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 rating4
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 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.
Student growth rating2
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 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.
College readiness rating4
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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College readiness

AP courses and testing

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College entrance testing

SAT score
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The SAT

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Sources

The path to college MA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
College entrance testing MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
The SAT MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013