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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Reading Memorial High School is a highly rated, public school located in Reading, MA. It has 1,235 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.

Reading Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
408 responses
Average ACT
28
67 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$112,634
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,265
National
$949
Median Home Value
$534,100
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Drama club shows
    26%
  • Football games
    26%
  • Proms
    26%
  • Ice Hockey/Softball/Class Day
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,235
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,284
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 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
$16,032/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Reading Memorial High School Reviews

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My time at RMHS was very memorable. I had a lot of ups and downs. I was apart of a sports team all 4 years and that it was made my experience the best it could have been. I met a lot of people through that. RMHS is not a very diverse town, you do not see much color and a lot of the kids come from affluent families which is definitely something that impacted my way of viewing the world, not a lot of them know the value of a dollar. The teachers are superb, they were always ready to help students and stay longer than they were required. They even came to sporting events and other events students participated in which really showed how much they cared. Overall RMHS was a very good school and I felt very college prepared when I was there!
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Overall good education. Majority of the teachers care immensely about the students learning experience. They won’t make it easy, but that’s what allows the students to grow, learn, and be prepared for higher education. There are lots of AP and honors class opportunities in an array of subjects. Students have an opportunity to excel at Reading Memorial High School. There are lots of sporting and extracurricular options. I would say that the school needs a more safe and inclusive environment, however the administration and teachers are actively working towards this goal.
Personally I feel that Reading provides plenty of academic support for its students and overall I received a good education. Though it is not the most diverse they still do their best to include everyone which I greatly appreciated. There are numerous clubs pertaining to a wide variety of topics and interests, so there is really something for everyone. The student body is quite large, yet everyone manages to stay connected, there are upsides and downsides to this of course. All in all Reading Memorial High School is an excellent school.