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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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Wellesley Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Wellesley, MA. It has 1,529 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Wellesley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
456 responses
Average ACT
31
213 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$188,908
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,796
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,090,400
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
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 68 responses
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  • Cotillion
    16%
  • The Night Game
    15%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Color Wars
    13%
  • No 'all school' traditions. Just Senior traditions
    12%
  • Senior Halloween March
    9%
  • Talent Show
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,529
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,213
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$22,198/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Wellesley Senior High School Reviews

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Wellesley High School is a great place to spend 4 years. While I had my ups and downs there, in reflection I could not have been supported at school any more than I was. They are flexible in helping and assisting you, but you do need to advocate for yourself. Go in with a good attitude and try your best and you will have a great time!
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I've had a very good experience with this school. The academics are very rigorous, and the sports are very competitive in comparison to some of the other towns in the league. My only complaints are the lack of diversity within the school and the lack of STEM-funded activities. The school puts a lot of emphasis on the arts and sports, but doesn't pay much attention to the STEM subjects, especially for girls in STEM. Nevertheless, the curriculum prepares the students very well for college, and the teachers are super helpful.
It’s a very 2 sided school. You can either strive or struggle. Great teachers and bad teachers. I struggled when I attended the school, poor grades, S/A, and I wasn’t doing well. My parents were not happy with how the school let it continue and didn’t do anything more than give me detentions. Students have the ability to strive, and I will say the school has great electives. By all means if your son or daughter is good academically and is a healthy individual, the school will be great, but my experience with the school has been negative. The wrong people doing the wrong things, but there is the other side if your child is healthy and will make the right decisions, they can strive there. Make sure they don’t associate with the wrong people, but if they attend make sure they get involved with the school and utilize the great electives they provide. The school has great opportunities, but it is easy to fall down a negative path there.