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Seekonk High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 676 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2011

Teachers care. As with any school you have your bullies but SHS really puts forth effort in trying to control it. they have speakers come to the school to talk to both parents and students and I feel it is very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

School has gone downhill since the last principal (Pat Connors) left. I graduated 2 years ago and as of 2007 the emphasis was on administration having total rigid control over students and faculty. This has come at the expense of turning what used to be a casual and comfortable learning environment into something resembling a boot camp. Aside from those issues, education is above average compared to other area schools. Teachers are good, classes are well-structured, and crime is relatively low.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

Not completely impressed. Great exracurricular activities. Like other posters said some teachers actually care, some just show up and do nothing more than what they are being paid to do. Parent involvement is average. Safety and discipline is above average, if there is a problem in the school it is solved immediately. I am going to have to give the school a two because the teachers aren't that great, and if there isn't good teachers it makes it more difficult to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

Some teachers are good, some are bad. Theres alot of sports if that your thing, but extracurricular activities are pretty much limited to that. The classes are nothing special. The real problem is that there is no freedom at this school to do anything. The principal keeps making up ridiculous rules and takes our privliges away, and we end up not being able to do anything. Which is why i'm giving this school 1 star. I can't bring myself to even give it 2.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

Like the last poster said some teachers really care, but some teachers are just there for fun, don't really care about how the kids are doing. Most teachers want to get into your life, make sure your ok, checking how a team is doing. Parent involvment isn't that good, or that bad, parents aren't really getting to help out our school. The extracurricular activity is decent, like the one guy said you have all these sports and then some, but sports cost money and the activities he listed you hve to be good at stuff, like math, law, being helpful to others, and know how to play instruments. But the special needs program is very good, they have at least 15 helpers, and about 10 of them i know they put kids first, and help them out no matter what.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2007

I 100% agree with the poster before me. there are some teachers that really care and put forth effort to help the children learn (Mrs.Cunard, Mrs.Fitzgerald, and Mrs.Geremia), but others just want there pay check and to go home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2007

My concerns for the school are the special education for the high school is very lacking. If you have a child that has special needs please consider this before high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2006

I think they need more Extracurricular activities because not everybody is into the same stuff as the school doesn't cover those Extracurricular activities. The rules and discipline is fair. Teacher quality is great teacher are very social with the students and try to give extra help to those in need. They have few academic program just the usual you would see in a school. Some of the extracurricular activities Mock trial, peer leader ship, student consil, math team, fench club, drama club, band, and not much more. They have some sports like football, basketball, baseball, swimming, track, volleyball, feild hockey, and not much more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2005

Wonderful principal who is well respected by students, staff, and community. But unfortunately she just left for another job. But the school is in great shape. Athletics and extracurriculars are strong. Band program is very impressive. Academics are good, but there are some problems. The Math Department seems a little weak and the MCAS scores show this. College placements of graduates are very impressive. Overall I am very happy with the school. I am not sure of parent involvement, but I have never considered this to be important in the evaluation of a school.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

135 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

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Students with disabilities53%
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Science

All Students84%
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Male83%
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Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
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Students with disabilities54%
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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.

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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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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 Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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Introductory Physics

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Tech/Engineering

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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

60%

Average SAT score

1584

Graduation rate

93%


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 94% 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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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261 Arcade Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771
Phone: (508) 336-7272

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