Somerville High School

81 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 1,304 students in grades 9-12, Somerville High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,304 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 94% (Top 50% in MA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Somerville High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Somerville High School's student population of 1,304 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,304 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
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School Rankings

Somerville High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Somerville High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
#584 out of 1644 schools
(Top 50%)
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43%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Somerville High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
58%
49%
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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
48%
23%
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Black
11%
10%
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White
33%
56%
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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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0.65
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94%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Somerville High School's ranking?
Somerville High School is ranked #584 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Somerville High School often compared to?
Somerville High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cambridge Rindge And Latin by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Somerville High School?
The graduation rate of Somerville High School is 94%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Somerville High School?
1,304 students attend Somerville High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Somerville High School students are Hispanic, 33% 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 (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,304 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 94% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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