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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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.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responsesReport
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.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
Swampscott High School Reviews
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.
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