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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
Wayland High School is a top rated, public school located in Wayland, MA. It has 838 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Wayland High School...
School District
Wayland Public Schools
Address
264 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Telephone
(508) 358-7746

Wayland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1320
324 responses
Average ACT
30
97 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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$157,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Median Home Value
$637,400
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
838
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
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
$89,900
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
$20,976/ 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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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.
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I am a current senior on my way to graduate WHS. In my past four years as a student at Wayland, I have seen many changes, majority of them positive.
The reason why WHS is not getting five full stars from me is because although there's only so much a school can do, Wayland is not doing enough. To its credit, WHS has been moving in positive directions, but there are students that NEED extra attention and aid, such as specialized teaching styles or classes. For some courses it's taught cookie-cutter style, and if you don't understand the concept, you're out of luck. You're going to do badly. On the other hand there are teachers that understand their students and realize no one is the same in learning habits, organization, or motivation. Some teachers take into consideration our lives OUTSIDE of school, at home, at practice, and more... And it's these teachers that make Wayland better, and will only improve it over the upcoming years.
Wayland High School provides an excellent education for its students. The majority of the teachers are incredibly knowledgeable in their field and truly care about their students. The facilities at WHS are clean and new, which creates a nice learning environment. While WHS provides an education that is useful for college, there are certainly drawbacks to the school, including but not limited to its lack of diversity and its preference for male sports over female sports.