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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Reading Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Reading, MA. It has 4,371 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
82 Oakland Road
Reading, MA 01867
Telephone
(781) 944-5800

Reading Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
363 responses
Average ACT
28
64 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,371
Free or Reduced Lunch
7.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$52,585,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,171/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$114,354
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,349
National
$949
Median Home Value
$491,200
National
$184,700

Reading Public Schools Reviews

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Reading has great schools. However, several budget cuts have been made in the last few years which have impacted the school system negatively. Since Reading is a town that refuses to let in any businesses whatsoever, there was an override that was recently passed, but even with that positions at the high school were still cut. I would like to see a town as well as a school system that manages their money better and has the best interests of all types of students that enroll in the schools, including those on IEPs.
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Personally when I attended Reading public schools I always wished there were more things to do when involving the arts. I believe that allowing students to have an outlet like art, music, or sports is important. I just hope they will put money into the music and art programs like they do the sports programs because they are just as important.
I had a very interesting experience at RMHS, I attended this high school for two years before I went on an did dual enrollment.
During my time with dual enrollment the High School worked very hard that I was still able to participate in sports and graduate on time!