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REPORT: Malden High is State's Most Racially Diverse

The school came on top according to an analysis conducted by GoLocalWorcester.com.

Well-touted as the Commonwealth's second most diverse city, a new report finds Malden has yet another feather in its multi-cultural cap: the state's most diverse public high school. 

According to GoLocalWorcester.com, Malden High School student body is the most equally distributed among race categories, with: 

  • 31.4 percent white.
  • 24.3 percent black.
  • 23.2 percent Asian/Pacific Islander.
  • 17.7 percent hispanic.
  • .8 percent American Indian/Alaskan.
  • 2.6 percent that were two or more races. 

Schools were ranked based on their consistent distribution across all racial categories, using data obtained from the Institute for Education Science's National Center for Education Statistics.

Dorchester's Boston Latin Academy came in second place in the study, with Worcester's South High Community in third.

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Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Oh, I forgot, my house broken into, my neighbors home invasion and both of my vehicles broken into this winter alone.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Go Malden!!!!!!!
HMaz February 22, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Andrew, I asked you "how is diversity not working for the schools?" You wrote a lot of things but to my question all I got was "the schools suck." I disagree. My daughter came out of MHS with a full ride to U-Mass. My son is still in the high school. He gets lots of opportunities to explore his curiosity and participate in extracurricular activities. Last time I checked well more than half of MHS students go on to secondary education. Looks good to me.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Wow Mike, your house has increased in value in the last five years? Do you happen to sh$t rainbows too?
HMaz February 22, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Lots of house values have gone down. It's the economy.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Aww, you must have seen a picture of me.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Diana- Do you play ruzzle?
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 05:21 PM
You know Mike, I think your actually right? I need to stop worrying about all these little details in life. Thanks man.... You're the best!
Liz February 22, 2013 at 05:27 PM
My kids love the diversity in their school. All my kids, 1 a MHS graduate and 2 at Salemwood have received a very good education through the public schools. I wouldn't go anywhere else. With everything they get through the schools, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Bruce February 22, 2013 at 05:33 PM
No matter how diverse we are, racism will still be a problem until statistics like this are a non factor.
david mokal February 22, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Pleeeeze dont wear green on Patty's Day either.
Mark Micheli February 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM
More than 63 languages are spoken at MHS. And it's ahead of the curve, not a bad thing for our children to experience: http://www.nationaljournal.com/thenextamerica/demographics/census-u-s-population-expected-to-slow-skew-older-and-more-diverse-by-2060-20121212
Chris Caesar February 22, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I could see a lot of reasons why diversity would be a positive influence in a school environment.
Jessica February 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM
I loved the education I got from Malden High School, which led me to attend a top liberal arts college. The majority of my peers agree that diversity makes a big difference. We go out into college and the "real world" as more culturally aware and open minded. I see a lot of complaints on Patch about how dirty and dangerous Malden is. You don't know what trashy streets and constant crime are like until you move to a bigger city, like Philadelphia. Whenever I go back to Malden to visit home, I feel like I'm practically in a suburb. If you don't like the way things are, then do something about it and/or move somewhere else.
HMaz February 22, 2013 at 08:41 PM
I came here from Chicago and so completely agree.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Chris- how many people come to Malden because of it's public school system? I'd put the number at zero. I could make a better argument that gentrification is better for a school system than diversification. Not that I think this is the way it should work, it just happens to be the way it does work.
HMaz February 22, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Gentrification = higher property taxes = more money for the schools (theoretically). Does not necessarily mean better schools, and can price people out of their homes.
Chris Caesar February 22, 2013 at 09:17 PM
I'm not saying it's the most important factor (not really my place to say), but I'd say it's a little more nuanced than Victor's "More PC BS".
Michael Victor February 22, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Bruce you have hit it right on the mark. Counting heads by color has no place in America. We should be judged by the content of our character how did we ever get to this point. Diana makes her foolish statement as usual as a comeback sluring people of another color. My guess is she went to some nice suburban school somewhere and living in Malden makes her feel good about herself now. People are people good, bad, skinny, fat etc etc. Want to talk about waste in government...paying people to collect this crap and analyze it. This should be outlawed.
Andrew25 February 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Did you know Malden is actually a synonym for suburb?
Diana February 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Grew up in Malden, went to Malden High, somehow failed to notice when "white" became a slur, let alone from a white person. And don't fret, I'm totally judging you by the content of your character.
Chris Caesar February 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM
So you really feel there's no educational benefit to being exposed to racial diversity?
Diana February 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM
THASS RACIST against orange people. Poor orange people. They didn't even get counted.
Michael Victor February 23, 2013 at 02:33 AM
In this Country it should be irrelevant. But count on this Chris if they keep promoting this there will be no diversity in a decade or two in Malden and Diana with all her character will be long gone. This nonsense is will bring to education in Malden what forced busing brought to Boston and every major city it was ever enacted. That wonderful idea created by the same type of clowns who thought this up did a real good job for the education in all those cities. Love to see someone defend that. The only way to get to true equality is by being colorblind. Again it is an abomination that our government spends one dime on counting heads by color.
Diana February 23, 2013 at 05:33 PM
It'd be lovely to live in a color-blind society, but the fact is that this is a town where just a couple of months ago a well-known (if not especially well-regarded) City Councilor wrote on the Patch facebook page that (paraphrased) it's just human nature to be a little racist. We have a ways to go, people.
Chris Caesar February 23, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Sorry AppleBottom02148, I had to delete that for the gratuitous use of caps, and while I know you were condemning the words and not using them in a racist context, the use of racial slurs is something I'd have to erase anyway. I hope that makes sense.
Chris Caesar February 23, 2013 at 07:46 PM
WOW. >This nonsense is will bring to education in Malden what forced busing brought to Boston and every major city it was ever enacted. To what "nonsense" are you referring? The co-mingling of races? You're suggesting an organically diverse high school is somehow comparable to forced busing, and say it will bring all the same problems that move did 40 years ago? I'm curious: like what? >That wonderful idea created by the same type of clowns Most people have a more nuanced view of racial desegregation, but okay. >The only way to get to true equality is by being colorblind Thanks, but I'm not sure you're my go-to guy for racial equality advice at this point.
Chris Caesar February 23, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Diana: Kinnon made those remarks on my personal page, not on Malden Patch's: "...Profiling is a natural thing that all people do and it helps keep them safe. If a plane gets hi-jacked everyone knows who you think of first. Human nature not racism."
Diana February 23, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Ah, that would explain why I couldn't find it on the Patch page (I intended to link to it). I'd assumed he just had an attack of sober rationality and deleted it.
david mokal February 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM
I Agree !

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