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Chelsea High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1330 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2014

My son would always brag to his friends back in the midwest that his teachers rocked. His teachers always took the time to explain their assignments and were always willing to give him a little extra time after class. If the parents share the responsiblity of their chidrent with their teachers the sky is the limit. A rating of 1 really!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

I attended Chelsea High and cannot complain of the resources the school has available. Being funded by Boston University brings many advantages to the school. Yet, these advantages such as new computers, specialized instructors,numerous honor and Ap courses, athletics, and the facilty itself, being still rather new are taken for granted by many of the students. I would reccomend attending CHS if you are determined and want an easy ticket into the Ivy league. Many people I know attend Harvard, M.I.T., Yale, Georgetown, Boston University. The honor classes aren't difficult, and the AP classes are very doable. Keeping away from negative influences is the challenge.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 2005

Although i am not a parent, i could not resist the chance to review Chelsea High Sschool. I am a 2004 graduate of Chelsea High. Right now, i am into my second year at Suffolk University. I am proud to have graduated from CHS! Despite what everyone else says, it is trully a great school. The teachers are amazing. There are so many things that i did in high school that i am also doing right now in college. The school did an amazing job preparing me for the college enviroment. Chelsea High School is a good school and i am not afraid of telling anyone where i graduated from.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2005

This is a great school, the teachers are great and try to help you if you want help. They dont chase after you to get what they need from you. Since i have been there we have had a lot of change in the administration. This year we have a new principle and he's doing a good job. Although people say Chelsea is a bad city it truely isn't and neither is the school. There isnt a lot of gang violence in the school, and no one is afraid to walk through the school alone. Also if you want to live an enriched life come to Chelsea High, because Chelsea is like a small world, you'll find someone from almost any country in the world and almost any culture of this world.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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70%

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59%

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46%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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55%

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54%

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40%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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41%

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36%

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42%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners11%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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50%

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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 Students57%
Female65%
Male50%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners15%

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 Students55%
Femalen/a
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I55%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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.

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SAT participation

41%

Average SAT score

1288

Graduation rate

60%


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
Hispanic 77% 16%
Black 9% 8%
White 9% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
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 68%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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299 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 466-5000

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