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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Melrose Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Melrose, MA. It has 3,761 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.
Address
360 Lynn Fells Pkwy
Melrose, MA 02176
Telephone
(781) 662-2000

Melrose Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
260 responses
Average ACT
27
60 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,761
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,153,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,211/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%

Melrose Public Schools Reviews

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Melrose Public Schools has given me so many opportunities to take AP classes, pursue amazing extracurriculars (like orchestra and cross country), and has INCREDIBLE teachers who genuinely care about the students both inside and outside the classroom. Despite this, I wish there were more opportunities to take more computer science classes and practical classes like home economics and personal finances to prepare for life outside school.
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My experience in the Melrose Public Schools system has overall been a good experience. I come from a different background than the typical melrose student, so it is interesting to get a different perspective on what life is like going to a predominately white school. The school system has a pretty good group of teachers that wish, help, and want their students to succeed in school and life after graduating. The only thing I wish to change is the level of diversity, I feel as though that would help students of color feel more comfortable in school and allow students and teachers to be open to people of different backgrounds. Other than that, Melrose Public Schools shows pride and support within the community of Melrose.
In all my four years of high school, I found that the teachers are all great and the curriculum is not all that bad. High school has been a tough experience for me, beginning with getting to know the school and making new friends. Making new friends was never my strong suit but I found comfort in all of my teachers; especially the nurse there. I have always had my teachers behind me through everything and that is what I love about Melrose High School. When it comes to changes about the school, I really would not change anything; as long as the wonderful staff is there.