The new and great Ayer Shirley Regional High School addition/renovation project received the highest architecture award, the 2015 CEFPI Northeast Region Ed Kirkbride Award recognizing quality and innovation in both school planning and design. The CEFPI jury recognizes projects that stand out as forward thinking and inspiring, with exceptional achievement in the design of learning, physical and community environments, as well as the planning process. Congratulations to all who brought this project to fruition: Former Superintendent Carl Mock and his educational team, School Building Committee, School Committee, SMMA, Dore & Whittier, Consigli, town officials of Ayer & Shirley, and the taxpayers in Ayer & Shirley for supporting this project!

ASRHS inĀ U.S. News Top High Schools of 2015


ASRSD and the ASRHS are very proud to announce that ASRHS has been selected by US News and World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools in its 2015 rankings. Congratulations to Principal Haas and his staff and students!

According to the rankings, ASRHS is in the top 12% of high schools nationally and the top 22% in Massachusetts. For this ranking ASRHS was awarded a Silver Medal. Only 10.3% of the high schools evaluated nationally (19,753 total evaluated) were awarded Silver Medals. Only another 2.5% were awarded Gold.

In Massachusetts, ASRHS was one of only 79 high schools (out of 352 public high schools in the state, including charters) to be awarded a Gold or Silver Medal.

The rankings are based on 2012-2013 academic year data. We expect that with about the same MCAS scores and improved Advanced Placement (AP) participation and passing scores in 2013-2014, we will maintain or even improve our ranking next year.

For more information on the rankings and the methodology used, please visitĀ US News and World Report.

The Sandy Pond School House will be open for a tour on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 12 – 4.

Every time you drive by, don’t you wonder what this cute little piece of history has inside? Well, now is your chance to check out a piece of Ayer’s history on a self-guided tour.

Click here for more information.

Have you been wondering about Ayer? Want to know some more information to help you make the decision to purchase your new home? We’ve gathered some information about our town, the new regionalized schools and some other little tidbits to help you get more familiarized with Ayer, MA. It’s a great little town, with a low tax rate, town water and sewer and easily accessible for both MBTA and major highways.