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B+
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
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Medford High School is an above average, public school located in Medford, MA. It has 1,190 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
About Medford High School...
School District
Medford Public Schools
Address
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone
(781) 393-2301

Medford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
236 responses
Average ACT
25
23 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Median Home Value
$421,200
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
71%
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 101 responses
Report
  • Medford vs. Malden Thanksgiving game
    17%
  • Mr. MHS
    17%
  • GSA Coffee houses
    14%
  • Spirit Assembly
    14%
  • Sports
    13%
  • Prom!
    9%
  • Drama Club Plays
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,190
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,648
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.5%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,702/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I started going to Medford high in the middle of my junior year. I returned from Nigeria and was quickly enrolled into Medford high. Making friends was not easy, because of this I dreaded going to school, going to lunch, and doing group activities. Returning this fall as a senior I hoped for things to be different, and surely it was. I have made some friends that I can laugh with, talk with, eat lunch with and do projects with. Making friends has gotten easier and has made my school life more exciting. One thing that made me extremely fond of Medford was the diversity. Medford is a very diverse school. It hold students from all different backgrounds and cultures. It enables each and everyone of its students to have a voice. It has enabled me to see new sides to one argument. I also admire the teachers that teach at Medford. The teachers are relentless and caring. Although I didn’t like Medford at first ,it has definitely grown on me. It is a place where I can be myself.
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The school is falling apart. Your education depends on the teacher you get. The entire district has a bullying problem and no school except for the Brooks does anything about it. The library looks like a prison and the bathrooms are disgusting. The English classrooms still have CHALKBOARDS and the books are falling apart. The desks are even older than Bernie Sanders and the political environment is polarizing. Special Education students are quarantined to their own part of the building and if they stray away they are ridiculed by both students and faculty. We have only ever had one lock down drill in all my time here. The administrators are all generally clueless. The school has a drug problem you can't walk down any hallway without the stink of marijuana and when you walk into the bathroom someone is vaping. Despite the few amazing teachers I've had, the school and the system is a HOLE.
I had an amazing experience at Medford High School! I really enjoyed my years there. The students attending Medford High are really friendly and ultimately the school is very open and diverse. If one applies themselves at Medford High they are likely sure to succeed because everyone is rooting for the success of the students.