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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 a highly rated, public school located in Malden, MA. It has 1,823 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.

Malden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1150
388 responses
Average ACT
27
40 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-
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Spirit week before the thanksgiving game
    31%
  • JV
    21%
  • Fundraisers
    13%
  • Knowledge bowl
    13%
  • Car Washes, Multi-Cultural Night
    8%
  • Plays
    8%
  • Christmas concert choir
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,823
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,330
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
$17,157/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Malden High School Reviews

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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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The students at the school have low respect for staff and other peers. They curse at the teachers, they skip classes, there are many fights. Additionally, many students participate in the stealing at the drug store, CVS, right next to the school. Though there are many bad parts of the student body, the diversity at the school is unmatched as every class I’ve been in has had so much representation of different races in cultures. Never has white been the majority, but neither has any other race. Another amazing aspect is the connections with the teachers. The teachers at the school are vulnerable to conversations that go beyond academia, allowing them to know students and understand how their life at home is impactful to their student presence. These relationships make school more enjoyable, but the student disrespect is embarrassing on the school’s part.
Malden High School has tons of classes, is extremely diverse, and provides its students with opportunities that you wouldn't expect from a public school. The teachers are fantastic. The cafeterias (there are two) are above-average and have many offerings, but it's still school lunch. There's a pool. There are a lot of clubs and after-school activities. Sports teams are really good, save for the football team. Only problem really is that the school doesn't seem to have any security (inside and outside) and kids are allowed to roam around the building whenever they want. As a result of this, the boys bathrooms are always a total mess and are usually crowded with people hitting that Juul or selling each other drugs. Food from the cafeteria also ends up in places it shouldn't.