55 out of 10GreatSchools

Medford High School

Medford, MA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1413


Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 393-2301
Medford High School is located in Medford, MA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews12 Reviews

I attended Medford high for 3 years and graduated from there. Subsequently I went on to college at the University of Massachusetts on scholarship I received by doing well on the MCAS and AP exams in that school. Everything taken into consideration it was an above average school. I honestly felt like I learned most of my life skills in that high school and a lot less comparatively in College. The school has a strong focus on Honors and AP students which was great because I ended up getting 5 AP classes passed junior and senior year, and then basically skipped the first semester of college because of it.
Horrible school due to the headmaster. He only is interested in the honor or AP students. My son needed help passing 1 class to graduate and was told by headmaster that he could not get any help by his teacher who was willing to help. He wouldn't be allow him to graduate with his class because he was 1 credit short. Also threatened to have him forcibly removed if he showed up to graduation. The teachers are great but the headmaster holds them back.
I'm a recent graduate of Medford High and I had a great experience there. MHS offers a ton of AP courses with very qualified and caring teachers, more than most schools, and anyone can take and pass APs if they are willing to work. My class had spectacular college acceptances; Cornell, Brown, Tufts, Hamilton, Wesleyan, Brandeis, BC, BU, Northeastern, and Carnegie Mellon to name a few and in previous years kids have gone to Harvard and MIT. I personally took and passed 6 AP exams while doing sports and clubs. Now that I'm in college its sort of funny seeing the kids that left to pay for four years of private schools on the exact same track as myself and my friends and are in the same colleges. For the people that complain about the headmaster, all I have to say is respect given is equal to respect received.
My family had 3 generations go to MHS. Our roots are in Medford and we love the people....great city!!!
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