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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Medford Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Medford, MA. It has 4,329 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Medford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
306 responses
Average ACT
27
33 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,329
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,837
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$73,764,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,207/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$92,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$949
Median Home Value
$464,400
National
$184,700

Medford Public Schools Reviews

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Medford Public Schools is a great place to go to school. The teachers are well qualified and helpful. Medford Public Schools does not have the best policies for dealing with students with disabilities though. The schools are very diverse; there are students from many different backgrounds. The middle schools and high schools offer many clubs and sports for students. There is no shortage of activities to get involved in. The elementary and middle schools are pretty new; they were constructed in the early 2000s. Medford High has a lot of problems with it though. The HVAC system doesn't seem to work properly because one is always too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Medford High School offers tons of honors and AP classes. The school district often scores very well on standardized tests.
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I have lived in Medford my whole life and was a student at the Medford public elementary, middle and high schools. Now that I am a senior, I can honestly say I feel more than prepared for college. Some of the teachers can be difficult to handle in terms of workload but generally speaking, the more work you get, the more it pays off.
The AP courses are difficult and based on what I have heard from MHS alumni it's worth it and you sometimes even feel over prepared for college. Students here have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the country like Harvard and Yale. As a student of color, there will always be times when you stand out but MHS does make a very large effort to be inclusive and let all student's voices be heard which I am proud of.
The Medford Public School system is very solid. It provides good opportunities for high-achieving students and has a wide range of classes. The science department at Medford is strong, and the science building is very new and up-to-date. Most teachers are very experienced and passionate, especially the AP teachers.