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Holbrook Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 472 students

 
 

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Posted September 3, 2013

Under budget or under funded take you choice! The one thing about Holbrook I love is our spirit! We will succeed, it would be great to have smart boards and updated classrooms but in the end we have each other and that can't be matched! Go Bull Dogs!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

im a student at Holbrook Jr Sr High School and im a Sr. i have been at this school for 6 years and i hate it! not only is it bad education its a bad environment. Last year we had mold,ceilings falling down, no smartboards, i found hair in my lunch 3 times since i been here. If your looking for a good school Holbrook would be my last chose.


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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 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female41%
Male52%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female41%
Male51%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female18%
Male31%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
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 (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

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female50%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
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 (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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

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

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 Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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
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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of schools in the state are Below average
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?

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SAT participation

67%

Average SAT score

1328

Graduation rate

77%


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 72% 68%
Black 13% 8%
Hispanic 8% 15%
Asian 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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245 So. Franklin St
Holbrook, MA 02343
Phone: (781) 767-4616

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