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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Malden High School is an above average, public school located in Malden, MA. It has 1,845 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Malden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1160
412 responses
Average ACT
26
44 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,178
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Median Home Value
$382,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Spirit week before the thanksgiving game
    29%
  • JV
    20%
  • Fundraisers
    11%
  • Knowledge bowl
    11%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Car Washes, Multi-Cultural Night
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,845
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,581
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,253/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I must admit teachers and stuffs of Malden High are very proficient and devoted. Most of them are impartial and fair to students. If you meet a problem with a teacher, house principles are the best to help you solve it. Otherwise, don't feel strange or depressed when some teachers distinguish you because of your race, your skin, or you knowledge. You should always give yourselves a leg up, you must! But, if your ability is just approximate Honors or CP classes, don't try to choose AP ones because you will be very tired and bored. Teachers won't help you fix it. Anyway, in Malden High School, I had unforgettable and interesting experiences. I have been stronger and more positive, and after obstacles here, I suddenly recognize my life has just started, and there will be more difficulties in the future.
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My experience with Malden High School was honestly a roller coaster. I had teachers that I absolutely loved and then their is the few that I disliked, but I suppose that's normal. The students aren't that bad but I would choose my liking of teachers over students. The one thing I can say though that I absolutely love is how diverse the school is! You may not think that's important to have but it most definitely make a difference, and so for that reason, I am eternally grateful.
Overall Malden High is a great school. It's one of the most diverse schools in Massachusetts and that allows you to gain multiple perspectives. The academic taught are about average and the teachers are for the most part accessible and will try their very best to help you. Obviously there are some teachers that just grind your gears, but that's at every school. Multiple clubs and sports. The sports team isn't that great though. The classes available are diverse and there's a bit of everything. There are multiple options for lunch, for the most part, I would say it's pretty decent for a public school.