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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Charter | K-12 & ungraded

 
 

Living in Malden

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $255,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,260.

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Posted July 20, 2014

Having been a MV student for 13 years, from K-12, I would recommend the school, with some cautions. Among the school's flaws are its high teacher turnover rate, overcontrolling nature, and focus on either extreme of the student grade spectrum. A number of the teachers are fresh from college, beginning their first job, and move on to a better-paying school in a few years. This is difficult for students. Many policies seem pointlessly controlling, and sometimes new stupid rules pop up--No spiralbound notebooks! You all must own an umbrella!--but are soon forgotten. Students with neither consistently high or low grades, but somewhere in between, may feel neglected. But the teachers are largely excellent, and the high school uses the IB Program (research it, but I recommend it) which brings a semi-external curriculum to 11th and 12th grade. Sincere care for the students helps MV shine, as well as its confidence in (obsession with?) striving to be great. Visit the school and talk with both students and teachers, if you can, to see if MV is right for you. It's not for everyone. But it is well worth its price of admission. Since it's free. If you can get past the wait list. (Good luck.)


Posted September 13, 2011

This is an excellent K-12 school. I have one that just graduated and one in grade school. The high expectations really produce results. I love the uniforms, code of ethics, and discipline. Kids don't fall through the cracks here, and are do not move on without mastery of the grade material. At the high school level, the International Baccalaureate program for the advanced student is unbelievable. My child was so ready for college after that experience. Sure there are things I don't like, some mentioned here, but the alternative is the district school. This is what every school system should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I have 2 kids currently at MVRCS and I am very happy about it- My now 3rd grader moved from a Malden public school after her brother got accepted and I am GLAD I did not hold her back-No transition problems both socially or academically-she fit right in made friends right away and she excelled academically. She loves MVRCS and she is greatful to be going there-she says she was not challenged enough at her old school and it was boring....My now 1st greater entered K at MVRCS and I cannot believe how much he learned so far :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

It's not what I thought it would be. The "World Class Education" is not for every child. Don't ever question the school because they don't like it and will retaliate against your child. They may have awards and such from Newsweek and good MCAS scores, but they are only average in their SAT scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

I love the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School because they help reinforce high morals & a good character to my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

The curriculum at Mystic Valley is second to none. Their reading program (direct instruction) is highly recommended and is actually one of the few programs out there that is both explicit and systematic enough to greatly benefit those with dyslexia (see Overcoming Dyslexia, Sally Shaywitz), Both Reading and Math are grouped by ability, so you don't have huge disparity between students. The math program (Saxon) builds upon itself and is always revisiting what children have already learned to reinforce their knowledge. (So you don't study it for the test and forget it). The teachers are caring and go above and beyond what you would find in a public school system. Anyt who may not have licenses are working towards them and they do have ongoing training (unlike what another post wrote). It may not be right for every student (long hours, uniform policy, longer school year) but is great for most.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

They rank in the top 100 schools nation wide. They teach so much and are dedicated to the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

it is a very good school academically, but could do better with the sports teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

Not impressed. This school may be better than other options for these communities, but is lacking on many issues. Many of the teachers are not certified and receive limited guidance. As with many charter schools, this school is not the place to send a child who has any diverse learning needs (i.e. special ed of any sort). They are not able to offer the services that the public schools do, and what they do offer is questionable at best. While many children appear to do well there, parents need to be sure the child is working at the right grade level.


Posted September 17, 2008

My son is in the 3rd grade at MVRCS, having entered in Kindergarten. He is my only child at a charter school, the other 2 are in Catholic high school and Public Middle school. There is no comparison- MVRCS is the best choice! When my son was accepted at MVRCS I was not familiar with the school and sent him to Kindergarten mainly because they offered free all day Kindergarten. My other 2 were offered places at MVRCS, which I turned down because I didn't want to uproot them from the schools they were familiar with. Huge error! When 1 child is accepted here, that is your 1 and only chance to move any other children to the school. When I realized what a fantastic opportunity this school was, my other children were denied admission. My own fault, I know, but I wish that my other 2 could be here too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This school is a phenomenom that every school should strive to model after.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I am so glad we have this school in our neighborhood. My children have excelled thanks to dedicated teachers, staff and administration at MVRCS. They are receiving a high-quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

Very good public charter school that draws families from 8 core communities. The high schoolers can earn an IB program which requires students to choose an 'action service' program of community service outside the school, or develop an afterschool program for the younger grades. Core Values teaches kids ethics, and uniforms help minimize fashion wars and distractions. Of course, there's always room to improve, but active parents are helping school evolve. Ask questions, and be sure to talk to the kids and parents and staff of any school you consider!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

The school is often unsatisfactory for students. Though the parents praise it, I know from experience that this school can have long, dreadful hours of school, and most teachers are good, there are a some I would get rid of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

Great school. Excellent teachers and principal leadership. It exceeds my expectations year after year. It is an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

My daughter just finished K at MVRCS. She has excelled in every area of her development. She is reading and doing math (addition & subtraction) at an end of first grade level. This school exceeds the majority of schools in this area - public, Christian or Parochial. The level of parent involvement is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

I miss this school! We had to move away from Massachusetts, and can not believe the difference in schools. Despite searching for anything comparable, I feel like I had to settle for the next best thing where we are now. The MVRCS is exceptional! I love the fact that they teach math and reading according to your child's level of understanding. My kids both excelled here. I wish that uniforms and MVRCS's disciplinary guidelines would be implemented by every school! A few negatives would be the after school programs were minimal, and my kids didn't get to meet and spend time with other kids in our town. But, my kids were WAY ahead of kids their own age academically!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

It is the best option around for Malden, Everett and Revere but in my opinion rushes the kids to learn w/ out really learning ie know the times tables but not what it actually means.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

I have so many great things to say about this school, that I do not know where to begin. The most important thing is that my son is excelling academically. He has attended both public and parochial schools and neither has been able to bring out his full potential like MVRCS has. The teachers are wonderful, bright and caring. Their teaching methods inspire the children to learn. They instill respect toward others and themselves. Uniforms are key, in my opinion having uniforms shows the children that everyone is equal. There is less distraction so the children can concentrate more on their studies and not on what everyone is wearing. The music and athletics offered are outstanding. Apart from the standard school sports, they offer Crew, Swimming and Lacrosse. Get your child on the waiting list, you will see the differance!! Mr & Mrs Sosa Very happy parents!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

MVRCS is the best thing that has happened to my child, he's in his 5th year and he loves the school, I am very impressed by the staff, they actually are interested in your child's education, plus the chilren learn to respect each other's differences, MVRCS seems to cover all the bases, motivation and social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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 53% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
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 65% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
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 67% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
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 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
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%
Female69%
Male57%
African American31%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male73%
African American38%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students46%
Female63%
Male31%
African American20%
Asian32%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
African American20%
Asian48%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male64%
African American71%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male79%
African American64%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
African American24%
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students80%
Female87%
Male75%
African American72%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
African American61%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities69%
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%
Female87%
Male78%
African American73%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
African American33%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students89%
Female84%
Male94%
African American89%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
African American42%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
Female11%
Male22%
African American4%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities67%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
African American67%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
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 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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


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

93%

Average SAT score

1590

Graduation rate

96%


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 61% 67%
Black 17% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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770 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
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