Wakefield Memorial High School

Tel: (781)246-6440
Grades: 9-12

973 students

Wakefield Memorial High School serves 973 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Wakefield Memorial High School operates within the Wakefield School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 973 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 973 students
Wakefield Memorial High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Wakefield Memorial High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Wakefield Memorial High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Wakefield Memorial High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Wakefield Memorial High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
1%
16%
Wakefield Memorial High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
1%
9%
Wakefield Memorial High School Black (1988-2012)
White
93%
66%
Wakefield Memorial High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wakefield Memorial High School Sch Ethnicity Wakefield Memorial High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.52
Wakefield Memorial High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
30%
Wakefield Memorial High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
5%
Wakefield Memorial High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,629 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Wakefield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,629 1,435
Wakefield School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 86%
Wakefield School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $48 MM $25 MM
Wakefield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $47 MM $24 MM
Wakefield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,158 $17,400
Wakefield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,919 $16,788
Wakefield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Galvin Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodville School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wakefield Woodville School
    30 Farm St
    Wakefield , MA , 01880
    (781)246-6469
    0.1  mi  |  426  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Wakefield Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School
    Vocational School
    100 Hemlock Rd
    Wakefield , MA , 01880
    (781)246-0810
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  1251  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Wakefield Galvin Middle School
    525 Main St
    Wakefield , MA , 01880
    (781)246-6410
    1  mi  |  1050  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Wakefield Greenwood Elementary School
    1030 Main St
    Wakefield , MA , 01880
    (781)246-6460
    1.3  mi  |  264  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Wakefield Dolbeare Elementary School
    340 Lowell St
    Wakefield , MA , 01880
    (781)246-6480
    1.7  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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