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Boston International High School

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Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014

Great experience. Loved the school, teachers & class mates. All the staff works hard for student success including counselor. Strongly recommend for new comers in this country.


Posted October 28, 2013

I highly recommend this school for newcomers in USA.The address is not correct here.It's actually 100,Maxwell st, Boston, MA
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

I attended to Boston International for 2 years and a half and is one of my bests school, I really love it. The problem is BIHS is from learning speaker and most of my classmates were Latinos so I did not practice my English. I made a transfer because I challenge myself. I learned so much form my teacher and classmates, they were the best and I will never forget that. I thank BIHS; because they helped me a lot and taught me try my best no matter the situation. But I really recommend parent BIHS if their son/daughter do not speak English. BIHS is a good stared!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2006

My experience at Boston International High School was the best experience in my life. I learn a lot from the students and they the best students in Boston and I love the school and I will always remember it. Every parents should send they student in that school if they care for they kids education and safety.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students64%
Female58%
Male71%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners57%

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners65%

Science

All Students10%
Female9%
Male12%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners5%
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.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
2%
Introductory Physics

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
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26%

2010

 
 
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Tech/Engineering

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

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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.

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 Students13%
Female7%
Male19%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Title I13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%

Introductory Physics

All Students6%
Female7%
Male5%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Title I6%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners5%

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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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
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SAT participation

63%

Average SAT score

1018

Graduation rate

49%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 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
Hispanic 51% 16%
Black 42% 8%
White 4% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Maxwell St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 635-9373

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