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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
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Wellesley Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Wellesley, MA. It has 1,512 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Wellesley Senior High School...
Address
50 Rice Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Telephone
(781) 446-6290

Wellesley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
385 responses
Average ACT
30
152 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
$176,852
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,042,300
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
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
Report
  • 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
1,512
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
$90,041
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
93%
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
$19,478/ year
National
$12,239
90%
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
63%
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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Upon transferring from private school, I found myself very welcome and quickly at home at Wellesley High. There are many extracurricular and academic offerings, and I feel confident about continuing on to college as an independent student next year!
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Wellesley High School excels academically, and offers a broad range of classes and levels for their students. The schools is accepting, and has incredible, caring and intelligent faculty. The school is fairly new, and has great facilities, as well as strong sports teams. Overall great school to attend!
Wellesley High School has great facilities and good academics! Most teachers care about their students and make an effort to do a good job. The school is not diverse. Students also do not make an effort to talk to the few students that come from outside of Wellesley and sadly those kids end up excluded in mini groups. Most of the students are very ignorant about the outside world. Wellesley becomes a little "bubble" for these kids to grow up in. This makes for an exclusive atmosphere to the new kids. Some kids in the school (including me) are trying to change this but it is a process that will most likely take a while. I gave Wellesley a 3 because of the social climate. The academics are definitely very good!