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Medfield Senior High School

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Posted April 11, 2009

We moved to Medfield on the reputation of its public school system, and we were not disappointed! The kids, teachers, parents and administration alike were all rowing in the same direction... building the knowledge and character required for excellent college opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

Look past the high MCAS scores. Great school if you have a high achiever student. Average students might do better in a school with more individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

Everyone loves Medfield! Sure, we're not the most diverse of places, but we love everyone!. You can tell that all our students have been raised impeccably well. Plus, we just won the Blue Ribbon Award! Send your kids here!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2007

This school is amazing. The teachers are great and the students are friendly, respectful and smart. This school is the best you can ask for. Go Medfield!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

Medfield High School is consistently ranked one of the top schools in the state. Students are accepted to the most prestigious universities and continue on to the best graduate schools, due in large part to the outstanding job the faculty does in preparing students for college. The work load is heavy and expectations are high but the teachers, particularly in the higher level classes, are helpful, supportive, and amiable. The athletic department was recognized this year for having the best overall record in the 2004 seasons of all division 3 schools in the state. The students are friendly and the school is so crime free that the majority of students do not even keep locks on their lockers. Drug use is not as bad as stated in the previous review, in fact likely less than many area schools. You will not regret sending your kid here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2004

Everyone says MHS is a good school with good academics, and yes that is true but its because they work their students so hard to the point they get anxieties and depressed when they don't get the A. Kids are either like this or don't care and slack off. Drug abuse is also very big and there isn't much that can done about it. The new principal is working to better the stress level and drug abuse. The administration is okay. There are definantly A+ teachers but there are those who are doing teaching because they can't find anything else. MHS is definantly a good school where your child will be prepared for college, just make sure your child makes wise decisions and can handle a heavy work load. At times your classes meet college expectations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a remarkable high school and school system in general. The teachers are committed and the parent involvement is outstanding. 90+% of the graduates go on to post secondary school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
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White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities85%
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Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
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White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
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White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

99%

Average SAT score

1761

Graduation rate

99%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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88r South St
Medfield, MA 02052
Phone: (508) 359-8385

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