It was Science Poster Night at Wellesley High School, a yearly event when sophomores and juniors present their scientific findings to the community, and the community generally comes away having leaned that germs are pervasive and resistance is futile. Here are some pics:
Wellesley High School on May 22 will conduct active shooter training in conjunction with the Wellesley Police Department.
Students, faculty and staff will watch a training film and Wellesley Police will be on hand to discuss principles for staying safe in the event of an active shooter situation via ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) guidelines. WHS will then practice these techniques through a mock scenario.
The plan, says Principal Jamie Chisum, is to train students annually.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to reach out to guidance counselors and house offices with any concerns. Parents/guardians are also invited to see the film, either May 17 at 3pm at WHS’s faculty dining room or May 21 at 9:30am in the auditorium.
The Wellesley Police Department will be holding an open entrance exam for the position of Wellesley Police Officer on June 23, 2018. Results of the exam will be in effect for a two year period after the test is given. The exam will be hosted and managed by Public Safety LLC and will be held at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley. You must pre-register for the exam prior to June 15, 2018.
The Wellesley Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency looking to hire qualified men and women for the position of police officer. The department enjoys an outstanding relationship with its community and the men and women of the department take pride to keep Wellesley one of the most sought after communities to live in. Wellesley is located just 13 miles from Boston, is comprised of 27,000 residents, 3 colleges and more on 10.2 square miles. Community safety has been the mission of the Wellesley Police Department since 1893. To accomplish that mission, we must continue to attract the brightest, most qualified and most capable candidates to our ranks. The Wellesley Police Department has competitive pay, educational incentives for college degrees and opportunities for advancement within the department. Officers work a five day on, three day off 8.5 hour day schedule.
Questions about the exam may be directed to Lieutenant Marie Cleary at 781-235-1212 or by email at [email protected].
US News & World Report says in its yearly Best High Schools assessment that Wellesley High School is ranked #20 in the state out of a field of over 300 Massachusetts public schools. In 2017 Wellesley came in at #22
Nationally, Wellesley was placed at #487 (up 10 slots from 2017, when our four-year large suburban institution came it at #497).
Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
Among factors taken into consideration: student-to-teacher ratio (13:1 in Wellesley’s case); math proficiency (94% — down from 97% in 2017); English proficiency (steady at 99%); percentage that participate in AP exams (60%, — up from 57% in 2017); percent that pass AP exams (96%, down just one percent from 2017); graduation rate (a steady 98%).
Only a few years ago in 2014, WHS reached the dizzying heights of #4 out of more than 300 on the US News & World Report ranking of public high schools in Massachusetts, and was considered by the Report to be #164 in the country.
Click here to see Wellesley’s High School’s profile and here for the full list of top schools in Massachusetts. (Boston Latin, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School took 1, 2, and 3, respectively.