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Essex Agricultural and Technical High School

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Posted April 26, 2010

The school is good for people who want to agricultural stuff. I personally didn't enjoy the school because it's not something I want to do. The campus is open and mostly outdoors, so if your not planning on traveling through the freezing cold, snow, and pouring rain I wouldn't come here. The school doesn't supply the kids with proper lockers either. All we get are small square locker inside random classrooms throughout the school and we're not allowed to go to them at all during the day which is really annoying. A lot of the kids are emo, goth, or just dress to look as if they're depressed making the influence from others not to happy. The majority of teachers there aren't to friendly either unless your dressed like the styles above. A lot of them are rude and stuck-up to the students in the hallways although there are a few nice teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

I love the curriculum of sciences that contribute to a healthier environement and planet and the fact that this school is situated on 166 acres of beautiful land. The students spend their agricultural days outside in the fresh air. The school meal menu is healthy and offers many different nutritious choices for the students. The staff and faculty are part of a team with the student and parent to create an environment of success for it's student body. I love Essex Aggie and so does my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

This school is excellent for anyone who wants an education outside the norm. The campus is large and has beautiful areas, including forests, ponds, and a hill you can see Boston from on a clear day. The staff is warm and friendly, and also extremely helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2009

I am a current student at this school. Just about every student wants to be at school everyday, and the dedication of the students is amazing. The agricultural programs are very well taught. They assist students in preparing for their careers in the Animal Science, Plant Science, or Environmental Science field. The academic courses range from basic level to honors and AP levels. The teachers are great, and there are lots of extracurricular activities, and sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2004

this is a great school to go to and there are many extra things to do there that your child will like.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

115 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

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Male83%
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Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities50%
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Science

All Students93%
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Male88%
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Hispanic91%
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White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities46%
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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.

116 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 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%
Female96%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities43%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

84%

Average SAT score

1409

Graduation rate

97%


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 85% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 21%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Technology
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  • (978) 774-6530

Programs

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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