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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Malden High School is a highly rated, public school located in Malden, MA. It has 1,833 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
About Malden High School...
School District
Malden Public Schools
Address
77 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148
Telephone
(781) 397-6000

Malden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
326 responses
Average ACT
26
36 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,361
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,393
National
$949
Median Home Value
$359,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Spirit week before the thanksgiving game
    31%
  • JV
    22%
  • Knowledge bowl
    13%
  • Fundraisers
    12%
  • Plays
    9%
  • Car Washes, Multi-Cultural Night
    7%
  • Christmas concert choir
    1%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,833
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,973/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Malden High School is a wonderful school and I am honored to have been able to attend it for four years. My favorite thing about Malden High School is its diversity. Walking into the cafeteria during a lunch day, one can note people from literally all around the world. This has made for one of the most educating and amazing experiences I ever could have asked for. I have been able to learn so much about different cultures first hand through my friendships with so many incredible people from all around the globe. Secondly, Malden's teaching staff are outstanding. They are dedicated to the lives of their students, and work hard to provide for them what is needed in the classroom as well as to fight against racist and sexist norms found in American school systems. I am constantly impressed by and grateful for these teachers' influences in my life.
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Throughout Malden High, I have learned to be more involved with school activities. This adds to the experience of meeting new people and being able to fit in comfortably with what you like to do. One of the big factors I like about Malden High is the fact that it’s quite diverse, constantly seeing and meeting people of different cultures and backgrounds that other schools do not have. For the past couple of years, changes from the school system created more of a negative impact than expected. Adjusting the time schedule and the fluctuation of faculty members each year has been problematic over time. Comparing the school system between my freshman year and senior year, I would prefer freshman year.
I believe Malden High School is a very diverse school with a wide variety of cultures integrating well with one another. The staff are very engaging with the students and care about the students not just inside the building, but their physical and emotional health as well. The sports teams are very competitive with multiple levels of a range of sports, allowing students to experiment and find their "home". There are also a amplitude of clubs and activities to be a part of so there is a spot for everyone at Malden High.