200 Essex Street
Swampscott, MA 01907
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Swampscott High School serves 700 students in grades 9-12.
Swampscott 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 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 700 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Swampscott High School's student population of 700 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
700 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

Swampscott High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Swampscott High School is 0.38, which is less 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
#307 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
22%
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Black
6%
10%
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White
78%
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
0.38
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 is Swampscott High School's ranking?

Swampscott High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

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

70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% MA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% MA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Swampscott High School?

The graduation rate of Swampscott High School is 95%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 88%.

How many students attend Swampscott High School?

700 students attend Swampscott High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

78% of Swampscott High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

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

Swampscott High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Swampscott High School offer ?

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

What school district is Swampscott High School part of?

Swampscott High School is part of Swampscott School District.

School Reviews

1   3/27/2020
Sadly SHS is not what it once was. Cuts Cuts and more cuts. Large class sizes. Very very very sad times. Students and faculty deserve better. Wake up Superintendent! You get a bonus for cutting costs by impacting the quality of learning in our schools shame on you!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - wow
5   1/17/2018
Awesome school!!
- Posted by Parent - bayst
2   1/17/2011
My kids are only 5 and 7 and I saw the writing on the wall about the Swampscott school system as soon as my oldest started kindergarten. A boy in her class would spit in her face and hit her during recess and when I found out through another child what was going on I was so hurt she didn't tell me herself. Her reasoning...'Mommy he does is all the time to the girls and nothing happens so I didn't bother telling you.' She felt defeated by the age of 5! The point is that when I brought it up to the teacher, her response was that 'she knew nothing about it because no one made her aware of what was going on during recess.' His punishment, a time-out during during recess. UNACCEPTABLE! After that we received drawing with a toilet paper role with a sad face on it. Apparently Swampscott doesn't have toilet paper either in addition to librarians. My son was also on an IEP at the integrated preschool and he was not getting the services that a MGH neurologist recommended. Apparently the 'teachers' over here know better and one said if I really cared about my son I would have attended his speech sessions. When I inquired when they were, the 'Dr.'s' reply was that she likes to switch it up and not have a set day. Hmmmmm......something is not quite right here. The final straw was Dr. Malone's impassioned speech about the budget. He said 'We will be having the same conversation every year about the budget cuts and if people respond by walking than be my guest.' Thank you Dr. Malone, we did, right to Saint Mary's School in Danvers and never looked back once. So you see the nonsense begins early on and doesn't stop. I'm not saying that things don't happen at St. Marys but I can assure you they don't continue or you are shown the door. If anyone is interested in talking about the school I would be more than happy to take this off-line. Believe me, it will be the smartest decision you will ever make, especially for a middle school aged child!
- Posted by Parent - bayst

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 700 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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