School Details

Belmont High School

221 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 993-5901
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1083 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Belmont School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
63%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Belmont School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Belmont High School is a public high school in Belmont. The principal of Belmont High School is Michael Harvey. 1,083 students attend Belmont High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the 1,083 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Belmont High School is 16:1. Belmont Hill School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 14%
Asian 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has so much to offer for both academics and sports. It is a great learning environment with a challenging curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    Belmont schools have lost the support of Belmont's taxpayers. They've finally cut the budget too far. Students at the HS can no longer take even 7 classes and some cannot get even 6. Freshman sports ave been eliminated. A recent election to save the school budget that would have cost $288 on a $750K home failed.

  • (6 years ago)

    While it has good academics BHS does not have in my opinion a good environment. The school is falling apart and the library is severely lacking in books. The non-dedicated students are not low in quantity. On a side note the mod schedule is very confusing.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think its an ok school. But its not amazing like everyone says it is. I mean the teachers are ok its just like an average high school like any other town.

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved into the school district for one year as we are a military family. We moved to the Belmont area just for the school. The teachers are wonderful and curriculum is wide ranged and really has so much to offer. Athletic activities are enjoyable as well as other extra curricular activities. My two high school students were welcomed here with open arms by so many it really has made their year here great. The school is easy to walk to for most. Some of the extra curricular activies can add up especially if the school board no longer funds it like ski team lost funding last year and we are paying out of our own pocket but my children love it. This is one of the best school experiences in our travels as a military family.

  • (10 years ago)

    Belmont High School is an amazing high school. The environment is welcoming and the small number of students makes it even better. Teachers are extremely qualified and eager to help students learn. The actual system is great and helps students get into college without difficulty. The athletics are fun the studying is good and everything is simple. I've seen other schools and out of all of them BHS is top notch. Nothing is wrong with this school. Everything is great and I wish every school could be like it. The location is especially great because it's close by to any house. The traffic in the morning is not bad at all and there are ample parking spaces. If you're choosing a school to attend in Massachusetts Belmont High School is the best one to pick. No danger great activites amazing teachers and disciplined respectful students.

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Overall score

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