About This School
In 2011, Belmont High School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
In 2010, the Belmont School District spent $12,337 per student. In 2010 the district spent 64% on instruction, 34% on support services, and 2% on other services.
Grade 10 Chemistry Performance
Belmont High School Reviews
Great school, though I was going there in the late 1990's. In the '90s, the music & arts department was one of the strongest parts of it. The conductors were wonderful, at a high level, as well as befriended all of the students in a way that made us look forward to class.
Unfortunately, both Mr. Ken Hanson (orchestra), Dr. Fred Harris (band), and Dr. Bill McManus (head of music dept.) have all retired or moved on after many years. The new conductor, I have heard a lot about is not comparable. Improving, but not warm hearted and very different style.
Latin was a lot of fun; same teacher currently. ;o) And the writing/English department Honors class teachers were wonderful, though some of them tough. Unfortunately, my 2 favorite ones have retired in the English department.
Principal has also retired - was best of the best and befriended every student in the school. Have not heard enough feedback about the new one, but seems to have settled in well.
Graduation All night party is so important, and BHS does an excellent job with this. My whole class had an unforgettable time at it with so many tears, hugs, dancing, flashing pictures, etc.
I'd recommend Belmont High School, though always best to talk with students and their families with feedback about teachers and departments.
About the MCASWhat is it?
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science.How is it Scored?
Students score at one of four levels: above proficient/advanced, proficient, needs improvement and warning/failing. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Students must pass the grade 10 MCAS in order to graduate from high school.
About the MCAS.STEWhat is it?
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grade 9 and 10 are assessed in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.How is it Scored?
Students score at one of four levels: above proficient/advanced, proficient, needs improvement and warning/failing. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. As of the class of 2010, students must pass the MCAS STE in order to graduate from high school.
10 out of 10
High Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Belmont Hill School 1.2 miles||n/a|
|Waldorf High School Of Massachusetts Bay 1.3 miles||n/a|
|Arlington School 1.5 miles||n/a|
|Cns/pathways Academy 1.5 miles||n/a|
|Beacon High School 1.5 miles||n/a|