Melrose High School

Claimed
7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
10
Grades
9-12
Students
933
Type
Public
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Academics
7/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Math
88%
English
98%
Biology I
80%
State avg: 73%
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8/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
95%
State avg: 85%
Average SAT score
1532
State avg: 1530
AP course participation
18%
State avg: 17%
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4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
82%
Black
8%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
3%
Two or more races
3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
13 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
187 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
85%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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