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Beverly High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 5 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 19, 2014

My child is in the second semester of his Sophomore year and has been having a great high school experience at Beverly High School. So far he has received a very well rounded educational experience for the college bound student. Teachers are accessible and responsive to parents; broad course selection; many offerings for extra curricular activities to meet most interests of engaged students - art, music, drama, clubs and sports teams. State of the art building with a focus on creating a small learning community within the larger high school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

Like one of the other posters mentioned, BHS is what you make it and how the student applies themselves. My daughter is a senior now and it's shocking to me that seniors are let out right before noon so the school saves money. I am concerned that that BHS doesn't properly prepare the student for college and worry about the transition in the Fall. Nice facility and a caring principal but at times it feels like its a country club and lacking in rigor. Applying for college with her guidance counselor fell short too in what we expected as they seem to lack a sense of urgency in sending out the documentation to schools and in using a proper student resume format.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

My daughter is a sophomore and our family is very pleased with BHS. Honors and AP classes are offered, and the entire school has been remodeled and is lovely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

Great School if the students apply themselves and choose to learn. Great place to learn, great town, great everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

this is really a promising school. i will be enrolling in Harvard this fall. thank you bhs for everything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

Its a great school and the pep rally's rawk! go Panthers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2005

I went to BHS last year and it can definately provide an excellent education if the student wants it. It can also provide one that is completely lacking. It is really upto the students. Athletics are alright, coaches of the football and lacrosse teams are really good, that is all I can say from personal experience. The building is falling apart, but the faculty makes up for it. Has some problems hanging on to an AD though.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

My daughter went to BHS and receievd a wonderful education which helped her to get into one of the best NE colleges. BHS offers the students courses which help them achieve their goals, whether that is college, sports, music, or business training. The opportunites are there, the student just has to seek them at BHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

Had 3 kids enrolled in the school, and is for the firm belivers of what they make of there own education regardless of where they attend. Athletic prgrams are great, but did not like the envirnment. there are many other options on the north shore
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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77%

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65%

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80%
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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68%

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53%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

67%

Average SAT score

1527

Graduation rate

85%


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 86% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Sohier Rd
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: (978) 921-6132

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