North High School

150 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 | (508) 799-3370
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,120
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4.5 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
School District Details
  • Worcester School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $15,511
  • Graduation Rate: 71.6%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.0
  • Enrolled Students: 23,988

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,120
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 100.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 587 (52.4%)
  • Females: 533 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 77 (6.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 822 (73.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 899 (80.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
North High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.09%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For North High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade38934.7%
10th Grade26023.2%
11th Grade22720.3%
12th Grade24421.8%
Source: MA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for North High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Norht High school deserves more credit than it desrves. I'm a former student from the class of 2010 and I do not hesitate to express how supportive the school was to myself and other individual students. There is an atmosphere that welcomes diversity and polishes uniqueness. The staff is rational, yet encouraging and guides their students to gather their strengths and explore any unchallenged arguement. The opportunities are marvelous and abundant. I came there exhausted and stressed, and the impact North High school left upon me was indeed more than I expected. This I'd like to make clear is not an act of adulation nor flattery. I really mean what I'm saying. If I could do any thing to support the school I certainly would. The decision really depends on the students themselves. If you seek great education you will indeed find it. But if you don't take it seriously North High school will not force it. The staff will just annoy the heck out of you until you do. X3 Even parents are welcome to get involved if they choose to.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on July 07, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i have heard a great mix of negavtive and postive things from this school. "it's such a bad school." "They don't teach anything that is useful or valid." but guess what that's not all, "it has a really good atmosphere." "It's easy to learn" "There are some really good classes" and more of both. One thing to always keep in mind is that the education that you recieve is what you make of it and how you put it to practice.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 02, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school just pushed kids out one way or another i am a graduate but i would never let my mixed race daughter go to this school to many wanna be's at this school
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 28, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • when i was a teenager this school was the worst. i was the class of 2000 and if you werent hispanic or a big tough black person you would be made fun of and hurt. i was that white guy and i wasnt the only one. I blaimed my parents and told them i wanted to switch... unfortunatly i wasnt able to because i lived in the north quadrent and we didnt have the money for a privite school. i ended up going to UMASS darthmouth and i am working with dental hygiene. My cousin now goes there and she says she is very happy. I was very shocked. she told me everyone is nice and she made plenty of friends with many diffrent races. She takes all AP classes because she did admit that there education is still not very good. Her mother told me that she gets home at 2 and most days isn't finished until 4 or 5. I used to never get homework and was never taught. It is a fact that this school has improved magnifisicantly.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a student at north high school i love it. i am a freshmen. and before i attended north i was very frightend. i heard that north is a ghetto school and you will get beaten up everyday. now i know this is a foolish rumor. please parents, dont be affraid to send your child to north. it has a stupindus education and is very safe.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 22, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Worcester North High school is a solid school and its only going to get better when the new school is built. Im a senior now (class of 2009) and the way I think of North is Great teachers inside a crappy building. Once the building is complete im sure this school will be the #1 choice throughout worcester. And hopefully the racist suburb white parents will cut the bull****** and realize they are rude as hell. Im from shrewsbury and im full white and I could've went to shrewsbury high. Everyone's too racist there they need to give it a damn break its 2008, not 1758...
  • Reviewed by Student on July 07, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • July 07, 2008
    I am not yet a student of North, but this August, I will begin as a freshman. I am very scared to attend, because I am so used to middle school. My friends that go there say it's not a bad school. Just mind your own business, do as you're instructed to, and the year will run smoothly. But who wouldn't be nervous? It's a new experience, and tv makes high school appear to be scary. So if you're nervous, don't feel badly, because you are not the only one. The "cool" kids will act like they're not timid, but in
    reality, they're just as afraid as the next kid.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 13, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Worcester North High is a pretty good school. They have alot of good teachers that are very understanding that every body learns on a different level and are really easy going when it comes to running a classroom. They have really good athletic teams and are really good with setting up schedules and use block schedules so you can have more classes in a year.

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