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Saugus High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted March 19, 2014

The school does as best it can with what it is given. The town does not invest in the school nor it's students, so it is an uphill battle for both teachers and students. Many teachers are extremely helpful and my child has done very well...but until funds are put into the system to upgrade the school and program offerings, I'm sorry to say that Saugus will be at a loss. That said, the faculty is strong and does help those who want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

Saugus High school Is the the worst school you could send your child to. the principal and staff do not care about our children or their education. They are rude,ignorant and do not support or provide help for these kids. they just encourage them to quit! look at the statistics.... If I knew then what i now know I wouldn't send a pet parakeet to learn at saugus high HORRIBLE SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

The faculty is very unsupportive of the students. A select few of the faculty is helpful like the nurse, adjustment consulor, and librarian but that is all. The supplies of this school is pathetic and the labs in the science department is very dissappionting. This school should not be accredited!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

I attend Saugus High School, and I enjoy it. This could be because students can get away with a few things, but I think it is because we, as a community make the best out of the school. Over all, we have fun, though more money would be useful to increase our resources.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

I drop my son off every day and the kids seem happy to be going there. The few times I had to speak with the teachers they were understanding and concerned. The staff is also very helpful. I attend most of the parent meetings and do not see many parents there. Maybe they should become more involed ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This school has about 25 to 1 teacher not 16 to one that is falce this it the worst school I have ever seen the principle has told some students to just quit the iep plan is a joke. The administration is abusive this school distroyed my son what they tell you is false please dont send me any more e-mails about this school is makes me sick by the way I have a child with high honors entering freshman this year and I have to send to private school in wich I am a town tax payer I wouldnt think of sending her to this run down abusive prison currently aprox 250.00 Parent from this sad town is sending there children to private schools you should investage this awful place before puting is on your web site as it is a discrace to see any rating at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Saugus High School has been a big disappointment to pretty much everyone in the town. The books are out of date, the classes are actually very large. It's unbelievable sometimes. The school could be amazing if we had the correct budget to update and progress as a town.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

Too much quarraling over teachers' salaries and too much union involvement. The teachers are not motivated to help their students improve. They only pay attention to the ones that need no help. There are not many extracirricular activities available.
—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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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73%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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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%
Female97%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female65%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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68%

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66%

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54%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

75%

Average SAT score

1405

Graduation rate

87%


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 84% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 28%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Pearce Dr
Saugus, MA 01906
Phone: (781) 231-5027

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