Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Test score rating1
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state. Test scores are based on 2013-14 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.
Student growth rating1
The student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. This rating is based on 2013-14 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.
College readiness rating1
The 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. 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.
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Student Group Comparison

How does this school serve different groups of students?

Graduation Rate
= State Avg.
All Students
19%
415 students
African American
20%
47% of population
Hispanic
17%
34% of population
White
14%
11% of population
All Students
19%
415 students
Economically disadvantaged
18%
No data
Students with disabilities
19%
No data

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)


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About the test

In 2013-2014 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

MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests


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Biology I

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About the test

In 2013-2014 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


College readiness

The path to college

This school
State
19%
GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
85%
26%
ENTER COLLEGE
75%
16%
CONTINUE IN COLLEGE
63%


Source: See notes

AP courses and testing

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Where graduates go after high school

  This school State average
Students attending a 4-year institution 5% 54%
Students attending a 2-year institution 26% 21%
Students attending any higher learning institution 26% 75%
College-going students who enroll for a second year 16% 63%
Source: See notes

Sources

The path to college MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
  MA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
Where graduates go after high school MA Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
  MA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011