Somerville High School

  • Somerville High School serves 1,215 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Somerville High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Somerville High School's student population of 1,215 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Somerville High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Somerville High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#240 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
45%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Somerville High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
14%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Somerville High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
32%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Somerville High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Somerville High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.680.59
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Graduation Rate
87%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Somerville High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Somerville High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerville School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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