Wellesley Senior High School

  • Wellesley Senior High School serves 1,512 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 97% (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 ≥99% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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 1,512 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wellesley Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wellesley Senior High School is 0.43, 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#28 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
74%
61%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wellesley Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.430.58
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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: 2016-2017 (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 | 1145 students
    0.5 miles
    50 Kingsbury Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781)446-6235
    0.5 6-8 1145
  • Wellesley Hunnewell
    Grades: K-5 | 251 students
    0.7 miles
    28 Cameron Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)446-6275
    0.7 K-5 251
  • Wellesley Sprague Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
    1.0 miles
    401 School Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)263-1965
    1.0 K-5 392
  • Wellesley Hills Ernest F Upham
    Grades: K-5 | 222 students
    1.2 miles
    35 Wynnewood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781)446-6285
    1.2 K-5 222
  • Wellesley John D Hardy
    Grades: K-5 | 308 students
    1.6 miles
    293 Weston Rd
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)446-6270
    1.6 K-5 308

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