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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Medford High School is an above average, public school located in Medford, MA. It has 1,340 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Medford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
321 responses
Average ACT
27
31 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$92,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$949
Median Home Value
$464,400
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
  • Mr. MHS
    17%
  • Medford vs. Malden Thanksgiving game
    16%
  • Spirit Assembly
    14%
  • Sports
    13%
  • GSA Coffee houses
    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
1,340
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
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Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,046
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.5%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,144/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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My experience at Medford High School was okay. Most of the faculty were very nice and accepting of all students, their problems, and were like guidance counselors to not only me but others. They had strict and ridiculous rules (some of which were only applied to certain groups of students instead of ALL students). The Vocational was a way better school in my opinion. I was a student of the culinary program and had the best teachers! They were an amazing support system for not just me but to all of us. Same goes for all the other vocational staff. I recommend joining the voc vs. the regular high school if you can.
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Overall, it’s a pretty good school; however, there is no school spirit. Also, the bathrooms are filthy and always locked. There are some amazing teachers and other teachers who should’ve never been hired. Honors and AP classes are usually academically challenging, but some are a joke. The food is inedible yet very expensive. The clubs and diversity are amazing! Definitely wouldn’t have it any other way.
Medford High School is a school that like to celebrate other cultures through the foreign language department. Also, most of my teachers are very enthusiastic about teaching and wanted to see me and my classmates succeed. All of the students regardless of the school's shortcomings such as our average sports teams show tremendous school pride in every aspect of the school. And when any of our sports teams show success and make the playoff, those teams always has the back of the whole school rooting for further success. But the building is really old and hopefully, Medford can increase the budget to renovate the school and bring more shops at our vocational school. They could also improve their WiFi so students can always have convenient and quick access to the internet.