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Silver Lake Regional High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 69 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2013

The teachers in the school are excellent and there are many extracurriculars students can be involved in. The honors program especially is excellent and the school is new and in top condition. It has a great learning atmosphere and in all, is a great place.


Posted November 20, 2012

My son is a junior this year and taking great electives. He has some very enthusiastic teachers there as well as ones that just make him take notes. Obviously if you're going to get through to kids, you have to make it interesting for them people! The amenities that the school itself has though are fantastic, they did a great job affording the teachers and kids with some of the most up to date tools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

The class your child was enrolled in may have been closed due to low numbers of enrollment in the class. It is not always the school that dictates the running of a class but the number of children who have interest. They can not run classes with one or two students, it makes no sense logically or economicaly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I believe that Silver Lake has done an unsatisfactory job with teaching my children. There is little electives and teachers do not seem to have an overall interest in the children. I made the decision to move from Boston to Kingston after learning about the newly built school, hoping it would give my children a better learning environment when one of them was an 8th grader and the other 2 were in elementary school. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Where they last attended school teachers had a much greater interest in helping the children during their current lives and helped encourage them to reach a brighter future, at Silver Lake I observed a lack of want from the staff to help the children. Also, their athletic department seem to be below other schools and their MCAS testing scores are lower then other schools in the district. I was not happy with SLRHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Most teachers are nice people, the principal has much involvement in the school, and the technology is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2008

I love Mr Kelley. He was the best when I went to school. Miss going there.


Posted December 9, 2006

Poor teachers, extracurriculars, sports, and overall education. I hate going to school here each day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2005

Silver Lake Regional High School has enormous potential to be an outstanding school for both students and staff. After the construction of our new building, I believe many discomforts among students in the building will be alleviated. The quality of the teachers is sorely lacking . I do not believe that the teachers are given enough structural guidelines to their lesson plans and grading policies. It is very difficult to understand what direction the teachers are going. Most teachers skip over lessons and are lacking vital organizational planning skills. In my college prep-honors classes I am very pleased on the amount of effort 4 of my 7 teachers are putting into their jobs, while 3 of my teachers fail to facilitate class issues, fail fully explain case studies and lessons, and fail to return graded assignments in a timely manner. Our administrators are doing an exceptional job facilitating behavioral issues among students without disturbing the classes. Overall, Silver Lake is a quality high school but the science and mathematics departments are un-exceptional.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2005

Silver Lake Regional High School has provided my children excellent educations where they have been able to go onto outstanding colleges in their fields. They were better prepared than many students they went to college with to meet the rigorous demands of their courseloads. They were praised by their professors for being so well prepared. Silver Lake parents need to support their high school and its teachers. They put in tireless hours to educate our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

Just so you know, Someone posted in August saying that Silver Lake had to pay to ride the bus. There is a long story with that but the fact is that it was Pembroke paying not Silver Lake Pembroke had to charge because they were building new schools and they had to add extra bus routes. There is much more that goes on behind it, but in general this is a great school...it was a little crowded but most teachers dont punish students for being late. Just thought I'd back up my wonderful and loved school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter graduated from Silver Lake with honors and is now on the Deans List at PITT. I love this school and it's staff and students who go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

There are far too many stundents to fit comfortably in the school. I've heard it's hard to get to class on time, and the students get punished for being late. They can't even get through the hallways, and they are punished for it. Most of the teachers are great and know what they are doing. The extracurricular activities are wonderful! It's just costly. Students even have to pay $100 just to ride the bus to school. This isn't fair at all! If children are expected to show up for school, transportation should be provided for free, it is a public school after all.


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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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

285 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 Students96%
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Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title I88%
Students with disabilities69%
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Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I78%
Students with disabilities61%
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Science

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
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White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities50%
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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

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Introductory Physics

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

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

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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

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Introductory Physics

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

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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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

78%

Average SAT score

1547

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 97% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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260 Pembroke St
Kingston, MA 02364
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