Winchester High School

Summary:

Winchester High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 1,383. Located in Winchester, Massachusetts, the school is part of the Winchester school district, which is ranked 22nd out of 356 districts in the state and rated 5 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Winchester High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Massachusetts, ranking 10th out of 347 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's MCAS proficiency rates are significantly higher than the state averages across all subjects and grade levels, with 87.77% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to the state average of 58.24%. Winchester High School also performs exceptionally well in Mathematics and Science, with proficiency rates around 20 percentage points higher than the state averages. The school's diverse student population includes a higher percentage of Asian students (19.52%) compared to the state average, and it consistently ranks among the top schools in Massachusetts for the performance of various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, Hispanic students, and students with disabilities.

When compared to nearby high schools, Winchester High School stands out as a top-performing institution. For example, Belmont High, another highly-ranked school in the region, has slightly lower MCAS proficiency rates than Winchester High School across multiple subjects. In contrast, some nearby schools, such as Malden High and Medford High, have significantly lower academic performance compared to Winchester High School. The higher spending per student at Winchester High School, approximately $15,142, may contribute to the school's exceptional academic outcomes, suggesting a strong investment in educational resources and programs.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 80 Skillings Road
       Winchester, MA  01890-2899


(781) 721-7020

District: Winchester

SchoolDigger Rank:
10th of 347 Massachusetts High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,142 Help


Feeder schools for Winchester High School:

Elementary:    Ambrose Elementary
    Lincoln Elementary
    Lynch Elementary
    Muraco Elementary
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Middle:    McCall Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  1,383

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.8%
Asian:
19.5%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.2% Help


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Compare Details Winchester High School ranks better than 97.1% of high schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.8%), Asian (19.5%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Winchester High School is 14.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Winchester High School is $15,142.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Winchester High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Winchester High School 10th of 347 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Winchester High School in the ranking list.)

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Winchester:

SchoolDigger ranks Winchester 22nd of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Winchester High School

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Rank History for all students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.08 35th 304 88.5%
2004 89.56 21st 307 93.2%
2005 90.30 11th 311 96.5%
2006 86.91 28th 314 91.1%
2007 85.00 25th 316 92.1%
2008 87.60 24th 319 92.5%
2009 83.80 36th 322 88.8%
2010 86.73 16th 335 95.2%
2011 84.36 20th 340 94.1%
2012 83.78 16th 340 95.3%
2013 81.76 19th 344 94.5%
2014 84.19 10th 347 97.1%
2015 83.34 11th 354 96.9%
2016 80.44 35th 351 90.0%
2017 82.01 28th 348 92.0%
2018 83.09 21st 345 93.9%
2019 87.40 26th 351 92.6%
2021 90.55 12th 285 95.8%
2022 95.22 5th 342 98.5%
2023 94.91 10th 347 97.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.55 18th 55 67.3%
2022 83.42 14th 78 82.1%
2023 88.31 12th 82 85.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.48 24th 344 93.0%
2019 87.90 29th 348 91.7%
2021 87.52 21st 268 92.2%
2022 92.87 18th 339 94.7%
2023 98.93 6th 301 98.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.57 16th 330 95.2%
2019 86.27 33rd 330 90.0%
2021 91.32 16th 253 93.7%
2022 93.46 18th 332 94.6%
2023 93.87 13th 338 96.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.08 30th 339 91.2%
2019 85.86 29th 342 91.5%
2021 89.75 12th 281 95.7%
2022 95.00 4th 340 98.8%
2023 93.11 16th 339 95.3%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.24 17th 299 94.3%
2019 94.58 13th 299 95.7%
2021 95.71 7th 202 96.5%
2022 98.31 7th 295 97.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.80 22nd 343 93.6%
2019 88.78 21st 346 93.9%
2021 90.50 12th 281 95.7%
2022 94.75 13th 339 96.2%
2023 95.81 6th 343 98.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.69 34th 91 62.6%
2019 75.80 29th 97 70.1%
2021 81.19 10th 68 85.3%
2022 87.63 2nd 93 97.8%
2023 80.40 15th 96 84.4%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.61 14th 193 92.7%
2019 89.89 18th 206 91.3%
2022 90.97 20th 217 90.8%
2023 98.99 2nd 241 99.2%
See the entire list of Best Massachusetts High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Winchester High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.95 25th 303 91.7%
2019 85.69 29th 302 90.4%
2021 89.12 14th 249 94.4%
2022 93.85 12th 300 96.0%
2023 90.23 31st 301 89.7%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Winchester High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 952 19 24 9 4 n/a n/a -1 1007
1989 868 17 19 6 2 n/a n/a 0 912
1990 797 17 21 13 2 n/a n/a 0 850
1991 746 15 29 14 4 n/a n/a 0 808
1992 745 15 26 7 0 n/a n/a 0 793
1993 752 19 24 1 0 n/a n/a 0 796
1994 750 10 34 7 0 n/a n/a 0 801
1995 761 18 28 5 0 n/a n/a 0 812
1996 761 18 28 5 0 n/a n/a 0 812
1997 719 13 45 8 1 n/a n/a 0 786
1998 741 12 34 6 0 n/a n/a 0 793
1999 785 13 33 4 0 n/a n/a 0 835
2000 773 15 54 6 0 n/a n/a 0 848
2001 861 3 36 7 0 n/a n/a 0 907
2002 815 24 59 17 1 n/a n/a 0 916
2003 815 24 59 17 1 n/a n/a 0 916
2004 843 23 55 15 1 n/a n/a 0 937
2005 917 15 55 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1005
2006 973 10 15 15 1 n/a n/a 42 1056
2007 987 13 39 19 3 n/a n/a 34 1095
2008 974 15 56 29 2 n/a n/a 25 1101
2009 933 17 85 26 3 9 8 0 1081
2010 900 13 101 37 2 3 16 0 1072
2011 885 12 126 37 2 1 26 0 1089
2012 879 12 129 37 2 1 31 0 1091
2013 920 17 147 39 1 0 43 0 1167
2014 908 16 145 35 1 0 45 0 1150
2015 948 18 163 36 1 0 43 0 1209
2016 943 14 176 41 2 0 44 0 1220
2017 940 18 208 52 1 0 49 0 1268
2018 999 21 227 55 2 0 47 0 1351
2019 986 16 237 63 3 2 52 0 1359
2020 1016 21 268 55 4 2 51 1 1418
2021 1017 22 253 51 5 2 51 2 1403
2022 948 19 262 50 5 1 63 1 1349
2023 952 29 270 49 4 0 77 2 1383

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Winchester High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1007 n/a n/a n/a
1989 912 n/a n/a n/a
1990 850 n/a n/a n/a
1991 808 n/a n/a n/a
1992 793 n/a n/a n/a
1993 796 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 801 n/a n/a n/a
1995 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 786 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 793 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 835 n/a 0.0 3
2000 848 n/a 0.0 1.1
2001 907 n/a 0.0 1.3
2002 916 n/a n/a 2.7
2003 916 n/a n/a 2.7
2004 937 75.5 12.4 3.3
2005 1005 67.0 15.0 2.7
2006 1056 82.3 12.8 2.4
2007 1095 75.0 14.6 1.6
2008 1101 81.7 13.5 3.7
2009 1081 78.6 13.8 5.4
2010 1072 76.9 13.9 6.2
2011 1089 80.5 13.5 7.9
2012 1091 76.9 14.1 7.3
2013 1167 77.8 15.0 8.5
2014 1150 82.4 13.9 7.9
2015 1209 86.0 14.0 9.2
2016 1220 86.0 14.1 n/a
2017 1268 90.1 14.0 n/a
2018 1351 90.6 14.9 n/a
2019 1359 93.5 14.5 n/a
2020 1418 94.8 14.9 n/a
2021 1403 98.2 14.2 n/a
2022 1349 98.9 13.6 n/a
2023 1383 95.0 14.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Winchester High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1007 n/a n/a n/a
1989 912 n/a n/a n/a
1990 850 n/a n/a n/a
1991 808 n/a n/a n/a
1992 793 n/a n/a n/a
1993 796 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 801 n/a n/a n/a
1995 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 812 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 786 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 793 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 835 n/a 0.0 3
2000 848 n/a 0.0 1.1
2001 907 n/a 0.0 1.3
2002 916 n/a n/a 2.7
2003 916 n/a n/a 2.7
2004 937 75.5 12.4 3.3
2005 1005 67.0 15.0 2.7
2006 1056 82.3 12.8 2.4
2007 1095 75.0 14.6 1.6
2008 1101 81.7 13.5 3.7
2009 1081 78.6 13.8 5.4
2010 1072 76.9 13.9 6.2
2011 1089 80.5 13.5 7.9
2012 1091 76.9 14.1 7.3
2013 1167 77.8 15.0 8.5
2014 1150 82.4 13.9 7.9
2015 1209 86.0 14.0 9.2
2016 1220 86.0 14.1 n/a
2017 1268 90.1 14.0 n/a
2018 1351 90.6 14.9 n/a
2019 1359 93.5 14.5 n/a
2020 1418 94.8 14.9 n/a
2021 1403 98.2 14.2 n/a
2022 1349 98.9 13.6 n/a
2023 1383 95.0 14.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Winchester High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $35 (0.3%) $13,291 (99.7%) $13,326
2020 $26 (0.2%) $13,744 (99.8%) $13,770
2021 $215 (1.4%) $14,928 (98.6%) $15,142

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Winchester High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 26th of 351 High schoolsRanks 10th of 347 High schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Winchester High School)8687.8
 1.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Winchester)8587
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)6158.2
 2.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Winchester High School)8687.5
 1.5%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Winchester)8687.3
 1.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5849.7
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13591383
 1.8%
African American1629
 81.3%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian237270
 13.9%
Hispanic6349
 22.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White986952
 3.4%
Two or More Races5277
 48.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Winchester High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,383 students attended Winchester High School.

Winchester High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Ambrose Elementary
Elementary : Lincoln Elementary
Elementary : Lynch Elementary
Elementary : Muraco Elementary
Elementary : Vinson-Owen Elementary
Middle : McCall Middle

Yes! Winchester High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 10th of 347 Massachusetts high schools.

Students at Winchester High School are 69% White, 20% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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