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Braintree High School

Public | PK-K, 9-12 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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Posted May 5, 2013

Teachers are great. They actually care about the students. Very high test scores, and the students care about academic excellence and athletic excellence.


Posted January 29, 2010

Amazing school. One of the best public highschools out there. Teachers are wonderful yet challenging. The students come out with a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

This Highschool is one of the best schools in Ma.I went to private school and the education really could not compare.The fact they have to deel with METCO and keep their standards as high as they do is a testament to the Principal and the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

I'm a student at BHS, and I'm graduating this year. I've been to four different high schools, twelve different school systems, but out of them all Braintree High is the one that has, in my opinion, provided the most support, with their wealth of academic and athletic opportunites. The only drawback is that Braintree High does not have a Gay Straight Alliance, and does not offer a support system for people of different sexual preferences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

I go to this school and it is great we all have tons of school spirit and support each other the staff is great and they do their best to make us happy GO BHS WAMPS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2006

Braintree H. S. IN BRA; MA. is an excellent school.There are many very good teachers there. The school offers a lot in academics and ap classes as well as sports and other activities.If you want to learn the opportunity is there.The education is there up to par with private schools with high tuition.So save your money for college and go to the town school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

My two children received a solid education. It prepared them for college (U Mass Amherst business and Umass Amherst nursing.) I found the guidance Dept. extremely helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Braintree High School is by far one of the worst schools in Massachusetts. Aside from the fact that the building needs major revamping, the teachers are horrible as well. They all have snooty, snippy attitudes, and are relatively rude to the students. If you are planning on sending your child to BHS, be sure that they are okay with the overwhelming amount of homework assigned as well. The teachers seem to do nothing but talk about worthless things during class, and then assign and outrageous amount of after-school assignments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2005

I am a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire and a member of BHS Class of 2001. BHS is an excellent school that prepares the students for college and the work place. There are also plenty of after-school activities and sports teams. The leadership and teachers good overall (although Braintree has been victim of a lot of teacher retirings lately).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2005

My child has been going to this school for a year now, and she has said the ceilings leak, and their are holes in the ceilings too. She also said the teachers are either too hard or much too easy. Also, you have to pay a significant amount of money to be involved in sports or take the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

352 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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African American100%
Asian98%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
African American95%
Asian97%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
African American89%
Asian94%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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91%

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90%

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81%
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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19%

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24%

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15%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African American87%
Asian93%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities66%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

86%

Average SAT score

1545

Graduation rate

96%


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 81% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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128 Town St
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 848-4000

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