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Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Norfolk County Agricultural High School
Address
400 Main Street
Walpole, Massachusetts, 02081
USA
Coordinates 42°09′55″N 71°14′29″W / 42.165217°N 71.241403°W / 42.165217; -71.241403Coordinates: 42°09′55″N 71°14′29″W / 42.165217°N 71.241403°W / 42.165217; -71.241403

Information
School type secondary, agricultural
Established 1917[1]
CEEB Code 222172
Principal Mrs. Suzanne Green
Staff 21 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Teaching staff 44.8 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)[3]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 459(as of 2007-08)[3]
Student to teacher ratio 10.2 (as of 2007-08)[3]
Campus size 365 acres (1.48 km2)[1]
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Athletics conference Mayflower League
Team name Rams
Average SAT scores 463 verbal
477 math
448 writing (2010)[4]
Newspaper 'Aggie Works'
Website

Norfolk County Agricultural High School is a public high school in Walpole, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers specialty training to students who are interested in pursuing careers in Animal and Marine Science, Plant and Environmental Science, and Diesel and Mechanical Technology. The school is one of only 3 in Massachusetts to promote agriscience and agribusiness opportunities. NCAHS has a high retention rate and a low dropout rate (0% in the 2007-2008 school year).

History

Campus

Curriculum

Students follow a comprehensive curriculum composed of academic and vocational courses. The school offers three program majors: Diesel and Mechanical Technology, Animal and Marine Science, and Plant and Environmental Science. Students choose a specific interest within one of the three program majors at the end of grade 10. Upperclassmen have the opportunity to acquire on-the-job training and demonstrate work readiness through the Cooperative Education Program. The school has exchange programs with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.[5]

Extracurricular activities

Student groups and activities at Norfolk County Agricultural High School include agricultural mechanics club, animal science club, conservation club, equestrian drill team, FFA, floriculture club, horse club, kennel club, landscape club, math club, National Honor Society, newspaper, peer network, student council, Team Harmony, and veterinarian assistant club.

The school's athletic teams, known as the Norfolk Aggie Rams, compete in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Mayflower League. Teams are fielded in baseball, basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, softball, cheerleading, and volleyball.

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