50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Wellesley Middle School serves 1,128 students in grades 6-8.
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 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 78% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

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

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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 Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,128 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
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School Rankings

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 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#167 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,128 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Top 50%)

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