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Minuteman Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 648 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

The school cares a lot about our children. It is a great school and not a cookie cutter, but it is a very very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

"This was not a well experience at all at this school" -- REALLY? What school taught you that kind of grammar? Sounds like this is someone who knows NOTHING about Minuteman. Actually, this school prepares those who want/are going to college better than a conventional hs. In the engineering program, Minuteman has a partnership with Wentworth in Boston where Seniors basically complete their first year of college. I suggest you learn more about it before making that kind of review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

This was not a well experience at this school. The teachers were not the best either. Also its more of a school for training for your job and not going to colleges after.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2010

It provides students, with a different learning style, an alternative to the traditional high school experience. Minuteman provides an educational experience so that the students are academically successful & able to continue their education if the student chooses & most do. Graduates have been successful at such schools as MIT, RIT, WPI, Drexel, & Tufts as well as in the UMASS system and community colleges. One graduate told me that he was much better prepared for his college major than most students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Minuteman Career & Technical High School has an outstanding faculty who work with the students and parents. It prepares the students extremely well if they go on to work after HS or decide to attend college. Students are accepted into the same schools as traditional HS such as Northeastern, UMASS system, RIT, MIT, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Minuteman Regional High School is preparing our children both academically and technically for their future. Our child is doing excellent in both areas and we are very pleased with Minuteman High School. Great teachers and fantastic when it comes to discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Despite the MCAS rating, Minuteman Regional Highschool is an excellent school that prepares kids very well for both college and active life. Selection criteria are serious, but the scool does less well than other high school because it accepts and prepares for a job kids who are not seen as college material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2007

Minuteman is ideal for kids who don't fit in the cookie-cutter, pressure cooker environment of the typical area suburban school. Kids get to do their technical field for a week, then do a standard academic week. The best kids go to the same elite colleges kids in the surrounding town schools do, and many of the kids go straight into high demand trades. It's a great place for kids to bloom at their own pace and maintain their individuality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

This school gave my daughter the best education I could hope for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

This is one of the most wonderful schools. The teachers are great and the classes are resonable. The sports teams are fun to play on but this is not a school to come to play sports. The shops are challenging and you learn a traid and get prepaired for a real world job. This school gets a 10 from me.
—Submitted by a 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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

159 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 Students94%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I87%
Students with disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female66%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female61%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities53%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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54%

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55%

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68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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77%

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80%

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79%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female72%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

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

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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50%
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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

31%

Average SAT score

1384

Graduation rate

90%


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 83% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 27%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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758 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 861-6500

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