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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Arlington Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Arlington, MA. It has 5,386 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Arlington Public Schools...
Address
869 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Telephone
(781) 316-3523

Arlington Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
312 responses
Average ACT
30
64 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,386
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,493
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,498,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,772/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    3%

Arlington Public Schools Reviews

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Attending Arlington High School has been awesome. I've had many great teachers, some are even friends. These have been knowledgeable, dedicated, and challenging, and I feel I’ve grown in response. I’ve also received helpful college counseling, and made lifelong friends. So the academic essentials are strong, including the music and theater programs, which are popular with the students.

But AHS is not without problems. We really need a new building, but I understand that is in the works. Class scheduling and communication need to be improved. Audio announcements commonly disruptive classes. While the school welcomes diversity, the town could be more diverse in it’s make up.
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My immediate impression of the Arlington Public Schools system is that the schools are quite clearly underfunded. The faculty employed by Arlington tend to do an absolutely wonderful job with the facilities and resources they are given, but sometimes the quality of education falls short because of circumstances out of their control. The high school P.E. curriculum includes an indoor climbing unit in which the teachers grade the students based on how many times they attempt "climbs". Since half of the existing climbing structures are no longer safe to use it is difficult for students to get all of their "climbs" in on time, and existing structures don't exactly eminate safety. Despite all of this many Arlington teachers and faculty pour their hearts into the schools and their work, making the Arlington Public School environment enjoyable to be a part of and encouraging some very successful students.
Overall really good. I was able to find teachers who I like and trust. The school offers a lot of good course to help for beyond high school, for example CPR and Advanced First Aid, Early Childhood Education, Culinary and Bakeshop. In math which is Quantitative Reasoning we are learning Personal finance. We are taught and prepared for bad situations and we practice how to be and stay safe in those situations.

In Middle school, there was a class called FACS that taught how to cook, take care of ourseleves, and how to write checks. I found it very helpful.