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Masuk High School

Public | 9-12 | 1309 students

 
 

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Posted November 30, 2011

The curriculum at Masuk is challenging and differentiated for students. The academic program is advanced; the arts programs are excellent. In addition, the sport programs are outstanding (yes, the Masuk Football teams have been winning the State Champion several years and I m very proud to have my son in this football team). The staff is beyond exceptional. The dedication of many Masuk teachers is unparalleled and their effort shows in all programs. All of the teachers and guidance counselors are very caring and are genuinely concerned that you reach your potential. They create an engaging and fun learning environment. They are always available for extra help during and after the school day. My son said there is a multitude of extracurricular activities - clubs, sports, music, and drama/musicals. All of the students are encouraged to be active in the school and it is hard to find someone who is not. He is involved in one of the best public school on the East Coast. He will be graduated in June 2012 and will move on to higher education. I can honestly say I love this school and my younger son will definitely attend Masuk in 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

If your child is going to be in the honors program then this is the place for them but, if your child isn't above average then I would look somewhere else. The school puts all of its money into making sure its honor students are happy and ignores everyone bellow them. If you have a minor learning disability they treat you like you have a very severe disability. I hated masuk and was more than happy to leave their so called college prep program which is basically a ploy to get students to take foreign languages and higher math classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

The curriculum at Masuk is challenging and differentiated for students. As with most schools, there are a few dead-weight teachers who need to move on, but there are far more who go well above and beyond the call of duty. Primarily in the arts department (music, drama), the staff is beyond exceptional. The dedication of these teachers is unparalleled and their effort shows in the terrific choral and dramatic productions put on by the students at Masuk. Having said that, the junior who wrote in March 2005 that there was no violence or drug use at the school must have been living under a rock. Students have ruined dances in recent years by showing up drunk or by getting into fights at school functions. In this respect, Masuk is no different than any other high school: there are a few bad apples in every bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2006

Coming from the Boulder, Colorado school system, 8 years ago, was a hard act to follow. However, having five children in the Monroe School District; with two graduated and on their way to higher education, I can say all have thrived and done very well. The teachers have been exceptional and I feel on top of my children's education. As long as the child is involved and takes control, they will do very well. Our experience has been top rate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I graduated from Masuk in 2004. I enjoyed my time there. I was very involved in activities through the music department and the drama department. The faculty for the most part is very nice, willing to help students wherever needed. The community of the school is great. Very few kids i know did not enjoy their time there and almost everyone found an activity to join.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2006

I am a senior at masuk and all i have to say is wow. Words cant express how horribly bad this school is. The guidence counsolers are a joke. The administaion is unfair and down right rude. The extercircciular activities are slim to none due to budget cuts. Do yourself a favor if you are moving here for a better school look elsewhere..
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2006

Academic program is advanced, music programs are exceptional and parent involvement is average.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 21, 2005

I am a freshman at Masuk and although I have only gone there for 1 year, I have enjoyed every minute. I am involved in one of the best public school choruses on the East Coast, along with a fantastic drama program, and student counsel. Mausk has a superb arts program and great academics. All the teachers are really great at what they do. Monroe is just a great community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I am a junior at Masuk and have been attending the school for 2 years. I definatly have to say that you could not find a better school community to be a part of. All of the teachers and guidence counslers are very caring and are genuinly concerned that you reach your potential. They create an engaging and fun learning enviroment. They are always available for extra help during and after the school day, often giving up their lunch time. There is a multitude of extracurricular activites - clubs, sports, music, and drama/musicals. All of the students are encouraged to be active in the school and it is hard to find someone who is not. There is no violence, the school is very safe and I don't know anyone who is envolved with drug usage. I can honestly say I love my school and feel that I am being well prepared.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

291 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CAPT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 62%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1014 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone: (203) 452-5823

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