Melrose High School, built in 1975, has undergone technology upgrades in the past few years and eliminated the "open space" classrooms, thanks to the new middle school built next door. The school is led by Principal Daniel Richards, who took the helm starting in 2011.
In addition to college preparatory classes, Melrose High School offers 54 honors-level courses and Advanced Placement courses ranging from English and various foreign languages to U.S. History and Calculus. Students are required to perform 12 hours of community service each year in high school in order to graduate.
Outside the classroom, over 40 clubs and organizations are available to Melrose High School students, and 16 sports are offered at the varsity and sub-varsity level.
- Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:09 p.m.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Number of students: 951
- Male-to-female ratio: 1:1.03
- Public/Private: Public
- Graduation rate (%): 92.4
- Accreditation/licenses: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 1:15.1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 63
- Grade levels: 9-12
- Boarding: No
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: English III; English IV; Calculus AB and BC; United States History; Psychology; Environmental Science; Physics; Spanish; French; German; Latin
- Extracurricular activities available: Art Society; Art Studio; Best Buddies; Brass Ensemble; Color Guard; Gay-Straight Alliance; GAPP; Imprint; Jazz Ensemble; Megatones; Mock Trial; National Honor Society; Operation Smile; Student Action Board; Student Council; Student Gov’t; SADD; Thistle
- Student clubs: Chess Club; Disaster Relief Club; Drama Club; French Club; German Club; Italian Club; Latin Club; Sci-Fi Club; Ski and Snowboard Club; Spanish Club; Strength and Conditioning Club; Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Sports teams: Cross country; football; soccer; volleyball; golf; swimming; field hockey; basketball; ice hockey; indoor track; wrestling; gymnastics; baseball; softball; lacrosse; track; tennis