Malden High School

217 reviews
  1. Malden Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
77 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
Telephone
(781) 397-7223
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
151 responses
Average ACT
23
21 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
AP Enrollment
23%
AP Exam Pass Rate
44%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Data not available
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    11%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    65%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    24%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
  • Spirit week before the thanksgiving game
    32%
  • JV
    23%
  • Fundraisers
    13%
  • Knowledge bowl
    13%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Car Washes, Multi-Cultural Night
    8%
  • Christmas concert choir
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,187/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses

Reviews

217 reviews
  • Excellent
    48
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    65
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    3
Personally for me, I had a really bad experience my Freshmen year. My best friend committed suicide and it was really hard for me to be at school and concentrate. Yet, there was a lot of support with the adjustment counselors who made sure that I had someone to talk to.

On the other hand, one thing that's really great about Malden High is that we have an incredibly amount of diversity--about 80%, which is amazing! I have learned so much about different cultures and I have so many different kinds of friends--Brazilian, Indian, African, Haitian, Vietnamese, so on and so forth, and I feel very blessed to be in an open minded community. If someone with a headdress walks by, no one bats an eye, which is crazy in context of how the rest of the country views Muslims.

The academics themselves can be challenging. I remember my AP Lang class. I would cry so much because it was so difficult for me, but looking back, I can't believe how much I improved as a writer. Yet, sometimes I do feel like the things that I am learning are useless--like calculus. When will I ever need to know the rate of change of my car?

If I could do it all over again, I would go to Malden High because of the clubs I am in and the people who are so accepting.
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago
Between the genuinely interested teachers, homework load, getting into the class you want, I rate it really good. There are always going to be the disinterested teacher(s), clicks and emphasis on athletics over social clubs, but that's at every school and most likely always will be. I very much look forward to college to experience what I believe will be a completely different academic environment with out negative aspects!
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
The teachers at Malden High put in a lot of effort to their work. From the ones I've had, I have been able to consistently attain knowledge of the topics they teach in a reasonable way. Technology has been incorporated into classrooms for quite a while now, and this year we have received chomebooks! Teachers at Malden High School are able to make the learning experience quite enjoyable. They are available after and before school at reasonable hours to provide help for students who need it.
  • High School Junior
  • 10 months ago