Wellesley School District

40 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,290 students in Wellesley School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Wellesley School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Wellesley School District are Wellesley Sr High School, Hunnewell and John D Hardy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Wellesley School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
10 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
4,290 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
390 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Wellesley School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has increased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
#13 out of 395 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wellesley  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
66%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wellesley  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 2020-21 school year data.
77%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wellesley  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 2020-21 school year data.
97%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wellesley  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.52
0.63
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
676 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
16%
7%
# Hispanic Students
247 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
23%
# Black Students
161 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
4%
10%
# White Students
2,876 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
67%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
326 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
94
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
287
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
257
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
288
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
308
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
320
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
322
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
315
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
323
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
370
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
342
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
357
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
360
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
336
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
11
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $31,054 is higher than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,154 is higher than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$133 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wellesley  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
$125 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Wellesley  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
$31,054
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wellesley  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
$29,154
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wellesley  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 Wellesley School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wellesley Sr High School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
50 Rice Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6290
Grades: 9-12
| 1,406 students
Rank: #22.
Hunnewell
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
28 Cameron Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 446-6275
Grades: K-5
| 218 students
Rank: #33.
John D Hardy
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
293 Weston Rd
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 446-6270
Grades: K-5
| 213 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Joseph E Fiske
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
45 Hastings Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6265
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Katharine Lee Bates
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
116 Elmwood Rd
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6260
Grades: K-5
| 283 students
Rank: #66.
Schofield
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27 Cedar Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6280
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
Rank: #77.
Sprague Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 School Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 263-1965
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #88.
Wellesley Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6235
Grades: 6-8
| 1,008 students
Rank: #99.
Ernest F Upham
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
35 Wynnewood Rd
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6285
Grades: K-5
| 165 students
Rank: n/an/a
63 Hastings Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 446-6222
Grades: PK
| 94 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Wellesley School District?
Wellesley School District manages 10 public schools serving 4,290 students.
What is the rank of Wellesley School District?
Wellesley School District is ranked #15 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 10%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Wellesley School District?
67% of Wellesley School District students are White, 16% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Wellesley School District?
Wellesley School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Wellesley School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,154 is higher than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 97% (Top 10% in MA)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 66% (Top 10%)
  • : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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