Belmont High School

221 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
Belmont High School serves 1,294 students in grades 9-12.
Belmont High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 95% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Belmont High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Belmont High School's student population of 1,294 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

Belmont High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Belmont High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#10 out of 1666 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
70%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.480.59
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBelmont School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Belmont High School is Arlington High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Winthrop L Chenery Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Roger E Wellington (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Belmont Roger E Wellington Math: 77% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 625 students
    0.1 miles
    121 Orchard Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 993-5600
    0.1 PK-4 625
  • Belmont Winn Brook Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-4 | 490 students
    0.3 miles
    97 Waterhouse Rd
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 993-5700
    0.3 K-4 490
  • Belmont Mary Lee Burbank Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-4 | 374 students
    0.5 miles
    266 School Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 993-5500
    0.5 K-4 374
  • Belmont Winthrop L Chenery Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 5-8 | 1,421 student
    0.7 miles
    95 Washington Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 993-5800
    0.7 5-8 1,421
  • Arlington Hardy Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 458 students
    1.2 miles
    52 Lake Street
    Arlington, MA 02474
    (781) 316-3781
    1.2 K-5 458

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