Waltham School District

617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Waltham School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there is 1 public high school serving 1,643 students in Waltham School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Massachusetts.
Public High School in Waltham School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Massachusetts public high school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Public High School in Waltham School District have a Graduation Rate of 82%, which is less than the Massachusetts average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Waltham Sr High School, with 82% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Massachusetts or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public high school average of 45% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
10 Schools
411 Schools
# Students
5,496 Students
328,377 Students
# Teachers
553 Teachers
27,355 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Waltham School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (MA)
#254 out of 397 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Waltham  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Waltham  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Waltham  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
81%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Waltham  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.64
0.63
# American Indian Students
4 Students
818 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
261 Students
22,215 Students
% Asian Students
5%
7%
# Hispanic Students
2,409 Students
74,415 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
23%
# Black Students
479 Students
36,403 Students
% Black Students
9%
11%
# White Students
2,194 Students
181,390 Students
% White Students
40%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
315 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
144 Students
12,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
117
1,059
# Students in K Grade:
444
1,577
# Students in 1st Grade:
429
1,638
# Students in 2nd Grade:
416
1,775
# Students in 3rd Grade:
423
1,897
# Students in 4th Grade:
420
2,026
# Students in 5th Grade:
434
2,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
400
5,331
# Students in 7th Grade:
381
8,698
# Students in 8th Grade:
389
12,854
# Students in 9th Grade:
416
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
423
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
419
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
384
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
1
1,549

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $27,259 is higher than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $35,235 is higher than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 40% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$150 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Waltham  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$194 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Waltham  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$27,259
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Waltham  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$35,235
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Waltham  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Waltham School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Waltham Sr High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 314-5445
Grades: 9-12
| 1,643 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 5,496 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • : 81% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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