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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Reading Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Reading, MA. It has 4,210 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
426 responses
Average ACT
29
68 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
7.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,284
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,032/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$112,634
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,265
National
$949
Median Home Value
$534,100
National
$184,700

Reading Public Schools Reviews

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I liked the community that I was a part of in the RMHS marching band. We had 4 month season that started in the summer and continued until Nov. It included summer band camp, performing at football games, parades and most importantly competitions. I met all my close friends in the band and have great memories of all or our experiences. One thing I would like change is the amount of freedom that was given during our senior year. I think we should have had more opportunity to be off campus during lunch and studies to help prepare for the college environment.
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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.
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.