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Avon Middle High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 355 students

 
 

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Posted February 22, 2013

I am currently a student here and I am not really happy with this school so much and so are my parents. The opportunities here are VERY limited and I want to live up to my education to the fullest. I'm not saying Avon High is the worst school ever it's just lacking much qualities that a good high school has. There was been changes over the years but not many. I am considering lots of other schools and ready to leave Avon.


Posted August 7, 2010

I don't like how the school is being run. They don't treat every student the same. If your smarter than another student, then your better than them. If you don't do anything wrong and you get sent out of class they don't do anything because your records clean. And teachers shouldn't always be right because there are times when they are wrong. The have the "the teachers are always right so i'm just going to believe them over you" policy. Its not right. My child is a good kid but this school makes him/her out to be a bad one. The school has no hope in my kids or there futures.They shouldn't be telling theses kids what they can and can not do in life. That lowers there expectations alot. And last there are alot of kids struggling in this school that don't get even a chance to get help.


Posted October 27, 2006

I am an INVOLVED parent of a child at Avon Middle High School and have read alot of negative feedback about our school. The problem is that the parents that continuosly complain are the one's that are not involved. My child and I are making the best of his education along with ALL the staff at AMHS. I am proud to be a part of the school and community, and as far as the teachers go if you and your child are putting an effort in the teachers support you 100%. Shame on all of you who believe education begins and ends at school. As far as 'racial' issues, there is none, each staff member and student are treated equally. Each school struggles with budget issues but in avon the kids come first...just take a look at where our grads are going to college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

I am a parent and former student of Avon.As with any education you will get out of it what you put into it.The MCAs scoring are good and improving. The class sizes are small. The one on one attention is excellent, and the mix of students and nationalities is great. The sports teams excel, the administration is helpful, and I for one and extremely pleased with Avon.Check the state site for accurate info. Visit the school, town and students. You will find well balanced, well trained and well meaning people. There is always room for improvement, but Avon is far ahead of most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Avon High School has the benefit of small size and there are no serious racial problems. If you are thinking of moving your child from a school where you feel they are in danger and you have no other options, Avon is a decent choice. However, the education they receive there will be at best poor. The school, although small, often has large class sizes due to limited funding for staff. The MCAS scores are poor, especially in math and resources for educational supplies are very poor due to district expenses for the renovation. Extracurricular activities with the exception of sports are very limited. There is a high turnover of staff and my child has had little continuity in his teachers. Once he finds one he likes, they leave. One of my friends is moving so his child can go elsewhere. This isn't where you want your child to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

i am not a parent but i am a current student at avon middle high school and all i have to say is that it is one of the most challenging schools that ive been to children get into trouble not because they are a minority but because they choose to i see more white kids in the office and in detention than i do anyone else. this is a good environment and i think students should take advantage of it, that is why they dont succeed because they dont push themselves to their full potential, they get equal treatment, so before you say anything know the truth and stop talking about the past.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2004

As a parent of 2 (current) students, I can say, over all I have been very pleased with the education my children have received at Avon High School. Due to my child's determination and with the help of faculty & administration, my child has been accepted into 3 very prestigous universities. You (and your child) get what you put into (your child's) education. I have always found all the teachers & administration very helpful and accomodating. From their award winning sports programs to their clubs & organizations, I believe this school has given (my chidren) what they have asked for. It is also great that every teacher and the administration knows every child by his/her name. What other school can say that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

As a parent of current student of color, I have found Avon High to be very resistant to my efforts to support my son in his education. After transferring from Brockton High (for a smaller class size) I found the admininistration to be lacking in representation of any diversity . There is not one person of color on staff- not one. This school is part of the School Choice Program and is at least 60% attended by students of color. Federal monies are given for each non -Avon resident and they are primarily students of color. My attempts at direct communication and redress have been met with resistance , even at the Superintendent level. I am extremely frustrated at the obvious lack of empathy and support for these children - some of whom travel more than one hour every day to get to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2003

I am not a parent, but a past student of Avon High (class of 2000). It is an institution plagued by racism and ignorance, and fails to afford black children the opportunity to excel without abandoning their identity


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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

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59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%

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63%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female88%
Male73%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male60%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female55%
Male48%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female27%
Male35%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female73%
Male59%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students77%
Female88%
Male61%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

98%

Average SAT score

1353

Graduation rate

76%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 68%
Black 28% 8%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Asian 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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287 West Main St
Avon, MA 02322
Phone: (508) 583-4822

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