Wellesley Middle School

50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Wellesley Middle School serves 1,008 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 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,008 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Wellesley Middle School's student population of 1,008 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,008 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
108 teachers
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School Rankings

Wellesley Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Wellesley Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#250 out of 1644 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
66%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wellesley Middle School's ranking?
Wellesley Middle School is ranked #250 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Wellesley Middle School?
1,008 students attend Wellesley Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Wellesley Middle School students are White, 16% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wellesley Middle School?
Wellesley Middle School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Wellesley Middle School offer ?
Wellesley Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Wellesley Middle School part of?
Wellesley Middle School is part of Wellesley School District.

School Reviews

1   12/6/2018
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.
- Posted by Parent - Anonymous
5   8/31/2009
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.
- Posted by Parent - stale
5   11/10/2008
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.
- Posted by Parent - susan

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,008 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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