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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wayland High School is a top rated, public school located in Wayland, MA. It has 828 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Wayland High School...
School District
Wayland Public Schools
Address
264 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Telephone
(508) 358-7746
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Wayland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
354 responses
Average ACT
30
118 responses
AP Enrollment
46%

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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
    B+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$143,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Median Home Value
$608,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Senior Show
    23%
  • Winter week
    23%
  • Assassin
    17%
  • Senior Skip Day
    13%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Spirit day
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
828
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,054
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
47%
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
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,453/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Wayland High School appears to be perfect but is one of the worst schools I've seen. The school's success is due to the culture of kids pressuring each other to succeed and nothing to do with the teaching. In fact, many teachers waste time in class and give us loads of homework to make up for it. In many math classes, we talked about basketball instead of PreCalculus and learned the material online at home, and in Latin class is laughing at the teacher and going home with a lot of lines to translate.
Also, the school has a lack of appreciation of diversity. The school is mostly white, and slurs like "that's so gay" and "you're such a fag" constantly resound in the hallways. In fact, while most students eat in the cafeteria, the LGBTQ students eat in the hallway. While students interact with each other happily, they pretend that students who are LGBTQ and/or don't play sports don't exist.
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Wayland has taught me many lessons, academically, socially, and mentally. Going to Wayland High School has been difficult due to its academic rigor, however, the teachers will work to help as much as they possibly can. The community is very close to one another and they're always nice to those that are new to the community. At Wayland, you will be taught the importance of struggle to receive something as rewarding as knowledge.
Honestly, if you have a chance to send kids to this school, send them! However, I have very mixed feelings about some things in this school. The only academic approach is rigor which doesn't work for all students and teachers do go overboard at times. The athletic department also receives extra money and does illegal things which is why were getting sued for $75,000. Bullying isn't an issue - if you pass as normal. Overall, the good does outweigh the bad in the school. We have great academics, great food, great teachers and good traditions.