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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Chelsea High School is a public school located in Chelsea, MA. It has 1,545 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Chelsea High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
59%
Average SAT
1070
128 responses
Average ACT
25
18 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$51,839
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$949
Median Home Value
$308,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Pep rally!
    22%
  • Spring Musical
    16%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Spring and Competition
    8%
  • Fall Play
    6%
  • Talent Show
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,545
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,810
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,660/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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My four years at CHS has been a mix of good and bad, but mainly good. I really loved the amount of support I received from the Trio Program, guidance counselors, as well as the committed and diligent AP teachers I had. I really want to see CHS improve their teacher retention rate, considering many teachers leave after about 2-3 years at CHS. I strongly believe CHS has a brighter future now because of our new amazing principal, Alexander Mathews. I can't wait to see how CHS will contnue to improve!
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Chelsea High School throughout the time I’ve spent has cancelled certain advanced placement classes. But they also cancelled Latin which made other students transfer to another language class because it was a requirement to learn a language for two years. Between 2016 to 2017 the school was infested with flies and caused the school to cancel school for more than a week. It shows that Chelsea High School is unorganized. I have personally found the idea of “Capstone”, which they began in my freshman year useless. As Capstone’s purpose was to prepare us for college. Capstone was poorly executed as students were randomly assigned a teacher each year and were unable to develop a strong relationship with a teacher. Students would not ask feedback for editing their major assignments in the past, but be unable to reflect on their mistakes and improve as a learner. I feel that Capstone was poorly executed and resulted in a waste of time as it did not prepare me for college.
Chelsea high gave me a lot of mixed experiences with my four years there. I can overall express that I am grateful to have had my learning experiences take places in that school. I was able to make friends, be exposed to a diverse community, gain support from my professors, and develop my characteristics. I love how the school gave us a college like schedule so we can adapt to college academics, also the school gave us "iblock" a designated learning time to connect with teachers and gain the help we need. Something I would change would be some of our policies. I believe the bells in between classes should be extended that way students can get to class on time, and the dress code for women be more accepting and not described as a “distraction to other student’s attention towards their education”