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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 4,521 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% 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
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1150
287 responses
Average ACT
26
29 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,521
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
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%

Medford Public Schools Reviews

24 reviews
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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.
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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.
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.