Walk through the halls of Melrose High School on an average day and you'll see something that roughly resembles a prison. A lackluster student body is locked away in windowless classrooms of a building that no longer meets state regulatory codes with teachers who want to leave just as badly as their students do. Kids who take AP classes may be able to glean some semblance of a decent education from MHS but average level classes are almost completely devoid of challenge or rigor of any kind. The school's administration has become increasingly unstable. I have had 3 principles in the past 4 years and one year in which there actually was no active administration at all merely a group of interim leaders. With the exception of one or two standout teachers who are actually quite dedicated most of the staff is mediocre and on some occasions downright clueless. The guidance department is also fairly incompetent and each guidance counselor is responsible for over 300 students making individual attention rare and inadequate. MHS not only teaches mediocrity but truly encourages it as well. My four years at MHS were a painful and uninspiring waste of my time.
About This School
Melrose High School is a public high school in Melrose. The principal of Melrose High School is Joseph Dillon. 984 children attend Melrose High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 17% of the 984 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Melrose High School is 14:1. Stoneham High School is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||0.3%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||17%||12%|
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