Wellesley Middle School

  • Wellesley Middle School serves 1,145 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Wellesley Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

Wellesley Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Wellesley Middle School's student population of 1,145 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,145 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Wellesley Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Wellesley Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Wellesley Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wellesley Middle School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#235 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wellesley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wellesley Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
76%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wellesley Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wellesley Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.410.58
This chart display the diversity score of Wellesley Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wellesley Middle 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 Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wellesley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWellesley School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wellesley Sprague Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
    0.4 miles
    401 School Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)263-1965
    0.4 K-5 392
  • Wellesley Hunnewell
    Grades: K-5 | 251 students
    0.5 miles
    28 Cameron Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)446-6275
    0.5 K-5 251
  • Wellesley Hills Wellesley Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1512 students
    0.5 miles
    50 Rice Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781)446-6290
    0.5 9-12 1512
  • Wellesley Hills Ernest F Upham
    Grades: K-5 | 222 students
    0.7 miles
    35 Wynnewood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781)446-6285
    0.7 K-5 222
  • Wellesley Hills Katharine Lee Bates
    Grades: K-5 | 379 students
    1.0 miles
    116 Elmwood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781)446-6260
    1.0 K-5 379

School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
No learning, just memorization. The quality of the education is very poor and minimal learning is accomplished. I would not recommend sending your child to the Wellesley middle school, if you are looking for a quality education.
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5  
Excellent in every way. Attentive and smart teachers, engaged parents, updated facilities and outstanding student performance. Middle school-age kids are in a very challenging developmental stage, and WMS is very tuned in to this and does a great job handling all the issues.
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5  
The Wellesley Middle School has shown they care about each and every child. My second child is a 6th grader there and has been very happy. The teachers all know what is going on in other classes so work together. For example, if they are studying Greece in social studies, the art teachers give related projects. My son graduated from the middle school and had trouble adapting from elementary school. He was in the nurses office daily or would run home. His guidance counselor, Mr. DeWeiss worked with the nurses and me to help him adjust. They were extremely helpful and he ended up loving the school. The teachers are not hesitant to let you know if your child needs extra help studying before an exam, they are very interested in the success of each child.
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