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Chicopee High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 8 students

 
 

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Posted October 13, 2012

I went to this school for 4 years and i got good education, leaned English in that school. To all people that said teachers didn't care for their children education the problem was that your children behavior to teachers is horrible, no respect, don't do any homework . Believe i was there and graduated in years of 2012 and i know what im talking about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2010

I went to this school and it doesn't prepare students well enough for college preparatory exams. I can recall not knowing one student in my graduating class scoring over a 1300 on the SATs, which is below the average of the college I attended. I had to work a lot harder freshmen year to catch up to students from better schools. As a hard science major, I found that the chemistry and physics background was solid, but calculus, computer programming, and writing were no where near where the other students were. Writing is an incredibly important aspect for someone going into the scientific field, and this school did terrible at preparing it's students. The school's main problem is that it focuses all it's resources on kids who don't want to graduate and it holds back other students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2010

I have had two children in this school. Both have done well with teachers, staff, and courses. One child was straight A's, the other a C-D student. I didn't see any difference in the treatment they received. The population at the school has changed over time. Still, I am satisfied with the education my children have received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

You don't want to hear what I have to say..this school is awful and holds not moral values or teaches them for that fact. I couldn't wait to get my kids out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

I am a current at Chicopee High School. I will be graduating in 2011. I think CHS is fanominal. I have had the best freshmen year.The teachers were great and easy to talk to, the environment is relaxed besides all the MCAs stuff. Pride week was the absolute best week of the year. I ever spelt our class banner wrong. Freshman instead of freshmen. Oopsy, I guess that'll go down in history. Haha. But yes, overall the school is very good and I would not want to go anywhere else. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

i think this school is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

As a student of new Chicopee High I have seen a huge improvement over the old school. Although this is a new, much nicer school, it has no personality to it. The old building had student artwork painted on the walls and the floors were unique, while everything is uniform everywhere in this new school. That's just a personal preference. The major problem I have with this school is the principal. We only see him 3-4 times per school year: the first day, days when he bends the rules for red sox events, pride week and the last day of school. With the exception of a few key teachers I have had, the faculty is pretty good. From what I understand, the school is required to have 2 bathrooms per floor, we have 2, but they only leave one open and from what I'm told its to save time for 'cleaning.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2004

Well, i was a student at chs for 4 years and i had nothing but the best education. Chicopee high is a great school and I'd be proud to send my children there in the future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2004

Honestly, I didn't think that CHS was a very good school. The teachers didn't seem to care about my daughters education. It was as though all they cared about was their pay.
—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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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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 Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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9%

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25%

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11%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students44%
Female40%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
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

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

49%

Average SAT score

1447

Graduation rate

75%


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 62% 67%
Hispanic 31% 16%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 53%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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820 Front St
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: (413) 594-3437

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