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Randolph High School

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Posted August 6, 2013

The review posted May 19th was totally correct. School is terrible. Kids are always dancing around acting like idiots. It's hard to concentrate in class. Worst high school you could go to. I remember watching shows when I was little. I thought High school would be fun. This school sucks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2013

Randolph high has gone through some drastic changes since 2008 when it was almost taken over by the state. Randolph high, MCAS scores have increased over the past few years. As a recent graduate 2013. The first few years where difficult with issues the school had to deal with. My Junior and senior year wad much better. If it was not from the support I would have never achieved what I did at the school. I am dissapointed that I will not be attending the school with the new principle Michael Allen. He is an author of a great book "Two Faces of Education". Mr Allen has turned around Boston schools and I know he will be a welcomed face in Randolph.


Posted May 19, 2013

I am a junior and we have no math or spanish books. The teachers show you YouTube videos instead of actually teaching. I have a sub at least once a day because the teachers never come to work. They dont care about you or your education at all and barely even return your graded assignments. Administration is overzealous and think they run the place but are doing a terrible job as seen from our ranking of 278/344 in the high schools in MA. Students are dancing and screaming and fighting in the classrooms. The food is inedible and yet you aren't allowed to even get your parents to send you real food during lunch without getting suspended. They target all the wrong kids when dishing out punishments. All in all this is a useless high school and I am glad I am leaving after this year. Its really a shame since Randolph is a great town in every other aspect...send your kids to private school or you'll regret it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2010

This school has done so much to turn around. There is no violence at this school. The students for the most part are articulate. They need to crack down on the students that do not live in the town and send them back to their town and complete their education. They have be recognized by Harvard University. They did very well on the MCAS my brother attends school at Randolph. He does homework every night and is very involved. Parent involvement is improving as well. The person that made the comment about the school being horrible must not have children attending the school. Just because the majority of the student body is black does not make them bad. They are very nice kids, and not to forget teenagers. This school will be a 10 if they keep on they way they are at this time.


Posted June 11, 2010

As with all parents,we were concerned about our child's education. We had enrolled him in a private school, but he refused to go. In retrospect, that was the best thing that could have happened. He graduated with honors from Randolph High School. It is hard to compare schools, but Randolph High has an enthusiastic principal and good teachers. It is an above average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I believe that Randolph High School was a great to start with as I matured. There is so much diversity here and how people say the school is violent, simply isn't true. I'm the past three years that I've been here, i haven't seen a single gun or knife. Heck, I never even saw a fist fight my life. The teachers really care for you, staying after school everyday. I got a 5 on my AP exams, so people can't say students who go here are stupid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

very unsafe, horrible progress, teachers and staff that have simply become use to the horrific behavior of some students. Violence is extreme, gang relations are bad. Overall a very good school to avoid at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Randolph High School gives you so much. I am a junior currently at this school. Society says that this school is bad with gangs and violence. It is nothing like that. The staff here is one of the best. The reason is that they care for you. They care for how well you do. If you need help, you can see them after school and get the help you need. There is so much to offer here, too. They have AP Courses, Honors, and L2. Just because there is about 5% of the 'bad' people here doesn't mean the whole school is. I am in AP and Honors class and in my opinion, everyone here is hard working. Here at RHS, you will get the attention and skills you need to succeed in this diverse country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

I loved this school. Everyone basically knew each other and there were no such things as the types of cliques we see in regular high schools. People came out of this school as very confident and strong individuals. I'm in college and people are AMAZED by the amount of culture I have, because of the things I leared form this school. schoolinto this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2008

Well after reading all the comments, I must personally say that R.H.S. could not have been of a better start for my life. I learned so much with this school. People or some parents shall I say only look at how low in budget the school is but then they were at fault for that. When the vote for the town came on giving this school some money everyone agreed but when they found out that it involved increasing taxes? it was definitely out of the question to give the school some money.So what happened? Apparently some parents want more money for the school but no sacrifice so why the complaining? Dont complain if you didnt approve of the tax increase! Getting out of that subject I must say my experience in RHS was the best of the best ever. I 100% approve. Take it from a Class 2005 Graduate !!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter transfered out of a 'well' to do school on the north shore in her junior year. Big decission for her, she knew not a teacher or a student. My daughter had a tough first month. But i must tell you, she has great friends and great teachers. That not only want respect from students, but they also give respect to students. Mr. Conard the princable for the last two years cares about each and ever student. Not just because they are a school 'jock' or they are in the top of their class, or a 'trouble' student like some school i am familar with. But he and his staff care because they want to see all their students do well. I am so greatful for randolph high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2006

This is not a good school.If your child is an a student they will do fine. but if he stuggles in school then don't sent your child there. They talk alot about safety but do nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

My daughter is an honors student, and is proud of herself, as I am proud of her. She is involved in the Spanish club, the Peer Leadership Program, and Basketball. This will be her senior year, and she is not too happy with the new dress code, nor am I having to buy her all new sweaters because the school is so cold in the winter! Unfortunatley there have been some incidents, but that happens most anywhere in America. There are students who come from outside of Randolph and they are the ones who ruin the school. Overall, it's a good and safe high school. I had to call because there was no soap in the bathrooms, but it was addressed quickly. Remember, we just had a teacher who won a $25,000 bonus from the Milliken foundation, for being a great teacher! I don't believe test scores make a child's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Considering the amount of funding, the school runs remarkably well. The level of education that a student recieves depends on the individual student, one could recieve a top-notch education with enough effort.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 24, 2006

I think that one too many people stand on their soap boxes and condemn this school but they dont know the first thing about it. Education is the same everywhere around the world. A math book in randolph that says 2=2=4 is the same as any book anywhere else. It is up to the individual student to grapple with the prospect that they could either take the incentive to work hard and learn something or sit there are waste in a school for 8 hours. True, the school is not perfect, but what school is? The education here in fine, its exceptional if the student take the certain advantages offered but there still things that need rectfying.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2005

I don't think this school is horrible if you are a parent you need to assist your child in school. Teachers are there to help if you child wants help you can not teach a child that does not want to be teached. I am a student there and the children are out of control parents who do not go to the school during school hours can not even comment i feel bad for teachers who can't teach because the students are such a distraction.I am a senior this year graduating 2006 and i love the school and the teachers teach very well.I am not saying this is the best school but it is good from for a public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2005

This school is a dead end school. As a Prent/Guardian, I never seen a school that bad in my whole life - Computers are broken - No discipline - Principal and Vice proncipals do not care.
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

140 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 Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African American86%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners60%

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
African American66%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners40%

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African American50%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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49%
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.

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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 Students52%
Female59%
Male48%
African American41%
Asian85%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
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 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

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SAT participation

62%

Average SAT score

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Graduation rate

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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
Black 58% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 6%
White 13% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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70 Memorial Parkway
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: (781) 961-6220

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