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Tantasqua Regional Sr High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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Posted July 6, 2009

We moved to the area from out of state and my daughter started as a Sophomore at TRHS. I have been very impressed with the level of instruction and the quality of the teachers; there are a variety of extracurricular activities for students to participate in. The biggest issue she faced is that many of the students have lived in the area their entire lives and it took a while to be included; but, this may have been the case because of her age in any new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

After graduating from tantasqua I went on to a 4 year private college and excelled. I was so well prepared for all of my classes and found some of my college classes to be easier than some of my high school ones. The teachers at tantasqua are the nicest people too. They are all hilarious and I keep in touch with many of them to this day. They are genuinely interested in my progress.


Posted August 24, 2005

I'm going to be a sophomore at Tantasqua, and the most important thing I have to say is that the teachers are amazing. My freshman year, all of my teachers would spend as much time answering my questions as it took, and would re-explain something to me personally even if they had already explained it to the class as a whole. They did this for all students, and in difficult classes this is an invaluable resource. Many teachers are opinionated and vivid, and many try to make classes interesting or fun - including honors teachers. The students are original, and things like cliques and gossip aren't a big problem. Everyone can find a group of friends who will accept them. We've had lots of budget cuts, but we still have three levels of courses for all academic subjects, and academic extras like conservation science.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2005

I am a sophomore at Tantasqua. After being a student of the Tantasqua district for all of my previous years of school, I don't have too much to compare Tantasqua with from a personal perspective, but I will do my best to provide an accurate picture of the school. My biggest problem with the school, the only worth mentioning, is the budget problems that have been occurring since the new school was built two years ago. Because of this, cuts have been made; teachers have been fired, class sizes have gone up, and the five Tantasqua towns are in a constant quarrel over what percentage of the budget each should pay. On a more positive note, Tantasqua has great character for a school. Students are true individuals, with most unafraid to forge their own paths. Success isn't based at all on socioeconomic status; personal achievements matter at Tantasqua.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2003

since i go to this school, im very happy to say that i go here. i love the teachers, the atmosphere, and i think its an overall beautiful school. and especially, the teachers are the greatest ever. take care of them


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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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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85%

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88%

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82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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74%

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71%

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67%
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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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
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White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
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Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
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Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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100%

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95%

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25%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
63%

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56%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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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 Students66%
Female59%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
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
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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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

91%

Average SAT score

1607

Graduation rate

87%


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 91% 67%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 0% 8%
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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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319 Brookfield Rd
Fiskdale, MA 01518
Phone: (508) 347-9301

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