50 Rice Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Wellesley Sr High School serves 1,469 students in grades 9-12.
Wellesley Sr High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (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 85% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Wellesley Sr High School's student population of 1,469 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
122 teachers
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School Rankings

Wellesley Sr High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Sr High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#22 out of 1667 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
22%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
72%
57%
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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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Graduation Rate
98%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   7/28/2014
Dear Sir/Madam: We live in Needham, close to Wellesley. My grandson is a Chinese student. He hope to come to The U.S. and study in high school. I would be grateful if you could tell me your annual tuition and other information. Best Regards Charles Chen
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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