Wellesley Senior High School

  • Wellesley Senior High School serves 1,569 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 97% (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 ≥99% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wellesley Senior High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Wellesley Senior High School's student population of 1,569 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 120 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,569 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wellesley Senior High School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Senior High School is 0.45, 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#3 out of 1666 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.59
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wellesley Senior High 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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wellesley Hills Wellesley Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,128 student
    0.5 miles
    50 Kingsbury Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6235
    0.5 6-8 1,128
  • Wellesley Hunnewell
    Grades: K-5 | 248 students
    0.7 miles
    28 Cameron Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 446-6275
    0.7 K-5 248
  • Wellesley Sprague Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 383 students
    1.0 miles
    401 School Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 263-1965
    1.0 K-5 383
  • Wellesley Hills Ernest F Upham
    Grades: K-5 | 236 students
    1.2 miles
    35 Wynnewood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6285
    1.2 K-5 236
  • Wellesley John D Hardy
    Grades: K-5 | 295 students
    1.6 miles
    293 Weston Rd
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 446-6270
    1.6 K-5 295

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