Wellesley Middle School

3.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Wellesley Middle School serves 1,128 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (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 80% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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 1,128 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,128 students
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Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
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School Comparison

Wellesley Middle 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 Wellesley Middle School is 0.46, which is less 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
#242 out of 1666 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
72%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWellesley School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wellesley Middle School is Wellesley Senior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Weston Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sprague Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wellesley Sprague Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 383 students
    0.4 miles
    401 School Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 263-1965
    0.4 K-5 383
  • Wellesley Hunnewell
    Grades: K-5 | 248 students
    0.5 miles
    28 Cameron Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 446-6275
    0.5 K-5 248
  • Wellesley Hills Wellesley Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,569 student
    0.5 miles
    50 Rice Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6290
    0.5 9-12 1,569
  • Wellesley Hills Ernest F Upham
    Grades: K-5 | 236 students
    0.7 miles
    35 Wynnewood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6285
    0.7 K-5 236
  • Wellesley Hills Katharine Lee Bates
    Grades: K-5 | 372 students
    1.0 miles
    116 Elmwood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6260
    1.0 K-5 372

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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