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Medway High School

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Posted February 27, 2014

Principal is unsupportive in the fact he would rather push trouble teens to pursue a GED as to getting a high School diploma the district does not have ANY alternative learning for kids with trouble pasts or emotional disorders they would rather NOT deal with the problem


Posted August 1, 2011

My step kids go here and I am unimpressed. No homework, no projects, no papers to write, and summer reading is one book (not even a classic) any best seller. Really?! I think theirveducation has been marginal at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My child is an average student who just recently (2009) graduated from MHS. He has received astrong educationand will be going to BC in the fall. Teachers are very caring and for the most part provide ffor a rigourous curriculum. The administration needs to be more pro-active when it comes to discipline. Overall the student body is well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I do not recommend wasting your time and money on this institution. I have learned very little and not because of any lack of effort on my part. The better part of the faculty pick favorites and do their jobs poorly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2007

Even though we have, unfortunately, experienced budget cuts, many programs have remained. We still wish we had more but I have experienced that the faculty and students seem to know how to work (very well) with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

I think that it is awful that Medway has limited after school activities (not including sports.) Not all of us participate in sports or cheerleading.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2005

Coming from a parent whose child just graduated from Medway High School, I feel the institution to be excellent. Not only does my child now have a 4.0 at a prestigious national university due to the amazing preparation at Medway High, she left with positive experiences. The teaching is challenging, preparing students for college. The faculty and staff are incredibly supportive, and there are many extracurricular opportunities for the students. The sports teams, for a division 3 school, are phenomenal, constantly in state tournments. Parents are encouraged to get involved as well. Overall, this is an excellent high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

Faculty is subpar. Administrators, abhorrent. Studenty body, ditto. Probably the lowest quality people turning out even lower quality people. A travesty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

Medway High School is a beutiful school, with good test scores. The school system has faced many budget cuts in the last 10 years. Test Scores have dropped slightly in the last four years, but they still are at aceptible levels. Medway High School placed 71st out of 302 high schools in Mass. The school lacks many programs such as Health, Computer, Journilism, bussiness and many more. This is a good school on a scale from 1 to 10 Medway High School would be a 7.5
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
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White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
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.

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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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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84%

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86%

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79%
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 Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
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
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities39%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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

100%

Average SAT score

1599

Graduation rate

97%


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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 5%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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88 Summer St
Medway, MA 02053
Phone: (508) 533-3227

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