Billerica Memorial High School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
7
Grades
PK, 9-12
Students
1,436
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Math
76%
English
94%
Science
80%
State avg: 54%
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6/10
College readiness
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Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

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


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
89%
State avg: 85%
AP course participation
12%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
69%
State avg: 72%
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
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White
89%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
3%
Black
2%
Two or more races
1%
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
19 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
101 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
12%
State avg: 14%
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7 Reviews
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Neighborhood
35 River Street
Billerica, MA 01821
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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