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New Mission High School

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Posted December 22, 2010

I think New Mission High Schoo is great. It is a small school and this is where the Teachers and Principal really takes time with the students. My son use to attend New Mission, he started off not really on a good note, but the staff and Principal realy worked with him. The Principal also was available for any reason. I recommend this school highly. Keep it up New Mission! Your the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Parents do not be fooled! They are good with parent involvement, but at the end of the day students need to score well on standardized test like the SAT and MCAS, the students here score poorly, even the ones that have good grades. There is simply not enough resources and there made-up curriculum is simply not good enough!!! I attended Mission High, got excellent grades and struggled to get into the Universities of my choice (me and several other top scoring students) Do NOT send your kids here!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

The Reason i love New Mission is because they take the time to help the kids when they are in need. they comunicate with us the parents,and the most important part is the my child loves going to the school because of the teachers . my daughter has a learning problem and they help her out alot .she has improved alot thank you New Mission
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

This is a great school in terms of teachers recognizing students of color, teaching them how to cope with reality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2005

My daughter attends this school. The teachers are caring and supportive. Every semester you meet with your childs teacher and your child explains what they have learned during that semester. The school stresses parent envolvement.If you want to be involved in your childs education. This is the school for your child. If you don't have time to come to the school every semester this is not the school for your child. There are also extra curriculum activitys like cheerleading,basketball,football ect small classes 0 level of tolerence for violence. excellent learning enviroment. I highly recommend this high school
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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72%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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94%

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77%

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72%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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84%

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51%

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12%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male94%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male87%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female75%
Male61%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I66%
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 (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.

61 students were tested at this school 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.

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80%

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44%
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%
Female66%
Male68%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I67%
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
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?

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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

1226

Graduation rate

91%


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 61% 8%
Hispanic 34% 16%
White 3% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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67 Alleghany St
Roxbury, MA 02120
Phone: (617) 635-6437

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