Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1208 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 18, 2010

I am a college student who attended CCHS for all four year of high school and frankly I have to say that I am quite surprised by some of the negative comments on here. Sure, it was far from perfect and I could nitpick all day if I wanted to. However, the quality of the education and the fantastic faculty here has provided me with an extremely solid foundation on which to continue building on now that I am in college. I have even found that I already knew a good amount of the material for a number of freshman college classes that I took. Results matter and CCHS provides if you are willing to work for it.


Posted October 22, 2009

Great Teachers! Great activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The teachers are extremely responsive to the needs of the students and to parent requests. The students are engaged academically and socially through their coursework and extracurricular activities. Like most high schools of its size, CCHS provides outstanding opportunities for competition in sports, from XC running and wrestling to football and soccer; however, it also provides opportunities for political involvement in the Student Senate, Model UN, and Junior State, and provides opportunities for artistic expression in its raft of musical groups, radio station, and visual arts clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

All in all I like CCHS, the only problem I have had so far is how difficult it is to deal with some of the faculty. The education is wonderful, but when I tried to switch out of an english class into another one that met at the same time it was way too much trouble.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

I find the negative comments distressing.As a graduate and town resident I find the negative comments to actually be positive.I hope the school does not change in these respects


Posted November 7, 2008

Both my daughter and I graduated from Concord-Carlisle, and the small town, insulated mentality of many key personnel, coupled with a parent population that frequently believes that their children are not entitled but can do no wrong, makes for a very parochial, homogeneously static, and troubling environment. Academics, higher order, critical thinking skills, and truly inclusive sociocultural attitudes and practices were in greater evidence at this institution 30 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

In spite of the CC administration's insistence that it's providing a great education for its students, I don't really see all that much evidence of this. Although the math and science programs are both pretty good, the English education they offer is totally lacking. Not only are there no levels in the humanities classes (as compared to 5 levels in math, and 3 in science) but the teachers are all so consumed with being politically correct they don't actually spend any time on their subject. Also the school could definitely use some integration and outside influences--I moved from a city and the most noticeable thing upopn arriving here was the total absence of diversity and originality among the student body.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

Our daughter graduated from CCHS and it has a lot of great attributes including dedicated teachers, bright and talented students, and a tradition of excellence. However, there is a sense of affluent suburban entitlement that really sticks out to a family that moved from an urban environment, and which keeps students (and parents) from reaching out and engaging the world outside Concord. The town has done barely more than level-funding in the last few years and the school has had to charge fees for some activities that were provided until recently, and drop others. Overall, though CCHS is a great school. Our daughter made some great friends there and was well prepared for college and life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Our three children attended Concord Carlisle High School. All three pursued music, art, drama activities. Two were B+ students and went on to excellent colleges where they were on the Deans List all four years. The third was a C+ student and went on to excel college. All three have felt their collegiate success was directly related to their solid academic foundation, the development of excellent work habits demanded by their teachers and extra curricular activities they thoroughly enjoyed all four years enabling them to develop social ease and grace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I'm a Junior at CC. I have to say that it's a good school academic wise- but we need a lot more integration here. There are too many sheltered kids and a lot of close-minded people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2007

Concord Carlisle is a pretty good school, but it doesn't really have good sports or extracurriculars so I decided it wasn't for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2004

Our son is a junior at CCHS and we have been extremely pleased with our experience, especially the quality and dedication of the teachers and administration. They are experts in their field and most are quite passionate about what they do and are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to teach the students. For anyone who thinks of teaching as a 40 hour work week, they need to see the amount of time that CCHS teachers commit in addition to classroom and required time. Coming in early and staying late to offer students extra help is more thae rule than the excetion at CCHS. The athletic programs and extracurricular activities are as exceptional as the academic programs. Our son is a cross country and track runner and plays in the concert band and orchestra. These and all other activities are outstanding parts of the high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male94%
African American75%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African American94%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities83%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Tech/Engineering

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African American94%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities77%
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

What is the 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.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating
College readiness rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

SAT participation

93%

Average SAT score

1807

Graduation rate

95%


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% 68%
Asian 7% 6%
Black 6% 8%
Hispanic 4% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Fax number
  • (978) 318-1435

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

500 Walden St
Concord, MA 01742
Website: Click here
Phone: (978) 318-1400

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Concord Academy
Concord, MA



Middlesex School
Concord, MA


Willow Hill School
Sudbury, MA



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT