School Details

Natick High School

15 West St, Natick, MA 01760
(508) 647-6600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1307 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Natick School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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93%
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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.
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90%
66%

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
  • Natick School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Natick High School is a public high school in Natick. The principal of Natick High School is John Hughes. 1,307 children attend Natick High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the 1,307 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Natick High School is 14:1. Walnut Hill School for the Arts is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I have had 4 children go through Natick High School; the school has gotten steadily worse during their tenure there. If a student is self-motivated and high-achieving or has special needs he/she will will get the attention and services he/she deserves. The opposite is true for the rest (read vast majority) of students. Teachers go from mediocre to abysmal and administration is smothering. The addition of school-issued laptops has made the situation much worse- students now have toys to play with in class and the kids run rings around a comically inept tech dept. I can't wait till my youngest is out of there!

  • (9 months ago)

    Natick High School is one of the top schools in the state year after year! Students are surrounded by success at all levels. The town resources coupled with the great teachers foster an environment that will prepare your kids for any Ivy League they choose.

  • (10 months ago)

    Ever since the laptops and new school it has not been a productive learning environment. People get distracted all the time during class and I can personally say tht my grades have dropped because of the laptops. Also getting the classes you actually want is impossible and most of the teachers are mean to the students. There are some really good teachers but not a lot. Despite what you hear your child will have an awful experience here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love it because I met some great teachers there and they all affected my life differently.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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