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Framingham High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2014

I regret my son is attending this school, I don see that staff those old reviews are speaking about, what I see now is a group of inexperienced teachers that believed their roll is to be ready to punish and retaliate to kids as the biology teacher Langdon is doing for example. Regarding the administration again I believe they are very busy first building their curriculum as right now is happening The principal Michael Welch is going out to another job, the viceprincipal right now has no time for parent's or students concerns, so if you have a problem at a school: solve by yourself! For this time being this is the reality, I do not want to say anything against those parents that somewhen found this school amazing, at least that is what the latest ranking of the FHS in the state of Ma is saying Of course I would like to improve this situation if me and the state ranking of the school are right, but in the world we are living now I believe that is almost impossible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

This is a big high school for sure, but it is an amazing place. There is a niche to be found there for every kid, and the teachers are enthusiastic and go the extra mile to make sure students succeed. Many go on to elite colleges and the athletic and drama programs are strong enough that FHS students can move on from these to top notch collegiate programs. My only wish is that the middle schools in Framingham offered the same caliber of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I taught in Framingham for many many years and firmly believe they are as good if not better than most private schools. The dedication of the teachers and the diverse student body make Framingham a super school system.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2010

I went here before the renovations and had a great high school experience. I studied at two top universities and felt at least as well prepared as my classmates from private school. I would be happy to send my kids here when it is their turn for high school.


Posted November 18, 2009

FHS is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and great choices for our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

A diverse population with outstanding achievements - academic, sports, and many other activities. The teachers are performing in a show to raise funds for the drama club - how great its that?


Posted September 15, 2009

Framingham High School personnel really do care about all their students. The school is diverse, but every effort is made to make sure that each and every student is welcomed and achieves. I love the students and their enthusiastic teachers; I love the vice principals and the staff. From the principal on down, each person really strives to do the best possible.


Posted December 5, 2007

My three children are FHS graduates. Two fo them enjoyed the sports and the academic support they needed. My youngest got into an Ivy League school - and she is a first generation immigrant. Excellent teachers! Big school - some may feel lost in there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Framingham High has a very reputable varity of classes from levels ranging from extra-supportive CP-2 up to many AP (Advanced Placement) classes. It offers many electives as well. Most teachers are young, fun, and well-qualified.


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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.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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90%

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85%

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84%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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86%

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82%

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79%
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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%
Female96%
Male93%
African American91%
Asian97%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities74%
English language learners50%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African American71%
Asian91%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners39%

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
88%

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87%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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70%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African American76%
Asian98%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners50%

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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Male70%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
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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50%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

79%

Average SAT score

1592

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 68% 67%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Black 7% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 27%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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115 A St
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 620-4963

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