Top 10 Best Waltham Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 5,507 students in Waltham, MA. Waltham has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
The top ranked public schools in Waltham, MA are James Fitzgerald Elementary School, John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and Douglas Macarthur Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Waltham, MA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Waltham have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts public schools.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Best Waltham, MA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
James Fitzgerald Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
140 Beal Road
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5685
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
John W. Mcdevitt Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
75 Church Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5595
Grades: 6-8
| 669 students
Rank: #33.
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
494 Lincoln Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-5721
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #44.
William F. Stanley Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
250 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5620
Grades: PK-5
| 407 students
Rank: #55.
Thomas R Plympton Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Farnsworth Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-5765
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #66.
John F Kennedy Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
655 Lexington St
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5563
Grades: 6-8
| 535 students
Rank: #77.
Waltham Sr High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5445
Grades: 9-12
| 1,620 students
Rank: #88.
Northeast Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
70 Putney Lane
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5745
Grades: PK-5
| 482 students
Rank: #99.
Henry Whittemore Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Parmenter Road
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5785
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
510 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5402
Grades: K-4
| 174 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, Massachusetts Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
14 Ash Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5665
Grades: 5-6
| 281 students
260 Grove Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 314-5645
Grades: K-5
| 118 students
258 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5654
Grades: PK
| 81 students

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