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Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1179 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I had a terrific experience as a former student at this school. Both the teachers and students were motivated to teach and learn. There were all sorts of great extra curricula activities and the school felt pretty unified for its size.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

Shepherd Hill can be considered one of the best schools the entire state of Massachusetts has to offer. The school has far more choices of classes and Extracurricular activities then all the schools I have attended previously. Shepherd Hill is almost a college in it self. What ever you plan to do for a living, SH most likely has what you want. Parents, send your children here. A bright future awaits.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

My children have many choices of activities to keep them engaged. Shepherd Hill not only beats the state avg MCAS, but the teachers also spark curiosity to learn in their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I am a parent of 4 children who have graduated from SHRHS. I also graduated from this school myself. I found SH to be an excellent high school from both vantage points. If there is one weakness I would say it is the guidance dept. In their defense, I would say it is because the student to counselor ratio is istooo high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I think that sheperd hill is a good school, I currently go to dudley middle school and am going to shepard hill next year and cant wait. I wanted to go to baypath until I saw that I could get a much better education at the hill**go rams
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

I think that Shepherd Hill is a fairly good school, I have never struggled through any of my classes, and teachers are usually willing to stay after with you if you need help understanding something.As for safety, I think that security could be a little more strict. One other downfall is that shepherd hill is getting to small for its student population, the halls are very crowded, and a forth lunch had to be added to the schedule so that the students might fit in the caf. Over all shepherd hill is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

I am a graduate of SHRHS and my children also have attended this school. My feel is that if you are on top of your game, this school supports that environment. If you are not, you're just lost in the clutter with not a lot of support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2006

This is not a good school. The guidance and the band department are two of the good departments. I, personally have not experienced many departments, but the ones I have aren't good. They have favoritism and are not a plesant atmosphere to be around. To correst one fact on this sheet is that there might be internet connection in every room, but the children do not have access to it, it is for the teachers. I would high reccomend not going to Shepherd Hill if you had the chance, and if you must, take band.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2006

I am a former student of Shepherd Hill and believe it to be one of the greatest schools in the state. I am now in my second year of college and felt more than prepared starting my freshman year. I was given comments from professors about how much more advanced my writing was, and I've remained on the Dean's List every semester thus far. I very much believe that this is all because of my high school education. Shepherd Hill has a wonderful curriculum and very intelligent teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 17, 2006

Shepherd Hill High School is one of the best schools around. Even with budget cuts they still have a art program and music program. There music department is high class, and there sports department offers plenty of after school activities. There are many after school activities to join. As a downside, the administration tends to care more about the schools image then supporting the students. Parents are reguarly involved in all activites.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

Clearly one of the finest public high schools in New England and perhaps in the country. The curriculum is advanced and should be applauded given budget cuts and the stupidity of President Bush's 'No Children Left Behind' mandate. A great idea on the surface, until you read the fine print and realize how far behind the Texas secondary educational system really is....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

This school is not ok. There is a large lack of diversity and the administration is much more concerned with their image rather than the safety and well being of their students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2005

I'm a freshmen at Shepherd Hill, and I think it's an excellent high school. I don't know any students or their parents that would disagree. Our music and department will just blow you away. Our sports teams are very good, too. There's always many things afterschool to get involed in and something for everyone. The foriegn langueage students also have an oppurtunity to explore Europe every year. There are also classes for every learning level so excelled students receive the challenges they need. The parents and staff are always very supportive of what the students are involed in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2005

I am a student at Shepherd Hill. It is a great facility. The extracurricular activities are awesome and the teams are often victorious. This school offers many choices for electives as well as avanced classes for exceptional students. Parents can request conferences and weekly progress reports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Great school, excellent resource of students, faculty, and staff.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

234 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 Students94%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
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Hispanic77%
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White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
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Students with disabilities46%
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Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
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Students with disabilities44%
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Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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.

242 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

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

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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 Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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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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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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Students with disabilitiesn/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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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?

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SAT participation

79%

Average SAT score

1523

Graduation rate

92%


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 93% 67%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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