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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Melrose High School is an above average, public school located in Melrose, MA. It has 946 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About Melrose High School...
School District
Melrose Public Schools
Address
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176
Telephone
(781) 979-2200

Melrose High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
210 responses
Average ACT
26
53 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$87,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$437,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Sprit week is always fun and pep rally
    31%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Halloween dance
    8%
  • Sports
    6%
  • Field Trips
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
946
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,211/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I love Melrose High School. All the teachers- or most of them atleast- are engaging and quite clearly interested in their jobs. The teaching method is easy to understand and remember and activities are useful. A problem with the school is the uncanny amount of drugs; but the administrators try their best in prevention.
The students are all nice and accepting and the sports program is extraordinary.
Great school!
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Melrose High really prepares students for college as they truly guide students on the path of academic success. AP classes are heavily encouraged by the school culture. Our students all end up being very well rounded- we have lots of students who are combinations of intelligent, athletic, talented in arts, and involved in clubs. Our teachers care about the students, and not just what they get for grades on papers but they really want to know their students are comfortable and happy. The building itself is old and the layout is cramped, but we manage to make do.
I loved everything about Melrose High School. The kids there were so amazing and it was so easy making life long friendships. Most of the teachers really cared about their students and wanted us to succeed. I had one teacher who would stay at the school to 7 everyday just helping students with things they didn't understand or doing test corrections. The principle was also the best principle there ever was, Mr. Merrill. Im going to miss MHS so much and I am so thankful that I had my high school experience at the best high school ever, Melrose High School.