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Peabody Veterans Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 3, 2013

PVMHS is not just just some high school. its historical and has amazing athletis and academics. GO TANNERS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2013

amazing. no other school I recommend. teachers have changed. for the best I should say. best music program. outstanding academics as well. I am a current student and I can honestly say there is no where I would rather go than PHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2013

AMAZING!!! Best place! I love it here. PHS has everything a high schooler could need and want. a large diverse group here at PVMHS , makes everything so much more AMAZING!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2013

First of all, the building is not an attractive space and both the exterior and interior need a major overhaul. The school seems to tend to the needs of two groups; the problematic student and the top 10% academic achievers. If you float in the middle, you will receive very little support to grow academically. Mediocrity seems to flourish here. It appears PVMHS s motto is, do your homework, behave, and graduate . I understand that PVMHS is a large institution but there has to be a way to encourage students to reach past their academic goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

PVMHS is an excellent school! There are many course offerings to choose from, the performing arts department, english department, foreign language department, art department, athletic department, business department, and voc/tech departments are all very active, forward-looking, and work hard to keep students interested in school. The principal is awesome, and works very hard to improve technology at this school. Plus, he is well-respected by all, and his respect in return towards students, staff and the City has given PVMHS a very good reputation in the community as well as improved the climate and the experience of the school 200%. He's energetic, the teachers are energetic, and the school is very exciting. Also, there are a lot of programs for kids who need extra help or extra attention. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

My son graduated last year - excellent overall education with fabulous teachers, excellent extracirriculars and many, many choices for classes, including AP. The only weakness is the chemistry department. High teacher turnover and sub-par teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

the school is great, the kids are great,and the athletics are AMAZING, but the teachers do not seem like they want to teach soo it effects the kids grades and makes it harder for them to advance in there class


Posted May 5, 2009

PVMHS is an excellent school - the course offerings are wonderful, the staff is energetic, and the students are great kids. This school is very diverse, and students can choose from courses and extra-curricular activities that interest many different types of kids - athletic, musical, academic, vocational, etc. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

This school i have found while i attended for a year is not very curiculum orianted. Although with a wide varity of students from different cultures enrolled in the school adds a wide selesction of 'good friends' and associations, but in general it could use more funding. i miss pvmhs!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

The principal and most of the faculty stay involved with the students outside the class room. You can find the principal at many of the extracurricular functions, cheering student on. There is also great parental involvement and high school spirit.
—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.

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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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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 Students92%
Female96%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial81%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial54%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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69%

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65%

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52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school 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 Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Students0%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

54%

Average SAT score

1498

Graduation rate

85%


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 81% 67%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 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 28%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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485 Lowell St
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 536-4500

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