A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
77 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148
Telephone
(781) 397-7223
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
175 responses
Average ACT
24
22 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Spirit week before the thanksgiving game
    32%
  • JV
    23%
  • Fundraisers
    13%
  • Knowledge bowl
    13%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Car Washes, Multi-Cultural Night
    8%
  • Christmas concert choir
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,869
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,187/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses

Malden High School Reviews

223 reviews
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Between the genuinely interested teachers, homework load, getting into the class you want, I rate it really good. There are always going to be the disinterested teacher(s), clicks and emphasis on athletics over social clubs, but that's at every school and most likely always will be. I very much look forward to college to experience what I believe will be a completely different academic environment with out negative aspects!
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Malden High School provides a variety of classes that students can choose to take as their electives/exploratories. Ranging from chorus, studio art, play production to finance, computer science, criminal justice, law and automotive, Malden High was able to create a mixture of classes that includes everybody's interests. The clubs show the same variety, giving a chance for students to volunteer in the community through Key Club, Environmental club and even have their voices be heard in Speech and Debate, YMCA Leaders Corps and many other clubs. The activities provided here allow students to feel truly connected to the community and people around them. Last but not least, Malden High School is one of the most diverse school in the district. People, students and teachers, of all races, religion and gender come here and celebrate our diversity, education and in all, our school. Malden High School would be an excellent place for anyone to learn at.
Personally for me, I had a really bad experience my Freshmen year. My best friend committed suicide and it was really hard for me to be at school and concentrate. Yet, there was a lot of support with the adjustment counselors who made sure that I had someone to talk to.

On the other hand, one thing that's really great about Malden High is that we have an incredibly amount of diversity--about 80%, which is amazing! I have learned so much about different cultures and I have so many different kinds of friends--Brazilian, Indian, African, Haitian, Vietnamese, so on and so forth, and I feel very blessed to be in an open minded community. If someone with a headdress walks by, no one bats an eye, which is crazy in context of how the rest of the country views Muslims.

The academics themselves can be challenging. I remember my AP Lang class. I would cry so much because it was so difficult for me, but looking back, I can't believe how much I improved as a writer. Yet, sometimes I do feel like the things that I am learning are useless--like calculus. When will I ever need to know the rate of change of my car?

If I could do it all over again, I would go to Malden High because of the clubs I am in and the people who are so accepting.