Weston High School

  • Weston High School serves 694 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (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 ≥95% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Weston 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Weston High School's student population of 694 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students694 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Weston High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Weston High School is 0.52, 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#36 out of 1666 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
20%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
67%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.520.59
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Graduation Rate≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWeston 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
  • Weston Weston Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 484 students
    0.4 miles
    456 Wellesley Street
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 786-5600
    0.4 6-8 484
  • Weston Woodland
    Grades: PK-3 | 298 students
    1.4 miles
    10 Alphabet Lane
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 786-5300
    1.4 PK-3 298
  • Weston Country
    Grades: PK-3 | 302 students
    1.6 miles
    2 Alphabet Lane
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 786-5400
    1.6 PK-3 302
  • Weston Field Elementary School
    Grades: 4-5 | 325 students
    1.6 miles
    16 Alphabet Lane
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 786-5500
    1.6 4-5 325
  • Wellesley Hills Katharine Lee Bates
    Grades: K-5 | 372 students
    2.0 miles
    116 Elmwood Rd
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 446-6260
    2.0 K-5 372

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
Oh boy. The absolute worst school committee. All they can do is keep throwing money at the school's shortcomings while raising taxes and retaining bad teachers. This school system is a mirage. Parents pay for price Outside tutoring, which raises the school's profile. So many weak parents who paid too much to live here cannot admit that maybe their money could have been better spent in a town that values leaning over standardized test perfection. Horrible, unqualified superintendent who has no energy and no motivation. They cant hire good administrators, or get rid of the bad ones.
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4  
Weston schools are excellent. They offer excellent variety of classes, especially for a school of its size - everything from film to Mandarin - and challenge students. Their music program is excellent. The parent who posted the above review a) can't spell "donated" and b) is a whiner. Weston's main flaw is that it has a lot of whiny helicopter parents who are quite entitled. They complain about everything (often doing so on public reviews) then wonder why Weston scores low on reviews. Shaking my head. This is an amazing school that definitely focuses on academics. The above parent should check out a school in the Midwest or inner-city Detroit. We are fortunate to have a community that values academics above sports and we are incredibly well-supported and well-funded.
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check out the elementary standardized test scores compared with other wealthy towns in the state. Weston is dissapointing. Since it boasts the highest per capita income in the state, one would expect MCAS scores to fall within the top 10. NO WAY...not even close...and the schools use doanted funds to tutor the chidlren for MCAS! Also be aware that the overwhelming majority of residents pay for their chidlren to be professionally tutored in HS (and many well before HS!), so any SAT or MS/HS MCAS scores should be suspect. The school is very mediocre and this is why you see so many people who moved here for the schools eventually sending their chidlren to private. The elementary schools are particularly dissapointing. Parent involvement in the school is superb! This is the main reason why the schools appear to be so good; this and genetics. Art program and music program are excellent, though most miusic students are given expensive private lessons at home so this is opart of the reason. Academics are of low priority, especially in the elementary years.
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