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Marlborough High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1141 students

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2009

This is a great school. As a college bound senior i can truly say that this school has totally and entirely provided me with all the necessary resources to accell at the next level. I have always been challenged by my teachers and pushed me to the next level. Even if your child doesn't desire an education as much they will still challenge and push for success.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2009

This school is a great school and you should not be influenced about any negative comments. This school is what u want to make of it. If you have a hard working kid he will do amazing in this school and even if your son is not hard working there is many teachers that will be pleased to hhelp your son to succeed. Marlborough offers many AP courses that can help ur son get into a good college. as far as MCAS goes Marlborough offers all the oppertunities neccesary to pass and exceed expectations in MCAS. As a student i scored advanced in both math and english, and even had a perfect score in math. I did not take any extra classes to prepare just the regular math and english classes offered at MHS. this is truley a great school in every way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

My son goes to Richer Elementary school and he likes the teachers and school very much. Student demography is very diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

honelstly this school needs alot of work on thier dissipline. and thier accidemics


Posted May 13, 2008

I think this school is an ok school. The acedemics are not top class but the sports are fenominal. Though many of the students who go to this school cause a bad influence on some of the other children.


Posted April 24, 2008

The high school building is old and could definitely use some updating. The course selection is excellent, lots of opportunities for motivated students to take advantage of. Good extra curriculars. We have found the guidance department helpful with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

This school has a poor credit system and is very run down. MCAS scores are not very impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

both my kids attended Marlborough High and both have succeeded in attending college. My oldest in presently starting her master's program in business. Marlborough High had the resources available for them to enter college with no issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

My child has excelled at Marlborough High. She is taking full advantage of the educational opportunities available to her and doing well in Honore and AP level courses. She is also involved in a full slate of extracurricular activities. I have found the teachers to be supportive and willing to work with my child whenever there is a question. I have no doubts that she will be well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

The only good thing I can say about Marlboro High is that if you want a degree in Music or something related to it (band, singing...) then you should go here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2006

This school offers a lot of AP courses which allows the students to gain a good education if they work hard which i think places it really high on its quality of education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2006

Marlborough High School has a wonderful faculty/staff dedicated to teaching our future workforce the skills they will need to remain competitive among their peers. They have a great business education department that has updated their technology and could compete with many university settings in that respect.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2005

Im a student at the Marlborough High School and I loved it there. As an 8th grader, you're new to the school but the teachers helped me find my way to every class and conveniently put all of my classes together. I recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to succeed in their future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

I believe Marlboro High School is a great school for anyone. My daughter has excelled and can't wait to go onto college. Her teachers wrote her wonderful letters of recommendations and I am very thankful for that. I know my daughter has tried real hard and respected all her teachers. The teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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86%

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80%

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81%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners33%

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners17%

Science

All Students66%
Female73%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Introductory Physics

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Tech/Engineering

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners7%

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 Students94%
Female74%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Students50%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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?

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SAT participation

87%

Average SAT score

1515

Graduation rate

82%


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 62% 67%
Hispanic 30% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 8%
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 36%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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431 Bolton St
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-3500

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