Ayer Shirley Regional High School

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
9
Grades
9-12
Students
341
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests
Biology I
63%
State avg: 73%
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
English
92%
Math
78%
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3/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
84%
State avg: 85%
Average SAT score
1479
State avg: 1530
AP course participation
5%
State avg: 17%
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5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is contributing to student learning at about the same rate as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
74%
Hispanic
11%
Black
6%
Two or more races
5%
Asian
3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
10 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
164 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
49%
State avg: 14%
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9 Reviews
2 out of 5 stars
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Neighborhood
141 Washington Street
Ayer, MA 01432
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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