Medford High School is an above average, public school located in Medford, MA. It has 1,170 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Medford High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses
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- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Medford High School Reviews
Medford High School is a good school overall, and although it may not have the same funding as wealthier districts, the teachers and students care about each other and the community. The school is very diverse and has many different clubs and activities for students, making it easy to get involved. MHS is also academically rigorous, so classes may be more challenging, but most teachers are supportive and other resources are made available to help struggling students. STEM in particular has improved drastically in recent years.
Medford high definitely tried to involve everyone in all the different activities, but it did not gain the attention that it wanted, students have to look for activities to get involved in, the organizations do not do a good enough job opening themselves to the student body. Most students did not care about any other activity other than the ones they were involved in or activities that their friends were involved in. The math department is a mess, the English, history, and science have pretty good teachers. Most students do not care about foreign language.
You can tell that the teachers enjoy what they do, but find the administration of their life about as risky as being watched over by Big Brother. While they've excelled in sciences and even getting a biotechnology class involved, the arts and inevitably flunking and are deemed not as important - as if the school is forcing every child to become STEM. Diversity is about average, and they do bring cultural aspects and events along with the school year every so often. I'd say it's your typical high school including the social media bullying with a little underplaced in funding and technology. It's stuck in the year it was built - the 1970s.