Classical Academy and does about 3-4 hours of homework at night. The teachers are dedicated to learning so much so that for the second summer in a row my son's Latin teacher is meeting him 3 times a week at the library to continue teaching him. High school is what you put into it. You put in nothing and you get nothing. I went to an outstanding public high school and I feel that all but the science labs are equally as good as what I received. I am sure the Classical Academy will prepare my son well for whatever college he decides to attend

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a junior at HSS and I love it there. Every school has it's bad kids and teachers that hate their job. HHS has improved a lot adding Mac laptops for teachers to take home or use in class mac laptop classroom sets that the students can use in school computer laps with Mac computers an ischool in the building iPads a cosmetology room new smart boards for most of the main classrooms and a new water bubbler in the cafe that fills up your water bottle for you. Besides all the new improvements HHS has made they have many after school activites that keep some kids out of trouble and help support those in needs. For example Football team Gay straight alliance Field hockey Cheerleading National junior honor society and robotics club. Sure sometimes HHS has no idea what's going on isn't very organized and has a bad rep but to me HHS is the only school I'd want to graduate from. I'd with out a doubt would recommend this high school to anyone looking for awesome teachers a sense of school spirit lots of after school activites and friends that feel like family.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from HHS in 1990 and I would have been better off skipping those last four years of high school. I did not gain anything nor did I learn anything. I am a combat veteran and also a college graduate. I could not even pass the entrance exam into college after high school. It took 8 years of serving my country and going to college to graduate at the top of my class. This was something that Haverhill High School never would have done for me. I did it myself. So keep on pushing them through haverhill high. You are producing very productive members of society. Glad I saw in myself what haverhill high does not care about.

  • (3 years ago)

    I find this school to be horrific!!! The adminastration has no clue as to what is going on kids getting harrassed and bullied and nothing is done. I am very ashamed of what this high school has become. And yes all I get is im sorry and that is the end of it what a joke !!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Middle School builds your kids up... This high school deflates them. A wide inconsistency of teachers. Such a shame as this let's down the whole school. One teacher commented on some kids in her class "they don't come prepared so I don't bother with them. They can sit there as long as they like so i shall just fail them". She had not intention of reaching out or even trying to teach them! Bad attitude.

  • (5 years ago)

    I wish I could afford to transfer my kids to a private school. I tried to register my kids at Methuen High but they don't have school of choice. HH is the most unorganized school I ever imagine a school could be. The principals at this school are not aware of what is going on their school. I had two situations with the school and all they said was sorry. I will get that fixed. The end of school year came and I found out nothing was fixed. There is not communication between the principals. One will do something the other is not aware of. The notes in the system are not updated as they should and you just get a 'sorry I though he will take care of that

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended HHS for all four years og high school and although I did not like the building i discovered that HHS is a great school if you put the work in. The reason it gets a bad reputation is because many students expect the teachers to learn for them. What the students need to realize is you get out what you put in. Also this school does offer a good selection of AP courses and high level classes that allow people to succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I started attending Haverhill High School this year as a sophomore and I love it. The students are nicer than my last school and there's less pressure to be perfect ie. if you don't wear all Abercrombie nobody will care. I'm in mostly honors classes and I feel like I am learning a lot. There are many different clubs sports and classes that other high schools in the area don't offer. I didn't think I would like going here because the first time I saw it was on a tour over the summer and it didn't look the greatest but if you can overlook how it appears it is a good school. They do have new science labs and bathrooms and I imagine that more renovations will take place. Also there are many highly qualified teachers that really care about students such as Mr. Thakkar who teaches geometry.

  • (8 years ago)

    good school offers good advanced placement courses such as the classical academy

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to haverhill high school for three years until i had to move my senior year. I think this school is great. I don't believe this opinion is a bias one because I hated HHS when I was there. Going to a different school actually opened my eyes and made me realize HHS wasn't as bad as I thought it was. There's diversity in that school. And the teachers..they were awesome. I agree with with others its not the school's fault kids don't care it's there parents because they don't care either.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school has books. If the parents don't care if the kids use them the kids often choose to do more entertaining things. Schools are not babysitters parents need to take responsibility for their children's education. My daughter not born gifted is in the 92 percentile for MCAS in Massachusetts as a HHS Junior. The school is not the problem with underachieving students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Do they have books at Haverhill High? The students never come off the bus with books. Usually they are wearing pajamas occationally slippers and most frequently a bathing suit. To say that I am horrified is putting it mildly.

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with the first entry.

  • (10 years ago)

    Haverhill High was the best high school i could have asked for. I don't care what anyone says about its physical problems. It is a quality institution with students' in mind all the time. I love and value the time I spent there and when I have children I will send them there as well. The staff is one of a kind and the students are the most genuine people i have met to date.

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