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  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 1,308 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Belmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
456 responses
Average ACT
31
113 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$120,208
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,903
National
$949
Median Home Value
$813,200
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
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  • All night party
    18%
  • Sports Pep rallies
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Senior skip day
    12%
  • Senior cruise
    10%
  • Asian american night
    6%
  • Back to school night
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,308
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,612
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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.43 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Belmont High School Reviews

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I had a perfect, amazing high school experience at Belmont High! I graduated back in 2016. I lived in a little two-family home near PQ park, and attended Butler, then Chenery, then BHS. Kids at the school are generally really nice. I was on the freshman girls soccer team, then swim team. Hockey for 4 years and rugby for my last 2 years. Also,I loved doing chorus all 4 years. The math, science, english, history, and music departments are great! The foreign language department is horrible though. If you make decent grades/try your best, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting into the college of your choice. I was accepted to the Umass Amherst nursing program and honors college. I am so happy that BHS set me up to do great at college. If you are considering moving to Belmont for the schools, I highly recommend it. I'm still best friends with my Belmont friends and we often talk about how grateful we are to have grown up here.
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I have traveled a lot and often been the new kid but I felt very welcome at Belmont high school. the kids there are used to new students coming to join the school system. It is however a very competitive school with a variety of grades. I enjoyed my experience and found pockets to hang out with. The English MCAS scores are known for being quite high and they offer a lot of interesting classes and extracurriculars. For example, I am in a neurology class, a social justice by the numbers class, and I have taken many years of chorus. They offer classes in French, latin, Spanish, and Chinese. The school building is very old but they are currently building a new building that will work as the high school and middle school. It is close to the shabby town library and town center that has food and shops. Currently at least, the school has a very strange schedule that I love. Seniors are allowed to leave campus if they want so if you are hungry you can walk to the town center and grab a bagel!
Belmont High School has given me a chance to grow and express myself fully. The teachers are always willing to help and students are very respectful of one another and kind. Although the school is very crowded and small for the exceptional students that go there, a new school will be built soon to hopefully allow for more resources and space for academic studying. Being a Muslim at this school and always standing out, I never feel like I am being judged and I always have skmeone to talk to about my problems whether it is the amazing teacher that choose to listen or the peers that are there for you. Belmont High school has great school spirit and gives all students the opportunity to grow and express themselves. With all the clubs students have the chance to lead and make a change in the school. To have a voice!