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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wellesley Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Wellesley, MA. It has 4,963 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Wellesley Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
457 responses
Average ACT
31
216 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,963
Free or Reduced Lunch
5.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,213
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$22,198/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$188,908
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,796
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,090,400
National
$184,700

Wellesley Public Schools Reviews

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Overall WPS is a great school system! It really prepared me for college more than I thought it did. The only problem is diversity and how the district handles it. I have heard that they are trying to work on it this year and I am glad to hear that.
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A highly acclaimed school district with incredible teachers and a challenging mindset. We also have one of the largest METCO programs and the diversity at our school has increased tremendously in the past few years. It is no doubt a very difficult school system, but it is incredible preparation for college.
Extravagant place for to send your child if you reside in Wellesley! Also, make sure your child participates in a sports activity.