Belmont High School

  • Belmont High School serves 1,245 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 97% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Belmont High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Belmont High School's student population of 1,245 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,245 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belmont High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belmont High School is 0.48, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rankn/a
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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Asian
18%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
19%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
70%
63%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Belmont High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.480.35
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBelmont School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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