Waltham Senior High School

  • Waltham Senior High School serves 1,620 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (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 75% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Waltham Senior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Waltham Senior High School's student population of 1,620 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers142 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waltham Senior High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Waltham Senior High School is 0.66, 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#431 out of 1666 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
41%
20%
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Black
11%
9%
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White
40%
60%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.59
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Graduation Rate
84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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