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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
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  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 1,002 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Melrose High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1190
338 responses
Average ACT
27
83 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$94,835
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,477
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Sprit week is always fun and pep rally
    28%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Halloween dance
    8%
  • Sports
    8%
  • Field Trips
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,002
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,741
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
$15,229/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Melrose High School presented me with an exceptional high school experience because of the connections and passions I found while attending. Academically, I felt that MHS placed far too much pressure on students to take AP classes, even if they weren't the right fit for that student. Additionally, the expectations of teachers tended to be quite high, making class overwhelming. Aside from these academic flaws, however, I found great happiness in the other aspects of school. Through various clubs, I have made lifelong friends and found activities I'm passionate about, and the sense of community found especially in clubs and extracurriculars are what make Melrose High truly great.
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Melrose High School provides what they can as a public school, to their students. There are a lot of teachers here who would like to help you succeed, and there are also a lot of teachers here who come to school and do nothing. There are also major opportunities for students for students going into STEM or the GEM pathway. A lot of the opportunities at Melrose are for independent students who are willing to take the step forward, it's important to keep that in mind because it is very easy for a student to fall behind.
My school is an hour, or two away depending on traffic, and is full of opportunities like clubs, and sports. The teachers are understanding for the most part, and the way of teaching is suiting to the majority. The school is predominately white, and leads to the judgement of minorities to be underlined, and bolded. There are staff in the building besides counselors that actually try to build a bond with the students rather than just give them their grade.