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Lowell

GreatSchools Rating: 3 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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43 Highland St
Lowell, MA 01852
Middlesex County
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PH: (978) 674-4320
FAX: (978) 446-7436

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 13,548 students
  • 24 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 37% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 33% (2009)
 32% (2008)
 34% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 58% (2013)
 47% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 47% (2010)
 34% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 31% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 36% (2013)
 38% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 28% (2010)
 28% (2009)
 22% (2008)
 32% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 44% (2013)
 40% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 29% (2010)
 29% (2009)
 27% (2008)
 25% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 22% (2013)
 23% (2012)
 19% (2011)
 19% (2010)
 19% (2009)
 17% (2008)
 19% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 38% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 37% (2010)
 38% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 33% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 41% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 31% (2010)
 35% (2009)
 32% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 42% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 47% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 44% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 49% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 36% (2008)
 33% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 52% (2013)
 48% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 44% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 44% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 36% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 38% (2010)
 30% (2009)
 30% (2008)
 24% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 18% (2013)
 18% (2012)
 15% (2011)
 20% (2010)
 20% (2009)
 16% (2008)
 18% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 61% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 54% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 42% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 34% (2010)
 31% (2009)
 29% (2008)
 29% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 51% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 85% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 55% (2008)
 51% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 68% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 52% (2008)
 56% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students37%
Female41%
Male33%
African American32%
Asian37%
Hispanic20%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners24%

MathThis District
All Students58%
Female60%
Male58%
African American43%
Asian69%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners51%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students36%
Female47%
Male26%
African American35%
Asian40%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners23%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
African American39%
Asian54%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners33%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
African American14%
Asian27%
Hispanic8%
Multiracial28%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners10%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
African American38%
Asian42%
Hispanic28%
Multiracial33%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners20%

MathThis District
All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
African American32%
Asian54%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial45%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners29%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
African American32%
Asian47%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners17%

MathThis District
All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
African American28%
Asian61%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners31%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students52%
Female60%
Male46%
African American56%
Asian56%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners27%

MathThis District
All Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
African American26%
Asian46%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners18%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students18%
Female17%
Male19%
African American12%
Asian18%
Hispanic9%
Multiracial16%
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners2%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
African American62%
Asian65%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners33%

MathThis District
All Students42%
Female45%
Male39%
African American40%
Asian50%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners21%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
African American55%
Asian56%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners10%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
African American91%
Asian90%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I85%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners52%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
African American64%
Asian79%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners35%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Biology
 59% (2013)
 48% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 37% (2010)
 29% (2009)
 4% (2008)
 8% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
 39% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 43% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 27% (2007)
The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

Chemistry
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
 6% (2008)
 33% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

Tech/Engineering
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students59%
Female66%
Male51%
African American62%
Asian69%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners6%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
All Students39%
Female28%
Male49%
African American35%
Asian41%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners12%

ChemistryThis District
Subgroup results not available

Tech/EngineeringThis District
Subgroup results not available
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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