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Apponequet Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 25, 2012

I am a graduate of Apponequet. My two older sisters are Apponequet graduates. Currently both of my children, who are at very different ends of the learning spectrum are both enrolled at Apponequet. As with any school, you get what you put in to it from the school. If your child is not interested in academics and is more of a skill centered student, then a technical school would be the better school. If a child is not getting a an education that suits them, but is putting the effort in to learning, then the parent obviously needs to find out what the problem is, and not assume that it is the fault of the school. Apponequet is a wonderful school, with amazing teachers, and a good student body. It is by far one of the best public schools in the state of Massachusetts. Apponequet has had its graduates go to such schools as MIT, Brown University, Providence College, Yale, Princeton, Colombia, and many, many other fine schools. Again, it, as with all schools will give back what a student puts in to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

I have lived in Freetown for many years and have one graduate from Apponequet currently in college and a senior at the high school. Over the past year I have seen unfortunate budget cuts that resulted in eliminating classes such as woodwork and other staff. Despite this, we have a strong administrative staff that is approachable, consistent and fair. The school continues to excel in Southeastern Mass. My hope is that better financial support will be provided to allow the school to regain the programs and staff it requires and has lost. The overall scores and ranking places these kids amongst the top in SE Mass. There is a small but strong negative parent influence that is very vocal, especially since the inception of a social media networking site for parents. There is a lack of respect for the Administration by a small but vocal number of teachers which feeds into the networking website as well. The Administration needs to be stronger in its dealing with its own staff, despite tenure issues, to move the school forward quickly and professionally. There is clearly a failure to address internal teacher issues that are underming the direction of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

We moved to this town in 98, I sent my first 2 children to this school but my last child did not want to go to this school and chose Old Colony. I have found that OC is a much better school, shows more interest in the students, has so much more to offer the students, and there are far less clicks. Everyone just kind of mushes together and get along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

We left the Lakeville school system and now see our son doing well and learning the way every child sould be when they go to school. With out hearing we dont have the funds to teach your child. To all parents you need to be the voice for your child! They have the right to learn.Stand up for them or that school will hurt them forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Provides a fantastic learning environment for students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2004

Im a senior at apponequet and I find it to be a good, friendly school. There are cliques, as in every school, but everyone is basically friends with everyone. There are few black students, but prejudice is not prevelant. Teachers are good, but honors classes are recommended if you intend to really get anything out of a class. Mr. kelly is a super teacher and he teaches history n sociology. Mrs. Lameroux (biology) has been commended by many awards for her teaching.
—Submitted by a student


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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 91% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

196 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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
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White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities69%
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Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male87%
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White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
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Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
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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.

212 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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Tech/Engineering

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 Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
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Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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
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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

62%

Average SAT score

1599

Graduation rate

92%


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 95% 67%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 10%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lakeville, MA 02347
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