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Groton-Dunstable Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 861 students

 
 

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Posted March 4, 2013

Groton Dunstable is a very good school. The majority of teachers are excellent. The new principal is by all appearances doing a very good job. We do not have as many courses to offer as would a larger school, but we cover the basics and then some. There is a good selection of AP classes and the material in them is on a par with college course work. Our student body is a wonderful, caring community and they all seem to really get along. Our school continually strives to improve. They are currently focusing on improvements in technology, since that is a relative weakness for us. ...I feel very fortunate to live in this town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2011

GDRHS is a very good school for its size . Child 1 graduated in last couple of years, one attends now. Block scheduling is a very good idea, enhancing focus, in a time where distractions abound.(FaceBook, e-mails texts). However the drawback to it is having 4 blocks classes each semester makes for tough scheduling. If your child wants to pursue band/chorus as part of curriculum or a second language and still track for a couple of AP classes by junior year), they need to be very careful and work with guidance and it is just not possible to fit things easily given classes are not all offered spring/fall even in math and sciences making selection tricky even for basic tracks. Guidance is wonderful but kids from outside district or parochial schools may be misaligned initially since grades seem to be suspect and placement exams not always best for getting slotted correctly into honors/regular classes and not all classes are offered in spring and fall. So- If you don't manage carefully your child might not get to track for 1-2 AP classes by spring of junior yr.(top colleges want AP grades). 5th block/split would allow music, 2nd language. Principals changed twice, Still very good HS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

I was the kid who pooped in the urinals, this school has drove me to madness. I AM OTHER.


Posted February 28, 2009

Groton Dunstable Regional is an excellent high school. I have learned alot here and I feel that coming from this high school will give me an advantage when I apply for college. The student body is very friendly, and the teachers are wonderful (for the most part). Many students new to the school system always say they are surpriesed by how welcoming everyone here is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

The new principal is also a disappointment. She seems quite concerned with a few minor issues, and seems to be either unaware or unconcerned with the bigger picture. (I agree with the comment made by this parent....)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

We moved here from out of state about a year and a half ago, and chose Groton based on the rating of the schools. I have 2 daughters at the High School and am dissapointed. Although my daughters are doing well, I don't feel they are sufficiently challenged. There are relatively few AP courses offered. I'm also quite dissapointed in the clubs and extra-curricular offerings. The new principal is also a disappointment. She seems quite concerned with a few minor issues, and seems to be either unaware or unconcerned with the bigger picture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My son loves his school, his teachers and learning. He is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

207 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 Students100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Not economically disadvantaged98%
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Students with disabilities70%
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Science

All Students95%
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White95%
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Not economically disadvantaged96%
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Students with disabilities90%
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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.

160 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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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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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Introductory Physics

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Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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

100%

Average SAT score

1664

Graduation rate

98%


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 94% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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703 Chicoppe Row
Groton, MA 01450
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Phone: (978) 448-6362

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