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Westford School District

GreatSchools Rating: 10 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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23 Depot St
Westford, MA 01886
Middlesex County
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PH: (978) 692-5560
FAX: (978) 392-4497

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 5286 students
  • 10 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 79% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 86% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 89% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 89% (2008)
 87% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 75% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 77% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 80% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 90% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 87% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 89% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 90% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 88% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 93% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 86% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 76% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 76% (2008)
 63% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 95% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 97% (2009)
 95% (2008)
 95% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 87% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 95% (2013)
 94% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 94% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 98% (2013)
 99% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 97% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 93% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 97% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 92% (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.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities34%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities58%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities22%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female75%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities26%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities49%

MathThis District
All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities46%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities41%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students93%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities55%

MathThis District
All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities34%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students76%
Female68%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities62%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities37%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities72%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities87%

MathThis District
All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
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
 95% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
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 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)
Data not available for this district (2008)
 47% (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)
 36% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
 50% (2008)
 30% (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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
Subgroup results not available

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

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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