School Details

Chelmsford High School

200 Richardson Rd, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
(978) 251-5111
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1573 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

98%
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93%
91%
80%
74%
73%
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
  • Chelmsford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
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
  • Chelmsford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chelmsford High School is a public high school in North Chelmsford. The principal of Chelmsford High School is W. Thomas. 1,573 students attend Chelmsford High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the 1,573 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Chelmsford High School is 15:1. Greater Lowell Technical High School 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 85%
Asian 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved Chelmsford High School. I was involved in school extra curricular that made me become involved in the school. All of my teachers were amazing if I asked them for help they would help me and they would even stay after class to help out. CHS is a public high school but the faculty give you personalized attention that make you (the student) feel comfortable talking with them if need be... at least it felt that way to me.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm not exactly sure when half the stuff we're supposed to learn gets taught. The english teachers want us to be good writers but when it comes to grammar rules it's learn as you go. For example on a paper you may think you wrote it well but oh no you screwed up the comma rule and then it's not explained. The rooms are eye sores nothing gets repaired you can't open some windows without risk of the window falling out. There are televisions still up on the walls from like 30 years ago. The computers suck constantly slow and people always have trouble with their logins. There is hardly any supplies in any room. the hallways are always crowded at passing time. The administration runs the school like a dictatorship. Sure there have been improvements to the schools but they have been too little too late.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is horrible backwards logic on everything. There are many useless classes and there is too much homework. Everything is falling apart a good amount of seats in the lecture hall are broken floor and ceiling tiles have holes and stains.The bathrooms are disgusting and sometimes lack functioning doors on stalls constantly out of toilet paper and trash bins overflow.

  • (6 years ago)

    Recent updates to Science classrooms and library renovations have brought CHS up to par with other schools in the area. All students will have new lockers this year. The school still needs paint on the doorways and in the hallways. Other classrooms desparately need new ceiling tiles and floors to complete the look. Every year there are improvements however. Academically the students do quite well and are very active in sports and other extra curriculars. The students at CHS are very nice polite and caring. They are active in community service projects and fundraising. Students mix freely among themselves; there really aren't cliques or open meanness among students. It is a nice place to work and for students to attedn school . Block scheduling and semesters make student workloads lighter so they have less stress and less to carry back and forth to school. CHS is a great learning environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has it's good and bad points. it is dark it smells bad the bathrooms are full of smoke. The lockers have phallic symbols all over them and most do not function. It is over crowded. although i do enjoy working it is a hard learning environment when the heating and the Air Conditioning doesn't work. The school has pointless class such as writing for high school with is basically a class to keep freshmen occupied. the great parts of the school are what make it a wonderful place to teach even though the school is in disarray the students still do very well they score highly on tests and they are probably the most polite group of students even if they do occasionally mouth off. that being said it it a wonderful school but it needs to be repaired.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. I love it

  • (8 years ago)

    This a great school to go to. If you are looking for acedemic challenges it is very competitive here. They have many AP programs and Honors classes. The teachers most of the ones I had are passionate and fun. There aren't major fights daily. The school is pretty much clean except bathrooms can be a bit smoky. One problem is the number of students who smoke and drink. Students that aren't as independent might be drawn to this crowd. The after school programs are excellent. I have known two students who started their own clubs. A variety of activities to choose from. Their are many performances not just sports that parents can attend to. They have trips abroad to Italy France Spain and England.

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