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East Boston High School

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Posted August 27, 2012

I graduated in 2008 and I had my ups and downs but I manage to overcome it and I competed in powerlifting and I met good people who im still friends with today a special thanks to phil brangiforte,jeff olson,mr.larkin,rosalia chiulli, mrs. rowan, mitch, jay harris and ken Guittar your friend Dennis Chad Gomez


Posted January 5, 2012

I believe that this school brought it back all my hopes, my daughter as a especial needs has the help there that I never had in other schools in MA, she attended especial needs programs in other cities and they are not even close to the staff at the East Boston High, thank you so much for everything, God bless you guys all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

East Boston School has a very strang leader our Headmaster has his hand in everything that goe's on in that school. I am sure if you would take the time to meet with him and the staff. When a staff member will go out of his way or her's to help a child in need They are there for them. The school's guidence office is the best. If it was not for the family center alot of kid's and parent's would be lost. A child need's to want an education and go to school in order to follow their dream's. School is not a prison. Parent's need to be involved in what is going on with the child and with the school. Talk to the teacher's, House Dean's, Guidence office.You would be surprised at the out come. Join the S.P.C.come to a meeting . You are a parent you are already on it.Don't Juge a book by it's cover . Come and take a tour of the school. Call the family center make an appointment .


Posted February 18, 2011

this school prepared me for college, without chioffi i would have been lost thanks a bunch
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

i think that if you are willing to learn as a student this school meets high education standards
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school and great teaches. They actually do care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

Theres so many bad things people say about this school but truth be told is a huge help with college, you just have to be with the right crowd that studies and actually want a future
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

I attend East Boston High as a sophmore, and personally this school is terrible. The teachers are a mess, and the school itself is disgusting. the students attending are bad influences. I am happy to say I am transferring out of this school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

I went to this school. Was doubted my whole time there You were labeled the minute you walked in there. If you aren't tough don't come to this school. S House was the best house to be apart of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2009

I will say is not the best school to go to. The discipline needs to be reinforce while being fair to each individual student, and the teachers need to be monitored closely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

At eastboston high school i feel very supported as a student and as a teen mom. they understand that sotimes 'things happen' and that we should expect the unexpected i have to leave eastie due to moving arrangements and that is goin to be ver dissapointing for me and very sad. I recommend eastie to students who are interested in COLLEGE and overal sucess!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2008

This school is a Class Act. They go above and Beyond any other school in the City but BLS. The Athletics are 2nd to none. There is something for everyone and with the outside help from the Local Boston Police Dept they keep a extra eye on your Child. Your Child can advance with your help and the Help of one of the Best Schools in the City.


Posted March 10, 2008

I think that this school is ok but there are way better schools in boston other then this school i recommend to really not to go to this school even though i go to the school but its not bad its just ok.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

I am a student in East Boston High School and unfortunalely, if you're searching for a school to let your child go to, dont pick this one. Most of the students in this school aren't involved in school at all, but not all of us are bad. I'm counting down the days until I graduate so that i can move on. There indeffinatley are more prestigious schools in the greater Boston area your child can go far in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

This school has nothing good in it i dont feel comfertable with my child going here. there are too many bad influences going on inside and around the school. my children have learned nothing here and have been switched to a nearby school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

The family that this school creates is like no other that I have been to! It's fabulous, especially for a urban public school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2006

An excellent school. The teachers and staff are caring and understanding. The guidance dept. goes over, above and all out for their students. As a BLA transfer, they made my daughters transition into EBH smooth and rewarding. I only wish I made the move sooner. There is clearly a team effort at EBH. Everyone is treated equally and with respect. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to succeed. The staff at EBH will help you do just that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Good school, Good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2005

eyo, this school is the definition of illmatic. the teachers are nice and understanding and the staff is too. the principal is also a very understanding individual himself. He knows about the strugles because he is a brother and he is an exellent leader. this school is truly one of a kind.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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64%

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41%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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58%

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54%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%
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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 Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners36%

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners22%

Science

All Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners13%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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15%

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16%

2010

 
 
8%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students13%
Female24%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Title I13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners3%

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 Students26%
Female22%
Male31%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners10%

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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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

52%

Average SAT score

1240

Graduation rate

52%


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 66% 16%
Black 16% 8%
White 16% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 47%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

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  • Theory
Performing and written arts
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Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (617) 635-9726

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
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86 White St
East Boston, MA 02128
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