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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Somerville Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Somerville, MA. It has 4,993 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Somerville Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
206 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,993
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,143
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$93,964,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,670/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$84,722
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,699
National
$949
Median Home Value
$558,300
National
$184,700

Somerville Public Schools Reviews

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We have had an wonderful experience with the Arthur D. Healey school. The teachers are fantastic and caring. They got my kids, who transferred in, up to grade level and integrated with the classes quickly. The administration makes sure that every kid knows that they belong in the Healey school community.
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Teachers and staff can and are very personable and helpful throughout all four years of high school and have stayed connected post-graduation. While the college prep may not fulfill the preparations of being a college student, it does give quite a push to be able to handle very dense tasks in short amounts of time. As an alum, I am very grateful for all the AP classes offered and the college/financial aid assistance offered. There are many people I know who did not get the same educational experience as me. Despite not enjoying the social aspect of SPS, due to social anxiety and a choice to not socialize with those who did not better or further my progress, a lot was gained academically.
I am a student who attended East Somerville Community School and it was a great school because they have so much diversity and people who are there for the students. I am currently in my senior year at Somerville High School and throughout the years I've learned that there really should not be a difference between students because we all go to the same school to get the same education. The people at Somerville High are amazing and are always there to help.