81 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Somerville High School serves 1,215 students in grades 9-12.
Somerville High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Somerville High School's student population of 1,215 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

Somerville High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Somerville High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#776 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
46%
22%
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Black
11%
10%
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White
35%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% MA state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% MA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Somerville High School?

The graduation rate of Somerville High School is 90%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 88%.

How many students attend Somerville High School?

1,215 students attend Somerville High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

46% of Somerville High School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 11% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Somerville High School?

Somerville High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Somerville High School offer ?

Somerville High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Somerville High School part of?

Somerville High School is part of Somerville School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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