The Melrose School district runs several schools including The Franklin Early Childhood Center, five elementary schools (Roosevelt, Lincoln, Winthrop, Hoover, and Horace Mann), Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS), and Melrose High School. The city also has a private elementary school, St. Mary's, run by one of the city's Catholic churches of the same name. The Winthrop School is among the average-sized schools in Melrose, with an average three classes per grade, while the Lincoln School has the largest student population of the elementary schools. The Hoover School is second smallest to the Horace Mann School which educates about 270 children per year. The Franklin Early Childhood Center houses preschool, pre-k and multiage programs enrolling about 240 three- to five-year-old learners. MVMMS is a school to about one thousand eleven- through fourteen-year-olds and is the winner of the 2002 Massachusetts Department of Education's Compass School Award, the 2007 Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Green School Award (for its use of solar energy), and the 2008 New England League of Middle Schools' Spotlight School Award.
|Melrose Public Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Early Childhood Center||PK||Preschool||280||N/A|
|Herbert Clark Hoover Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||456||10/10|
|Horace Mann Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||270||7/10|
|Lincoln Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||345||9/10|
|Melrose High School||9-12||High School||933||7/10|
|Melrose Middle School||6-8||Middle School||866||9/10|
|Roosevelt Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||293||9/10|
|Winthrop Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||342||10/10|
|Melrose Private Schools||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Melrose YMCA Childcare||PK-K||Daycare/Preschool, Christian||37||N/A|
|St. Mary’s School||PK-8||Roman Catholic||385||N/A|
*All school statistics have been sourced from GreatSchools.org.
When it comes to Melrose real estate, Victorian single-family homes from the late 1800s dominate.
Melrose is proud of its cultural facilities, including the 83-year old Melrose Symphony Orchestra, Melrose Massachusetts Television, the very active local cable channel, and its Victorian downtown area that is supported by a Chamber of Commerce and dates to 1900.
The City of Melrose official website emphasizes its vital component of the quality of life in their town:
“Ell Pond is a large natural feature in Melrose’s center, trees line Melrose streets and parks and open spaces are dispersed through and around the city. Melrose is the true implementation of the notion of a garden city with a commercial/institutional downtown surrounded by housing of varied densities. In addition, the city is ringed by a “green belt” which includes the Middlesex Fells Reservation to the west, and this belt buffers it from surrounding communities. Melrose’s recreational facilities include two golf courses, Pine Banks Park and Morelli field, a state-of-the-art baseball facility.”