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Bridgewater-Raynham Regional

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 8 students

 
 

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Posted May 16, 2011

My child has attended both private and public. The accelerated classes are challenging and do a great job preparing him for college. My goal for my child is an ivy league school and the accelerated program and straight A s will get him there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

Ok, yeah, it was difficult with the cuts and everything, but it's all coming back on track now. New school, new programs, etc. The parents are the only ones who really complain about this school, because of what they read in the paper and their child's complaints. Guess what? It's your kids fault. Your kid is dumb. Get over it. All it takes for a quality education is a willing to learn and comprehend new knowledge. The teacher could be a complete moron, but as long as the child wants to learn, he/she will do all the assignments and read everything given to them. It's all on the students, if they think they're not getting a good education, it's because they're not trying hard enough. And this is hard for parents to swallow because their child is 'smart.' Shut up and teach your kid better study habits.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

The teachers are so involved and take extra care that all students succeed. I am a senior at B-R and I am so sad to leave!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2006

Reading some of these ratings, people say the school is horrible when it sounds as if they don't even have a child there. I am a student at BR, and it is the best choice I could have made. I have friends in public school, and sometimes we discuss topics we are both learning about. They complain they don't learn anything in class, while they take honors level courses. I feel I have learned a great amount this year. I had gone to private school for eight years, and came here as a freshman. I couldn't believe how much more advanced the teaching was. Maybe some of these parents' children had a bad teacher, but I have no complaints. I don't understand why one would pay 7 grand and not get a valuable education as a public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2006

Speaking of my own daughters experience, I give B-R high marks for allowing her to florish and be accepted at a most selective Ivy level college. The school has been through tough times with budget cuts, but overall the teachers are excellent. Music and art were cut severely, and we had to pay activity fees for sports, but this situation is also improving. Sports are an important component of life at BR and once the new hs is completed, the options available for the kids will be fantastic. If you child is self motivated and a high achiever, they'll thrive here. On the down side; the budget cuts included slashing 8 grade languages, so when the student reaches senior year,they won't be have the opportunity to take AP Spanish, for example. I believe this is being addressed, but check it out before committing to BR.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

BR is a school in which few and far between would want to attend. The entire structure, both physically and academically, is weak. With impending dangers after the afraid-of-taxation town voted down the override, students could lose art, music, and physical education. How can a school with an already lacking academic program provide quality education for the students? The problem is, it simply can't. It is only slightly disturbing when the school has two possible gas leaks during the school year within one week. How can the administration allow this to occur? They don't care enough. They chose to cut teachers yet none of the others have to worry. What ever happened to quality education?
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2004

BR like the town of Bridgewater is in serious trouble. They have little funds,few programs and a growing student population. The town leaders intend to put forth a budget that has horrific cuts. Taken from what little they offer now, this school should and in my opinion will be in receivership. Don't kid youselves the townspeople will not vote for the massive overide(s) that it will take to right this sinking ship.Can anyone say 'school choice'? Our house is the one with the for sale sign.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

I am sorry that we have to send our son to this school. Two of my son's five teachers are a disgrace to my profession. As a high school teacher I can easily identify poor quality instruction when I see it. The administrators are not doing their job. Why is my son watching movies like 'Dante's Peak' in earth science? Why are his major histroy projects crossword puzzles? My honors student son is not challenged, is bored to death, & hates school. He couldn't even stay in the robotics club because the demands were so ridiculous & the price to expensive for us. Don't send you child to BR if you can afford a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

This school system is weak at best. It does not challenge the majority of students. Teachers are more concerned with getting home than staying to help students. The system has one of the highest payscales yet there are limited AP courses, few research papers are assigned and sports seem more important than academics. Students look good on paper but have often have a hard time once they arrive at those good colleges. It isn't the poor quality of the buildings that are the problem, it is the poor quality of academics. Top-heavy administration means fewer teachers available when budget cuts are made. They always cut the teachers but keep the adminstrators & consultants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

Are you serious? No one has complained about the overall horror of this school?! I dont believe I can even get into all the details about how incredibly awful the school is, the children do not deserve this kind of school! no one does. I also noticed the Williams middle school was not commented on, that building's even worse! I hope the plans for new schools goes through quickly, the bridgewater-raynham district is in dire need of higher quality school systems!
—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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

350 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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
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White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
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Students with disabilities56%
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Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
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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.

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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

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Tech/Engineering

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

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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%
Female86%
Male77%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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
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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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

76%

Average SAT score

1528

Graduation rate

94%


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 92% 67%
Black 4% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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415 Center St
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Phone: (508) 697-6902

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