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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Medford Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Medford, MA. It has 4,470 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
About Medford Public Schools...
Address
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone
(781) 393-2442

Medford Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1150
259 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,470
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,648
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$73,764,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,702/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%

Medford Public Schools Reviews

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Medford High School is a great school to attend. First and for most, the staff of MHS is great, I haven't seen one teacher reject a student's concerns. All the teacher have great materials the students learned from. MHS' student's diversity is growing exponentially. The student's school spirit is amazing, all the staff and the students are always proud to wear the Mustang colors. My experience at Medford High School was pretty good, the first year I came everyone was very welcoming to me and they were not bothered to show me where to go when I use to get lost. The students made me fill comfortable being in the school. I think Medford High School is a great school to go to, everyone makes you fill at home.
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Medford Public schools are overall very diverse. There are students from all around the world. Teachers there are either really good or just don't care. overall, I would say academically the public schools are pretty good. Clubs and activities are also fun to join. Clubs range from cultural to just plain old fun. I would have to complain about 3 main things; the bathrooms, heating and cooling, and the food. The food there is just plain nasty. Students should have the choice of eating healthier choices provided by the school. I would say that college readiness is pretty okay at the school. Guidance counselors are provided to each grade and are always open to talk. The schools rate an overall 3 stars because there is definitely room for improvement, both on the schools and the people inside them.
From the beginning of my academic career, I’ve attended Medford Public Schools and I’ve always found myself content with my surroundings and the people I grew up with. But through my high school experience at Medford High, I’ve had eye opening discoveries that the city I live in isn’t the most diverse place through ethics and morals, but rather just the mere appearance. I’ve faced social struggled and have still found myself to push through and make the best out of my time here. I hope there is a change in the social and community environment between different ethnic groups to promote more acceptance and respect.