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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
    B-
Swampscott High School is a highly rated, public school located in Swampscott, MA. It has 675 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Swampscott High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
235 responses
Average ACT
27
35 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$113,422
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$455,400
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.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Senior girl flag football
    60%
  • Dancing with the staff
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Thanksgiving football, dance, step team shows
    10%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
675
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,887
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
$19,319/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Swampscott High School Reviews

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I loved attending Swampscott High. They have an incredible arts and theater department, along with a variety of sports teams. My friends who attended other schools were so jealous because I was definitely receiving a better education. Swampscott is now a Blue Ribbon School. The teachers there want to help and see each student succeed. They are all super friendly and take the initiative to be there for students in the classroom as well as being a trusted confidant. Teachers have spoken up and defended students when issues have presented themselves. I always had a trusted adult to go to and for that I am extremely grateful. One thing I really liked was during senior year was when the administration allowed students to set up a memorial for those lost in school shootings and had local politicians come speak. The administration was always encouraging students to take initiatives. I enjoyed attending Swampscott High and am proud to call myself an alumna.
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Overall, I enjoy going to Swampscott high school. I can take different types of classes (CP, ACP, Honors, Advanced Honors, and AP) depending on how much I would like to challenge myself. There are also various classes relating to the arts, music, STEM, business, and more, in addition to core classes. However, I wish that we had an 8 block schedule so students would have to option to take more classes and try new things. I also think it would be helpful if each student had some sort free period or at least 30 minutes at the end of the day to work on homework, see a teacher, practice mindfulness, talk with a guidance counselor, etc. because many kids have activities/sports after school that make it difficult to do these things. I also think teaching students some life skills would be helpful, such as cooking, or teaching seniors how to pay taxes (or something like that) to help prepare us. Most of my teachers have been helpful and supportive, although I believe some are unfit to teach.
I have enjoyed my years at SHS. I love the community and feel of the high school. Classes are taught well by wonderful teacher. Many of the teachers have different teaching styles which make some classes better than others but also makes each class different. One thing I'd like to see change is for the school to start integrating more electives into the school such as culinary, shop or home economics classes. Also I'd like to see the school being more technology and eco-friendly by making use of the chromebooks and computers more often. Overall, I do enjoy Swampscott High thoroughly and all of its requirement to prepare its students for college