Belmont High School is a top rated, public school located in Belmont, MA. It has 1,245 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Belmont High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Belmont High School Reviews
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.
Belmont High School is a fairly good place to grow as a student/individual. Many of the "cons" I have are regarding the secondary education system as a whole. There are a lot of projects and assignments that sometimes seem like busy work. In addition, I personally feel like there isn't enough flexibility in terms of course requirements for senior year- the year you should really be pursuing subjects and projects you will potentially continue to study throughout college and in the work force.
What I loved about Belmont Highschool, is their ability to create an environment where each student can challenge themselves and come outside of their comfort zone. One thing I would like to change the schools system, is the amount of homework we get handed. Each teacher is giving college level homework, which does not permit us enough time to complete it all when it comes to extracurricular activities.