School Details

Tantasqua Regional Sr High School

319 Brookfield Rd, Fiskdale, MA 01518
(508) 347-9301
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 867 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Tantasqua School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
89%
73%
66%
54%
63%

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
  • Tantasqua School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tantasqua Regional Sr High School is a public high school. The principal of Tantasqua Regional Sr High School is Steven Bliss. 867 students go to Tantasqua Regional Sr High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 16% of the 867 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tantasqua Regional Sr High School is 12:1. Tantasqua Regional Vocational is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved to the area from out of state and my daughter started as a Sophomore at TRHS. I have been very impressed with the level of instruction and the quality of the teachers; there are a variety of extracurricular activities for students to participate in. The biggest issue she faced is that many of the students have lived in the area their entire lives and it took a while to be included; but this may have been the case because of her age in any new school.

  • (6 years ago)

    After graduating from tantasqua I went on to a 4 year private college and excelled. I was so well prepared for all of my classes and found some of my college classes to be easier than some of my high school ones. The teachers at tantasqua are the nicest people too. They are all hilarious and I keep in touch with many of them to this day. They are genuinely interested in my progress.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm going to be a sophomore at Tantasqua and the most important thing I have to say is that the teachers are amazing. My freshman year all of my teachers would spend as much time answering my questions as it took and would re-explain something to me personally even if they had already explained it to the class as a whole. They did this for all students and in difficult classes this is an invaluable resource. Many teachers are opinionated and vivid and many try to make classes interesting or fun - including honors teachers. The students are original and things like cliques and gossip aren't a big problem. Everyone can find a group of friends who will accept them. We've had lots of budget cuts but we still have three levels of courses for all academic subjects and academic extras like conservation science.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Tantasqua. After being a student of the Tantasqua district for all of my previous years of school I don't have too much to compare Tantasqua with from a personal perspective but I will do my best to provide an accurate picture of the school. My biggest problem with the school the only worth mentioning is the budget problems that have been occurring since the new school was built two years ago. Because of this cuts have been made; teachers have been fired class sizes have gone up and the five Tantasqua towns are in a constant quarrel over what percentage of the budget each should pay. On a more positive note Tantasqua has great character for a school. Students are true individuals with most unafraid to forge their own paths. Success isn't based at all on socioeconomic status; personal achievements matter at Tantasqua.

  • (11 years ago)

    since i go to this school im very happy to say that i go here. i love the teachers the atmosphere and i think its an overall beautiful school. and especially the teachers are the greatest ever. take care of them

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