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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Belmont High School is a top rated, public school located in Belmont, MA. It has 1,264 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Belmont High School...
School District
Belmont Public Schools
Address
221 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
Telephone
(617) 993-5901
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Belmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
402 responses
Average ACT
31
94 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$118,370
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,802
National
$949
Median Home Value
$759,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • All night party
    19%
  • Sports Pep rallies
    19%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Senior skip day
    12%
  • Senior cruise
    10%
  • Back to school night
    4%
  • Asian american night
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,264
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,612
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,519/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Currently a good experience, academics are very good, teachers are mostly great! Clubs are very nice, most of the are student-run but still very engaging.
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Great school for college readiness. Didn't have a great GPA but took pretty hard classes and got into a way better college than my GPA would indicate I could get in to. BHS has its faults through. Food is terrible not sure how it even has three stars lol. You'll make friends, but not everyone will be your friend. Sports teams, teachers are decent. Clubs can be fun but don't always end up meeting that much. Classes are hard and they got rid of homework free weekends which is even worse, and a lot of people are pretty elitist, so if you don't want that kind of culture this isn't the place for you, although it's not as bad as Lexington. But if you want a rigorous school to prepare for college without paying the price of private school, it's not bad. Pretty decent amount of freedom also-frees and open campus (especially as an upperclassmen).Overall I can't wait for graduation, but I guess I'm grateful to have gone here.
Academics as a whole are very good, but it varies by department. The language department teachers are subpar, but the math department's teachers are stellar. The facilities are poor, but the new school plan should sort that out. The reason for the school's academic success is primarily due to the students (who come from above families with high education).