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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 846 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Wayland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1320
400 responses
Average ACT
30
137 responses
AP Enrollment
46%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$146,758
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Median Home Value
$629,200
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.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Winter week
    23%
  • Senior Show
    21%
  • Assassin
    17%
  • Senior Skip Day
    13%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Spirit day
    6%
  • I wasn't one to partake in school traditions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
846
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,175
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$22,687/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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I really liked Wayland High School! They were really inclusive of everyone. The size of the school creates a really intimate environment; everyone knows each other. However, this can also come with some caveats, as everyone can pay attention to the latest gossip about you.
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My time at Wayland High School has been tumultuous. I was a student with untreated mental illnesses (I was diagnosed with CPTSD and anorexia). I was heavily involved with the community at Wayland High. The teachers often nurtured and fostered my passions and struggles. I can confidently say that my guidance counselor saved my life. The only reason why I wouldn't rate the school as exceptional is because of the higher administration system. I was forced to report an assault that had happened to me (which is understandable). The guise of caring from the principals was stomach-quenching. It was evident at the end of the procedure that I was not cared about, only the wellbeing of the school. However, I was able to express my feelings of injustice through the amazing art program that the school offers. I felt comforted and heard by the counseling program and the teachers whom I were close to. The ALRT program (which I was in) is a blessing and I've heard the same about other IEP programs.
WHS is one of the best schools in MA hands down. The only problem I see in the school is how ununified we are. We have no school spirit and we put down people who are different than others. I constantly see upperclassmen patronizing other students who have learning difficulties and those who are LGBT/those who are in those communities. Another student said it really well, "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."
Apart from the social aspects of the school, Wayland is a great place to learn and get ready for college.