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Wayland High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 856 students

 
 

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Posted August 19, 2013

Wayland is a unique place to go to high school. Students are somewhat sheltered because by the time you get to college...people are very different. Wayland will always have a special place in my heart because I know that I am truly privileged to attend such a fine school system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2012

Great school equipped with many new tools in order to better prepare the already fantastic teachers. Great students. Great education. Enough said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

This is a great school. With the new high school building being put in place, and the swimming pool completely renovated (almost as new), students will definitely have more to benefit from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Fantastic school, faculty and community. Our school is in desperate need of funds for a new building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Wayland really works hard to support the children who attend the school and to provide a great education. They have been helpful and really work to have their kids succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wayland really works hard to support the children who attend the school and to provide a great education. They have been helpful and really work to have their kids succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

The school offers something for everyone from state champion athletic teams to award winning media development programs and art and culture along with some of the best academics in the state/nation. The teachers are second to none (biased parent). My daughter and many of her classmates are graduating and going to the best schools in the country. They are not only well prepared for the intellectual requirements needed to survive in todays competitive marketplace they are morally prepared to be excellent citizens and future leaders. I could not be happier for my decision to move to this town 12 years ago based on the quality of the school system. And now the process has begun to build a new high school facility which will only strengthen an already superior program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Strong classic high school with great extra curricular programs. Fine teachers & good program delivered in a small, somewhat obsolete facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

I agree with the last review about the principal. however, coming from a bigger school makes me say the extracurriculars are low quality and there aren't many of them. The teachers are bad and the education is very focused on test scores; not at all personalized
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

great academics but has some really horrible teachers. The kids can be extreemly unwelcomeing and it's a very cliquey school. It will get you into collage though, and is constitnly a challenge. The new principal has taken away almost all of our rights and traditions after just a few months.
—Submitted by a student


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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

201 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 Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic100%
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White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female85%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students85%
Female79%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities68%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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

95%

Average SAT score

1796

Graduation rate

97%


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 78% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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264 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: (508) 358-7746

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